Keep Your Head Down


Endure and thrive

russian radio

What will the future hold for most of us? Decline, usually slow but sometimes rapid. Anger, blame, disillusionment. At least that’s the way it feels for most Americans and Brits. But does everybody feel this way? Do people in the third world feel as gloomy about their prospects as do we Facebook-addicted first-worlders?

If you don’t have much to begin with, you don’t have much to lose. If you’ve never enjoyed even the semblance of benign governance, then anything that doesn’t involve outright extortion and oppression feels like business as usual.

Banana republics and tinpot dictatorships keep most of their citizens dirt poor and allow a very few to get away with fiscal murder. Since there was never any semblance of a level playing field, the poor and uneducated don’t assume there’s a chance they can improve their lot. Hard work will simply exhaust you. If you do manage to…

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One thought on “Keep Your Head Down

  1. I hope you have people you can count on there. As far as karma goes, don’t forget the other side of the karma equation. Yeah, everyone is dominoes falling in a row, but if we step over or around a suffering being when we could help, that is our karma.

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