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VIDEO | The Hidden Conspiracy Against Self-Discipline…

2 April 2014 One Comment

“The average mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here I discuss a pivotal concept from my book – “How to Conquer Yourself” – that there’s “a subtle conspiracy against self-discipline;” that there are subtle ways in which society is structured which fundamentally UNDERMINE your sense of willpower and personal resolve, and exactly how that dynamic plays out.

So in the same way a person can be biased in favor of a political idea, or a game can be biased in favor of a particular outcome, modern society itself is biased in favor of sloth and indulgence (rather than discipline and personal accomplishment). Take a second to find out more.

Enjoy, and be sure to contact me for any questions or concerns…


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  • John said:

    There are also not so subtle attacks against self discipline that come from society in the form of socialism and wealth redistribution. It is tempting to give in to the ease of becoming a victim and collecting free stuff. It is tempting to stop fighting against the headwinds of increased taxation on production. This phenomenon doesn’t just play out with the IRS, but in society too. I once had a job where there was another man who shared an identical job description. Our boss had expectations of us together more than individually. The trouble for me was my coworker didn’t perform. I chose to over perform for a while to cover for him, but ultimately I had to quit to avoid being used. This phenomenon is very real and I am still struggling with it. Here in Maryland we eat crabs from the Bay. If you catch one and put it in a pail it will climb out immediately if you don’t have a lid. But if there are a dozen or so in there then if one tries to climb out the others will pull it back in with their claws. I don’t want to leave a reader with no hope, so I am duty bound to point out that some still manage to escape the pot and the claws of their “friends”. My goal is to be like that escaping crab! I think the key is to know your value and worth. For me my value ultimately comes from knowing who I am in God’s eyes and how much He loves me. His love is perfect and I thank Him every day for his love, mercy, and grace!!!

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