The journey sans ticket

A number of people have commented upon something I said in a recent Darkstream concerning what I perceive as the intrinsic advantage of understanding and accepting that you have no chance at being allowed the opportunities that are routinely offered to those who are less talented and less intelligent, but more morally flexible than you. Whether you find this comforting or depressing is entirely up to you.


If you are a good person, if you are a moral person, if you are a Christian, you are not going to be allowed to succeed in the system past a certain level. It’s just not going to happen. But it’s very, very freeing to know this. You’re not going to get the scholarship. You’re probably not going to get the acceptance letter. You’re not going to get the interview. So, this means you have the imperative to go out and make things happen on your own. 

Because here’s the magical thing about it. They can’t create. They cannot create things that are good, beautiful and true. They’re predators and parasites. And so, there’s always going to be a certain amount of room that is granted to people that just do their own thing, or for people who just work outside the system, because that’s where the positive change – the necessary positive change – is going to happen.

What we’re dealing with here is a society that is run by the wicked and is run by the hedonists…and so, you can save a lot of time. The beauty of this is that by knowing that you have no chance to succeed within the system, you can give yourself the opportunity to succeed without it. And the fact that you are never going to be given that handout, the fact that you’re never going to be given that fake, easy, pseudo-success, means the success that you achieve will be real. You’ll never have that impostor syndrome that they’re always talking about.

And so, you have no chance to succeed in the realm of the wicked, but that knowledge frees you to pursue genuine, meaningful and lasting success by pursuing the good, the beautiful and the true.