One of the biggest mistakes I see with people who obtain new information, or wake up, is that their first instinct is to tell everyone else about it. When I first read about silver and its investment potential, I wanted to tell everyone I knew about. I saw the coming storm ahead, and determined silver was going to be the best way to get through it. I told all my friends and family only to have an incredibly limited success rate. With some of my friends not buying until silver was already up by 50 to 100%, then getting wiped out the following decline. I’m incredibly grateful for all that experience taught me.
When you're first learning about an issue, solution, or idea, it is very unlikely that you are going to explain it in simple and logical terms. It is more likely that you will skip through important facts that to you, seem to be self-evident, but to other, make no sense at all. It is also likely that people will think that you are personally attacking how they live or their views on the world. This is only make people defensive and unable to hear what you are saying. And if what you’re talking about is a solution, how do you even know that it is right for the person you’re talking too. Seeing my friends sell out of silver because of the downside volatility helped me to realize that things that work for me, don’t work for everyone else.
Solutions tend to be very personalized, and new perspectives of the world will be coloured by your previous life experiences. The best thing to do in a lot of cases is to keep your mouth shut, and figure out how to apply the idea, or implement the solution. When people feel like they are getting attacked, they will look at you with critical eyes, and figure out any inconsistencies in the way you live. We all have this grand vision of the world and how it should be, but preaching isn't the way to get there. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. When you live out what you’re talking about, you are personally creating that change in the world. And going forward, it makes it an easier conversation to have with those around you. Instead of attacking their identity, you are simply talking about things that you are doing in your own life. While it is still highly unlikely that they will change anything in their life, the potential is there because their brain is more likely to be in a state to think about multiple potentials.
By focusing on making the changes yourself, not only are you more likely to do them, but it will also open you up to making more changes in different areas. I think that we don’t even need to “wake up” anybody else, if just the people who were awake would stand up and make the changes that they know are necessary, 90% of our problems would be solved. I know that I don’t want fluoride in my water, but I haven’t told my local council member that. I know that BPA is bad for me, but I still buy cans of beans that aren't BPA free. But I also don’t beat myself up about these things, the point is only to focus on yourself before preaching to other.
Making these changes is a never ending continual process, you don’t get to the point where I have my water filter my stockpile of silver, my storable food, and my firearms, then say that I have arrived and I have nothing left to do. It always goes further. Why do you need a water filter, maybe you should work towards getting the toxins out of the water for everyone? Why do you need firearms, maybe you should work with police to wake them up and make sure that will stand against the New World Order. Know what I mean? I believe it is simply a path to walk along, that never really ends, you are simply further along down the path and are more experienced in what you are doing.