‘I usually congratulate people when they tell me, “I don’t know who I am anymore.”‘*
The usual roles into which people fit themselves, or are fitted, are disappearing.
Scarcity is being seen for what it is: a myth. We’re not quite sure how to handle this, hence the confusion, but we’re increasingly seeing opportunities to produce our art.
I’m not saying we’re becoming invulnerable.
Quite the opposite.
Whatever we believe in or do in life, we die: our end is inevitable. Embracing this truth and imagining how it is possible to live differently, I paradoxically find “when I am weak, then I am strong.”
As we begin to see how we live in a world of abundance rather than scarcity, abundance often comes to us in random, even chaotic, ways: there’s hard learning and work to be done to capture and experience it, though Nassim Taleb suggests:
‘Everything likes or hates volatility up to a point. Everything. … The best way to verify that you are alive is by checking you like variations.’**
Our ability to positively adapt to randomness over our lifetime – to develop complexipacity^ – opens the possibility of an abundant life which moves us out of our confusion and shapes us as generators and contributors.
(*Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth.)
(**Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile.)
(^The capacity to deal with complexity.)