I went a-Googling for an Einstein quote that Katelyn’s yoga playbook is open to, and turned up this charming debate at The Skeptics Society Forum. Einstein said a lot of woo stuff in his life, so of course he’s a favorite of we people who like our physics so far as we can grasp them, and our woo so far as it seems to make sense of our worlds. In the case of this particular quote about energy, I don’t know whether or not Einstein said it, or if he did, exactly what he meant, but I don’t think that matters much. Look at this collection of Einstein-isms. But, the very basic gist of it is that we can increase our happiness by identifying with that which makes us happy. Simple shit. On the other hand, identifying with a ridiculous fantasy, like the one where you’ll be a millionaire one day so let’s keep voting Republican, is harmful to yourself and everyone. You won’t be a millionaire one day. Get over it.
Half of all working Americans made less than $26,364 last year. HALF. Of all WORKING. And ALL American cats made $0 last year, while doing zero work. They are the ultimate welfare queens. Their sense of entitlement, appalling. Yet we enable them. Because of their extreme cuteness.
“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Enistein
To summarize, please vote with your brain, your compassion, your imagination, and your cold hard facts. Also, you’ll never be a millionaire, but you ARE rich. Just look at your life! Lucky fuckers.