First I will tell you my experience, then I will talk about why you should have hope, too.
As someone who used to dread over conspiracy theories I used to think the world was ending. I used to believe war was constantly growing and the Western world would collapse in my lifetime. I used to look at the sky and get paranoid about chem-trails thinking my own government was trying to kill me. Now I laugh at all that and look forward to a future of wonderful opportunities. This is the story of how that happened.
Truthfully it wasn’t easy to turn from a paranoid conspiracy-theorist into an optimistic go-getter. But now that I’m here it’s so easy to stay this way. For me the transition was sped up by delving into spirituality. I went through a faze of reading books like the Celestine Prophecy and got so deep into it that I would intentionally try to send rays of love at people as if love was a laser beam that I could shoot out of my forehead. I’ve settled down a bit in that regard but I’m glad I took those steps because now I’m no longer one who dreads over negativity.
Being positive about the course of mankind takes a lot more than just forgetting strange conspiracies. You got to build the habit of thinking positive everyday, and once it becomes a habit it becomes easy and automatic.
Now I know as a scientific fact that the world is getting better because, although it may seem like war is getting worse, this decade on Earth is the most peaceful decade our planet has ever experienced since we started waging war thousands of years ago. And now I look at such things as space exploration, science and technology innovation, and I see wonderful things to come ahead.
If I still sweated over conspiracy theories I might look at such things as AI and robots and think that these will be mankind’s ultimate end. But now that I’ve trained myself to think positively I see AI and robots as magnificent things that will make my life better. For example there will be toilets in our house that can detect cancer cells in our urine to warn us of cancer long before it becomes something to worry about. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
And cancer-detecting toilets is just the least of it all. You should look at the way the world is going and think “this is awesome” because, if you’re a gamer or a fan of movies for example, things like CGI and entertainment will keep advancing, and if you’re into science for another example, we’re only bound to keep learning more and more about the universe we live in.
Today kids in science class are learning about dark matter, and the world’s top scientists still have no clue what dark matter really is. As far as I know it should really be called “strange gravity” as that’s a more accurate title, but since we know so little, I bet one of the kids in a science class near you is thinking, “Wow, maybe I’ll be the one to discover what dark matter really is; I want to be a scientist when grow up!”
How could you see all the wonderful nature and beauty in the world and not have hope for the future? Sure, there are many pricks out there damaging the environment, and surely society as a whole is doing damage to it, but don’t forget that kids today are learning about all this. This is something everyone knows now and it’s not going to continue this way for long. Things like the growth of residential solar panels and waste-collecting robots in the ocean are making it fantastically easy for me to look at the problem of saving the environment and think, “Yeah, we can really do this.”
So next time you’re dreading over conspiracy theories, listen to some Neil deGrasse Tyson as he talks about science and start to think about all that is cool about the universe. You might have heard such things as people believing the landing on the moon was a hoax. Well, we’ve landed on the moon seven times already and soon we’ll be landing on mars!
Don’t worry about asteroids hitting our planet, as we have telescopes that’ll see them years before they’re a threat. And though some animals may be going extinct, there are hundreds of new foundations popping up that are working hard to save them. People are so loving and kind and if you think otherwise it’s because your focusing on the wrong people. Forget all the pricks out there. Realize that life is beautiful and you’re only going to experience in your current body once.
People say you only live once, but I like to say you only die once, so live the best you can!