Confusion: (n) lack of understanding; uncertain, bewilderment.
People often get confused about confusion.
I suppose that’s because if you allow it to happen, it can be very confusing.
It occurs when we begin to believe that complicated answers are better than simple ones. We also start feeling there are questions that have no answer
whatsoever, and therefore the situations must be endured instead of conquered.
If you can convince someone that evil is powerful, ignorance is supreme, indifference is rampant, God is impotent and human beings are careless, then you can pretty well control the narrative and generate a climate of gloom and doom. Once you do this, it’s possible to control people simply by frightening them.
Yet, it’s difficult to scare people who have joy.
Fear is hard to promote among those involved in true love.
And terrorizing an individual who has faith is nearly impossible.
To create confusion, you must present a dilemma in which the problems seem insurmountable and the resources, limited.
Every dictator, tyrant, false teacher and unrighteous religion has maintained a following of human beings simply by convincing them that the problems are so immense that to continue to try to resolve them would only create more confusion.
If you want to save the world, simplify things.
And as you do, sprout a smile.
(click the elephant to see what he’s reading!)