Why Does Humanity Stink?

by Christopher Lovejoy on March 11, 2018

Human beings as a whole are among the cleanest, sweetest smelling creatures in the animal kingdom, but this is not what this post is about; rather, the smell that they generate around their preoccupations with wealth, power, money, status, and influence is quite overwhelming, almost suffocating.

Why does humanity smell so bad? More to the point, why is no one talking about this publicly?

In posing these provocative questions, I have no wish to give the impression of being cynical, or even pessimistic, in my estimation of the human species. I value my telomeres too much to wallow in either. Rather, I am genuinely guided to provide some thoughtful responses.


Because, in my estimation, humanity is still worthy of due consideration as a whole.


If you still feel anything good at all about anyone beyond your immediate circle of persons loved and liked, then you are likely in a position to sense that something is not quite right with this world.

Of course, this is an understatement, but it’s one that keeps the conversation going.

This post is my contribution to the conversation, a post that is rough going for the reader, and so, if ever you feel inclined, scroll down to the final section of this post for some vital nourishment.

Just be sure you come back up for more stink.


In my studies over the past few years, I have developed a broad perspective on the nature, condition, and experience of humanity that I feel is worth sharing. As much as this perspective cuts into my appreciation and enjoyment of life, I nevertheless feel compelled to share it with an even hand.

Before I proceed, let me say this: everyone stinks, including me.

Yes, I know, I better explain myself.


When I ask, point-blank, why does humanity stink?, I have particular meanings in mind when I use the term “stink”. Actually, the word “stink” is unusually elaborated in its meanings, as any cursory glance at the definitions of “stink” will indicate. Google “define:stink” to see for yourself.

Go ahead. I can wait.


It is clear to any conscientious observer of the human condition that humanity has failed itself profoundly many times over. Luckily, we have words that can point to the nature of this failure and we have the understanding that said failure can be construed as a form of success.

In other words, we cannot know success without knowing failure.


Let me get to the point.

The stink of humanity can be ascribed in no less than five essential ways:

  1. the stench of entitlement
  2. the stench of abandonment
  3. the stench of compromise
  4. the stench of desperation
  5. the stench of exploitation

If you go looking for these stenches, I promise you this: you will find them in less time than it takes to blink. You will find them in people, you will find them in places, and you will find them in things. Truth be told, you need not even go in search of the stink. You need only remember.


A very wise man once said: “be careful how you interpret the world ~ it is like that.”

Yes it is.

If you hold fast to the notion that humanity stinks and, by implication, that this world stinks (in the ways ascribed above), then you can be sure that your worldview will be tainted (or consumed) by this notion.

Does this mean that such a notion is best ignored, avoided, dismissed, bypassed, or evaded?


No it doesn’t.


The masters of entitlement have figured out the good life and it can be outlined as follows:

  1. be the change
  2. serve profoundly
  3. live your purpose
  4. love your life
  5. enjoy the journey
  6. live long and prosper

Be the change you wish to see in the world (by dealing with your own stink), so that you can serve the other profoundly, so that you can live your purpose, so that you love your life, so that you can enjoy the journey through this life, so that you can live long and prosper.

Does this prescription amount to rocket science? Unfortunately, for humanity, the answer is yes.


Because humanity stinks so bad that it is getting lost in its own stench.

This response requires a bit of explanation.






I repeat myself here for emphasis because, ideally, the one feeds into the other, and vice versa, in a reciprocal, reinforcing relationship that exposes, like nothing else in this world, the subtle and obvious differences to be found between fallibility, ignorance, and ineptitude.

The stench of entitlement arises when certainty outpaces responsibility.

The pinnacles of entitlement have yet to understand that when you throw humanity under the bus, and keep throwing it under the bus to keep its growing, flowing numbers from blooming out of control, the ensuing cries, screams, and wails eventually generate a good deal of stink.

Just as the stench of abandonment arises when certainty and responsibility are abandoned, the stench of compromise arises when certainty and responsibility are compromised. Abandonment and compromise are the perfect breeding grounds for the rising stench of desperation.

When certainty and responsibility lose their balance, the stench of exploitation is never far away.


The cornerstones of a decent quality of life are too simple to ignore.





Not everyone in this world gets to eat well (or even eat); why not? Not everyone in this world gets to move well (or even move); why not? Not everyone in this world gets to rest well (or even rest); why not? And not everyone in this world gets to sleep well (or even sleep); why not?

Why not? Why not? Why not? Why not?

Could it be that humanity is a species of misfits, morons, and monsters?

Or is there something else going on?


Two games are presently being played on this planet: the old game and a new game.

The old game has been going on for many thousands of years and it’s called The Triangle of Drama. For this game, three main characters are required: a victim, a persecutor-cum-perpetrator, and a rescuer.

Let me blow your mind open to the many possibilities of this game by saying this: persecutors-cum-perpetrators need not be human; they can be construed as conditions or circumstances. Indeed, rescuers need not be human; they can also be highly addictive activities or substances.

In this game, you get to be certain that you can play the victim ~ no responsibility required.

In this blame game, you can be certain that you have a right to persecute another so that you can perpetrate against another with a sense of righteousness that would make a tyrant blush.

No responsibility required.

In this game, you get to be certain that this world needs victims more than its needs responsible authors, creators, designers, and producers, so that you can come to the rescue and validate your existence.

A new game, however, is afoot, and it’s called The Triangle of Balance.

This game is an opportunity to ascend, with balance, through fulfillment.

This game recognizes the vitality of seeking certainty through responsibility, of seeking responsibility through certainty, and of finding and honing a fine balance between certainty and responsibility.

The beauty of The Triangle of Balance is that it complements The Triangle of Drama.

Where the latter game has victims in life, the former has authors of life; where the latter game features endless rescues, the former features points of view that end the rescues; and where the latter game carries the potential for tyranny, the former carries the potential for liberty.

Needless to say, but I’ll say it anyways, The Triangle of Drama generates a lot more stink.


I can hear it now, in light of what I have written so far: “I don’t like that humanity stinks so bad, and I am getting really tired of the stench, so please, tell us more about this game called The Triangle of Balance.”

Thank you, I would be happy to do so, but first, a quick detour through The Triangle of Drama.

Victimhood is the most popular role in The Triangle of Drama because it’s by far the easiest one to play. You get to be hapless and helpless, you get to focus on all the things you don’t like or want, and you get to fret, worry, grieve, and complain all day long about your problems.


Okay, … but … what is an author of life or a creator in life to do?

Easy, ask this simple question: what do you want? No need to go to the rescue; no need to persecute anyone ~ just ask, in all sincerity, this simple, powerful question: what do you want? Such a question as this lends itself to those choices and actions that help you get the want.

Feeling angry or upset with someone who is playing the victim with consummate ease? Simply ask: hey, … what do you want? I invite you to pose this question as many times as it takes to help the would-be victim flip the script from the ease of victimhood to energized authorship.

Of course, you could focus on all the things you don’t want this person to be or do, or … blessed be, you could raise this simple question: what do you want?, and, for emphasis, what do you really want?

Do not make the mistake of making the assumption that you already know.

Ask nicely, kindly, sincerely, and you just might be impressed by the results.

I am willing to wager that you want, more often than not, to steer your relationships in directions that bring meaningful connections that include, among other things, mutual understanding and appreciation.

So be the author or creator of these qualities ~ not a hapless victim to their opposites.

What is annoying to you right now? What is irritating you now?

Flip the switch and ask the question: what do I want now?


Authors of life orient choice and action towards creating (opportunities), designing (lifestyles), and producing (desired outcomes), remaining ever ready and willing and able to solve and resolve their problems, even as they continue to author what they require or desire.

Vision-focused and passion-inspired ~ just like a real author of stories.

Unfortunately, eventually, the stink of persecution or perpetration will invariably arise from some one, some condition, or some circumstance that threatens a loss of control, but even here, a way can be found through the acquisition or application of knowledge, skill, or insight.

In the face of a persecuting force, enter the space between stimulus and response, asking: what is my intention by way of response? Do I … bring myself down to the lowly level of this persecuting force, asserting the power of a mighty tyrant with a righteous indignation that proves myself right beyond a doubt, or … do I marry my love and my desire for the sake of perpetuating meaningful growth?

Enter the persecutor-cum-perpetrator: what is my intention with this persecuting perpetrating force?

Some mix of fear, doubt, and hate? … or some form of love?

A mighty stench or a lovely fragrance?

Again, what is my intention?


A victim does not feel complete without a rescuer, whether said rescuer comes in the form of a caregiver, a pack of cigarettes, or a bottle of scotch. Authors enable would-be victims when they (the authors) take the role of rescuer; rather than see them (would-be victims) as whole, resourceful, and creative in their own light, they instead take them as they wish to be taken: as powerless victims of fate and circumstance.

What are authors of life to do? Take a point of view (a PoV) that gives more credit to the would-be victims than the would-be victims can give themselves, one that views and treats the would-be victims as whole and capable of addressing and resolving their very own problems.

Fearing a loss of purpose, authors-cum-rescuers attempt to create victims of us all, having not yet learned to ask a very basic question: do I believe that the person I am serving cannot be whole without me?

Do you believe that I can be whole without you?

In response to someone playing the victim, ask: what do you want?; in response to persecution, ask: what is my intention? (hint: favor love over fear, doubt, and hate); and in response to attempts made to rescue you, ask: do you not believe that I can be whole without you?

The collective stench of victimhood, persecution, and endless rescue, by way of entitlement, abandonment, compromise, desperation, and exploitation, is very stinky indeed.

We could all pretend it’s not there, or …


They say “it’s all about teamwork”.

They say this by way of compensation because The Triangle of Drama really, really stinks, especially when a team is trying to turn a profit or when a family is trying to keep the peace to move forward in peace.

Corporations are composed of companies composed of divisions composed of departments composed of teams. Nations are composed of regions composed of states or provinces composed of counties composed of cities, towns, and villages composed of neighbourhoods composed of families.

Teams and families, families and teams: they serve the cores of corporations and nations, but what makes them effective? What keeps them from smelling so bad that they can no longer function?

Dan Coyle knows. In preparation for writing his book, The Culture Code, he reviewed the relevant research and sat down with the people at Pixar, chatting up elite teams of Navy SEALs, and even went so far as to shoot the breeze with the best crew of jewel thieves around.

What did he find?

What secrets did he gather from highly successful groups? What three keys to group success did he discover that serves to unlock the doors to trust, cooperation, motivation, and performance?

Here they are …

  1. the key of safety
  2. the key of vulnerability; and
  3. the key of purpose

That’s it. That’s all a group needs to keep the air fresh and clean.

Harmonious groups, teams, and families the world over have these in common: they ensure and preserve a sense of safety within the group, they allow and share a sense of vulnerability for the sake of the group, and they function and operate according to a shared purpose.

In lieu of the stench of persecution, a successful group cultivates the fragrance of safety ~ not through words, not through policies, not through assurances ~ but through cues of belonging. Cues of belonging? The little things people do when they care about one another.

The little things that issue forth from the depths of neuro-biological function.

Cues of belonging like … proximity, eye contact, energetic resonance, respectful mimicry, taking turns, paying close or careful attention, body language and vocal pitch, consistency of emphasis, and most notably, whether or not everyone is talking to everyone else in the group.

And so, to keep the stink to a minimum, …

Give everyone a chance to speak; make sure that everyone is paying attention to one another and making eye contact; ensure that body language is respectful and that everyone feels heard; and don’t let anyone get away with being dismissive or interrupting someone else.

Where a sense of group safety is concerned, the stink of feeling less than safe can be neutralized.

So far so good, but what about vulnerability?

In lieu of endless rescues, successful groups share a sense of vulnerability that foster trust, connection, and cooperation. Without exchanges of vulnerability, trusting connection and cooperation are impossible.

This kind of exchange is less about the sender than the receiver. If the offer of vulnerability doesn’t get picked up and reciprocated with a similar revelation or confession of weakness, or worse, if the offer is met with the pretense of strength, no relaxation, connection, and trust are possible, making it impossible to establish a norm that says, “it’s okay to admit mistakes and help one another.”

They say that being vulnerable is the only way for a group to become invulnerable; keep this in mind the next time someone pulls the pretense of … I am bigger, better, faster, stronger, or smarter than you.

So what about having a shared purpose? Isn’t this just about holding fast to a shared aim?

Uh, no, there’s a little more to it than that.

The shared purpose of a group is best held and kept with a story ~ a story that generates simple beacons of truth that focus the group’s attention and engagement on realizing a common objective.

Start with a handful of priorities ~ hint: make how everyone treats one another a top priority ~ and then author a story for the group: this is where we came from, this is who we are, this is what we do, and this is what we stand for: these objectives mean the most to us.

Bonus question: can you guess what best predicts success in a romantic relationship? (hint: it’s not sex, money, or shared goals). If, in your infinite wisdom, you guessed “a tale told well about the origin, nature, and purpose of this relation”, then … ka-ching … you win the prize!

The golden keys of group success are safety, vulnerability, purpose; who would have thought?

I suspect these aromatic elements make it hard to play the game called The Triangle of Drama.

What do you think?

At this point, the all-pervasive stink of humanity begs this all-important question: so, what is undermining safety, vulnerability, and purpose in society?

Oh me, oh my, let us count the ways, shall we?


Before we proceed, let us first meet and greet the five serpents of desire.

In my post, On the Pathless Path, I wrote of a serpent in my meeting, in the summer of 2016, with a handler whose hands were full with the coiled form of a large python. In caressing it tentatively, I felt its dry mottled skin and noted its lack of smell while observing its composure.

A serpent of desire is very much like this: full of potential, yet innocuous on the surface. In the having, there is no needing or wanting, but take the object of desire away and the desire itself springs into action.

In any group that functions well, a sense of safety can be safely taken for granted, but introduce an unknown like a person for whom little or nothing is known and suddenly a desire for safety comes alive.

The same with a sense of security; undercut or take away any sense of vulnerability that fosters trust in the group or family or team and the need for security suddenly rears its scary head like a … serpent.

Needless to say, if ever you come across a calm, cool, collected elite team of soldiers, you do not want to be messing with, or even be giving the impression of messing with, the serpents of safety and security.

Every group, family, or team worth its salt has a keen sense of purpose, a raison d’etre that gives meaning to its presence, and a tale to tell that serves to consolidate and consummate its meaning and purpose. Meaning and purpose are vital for feeding the other three serpents.

The other three serpents ~ satiety, success, and significance ~ are found coiled within the group, family, or team: the feeling that I am enough, that we are enough, to meet with success, a success that serves to give and bring a subjective and collective sense of significance.

Herewith, the five serpents of desire for your heartfelt consideration:

  1. safety
  2. security
  3. satiety
  4. success
  5. significance

S is for safety; S is for security; S is for satiety; S is for success; S is for significance. S is for … serpent. Significance is the crown jewel of consciousness in third density, but there’s more, so much more …

Below the heart of significance lies an orphan who neither cares to serve the self nor the other.

Above the heart of significance lies a success who cares only to the serve the success of self.

Inside the heart of significance lies an empath who knows well to give all five serpents their due.

With all of this in mind and heart, let us now proceed to count the ways …


Counting the ways in which safety, vulnerability, and purpose are being undermined in groups, families, and teams by forces unseen can be viewed in one of two ways: (1) as threats to the serpents of safety and security; or (2) as challenges to the heart of your significance.

In other words: are you in safety consciousness or in heart consciousness?

We have likely heard it said more times than we care to count that it’s … not so much what happens to us in our lives that count but … how we care to react (or respond) to what happens to us in our lives.

The same dynamic keeps coming up for processing: do we react with some uneasy mix of fear, doubt, and hate or … do we reflect, respond, manifest, or project with love? In addressing this question, it helps to recall … “how people treat us is their karma; how we react is ours.”

When the mighty serpents of safety and security are awakened and provoked, the stink of humanity becomes all too evident in the many stenches of which it is capable of giving off ad nauseum:

  • the stench of entitlement rises when response feeds off the energy of reaction
  • the stench of abandonment rises in the absence of both reaction and response
  • the stench of compromise rises when response could use a little more reaction
  • the stench of desperation rises in the provocation of reaction without response
  • the stench of exploitation rises when a delay in reaction or response is evident

The stenches are merely symptoms of a loss of time and space for the flowers of safety, vulnerability, and purpose to give off their fragrance, and so, let us now explore and examine their main causes, starting at the very top of the pyramid of power and working our way down.


Inside the capstone of the pyramid of power lies a Great Serpent.

The Great Serpent is ancient, ancient, ancient, evolving from and through many, many, many great battles throughout this galaxy and beyond.

On one side of its brain, the left side, the Great Serpent is the consummate master of reason, logic, and control; on the other side of its brain, the right side, the Great Serpent is the consummate master of fear, doubt, and hate. Human beings, by contrast, are but stinky children.

Without benevolent, competent support, humanity is no match for the Great Serpent ~ never has been, never will be. The Achilles’ heal of humanity, vis a vis the Great Serpent, is humanity’s long-standing penchant for riding the serpent, more for the pleasure and the passion than for the warmth and wedding of love and desire. Sad but true ~ ironic, too, given the destructive nature of this need to ride the serpent.

Human sexuality is a sewer because its oppressive stink is comprised of the many fetid stenches discussed so far in this post: entitlement, abandonment, compromise, desperation, and exploitation. Human sexuality is a sewer because certainty and responsibility is a relationship characterized, for the most part, by a species of entitled, abandoned, compromised, desperate, and exploiting bitches and bastards.

Out of this despicable, detestable, deplorable sewer rises more than just five varieties of stench.

A stinking, slimy, gasping, grasping monster lives in this sewer, coming up for air on occasion to remind us of its stench and to remind us of the pitiful, profound, and pathetic failure that is humanity, a failed and failing species that has yet to come to terms with its flailing democracies.

That’s flailing, not failing, although failing is also apropos here.

Most so-called citizens are too preoccupied with riding the serpent to do even a fair job of concerning themselves with political issues. Most have little or no interest in them and most have little or no knowledge of them. Many do, however, but their opinions are highly biased, tending to dismiss opposing arguments out of hand, while lacking social scientific sophistication. The few who can actually be called citizens combine extensive knowledge and analytical sophistication with an open yet critical attitude, without letting emotional biases cloud their judgments.

The majority of voters function as political fans, cheering on one team or another, and because the individual vote rarely makes a difference, voters themselves have little incentive to acquire relevant knowledge or keep political biases under control. This combined ignorance and bias leave voters easy prey for unscrupulous politicians, ideologues, and interest groups. Not to worry, though. A deep state structure is in place to supervise, manage, and direct any potential volatility that might arise, but this oversight, unfortunately, does not come without a deep cost.

In the light of these revelations, one cannot but help wonder: is this covert oversight making humanity dumb or is dumb humanity necessitating this covert oversight?

Perhaps this smelly relationship is a mutually reinforcing one.


They say that the year 2017 was the year of the billionaire.

From March 2016 to March 2017, a new billionaire was created every two days and a whopping 82% of all global wealth generated within this timeframe was taken into the overflowing coffers of the infamous top 1% of the global population. These jaw-dropping stats pale in comparison, however, to what the entire bottom half of the global population received by way of increase: no increase; nothing, absolutely nothing.

Not even a pretty penny.

Incidentally, this 82% increase in wealth was enough to end extreme poverty seven times over.

Source: Reward Work, Not Wealth

Pause for a moment to take these facts into the warmth of your heart (assuming you still have one).

The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system.

The people who make our clothes, assemble our phones, and grow our food are being exploited to ensure a steady supply of cheap goods, and swell the profits of corporations and billionaire investors.

~ Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International

This sad and sorry trend of concentrated, concentrating global wealth continues unabated …

The number who held as much wealth in 2016 as the poorest half of the global population: 61*
The number who held as much wealth in 2017 as the poorest half of the global population: 42

* recalculated in light of new and better information, courtesy of Credit Suisse, from 8 to 61

Behind these grim statistics lie countless anecdotes, told and untold, of abuse and neglect among the working poor. A new and growing class of worker, a class of precarious workers known as the precariat, is on the rise. The stinking economies the world over are virtually stagnant.

The global elite are well aware of this disparity in wealth and have been so for some time.

Are you still with me, dear reader? You know I’m just getting warmed up, right?


In my post, How Best to Pass in Peace, I wrote at length about covert efforts to keep global population numbers from blooming beyond the control of the Overseers to manage and direct dwindling resources.

In this post, I referenced the twelve sectors of human interactivity.

With the Global Deep State structure presently preoccupied with juggling stagecraft (overtly) with statecraft (covertly), and with the wealth of this world continuing to be concentrated like juice in a can, all sorts of consequential stinkiness is on the rise in these twelve sectors.

In the realm of human relations, a whole lot is going on with attempts to correct biases in race, religion, gender, class, age, ability, ethnicity, appearance, sexual orientation, marital status, ideology ~ from within a context of political oppression and economic stagnation no less.

Many thousands of scholars, commentators, and journalists could write entire volumes over many lifetimes about these matters. Where to begin? How about at the very heart of humanity?

The false narrative that “girls and women need help but boys and men do not” has run its course.

The numbers coming out now are telling a story that is smelly, stinky, and shocking to the core …

These numbers are only now being acknowledged in the mainstream media, but why only now?

Unwitting males are losing their masculinity: sperm counts are down 60% since 1970; testosterone levels have declined 1% every year since 1987, contributing to depression, lethargy, weight gain, and lower cognitive ability. Nothing like this has ever happened to a population this big, and yet, the crickets resound as to why. Not a single National Institutes of Health study could be found to account for why this might be so. What’s the big secret? Why the suppression of information? Why the crickets?

Shhh, be very very quiet, it has to do with covert global depopulation measures.

Ladies, I hate to break it to you, but patriarchy is a myth, a faux narrative, an outdated view that no longer exists, and the numbers are clear: men are not the oppressors and women are not the victims, but why are women studies’ departments still attacking male power and privilege ~ what purpose is this serving? And why do women continue to be unfairly hired, promoted, and rewarded at the expense of men?

Shhh, be very very quiet, it has to do with covert global depopulation measures.

Ignoring the precipitous decline of males and tolerating this cultural genocide of boys and men by punishing, suppressing, or de-emphasizing their masculinity and treating it as toxic, are not helping anyone, least of all the mothers, wives, and sisters of these boys and men.

Consider these talking points coming out of America, the so-called land of the free …

  • women are entering more prestigious colleges in greater numbers than men
  • the fairer sex is showing up for work on time more often than the rougher sex
  • girls are getting better grades, smoking less weed, and playing less video games
  • men on average are kicking the bucket a whopping five years before women do
  • men are twice as likely to (a) become alcoholics and (b) die from a drug overdose
  • in New Hampshire, 73 percent of the overdose deaths from opioid abuse were men

In Japan, young men are going Hikikomori. In America, men are being taken out through other means: over 90 percent of all inmates are male and 77 percent of all suicides are men ~ disproportionately white men ~ accounting for a staggering 43 percent increase from 1997 to 2014.

In education, relative to girls, boys are failing in school; more girls graduate from high school; considerably more girls go to and graduate from college; boys have more discipline problems; 1 in 5 boys compared to 1 in 11 girls in high school diagnosed with some form of hyperactivity disorder, many of whom are medicated for it (long-term consequences are not fully understood, but seem to include depression in later life); not to be outdone, women decisively outnumber men in graduate school and are presently dominating doctoral, medical, and legal studies.

In employment, between 1979 and 2010, high school educated men saw a loss of 20% in their wages; similarly educated women saw an increase; seven million working age men have dropped out of the labor force ~ nearly half take pain medication on any given day.

The numbers being bandied around the wage gap (e.g., “a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns”) are meaningless because it compares all women with all men in America across all professions, and no social scientist worth her salt would consider this to be a valid measure ~ it’s intentionally misleading. When proper studies are done, the wage gap disappears (or even inverts in favor of women; for example, women in their twenties living in metropolitan areas earn 8% more on average than men in their twenties); the majority of managers in the workplace are now women; women on average are scoring higher on IQ tests than men.

In marriage, fewer young men are getting married than in decades past and fewer are staying married. One in five children now live only with their mothers, double what it was in 1970. Millions more boys are growing up without fathers. Young single men are more likely to live with their parents than with a spouse or partner, while young single women are buying homes at twice the rate. More women than men now have driver’s licenses. On and on it goes with numbers pointing to the same smelly conclusion.


Shhh, be very very quiet, it has to do with covert global depopulation measures.

And what is anyone saying or doing about any of this?

Crickets …


At present, it is hard for me to say whether humanity has a problem with overpopulation, as any increase in population also increases the overall amount of productive activity, which increases the pressure to adapt to new challenges created by the presence of more people.

It could also be that population control methods, covertly applied and sustained, have been working their magic in keeping population growth rates to manageable levels, manageable that is with respect to the capacity and ability to extract and manage the necessary resources.

As technology advances, as resource extraction and management become more efficient, greater and greater numbers of people can and will be accommodated, theoretically at least, provided said extraction and management can be sustained for as long as this is necessary.

Even if this means going off-world to do the extractions.

Quantity, however, is not quality. A lot of people can and do inhabit this world, and current population numbers are projected to increase, but … can they inhabit it well, now and into the future? As the numbers grow, can they inhabit it happily, peacefully, prosperously, harmoniously?

Granted, no one really wants to think about this, but what if overpopulation becomes a problem, if it isn’t already? If quality of life suffers, and continues to suffer as it clearly is now, then how much longer before most people are living substandard lives in substandard conditions?

Many patents (reportedly 6,000+) are presently being sequestered for fear of fueling global population growth to a point where such growth undermines and overwhelms available resources, actual and potential. At what point, if at all, can some of these patents be released?

Those who are wealthy and well off enough to have a stake in supporting a robust and healthy population of worker bees and entrepreneurial wannabes are certainly not exempt from these probing questions.

Everyone has a stake in meeting a threat of overpopulation.

Final Section

Hello, and welcome to the final section; you are now in the home stretch, at a frequency of consciousness where many of the enlightened ones among us like to hang out to affirm and reaffirm their commitments to making this once-beautiful, wonderful, fascinating world a better place.

Here, at least in the realm of the digital imagination, there is little if any stink.

Here, I solemnly swear that I will not subject you to any more stinky, smelly commentary that carries skeptical, cynical, pessimistic, nihilistic, or fatalistic overtones. Here, I promise you an antidote to the black-pill-inducing, potentially poisonous dark commentary offered above.

Here, I provide a few glimmers of what a better world might look like.

If you were one of the ones who skipped to this section for a respite, I invite you to go back and read the reminder of this post, as forewarned is forearmed, unless you know in your heart that this commentary is not for you, in which case I say “not to worry, there are many more worlds where this one came from.”

First, the antidote.

That was rough, wasn’t it? Trust me when I say this: it was not easy for me to write it, but write it I did, in all likelihood due to an agreement I made prior to my birth, containing this implementation intention: if … this world gets too stinky for my liking, then … I will offer up a response.

I’ve been a keen observer of this world for more than half a century and I must say, I just could not let this one go, but here I am, and there you are, both of us divine spiritual beings having a human experience.

Did you catch that subtle yet vital implication?

We are not stinky, smelly human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are divine beings having a stinky, smelly human experience.

Big difference. Huge, in fact.

Alright, that was Part One of the antidote. Part Two? Circumstances ultimately do not matter; only state of being matters. If you can figure out how to get and keep your state of being right with nutritious food, daily exercise, mindful meditation, and sound sleep, then you’re golden.

A buoyant mood and a serene outlook do wonders for bearing or bypassing the stink.

And now for some glimmers of a vision for this world.

I say a vision because those who care to harbor visions for life on earth embody said visions in ways that are unique to them, regardless of their conceptual content. My vision of my place in this world is unique to me, and all the better for me if any of it resonates with you.

I start with a question: who can I be, what can I do, in a world less than ideal for me?

My initial response taps into the amazing versatility of water, also known as H²O. Going and growing with the flow of life on earth carries three vital fundaments that serve to complement the keys of safety, vulnerability, and purpose in highly effective groups, teams, and families:

  • H is for humility ~ governed by wisdom (corollary: you can be safe with me);
  • H is for harmony ~ informed by compassion (you can be vulnerable with me); and
  • O is for open ~ buttressed by compassionate wisdom (you can count on me)

That’s H²O without the flouride, drug traces, and heavy metals, thank you very much.

Please note well the qualifications next to humility and harmony; please note well the balance required to stay open to quality of encounter and vitality of experience both; and please note well that the consummation of H²O forms an alliance with the versatility of the elixir of life.

Let us not mince words: the human race has been beaten into submission for millennia.

The telltale sign that this is so is that it still hasn’t figured out how to play the money game. The basics of the money game are astonishingly easy to grasp, but it first requires that the money lenders phase out the global money magick system that is based in debt and usury.

Consider this simple token economy:

Everyone is guaranteed 100 tokens per month, on one condition: that at least one token be given to a charitable cause every month. This, too: the economy is established, structured, and preserved in a way that 99 tokens are sufficient to cover all of the costs of basic living.

So, if 99 tokens buys everything you need, then 900 tokens at most must be earned to buy everything you desire, with a cap of 1000 tokens set for each and every person, such that any excess is transferred by law to a civic agency of choice designed to serve the public good.

The service-to-other orientation is built into this token economy. No doubt this world would thrive, but the question remains: can we risk having this world thrive if the thriving means a population growing out of control to a point where the resources on this planet are depleted?

Perhaps this is the wrong question.

Here’s a better one: can we risk not having this world thrive if the lack of thriving means a stagnant population dying a soft and slow death, even if this means striving to find the ways and means to move off planet towards other worlds both within and beyond our solar system?

With a proper explanation, even a tender kindergartner can understand what is at stake here.

Before I close, let me summarize the key points of my antidote and my vision for life on earth:

  1. I am a divine spiritual being having a human experience
  2. circumstances do not matter; only state of being matters
  3. I am open to finding and sharing my humility and harmony
  4. you are safe with me and you can be vulnerable with me
  5. you can count on me to serve you and to serve you well

These fourth density affirmations don’t really belong in third density as third density consciousness is not the density of understanding, but because the energetic support is arriving and arising for fourth density consciousness even as I write, it helps to take them to heart.

Until some version of a token economy arises (at least until such time that it is no longer necessary), let us never forget that what really and truly matters, as this world continues to fade into insignificance, is a heart of significance infused with a humble, harmonious, open presence, one that is by turns warm, soft, kind, gentle, patient, peaceful, blissful, tender, loving, caring, trusting, glowing, forgiving, and promising.

Whether you favor an orientation of service to other or a service to self, you can surely appreciate this quiet declaration as a kind of litmus test for whether a world is suffused with harmony from unity through diversity in the midst of a peace and prosperity that remains ever progressive and … fragrant.

Go in peace and prosper.

Stay calm, stay warm, stay clear.

Be true, be wise, be free.

To share information and inspiration on what is happening on this troubled yet promising world, I drew up two lists of sites that are serving the causes of personal, global and/or cosmic awakening.

This post has been filed under Commentary in the Ultimate Outline.

Note: my evolving outline on approaching a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment can be found here, accessible from the nav menu under the page “Be Here Now”.

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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