The Perils of PessimismSep 14, 2023
In recent months, I've found myself increasingly concerned about a cultural phenomenon often referred to as the "black pill." This metaphorical term encapsulates a worldview steeped in extreme pessimism and nihilism, serving as a more exaggerated and darker counterpart to the "red pill" concept, which emphasises seeing the world as it truly is, devoid of idealism.
The core of black-pill culture revolves around the belief in a seemingly hopeless existence, promoting an unwavering cynicism. In essence, it's a defeatist outlook that can lead individuals down a path of inaction and despair, fostering a pervasive sense of emptiness.
While it's undoubtedly true that global power structures, such as central banks and organisations like the United Nations, wield significant influence over our world, it's crucial not to lose sight of a fundamental component of reality—human nature. It's this aspect of our existence that often gets overlooked in the black-pill narrative.
Consider, for example, the global vaccination drive amidst the CV-19 pandemic. It seemed like an attempt to inject the entire world with a toxic drug, driven by mass control through fear and intimidation. While millions did succumb to the fear campaign, millions did not. This serves as a powerful reminder that you can't control every individual.
In my personal experience, I have not taken PCR tests or received the CV-19 jab. Yet, I remain healthy and unharmed. This seemingly defies the narrative that painted the virus as undeniably deadly. The fear campaign failed to have universal reach, and we must acknowledge that such efforts may resurface in the future.
Furthermore, it's intriguing to note that many Africans were not swayed by the fear campaign. Why? One contributing factor may be the lower prevalence of screens in Africa compared to other continents, perhaps highlighting the influence of information sources.
Black-pill culture can be a treacherous slope. It discourages us from embracing a balanced outlook on life and the world around us. Instead, I encourage us to understand reality as it is, recognising the influence of various power structures while acknowledging our shared humanity and the inherent limitations of any group's power.
In the words of the legendary Bruce Lee, "Take that which is valuable, discard that which is not, and create what is uniquely your own." When you find yourself sinking into a pit of pessimism, it's crucial to seek out the company of individuals who aren't.
Remember that, like Frodo with Samwise, sometimes we need the support and encouragement of others to achieve our goals.