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“Stop being so fragile.” That’s what I hear most often when someone tells me they’re against my work.
They don’t understand why I’m not just going to stop doing it because there are many other things that need to get done first before we can even begin discussing stopping this project.
I’ve been working on this project since 2009. Since then, I have had hundreds of meetings with dozens of stakeholders from all over the world.
I’ve had countless hours spent talking to them about their concerns and hopes for our future together. And yet, despite all these years of hard work, I still see people who seem to think that if only we could somehow magically make everything better now, then maybe we wouldn’t have any problems down the road.
It seems like every time I point out that the problem isn’t going away, some person says “But what do you want us to do? What would we have to change?”
Well, here’s what we’d have to change. We’d have to stop being so fragile. Not physically or emotionally, but in our minds and hearts. We’d have to push harder than ever before for our goals. And we’d have to reach those goals faster than ever before too!
But the problem is that we lack the will. We don’t want to go through the hard work.
If it’s hard, then we don’t want any part of it, and we’ll find some reason or excuse to abandon it altogether.
One person even told me “But we have and still are going through changes!” Of course we are!
But they aren’t fast enough or radical enough to achieve what we need to do for our future. The changes we’re making now are nothing compared to what we need to do to achieve the goal of immortality.
Another person told me “But we’re getting there!”
I know we’re getting there, but how long is it going to take? And how many people are going to suffer and die before we finally get there?
It doesn’t have to be that way! We could be getting there much faster!
I’m tired of seeing degeneracy in our society. I’m tired of seeing so many people suffer at the hands of corrupt leaders and violent gangs.
I’m tired of having to hear people beg for help or seeing them struggle just to get by each day. I want us to become something amazing; a civilization that will survive the test of time, and I don’t want to have to wonder if we could have done more to achieve it.
I want to see us break free from the chains of gravity. I want us to reach the stars.
I want us to become immortal. And I don’t want us to stop until we get there.
If you feel like this is something you’d like to be a part of, then join me. Let’s change the world together and see how tough you are when immortality is within our reach!
S.! Stop Overthinking and Start Overreaching!
President, VirgoCorporate Holdings,Inc.
Chairman of the Board
Dept. of Eternal Life”
Verginia reads the paper, her eyes flickering back and forth as she skims through it. “Well, it certainly is…passionate.” She says.
You look at her, tilting your head a bit.
What? Did you expect something different?”
“Well no, but with a name like the Department of Eternal Life I sort of expected something a little more…”
“Well, I guess that is a bit biased of me. It is your company after all.”
You shrug. “I’m not fond of hiding my ambitions.
Besides, who knows?
This company might be the first step in something greater.”
Verginia smiles and nods. “Alright.
Well, I guess I’ll start passing these out to the staff.” She takes the stack of papers and leaves your office. You walk over to your desk and begin checking your E-mails, when you hear Verginia scream from the floor below.
Oh my god are you okay?
!” you hear her shout.
“Yeah, I’m fine! It just got the best of me for a second!” you hear another voice say. One that you’d know anywhere.
Your heart skips a beat as you immediately sprint towards the staircase and bound down it. There, standing in the lobby, is Olive.
She looks the same as ever, though her fur is a bit more unkempt than you remember and there are dark circles under her eyes. She smiles when she sees you bounding down the stairs, then does a little twirl for you.
Well? How do I look?”
“Like an idiot,” you say, smiling. “
What the hell are you doing here?”
“Oh, you know. Just passing through, thought I’d say hi to the old gang.”
We’re about to go into a meeting.”
Olive giggles. “I know, I came here to stop it!”
You blink, confused. “Stop…the meeting? Why?
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Overreach by M MacDonald – 2014 – books.google.com
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Gentle nudges vs. hard shoves: Solving the sticky norms problem by DM Kahan – The University of Chicago Law Review, 2000 – JSTOR
Hubris, self-interest, and America’s failed war in Afghanistan: the self-sustaining overreach by G Kasparov – 2015 – Hachette UK