Those that walk the lonely road of the Left Hand Path come upon a world that is uncertain, vanishing and unknown: the undiscovered country.
In recent times, I have come across some amazing announcements of technological breakthroughs: artificial neurons speaking to real neurons; insights leading to ability to alter spins of electrons; the creation of biological bots. The implications on the future of humanity from these few discoveries are beyond my mind to comprehend.
A virus during the first six months of 2020 brought the world to its knees. Coronavirus has paralysed the whole world, impacting every individual, business and community. Everything people took for granted became less sure: food; medical care; job; home; liberties; democracy; family; social activities. A little virus pulled away the veil of delusion, revealing: corruption; stupidity; inequality; hypocrisy.
Meanwhile, the climate change of 2019 continued its march across the world of 2020. The locusts on the move in Africa, Asia and the Middle East; eating their way across nation after nation. A once-in-a-decade storm in Australia. Broken temperature records and fires in Siberia.
In challenge, there is opportunity. People become lazy and stupid; but when challenges arise, the choice is to drown or swim. Thus, each individual faces the challenge to adapt, innovate and transform. It is the pattern of nature that those who are unable to evolve with change, become extinct.
Those of the Left Hand Path have been blessed with a toolkit of attitudes and skills to rise to the challenge in the undiscovered country. The LHPer is their own master in their own life; they take responsibility for their own actions, knowing they are the masters of their own success and misfortune. The LHPer thinks for themselves; they will see the traps that the conformist mob do not; and will innovate a solution based upon need and circumstance. The LHPer has the mental stamina to overcome setback and resistance; which breaks those too lazy, soft and stupid. In a time of great change, the LHPer is supreme.