When you know something, everything, and nothing all at the same time …

With enough consistency to notice, I’ve gotten the comment “you should stick to X topic because you know nothing about Y topic” for many, many years now.

If it can even be called a comment, when and because it is so often a personal confession.

A confession that a person “likes” what I have to say in one area, and dislikes what I have to say on another area of human life.

This became most apparent when I started incorporating exercise, nutrition, and health into The 21 Convention. The pickup fans were upset.

Who gives a shit, that stuff is stupid anyway — especially if you listen to it! 10 minutes a week!? You’ll never get your cardio in … what a joke! Eat saturated fat and cholesterol!? But I can’t fit a plunger in my heart!

Naturally, as the health speakers kept coming, I eventually had the e-mails and comments coming in that I now needed to get rid of those shady dating coaches, because everything they said was stupid.

Now crossover into exercise equipment, psychology, entrepreneurship, politics, legal philosophy, economics, ethics, epistemology, and self-defense, and all I can be sure of is that I am retarded, because I know something, everything, nothing, maybe kinda a little something, mostly everything, everything there ever has been is and will be, and all combinations of nuthin/sumthin at the same time, simultaneously across all dimensions, universes, and contexts possible.

And people wonder why I am so stubborn, and almost never listen to the “wisdom” of those older than me — I don’t listen because I am highly selective on who I listen to.

Highly selective because most people offering advice, criticism, and pseudo-knowledge, are either very ignorant (and completely incapable of connecting the dots between distant topics), very dumb, or both.

The exceptions are the people you should listen to, the people I am continually on the lookout for.

Everyone else can shove a curling iron up their ass.

Beyond that, no point to this post. Just feels great to vent from a high-altitude perspective on the “you know everything here and nothing here” comment that’s always peppered at me by the not-yet-converted to the church of Dreamism readers.

And if this is your first post, welcome to the party, have some kool-aid!

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

6 Responses to When you know something, everything, and nothing all at the same time …

  1. JordanS October 6, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Trusting your own judgement above all others is arguably one of the most important aspects of being human. Having the balls to continue in the face of naysayers is one of the most important aspects of being a man. Think and judge independently, your life depends on it.

    More than not, I use your website as a starting point to become aware and enriched in many arenas that I maybe wouldn’t have otherwise. I refine my knowledge thereafter if I feel it needs refining.

    Keep up the good work Anthony.


  2. west siiiiiiide October 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    You predicted with certainty that Ron Paul was going to win the election. I have no problem with the choice, but you were wrong.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Was I wrong?

      That depends on the context of the statement. Obviously in the grand scheme of things the statement that Ron Paul is going to win the election, is false. But this does not mean that multiple points did not exist where Ron Paul was set to make a series of decisions, that would not only secure the nomination, but the presidency by direct consequence.

      I would stand by that statement, that multiple points existed where Ron Paul had a clear path in front of him to win it all. That was within his power, and he let it slip, contradiction by contradiction.

      By the same token the American Revolution was successful because of a series of good decisions, at critical points, or forks in the road, so to speak. It could have been lost must more easily than it was won.

      Yet, no one considers that today. It’s ancient history that’s as concrete at the computer you’re using. No doubt, it was anything but an absolute certainty when it was being fought.

      • west siiiiiiide October 11, 2012 at 11:21 am #

        There was never any strategy that Paul (or any other candidate) could have employed that would have secured election. One cannot control the decisions of others no matter how right he is.

        • Anthony Dream Johnson October 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

          … nothing I said implies that Ron Paul has mind-control powers.

          What are you babblin about?

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