I was very fortunate to have grown up in an extremely dysfunctional family! As a child and
a young man, I was in some ways "very screwed up." I felt like a complete
This was fortunate! In a world of average "1%
people," I was perhaps an "0.5% person." I recognized that I had to work on
myself to raise myself to the level of the more capable and competent people all around
In the 60s, I started reading self-improvement books,
attending courses, seminars, workshops, etc. I embarked on a life-long journey of
In the early 70s, I met and joined a small group of
libertarians and objectivists in Johannesburg. We met once a week for philosophical and
freedom discussions. Everyone else in the group seemed like an intellectual giant compared
By now, I had raised myself to the level of probably a
"1.5% person" -- well above the "1% average." My new friends were
around "3% people" -- intellectual giants compared to me.
Robert S. de Ropp, student of G.I. Gurdjieff and author of The Master Game and Warrior's
Way, also wrote a book called Self-Completion, from which I quote:
"In their incompleted state human beings thought they
were awake when they were really moving about in a state of hypnotized sleep. They thought
they had will but they had no real will. They thought they were free but they were really
slaves. They thought they had something called "I" but they had no real I, only
a multitude of petty selves with different desires and different aims.
In their state of "waking sleep" humans voyaged
from birth to death aboard a ship of fools. The captain was asleep, the steersman was
drunk and the navigator had forgotten the aim of the voyage. Any fool on board could push
the steersman aside and try to steer the ship. The great human agglomerates that called
themselves nations were just as much at the mercy of the fools in their midst as were
individual men and women. The technological Titanic, modern society, was proceeding full
speed ahead into the fog, but there was no one in control. Under these circumstances it
would not be surprising if the vessel hit a rock or an iceberg. The surprising thing was
that it stayed afloat at all."
One of the differences between humans and other animals is
that we don't automatically become mature. Most wild animals, without having to think
about it or make some special effort, attain the potential they're capable of.
Not so, with humans. We have to make special conscious and
deliberate efforts to develop and increase our intelligence, our thinking skills, our
creativity, our emotional control, our psychological well-being, our communication and
social skills, our personal power, and our health.
One of my contentions is that most humans operate at a
level of around 1% of their potential. Most of us never develop beyond this 1% level.
This is related to why freedom is in danger, despite the
fact that so many great freedom- lovers have advocated freedom for so long. Some great
freedom-advocates may have advanced to the 10% level, or even beyond, but very few of
their followers or disciples have developed themselves beyond the 1% level.
This may be a sad fact, difficult to confront. But
recognizing it is a good start. It places us in that position from which we can start
launching the concerted effort that's necessary to rise above the 1% level.
In a world where the vast majority is at the 1% level, this
is assumed to be "normal." Someone at the 2% level -- provided he or she
conforms to most of what's assumed to be "normal" -- is regarded as a
"genius." BUT PRACTICALLY NOBODY NOTICES THAT ANYONE AT THE 1% OR 2% LEVEL IS
REALLY SEVERELY INCOMPLETE!
I'm very fortunate to have recognized in my teens that in
some ways I was considerably inferior to the "normals" around me. I therefore
realized that I had to make a special effort to raise myself to the "normal"
level. Even more fortunately, in some ways I surpassed the "normals." In fact,
over the years, in some areas, I think I've advanced considerably beyond the
"normal" 1% level.
When I left Johannesburg in 1977, I felt that during the
five years or so I'd had regular debates with my libertarian and objectivist buddies,
they'd made little progress, while I had vaulted ahead. They no longer seemed like
intellectual giants to me!
Success with Advanced Information
Over the past two decades, I've learned a little about how to communicate advanced
information and to inspire at least a few individuals to make the special efforts
necessary to rise above the "normal 1% level."
Several individuals have applied the information you can
find at this website to raise their
"life-competence" levels, to exit "the system," and to become
To see what one person is doing with advanced freedom
information, check out David Freeman's excellent The Great Voting Hoax! at the Personal Empowerment Resources
At least two people I know of have achieved
"mega-financial success" by applying the advanced freedom and wealth information
During a period of just four years, "Mr. A"
increased the assets of his company from $285,000 to over $40,000,000. The company
involved is now quoted on NASDAQ. Most of the shareholders are freedom-lovers. (By
applying Freedom Technology, it's relatively easy to be an "out-of-the-system"
owner of such shares.)
"Mrs. B," has built a multi-million dollar
financial and commercial business that is completely "out of the system." Some
people involved with her business enjoy monthly returns that compare with annual returns
that satisfy many people.
Why Have So Few Succeeded?
One reason is that it takes time to improve yourself. From the time that I decided that it
should be possible to succeed at selling freedom information, it took me 21 years before I
Another reason is that most people are severely deficient
in many thinking skills. People who can't think soundly about a particular area or topic,
tend to get bogged down in strategies, tactics, and activities that just don't work.
The thinking skills of many are too limited for them to
learn practical freedom. Freedom-activists who lack thinking skills get bogged down in
strategies, tactics, and activities that produce limited or even negative results. They
tend to become disillusioned, despairing, and hopeless. Freedom-activists who lack
thinking skills find it difficult to learn practical freedom. We have to teach both
thinking skills and practical freedom. See '#TL011: How to
Increase Your Intelligence.'
Most of us take it for granted that we know how to think
and that the people around us know how to think. Well, there are some areas where some
people do think well -- for example, in the design and programming of some computer
systems. But do these people explicitly know how they think? Or have they somehow stumbled
onto implicit thinking skills that work in specific areas? There are chess players who
think very well in some areas, and some engineers and scientists who think well in the
domains of their specialties. But there are many areas where most people think rather
poorly -- such as philosophy, psychology, freedom, religion, politics, economics, health,
The Economic Means to Freedom
Having identified thinking skills as a central issue, we are faced with a much bigger task
than we thought. At the same time, we have identified an additional opportunity. There is
a huge gap between the level of most people's current thinking skills and their potential
thinking skills. It's an opportunity gap. By providing products and services that enable
people to shift from their current thinking skills to their potential thinking skills,
enterprising individuals have the potential of making fortunes. The potential market for
teaching thinking skills is huge.
It's not necessary to teach everybody to think. A broad
strategy for the Advanced Freedom Solutions list is to
create alternative free-enterprise institutions and to induce people to shift some of
their assets and economic activities into the real free market. If successful, this will
involve a massive shift of resources into the real free market. Our best thinkers need to
be those who create and operate the alternative free-enterprise institutions and those who
manage the resources in the real free market.
Fortunately, the technology exists right now whereby
practically any "normal" can develop himself or herself to maybe more than 50%
in some respects. Some of these technologies have been pointed out in reports such as:
I also highly recommend Dr. Michael Hewitt-Gleeson's
"Brain Freebie" and other courses -- at The
School of Thinking. His two books Software for the Brain and NewSell
are also great aids in improving thinking skills.
For a wealth of information on creating wealth, especially
in the real free market, check out the 'Millionaire Reports.'
One of the technologies you can apply to raise yourself well above the 1% level is called
"Idenics" -- pick up your
phone and call Mike Goldstein at 1-800-IDENICS. Following are some testimonials from
individuals who've been clever enough to experience Idenics:
"I have spent approximately 15 years pursuing personal
growth and seeking solutions to personal problems. I have done est, Actualizations,
psychological and psychoanalytical therapy in both group and individual settings, plus
many self-help books and tapes, including Tony Robbins's Personal Power tapes. All of
these have had value to varying degrees, and I've resolved a lot of personal problems over
Because I felt some of my personal problems persisted to a
lesser, but still unwanted degree, I decided to try Idenics, partially out of curiosity
and partly due to an endorsement by Frederick Mann.
Idenics is the most straight-forward and efficient method
of personal growth that I have found. It represents, in my mind, a quantum leap over all
other methods I know of.
In addition to "flattening" some old, old
problems, I feel I have an amazingly effective tool with which to deal with problems and
emotional states in the future."
-- Jay Hendon
"In 20 years of courses, seminars, books, tapes,
counseling and treatment centers plus assorted gurus, I never got to where I understood
the keys to why I did the things that I did that were problems in my life. Things that had
no logical purpose such as sabotage of relationships, finances and even my own health.
Idenics has changed all of that! I found the source and
reason for these chains that bound me and how to break them. These chains are now broken!
Discovering the source was the key to doing just that! Not only am I free from my
self-destructive past identities, I can now make deliberate choices for the future."
-- Marc D. Elmore
" I am a doctor (a general practitioner) from
Australia. After reading your wonderful letter of commendation for Idenics I decided to
fly across and give it a go. I agree with you with regard to the effectiveness and the
simplicity of Idenics and write this letter in appreciation of your bringing Idenics to my
-- Mark Measday
Your Next Step
You may be on the verge of spectacular success.
You may be a "2% person," more successful than
most of your peers, regarding yourself as "king of the hill."
You may be a "1% person" who has to do five or
ten years of self-improvement work before you become spectacularly successful.
It's up to you to decide where you are, and what your next
step should be.
It's up to you to take your next step and to forge onward
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