Hero Lands vs Follower Lands
This will be the shortest post I’ve ever written.
Where you go, wherever you go, in whatever place, a second is enough to know exactly what human potential lies there.
Is it open, with multiple heroes running around the place, at ease and openly sharing their talents.
Or is it closed, with behavioral loops and hierarchical segregation, and made up almost entirely of followers.
The first kind of place deals with creating heroes. The more heroes it makes, the more powerful and resilient it becomes, and the more widely connected to the world at large and the avenues of the future.
The second kind of place creates nothing, and is merely in the business of extracting low-level energy from followers, and keeping them on that level in order for energy extraction to continue.
You would expect smart people in smart fields to be keenly aware of this, yet very few are, and the mechanics of relying on and creating low-level followers thrive in basically every aspect of life.
However, the reason I am writing this post, and the area where follower creation is most intensive and most abusive is spirituality.
So if you don’t see heroes, and you don’t see openness, walk away.
Followers are alright, for a time. It’s ok to follow for a while, if the mechanics of the place encourage you to become a hero.
If not, walk away, FAST.
If you’re tough, you can laugh a bit, let them know you’re on to their game.
Then VANISH. Get the fuck outta Dodge.
Places that create followers tend to center around one hero. The unfinished hero. The endlessly created hero. These places are in the business of continuously creating that one hero. This goes a hundred times more for spirituality.
The only real reason a place would be in the follower-creation business is that it lacks heroes. Not even one. So they make followers and they put them on an IV bleeding life fluids straight into their one fake endlessly-build-up mascot-idol-hero, and this is how many sad stories are made.
Don’t be one of those people. Walk away.
Alexander the Great didn’t conquer the world with followers. And when he broke his army in India, it wasn’t against followers.