Don't fall for the platitudes, life is predatory
Last Update: Jun 9, 2023
Fresh off of a post that seems to be popular, where the theme is one of a love/light nature I thought it an omen to introduce its counterpart.
I can remember many years ago when I first got online, I was astounded by the many varying groups.
This was back in the old AOL days, although I was late to the party having arrived at 7.0.
I can remember quickly encountering the love light groups as they tended to frequent a lot of the spiritual corners I was drawn to participate in.
I found quite a few good folks during my travels there, as well as a lot of frauds mouthing the words yet whose actions quickly bore out they weren't so love and light in their hearts.
One interesting fact I couldn't deny however was most of those who were trying hard to embrace love/light often were afflicted with horrible physical conditions and often horrible social conditions.
Pretending the life you experience isn't real.
Dependent on the person, I would either keep my fingers shut on issues being discussed by them out of compassion. Or would correct a person who was over the top and you could tell they knew they were full of you know what.
I was a younger, more idealistic person back then (that's a kind way of saying I was foolish).
Enough that my heart went out to many folks who had such horrible crosses to carry they had to pretend things weren't as they are.
Life is predatory.
Life itself is a predatory environment.
Life being a movement, one where something is displaced or consumed by another.
We consume other life for energy. Other life consumes us for energy.
Due to scarcity and struggle to obtain, folks will plot and act on others to take what they imagine they need. Which for some folks who are hoarders of resources can leave very few crumbs on the table for the rest of us.
Domesticating the flock.
Due to living in constructed bubbles, many folks have been convinced life isn't predatory. Despite all to often our own fellow peeps are some of the largest predators we can encounter.
In business we can often see these masks of domestication ripped off as soon as we acquire a market share someone else either had or wants for themselves.
If you look at online business experts and their companies, I can guarantee you one thing.
They had (and have) predators probing for weakness, seeking to take their digital food from their plates.
But these leaders in their respective fields know all to well how to deal with these predators.
One of the top ways of fending off predators is by forming a group. Which is why so many experts we look to in online business (and other areas) are usually personable and quite charitable with their helpfulness.
Using WA as an example, there are some predators online who will make it their focus to talk bad about this platform. Then will try subtly shifting you to the area they wish you to move to where they will get new resources from your action.
I've read my share of this type of content, and can tell you now this is just a law of life. If something (like WA) is successful, others will covet what is on the WA plate and seek to take it for themselves.
Understand one day as your business grows they will want what is on your plate too.
We mentioned a moment ago about building a group around you. By being genuine and helpful. A lot of folks appreciate gestures of kindness that puts something on their plate by another and allowing them to not be the predator.
The second part to fending off predators is keeping yourself in the know. Understand the positions and topics of your business so you will know what areas to highlight, what areas to defend and how to defend them.
If you know your ins and outs, it can quickly shut down those who prefer to use subterfuge as their weapon of choice. It also leaves the predators who are sharper little room but to agree lest they lose their own credibility.
Yes, you are an online predator if you want to be a successful blogger.
There is only room for one site at position one on Google search.
Same with all the positions on that first page respectively.
Your goal is to displace those folks, preferably the first spot and take over the resources afforded to it.
Love and light isn't taking that spot.
Understanding that top spots strengths and weaknesses so you can displace them is the proper predatory mindset to taking it from them.
And you are taking it from them, that's what you wish.
No one in their right mind is writing their post hoping to be buried behind all the other sites on page 89 of Google.
Love and light is great, in bubbles one can build once they have become a successful hunter.
Don't forget, you are the hunter here and you are here to learn how to hunt better than others in your niche.
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