Individualism is crucial yet it is also one of the most misunderstood concepts in our modern culture.

Everybody is essentially marching to the beat of their own individual drummer. According to this school of thought, there is really no such thing as determining forces.

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Old school determinists talk about race. They’re basically saying that if you look a certain way, if your eyes are shaped a certain way, or you come from a certain part of the world, then you can be expected to behave in a certain range of ways.

This really blew a lot of people’s minds. For the longest time, one of the biggest cultural inputs that social scientists have always been harping on over and over again in many different forms since Karl Marx is economics.

A lot of people are still convinced that you economic background, in particular your class, has a lot more to do with what you choose to do with your life as well as your trajectory in terms of income and wealth. This is a very dismal type of situation.

According to this school of thought, wealth is not really created. I know this is news to a lot of people. This is news to bloggers, freelancers, and to people who actually applied themselves to earn online.

A lot of academics believe this. They believe that wealth is not really created. Instead, it is simply transferred. People who own the system, people who are close to the decision makers, people who are movers and shakers have a larger role to play in diverting assets from one group of people to the next.

This really is crazy because that’s not how the world works. You can always make a new decision. You can always change the direction of your life.

Often times, it only takes one small choice to unleash a tidal wave or even a tsunami of changes that dramatically alter the life that you end up living. You probably already know this.

In fact, one of the biggest decisions you could ever make involves the person you choose to marry. Marry the wrong person and marry or get into a long term relationship with the wrong person and you will come out a completely different person.

I wish I could tell you that this is always a positive thing. Unfortunately, a lot of people come out of certain relationships in the worst shape. They end up playing the game of life to lose.

They end up expecting the worst things to happen. They end up feeling really small. A lot of this has to do with space because we can always choose the space that we find ourselves in.

That choice can trigger all sorts of choices that can put our lives to a whole other level or can doom us to a life of mediocrity, struggle, or frustration. Again, it really all boils down to an individual choice.

You always have that choice. You have to take ownership of this ability. You have to understand that you can always control things. You can always call the shots.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can control the outcome, but you can control part of the process and guess what? That is good enough. Take control now. Pay attention to your space. Understand how it impacts your culture.

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