The Hidden Law

Written by Tom Horn

THE HIDDEN LAW When you were at school your teachers, unknowingly, did you a disservice by only revealing halfrepparttar truth aboutrepparttar 131439 world. The consequences of imperfect knowledge are truly devastating, as you will learn. Welcome to a different type of lesson. An orthodox school curriculum assumes thatrepparttar 131440 world is explainable. To be understandable,repparttar 131441 world has to be comprised of chains of causes and effects. You knowrepparttar 131442 kind of thing: this causes that, that causesrepparttar 131443 other,repparttar 131444 other causes something else and something else causesrepparttar 131445 final outcome. If we have infinitely accurate information about each stage inrepparttar 131446 chain we can predict an outcome – and this outcome is really a jumping off point for further stages inrepparttar 131447 chain. Tracing chains of causes and effects increases our sense of security and makesrepparttar 131448 world appear predictable and understandable. Foreseeable chains of causes and effects are notrepparttar 131449 only way things happen in this world. There are also LIVING TRENDS. Living trends differ from chains of causes and effects in that they are inherently surprising – that is to say, they have outcomes that can only be experienced as surprises. It is very difficult to become an expert on such will-o-the-wisp phenomena. Therefore,repparttar 131450 knowledge of living trends is not onrepparttar 131451 school curriculum. In fact there tends to be no interest in them or even an emotional denial that they exist at all. But they do exist and we are all inrepparttar 131452 grip of them. So what is a living trend? It is a pattern of development that spontaneously emerges, apparently without a cause, fromrepparttar 131453 natural world. There is a rapid inflationary phase, a plateau phase of unpredictable length and a sudden surprising reversal ofrepparttar 131454 trend. Participating in a living trend gives a feeling of being in a comfortable routine leading to a secure outcome. However, allrepparttar 131455 time you are heading for an unpleasant surprise. Let’s have an example. Consider investors inrepparttar 131456 stock market. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, confidence appears. This is reflected in rising prices. There is a rapid inflationary phase wherein stock prices rise to unrealistic levels. Thenrepparttar 131457 acceleration of confidence tails off and remains at a given high level, asrepparttar 131458 plateau phase is entered. An unpredictable moment arrives when all confidence drains away, prices plunge and there is a big shakeout ofrepparttar 131459 market. The thing that makes people available to living trends is ‘IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE’. All ofrepparttar 131460 investors have only a partial understanding ofrepparttar 131461 economic realities behindrepparttar 131462 share prices. Their individual notions of what is true increaserepparttar 131463 sum total of chaos and disorganization withinrepparttar 131464 overall scenario and it is out ofrepparttar 131465 principle of chaos that living trends make their impromptu emergence. We are told that ‘the Truth will set us free’. What is meant is thatrepparttar 131466 Truth will set us free from participation in living trends. This is why successful market speculators and entrepreneurs often come fromrepparttar 131467 ranks of those who performed rather badly at school. They know they don’t know anything and that insight makes them more likely to intuitrepparttar 131468 truth of beguiling living trends inrepparttar 131469 market.

Why Do Trees, Frogs and People Exist

Written by Tom Horn

WHY DO TREES, FROGS AND PEOPLE EXIST? It’s a miracle that we are here at all. Our very best researches tell us thatrepparttar whole world has been going downrepparttar 131438 tubes fromrepparttar 131439 very beginning. It’s true. As far as we can tell from examining processes that we can understand,repparttar 131440 whole of existence is sliding into formlessness. This can be demonstrated by thinking of a snooker table with allrepparttar 131441 balls set up in their initial pattern. The cue ball is struck and allrepparttar 131442 coloreds are scattered. If three wound up in a straight line, we would call it ‘a fluke’. If several wound up in some kind of pattern we might call it ‘a chance in a million’. If they all wound up in their original complex arrangement we would feint with disbelief. What generally happens, of course, is that allrepparttar 131443 balls will wind up in a pattern-less state. So it appears that cause and effect processes, operating under known scientific laws, invariably lead to a more random grouping of their parts. If any patterns do occur, these are chance events that are quickly reabsorbed intorepparttar 131444 march towards a featureless condition. Now imagine that you put some chemicals in a jar, shook them up and then waited. Eventually, when all interactions had occurred,repparttar 131445 mix would have wound down into a dead state with a temperature everywhererepparttar 131446 same. Isrepparttar 131447 universe like this? Are we really onrepparttar 131448 road to a dead featureless condition? This trend has been going on sincerepparttar 131449 world began and yet trees, frogs and people have come to exist. Recognizable patterns of living structure, together with routines of behavior, are everywhere. Is each of them simply a ‘chance in a million’? What arerepparttar 131450 chances of finding say a transistor radio byrepparttar 131451 side ofrepparttar 131452 road that, by some lucky clash of materials, had somehow made itself? The chances are pretty slim I’d say. And yet we, as human beings, are much more complex than a transistor radio. How come we exist? Enter evolutionary theory. First there was a blob of living protoplasm floating in some primeval swamp. How it got there,repparttar 131453 theory cannot demonstrate. However, Darwin’s theory has a lot to say on how blobs of

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