Fortune neither favours the brave nor rewards the diligent or prepared when it's always measured in hindsight. To be fully prepared for any venture and anticipate disaster or mishap, that might reduce the chance of misfortune and thereby increase the odds for success. The best result is measured by success.
If public perception of reality has been distorted by decades of Hollywood movies, fake news, alternative facts, corporate greed and the 21st century's version of a man in a white hat, the superhero, then it's easy to understand why a megalomaniac president and terrorists like ISIS are a perfect symbiosis.
Image: CartoonStock It was a startling discovery that rocked his fundamental beliefs. For ten years he attended this cafe where the coffee's supreme, particularly with a sticky bun, his secret vice. He came for the poetry, of course, but when he realised they spoke a language he didn't understand, it was meaningless.
Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad Hagen Source: Wired.com On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election, Tillmann Werner was sitting down to breakfast in Bonn, Germany. He spread some jam…Read more chasing the phantom
Pic Credit: Detroit Free Press She thought she was losing control. Her life was a finely threaded garment unravelling. Money disappeared from her account, charges mounted for expensive items she never ordered or received. The bank was sympathetic but couldn't help. The police couldn't help. It's a disaster, she said. No, a symptom, they shrugged.
There are five stages in grief, we are told, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance that people interpret as signposts in a linear progression, a morbid pathway, if you will. I don't believe it, it pisses me off, is there no alternative? I don't care anymore. Ok, I give up.