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With great complexity comes great responsibility

Analyzing what you got wrong in the past is essential to making yourself better for the future. More and more people are regretting taking the shot, and some people are honest enough to say so. Some of these people have publicly expressed their wonder that some people somehow got it right.

I recently saw an article with something like 16 reasons everyone should have seen the covid shot as something not worth getting. I am not sharing the article, because I think it vastly overcomplicates the process.

Complexity is a measure of how difficult it is to understand something.

One of the many hidden measures of intelligence is a person's ability to convey complex ideas in high fidelity using simple ideas.

Here is the simplest way I can put it in the five minutes I'm willing to spend on this post:

What is the cost, and what is the benefit? Even with the initially overinflated death rates, it was very clear from day one that an experimental mRNA treatment with obviously lifelong effects was not worth the risk. That's really all you needed to figure out. 

The covid vaccine was an IQ test, and if you got it, you failed. If you are still here, maybe you'll live into round two.

We should all make the most of this situation by becoming more wise in the future. Not everyone will derive as much improvement from the same situation. The apparent differences in people will increase and accelerate as the end times rolls out. That is by design.

Increased complexity is a hallmark of the end times. As things get more complicated, it will get harder and harder to see the right path. Like the covid shot, many of these decision points will carry fatal or near-fatal consequences. And some won't. 

As time goes by, more and more situations where the right thing only appears obvious in reverse will manifest, as will the differences among us in our ability to see them ahead of time. Another way of putting this is that the right path will require greater and greater wisdom to see in advance, and some will rocket ahead, others will grow by smaller degrees, and others will actually decline in wisdom.

To make the right choice and continue to make the right choice, you will need to either get better at critical thinking or get better at noticing those who are and mimicking what they do. I'd suggest doing both to the best of your ability.

Whatever you learn from the shot situation, I hope that one of those lessons is what you can derive about the wisdom and lack thereof in yourself, those around you, and those (work, government, etc) who exert authority over you.

As these things unfold, you need to:

1) Do what you can to recognize and advance the boundary of your own wisdom.

2) Learn to recognize and give greater deference to those wiser than you. Hint: a good start is pay more attention in the future to the people who didn't get the shot. Maybe you had enough wisdom to see the right choice this time. Or maybe not. Regardless, there will come a time when the situation at hand exceeds your ability. God does not place us in situations beyond our capacity to overcome, but he makes plain that those situations commonly require us to use the people he has sent to help us. My mama always said that no matter how smart you are, there is always someone smarter than you. She said the same thing about being strong. And she was right. God told Abraham the same thing, and the principle applies across all positive qualities.

3) Minimize the influence and effects of those in your life with less wisdom than you. If your church leader, elected official, or boss pushed you to get the shot, maybe you should find a different church, vote for someone else, or get a different job.