How to Avoid the coronavirus and fear-mongering

So many publicists, media outlets, and dangerous people with a large following are pumping an insane amount of fear into human beings around the world, dictating their every move, perception, and even mind. People, welcome to my power post. You’re going to learn, in short, how to avoid the noise in the world.

1. CNN, FOXNEWS, & All forms of Media are CANCER.

These people don’t give a damn about your well-being; they only care about their penny-ad clicks and ratings. Whatever brings more people in, that’s what they pump out. CNN has a disgusting amount of race-bait articles because they know that’s what their followers like….FOXNEWS, too. These are cancerous beings, and to be honest, you won’t learn anything from it. Al Jazeera, BBC, and the rest….they will not help you with anything but their sole purpose for existing is to control your mind so you can pump more money into pharmaceutical industries.

2. Stay away from old people and their fear-mongering.

Sounds hateful, but an un-reputable Thai garbage news website employs they mega-old foreigners who have such a dim mindset on reality. I wasted about 10 minutes of my life reading a 65-year-old man’s article on “why we should care about the coronavirus,” and he incessantly told people “NOT TO COMPARE TO THE SEASONAL FLU” and how dangerous it is. It was laughable, because this is the first time in humankind that we have literally a SEASONAL FLU that’s disrupting their entire global economy based on fear-mongering. No one cancels plans if someone is sick with the flu, so why with the coronavirus? He tried to compare the percentages of deaths by coronavirus to the flu and that’s also incomparable, just because the flu had taken millions to the grave in the last decade. People, it’s all about perspective. This is the most opportunistic time in terms of stocks, real estate, building websites, launching businesses, etc. All the heavy-hitters have gotten smashed, and this is a great opportunity for the little guy.

3. If it doesn’t serve you, drop it.

I look at the numbers game on a website. I look at a live map fool of numbers, once a day, so I can see what’s happening around the world. I’m in Thailand, a place that is completely undercutting the suspected number of coronavirus cases, but I know I would NEVER catch it because my immune system and the caution I use (living in a polluted city has enabled that).

4. Basic steps and forget it

Media-fast — #1. “The world is burning! The world is burning! OMG! We’re going to die!” After that, they tell you to do something…and you do, ultimately profiting them. The media is a parasite of the world. If it doesn’t serve you, you drop it. Now, if you’re in an infected zone or dealing with people face-to-face, use caution. I can only speak by experience.

Busy day: I’m on a train….I have an N95 mask on — no matter what — because of the pollution. I don’t touch rails or anything on the train, just the handle to my luggage. Everywhere I go I take a portable sanitizer. The destinations I go to have sanitizers and check temperatures, which is technically me free medical checkup. Every week I go to my workplace on the weekend and they check my temperature, so week-after-week, I see if I have a fever, which is always NNNOOOOOOO.

I avoid large gatherings and touching services. When I exchange money, give money, or get something handed to me, I DO NOT adjust my mask or put my fingers near my eyes until I get situated and get sanitizer. I listen closely to people who are coughing. On the train, if someone coughs, I move to another car. If someone sneezes, it’s never near me….but I still move to another car. If you’re sitting directly to someone, try just standing up (if possible) and WEAR A MASK. The dumb ass doctors of America say “NO! STOP IT! IT WON’T HELP!” It’s because they’re working for the garbage pharmaceutical companies that are making billions and want more people to get sick. Whatever they say…do the OPPOSITE!

Don’t touch anything at home until you sanitize. Walk in the door, sanitize, put stuff away, then wash your hands. Get yourself an air purifier. I’ve just bought one, which I’ll post in a separate article, and it is stupendously amazing because it feels like I’m breathing in American air — literally. My chest isn’t congested in the morning, no sniffles, no mucous buildup. It’s unbelievably AMAZING.

And those are your steps.

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Is Technology Really Bad? Or Is It The Older Generations That Are Feeding Us Suggestions?

I was reading an article with my students about 2017 being the safest year in aviation history.  That’s right.  52 deaths in a 365 day calendar year.  Half of those deaths came within the last week (what I call freak accidents) with what it seems to be a very bad plane model (forgot the name but I think it’s a Cessna).  Nonetheless, no commercial airlines crashed.  Is it because Air Traffic control and communication improved vastly? Oh, no? Ok, plane models got much better than? The horrendous 747-400 is finally retired in America, leaving behind a pretty horrendous crash report (and these planes should’ve been retired after the 80’s).  Nonetheless, we have to say that technology, in general, has improved in this area.

Deadliest decade? 1970’s and 1980’s with over 100,000 deaths per decade (correct me if I’m wrong).  Hmmm….so let’s think about that.  Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination along with JFK (which happened a bit earlier); the horrendous Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge ransacking Phnom Pehn Cambodia, the introduction of cocaine in the Americans.  It’s safe to say that it was a batshit crazy couple of decades, and it’s very important to acknowledge what has happened in the past.  But it was a lack of communication that fueled wars, was it not?

However, the focus here is technology.

No social media.  International calling? Ceased to exist, right? Landlines only.  Took forever to send mail and packages.  You name it….but because technology evolved so much, I can send a text message from where I’m sitting now to the other side of the world instantaneously.  News outlets, such as all of them, are pleading that it’s the end of the world, yet they’re the ones who technically created the “beast.”

Let’s focus on the kaleidoscope.  How nuts was it to look into lens of some object to the stars? Let’s look at the introduction of the Atari – the first “inventive” video game system in the 80’s (I think?).  Let’s fast forward to the SNES and Sega Genesis.  Oh, those were supposed to ruin the lives of many people, yet I was able to befriend the best basketball player in my elementary school by having him come over and play a game with me before our 3rd grade class.

What about the introduction to MSN messenger and AIM?! Who remembers that? Ok, Korea had Xanga and Thailand had Hi-Five.  Yikes…that was into the dawn of the new millennium.  Remember pagers? I mean people were complaining about those, Myspace, and now they’re pointing fingers at FB.

Yes, just recently in Thailand there was a suicide on FB live.  Hell, there are beatings, killings, and all types of other things happening on FB live, YouTube, Twitter and so many other things….but it’s just exposing what human beings actually are.  That’s what it comes down to.

I mean how can we say something, which will continue to evolve and disrupt the world, is actually destroying our lives? Can you say accountability?  We’re now flying with in-flight entertainment systems before our eyes in some of the biggest aircraft to ever inhabit the sky; we can send messages and FaceTime with a human being who’s on the other side of the world; Air Traffic control, which I haven’t mentioned just yet, can redirect more than a dozen planes at one time and manoeuvre them around the city to avoid collision.  If we look at the deadliest years in aviation history, to what’s happening right now with Bitcoin…..which age groups exactly are the ones pointing fingers? Those that saw the JAL flight go down in Japan? The ones that were around while the USA invaded a small country in southeast Asia because of something called “communists?”  The only ones complaining about social media are those from a completely different time.  On the other hand, young one’s are on their phones and just adapting to what’s in front of their eyes.

Gary Vee, “technology is exposing exactly who we are, not changing who we are.  Everybody shows their best life on Instagram.  But that’s what we always did…we just did it over some coffee with a friend.  Mike Tyson’s punch out was suppose to ruin my life.  The walkman. You name it.”

Who’s profiting from the penny ads on these “fake news” websites? Can I ask you a question? How much money was made by each click when there was a “tsunami triggered” just off the coast of Alaska? Do you know how much these “news” websites make by delivering “circle of concern” type news to make it seem like it’s the end-of-the-world.

Everything is not what it seems.

Embrace the change.  Embrace the fact that this world is evolving into a magnificent planet….one that has evolved drastically in the last 4, 3, 2, 1, decade and a half.  Yes, we need to clean up the plastic island mess, stop hoarding all the damn fish with these fishing companies in the pacific, polluting our coral, and clean up our greenhouse emissions – but it will take an overall gigantic effort from us.  The individuals.  You…who are reading this.  It starts now.

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Darren Hardy: Don’t Drink Dirty Water

I worked for a dental office on a temp contract 6 years ago in Coburn (town north of North Sydney, if I’m not mistaken), and this man (the dentist) would look at me crazy and say, “did you drink your water? Arsenio, you must drink your water. The average being needs to consume X AMOUNT everyday.  If you don’t, your body can’t function.”

You get in life what you create. – Darren Hardy

Whatever you’re allowing yourself to hear and see is what you’re creating.  For the people out there who are literal thinkers, they’ll continue recreating the same life every day, week, month, year, and life.  The best part of this is once you realize that you are the creator – it’s life transforming.

Look at your life like a glass.  Your glass if filled with whatever you put it in.  For instance, I had a very uneventful weekend featuring disorganization and people who wanted to see me fail – but I didn’t fail.  Am I going to go home knocking what happened? Absolutely not.  Everything that happened – happened the exact way it was suppose to.

Media Diet

From the tabloids screaming at you in the stores, to CNN being on in the airport and even at the gyms – there’s no running from it.  However, you can cancel the subscriptions and stay away from the news all together.

Just this morning I was running on the treadmill and there were the older folks, walking and staring at the T.V. – all while watching a building burn.  Shortly after that segment, there was a homicide (of some sort) showing the dead body.  I didn’t necessarily see anything, but it didn’t phase me whatsoever because I had a motivational talk in my ear and cardio to do.

What is it with people who just find the need to slow down in traffic, too.  I’m talking about those who slow down to look at the carnage on the road.  Here in Thailand….they take photos.  That’s right.  The literally take photos of all the body parts – which ended up being splattered all over the place so they can gain social media likes.

This is why I go on a Newsfeed purge.  My friend, who I had dinner with last night, was completely against my purge.  She said, “how do you know how your friends are doing?”  I retorted, “they can tell me if it’s great news!”  I stopped following virtually all my Asian friends, especially after seeing one of my Vietnamese friends sharing a video involving a deceased young boy in an ice-chest.

The empathy; the heart; the sympathy and compassion of people, especially in Asia, has gone out the window.  Am I saying everyone? No….but my goal is to see inspirational messages and people doing great things.  My goal is to comment on photos that draw a lot of good attention.

There needs to be a “positive news” channel.  A news channel that just shows how you can overcome the senseless bigotry that’s peddled all over the news.  I can preach right now that there’s so much more good happening in the world than bad.  It’s just an issue because the news outlets broadcast things that can sell.  Good news doesn’t sell.  People don’t want to be happy.  People want to bitch.  You know this – and I know this.

Create A Personal Junk Filter

The majority of news doesn’t have a bearing on your goals, dreams or aspirations anyway.  Can you stop what’s happening in Myanmar? In the Middle East? I remember Joe Vitale saying on ‘the secret’: “maybe you have to be informed, but you don’t have to be inundated.”

Bottomline, things are happening all around the world that we have no control over.  Just like Tim Ferris’ Low Information Diet, Darren Hardy has the same thing, too.

I don’t want to pour mud into a clean glass of water.

Enroll In Drive-Time U

In the morning when I get out of bed, I have a podcast app on my phone ready to go.  Gary Vee locked in.  Also, Hodgetwins….the meaning to laugh, regardless of how ridiculous it is, is essential.  So, I’m standing on the platform in tears of laughter before heading into the train.  When I get inside, that’s when I get to work for the next 35 minutes.  I’m posting things on Instagram, Weibo, Twitter, FB, sharing things, writing things on my notepad.

Some people are probably driving.  Ok, if you drive to work, set yourself up a nice audio the night before.  I would seriously recommend Lisa Nichols, Gary Vee, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Impact Theory (I love Wyclef Jean’s Story), and so many other videos.  Seriously…drill your mind relentlessly and you’ll be amazed how fast your paradigm shifts.

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The Rant of 2017

If you’re pointing fingers at the past, Donald Trump, Republicans, North Korea, Thai people (lol) or anyone else for that matter to why you’re not successful, you suck.  Well, I don’t want to say you suck, because you technically don’t, but if you post implicit comments targeting groups of minorities or majorities in terms of dropping their defenses….YOU REALLY SUCK.

I’ll give you the cold-hard truth.  We’re one day away from 2018 and with the exception of developing countries, the world has exceedingly evolved into something magnificent.  We’re living in one of the most opportunistic ages in human kind.  The device in your pocket can make you create vlogs, written, and audio forms of content.  If you’re living in an exotic country like Kazakhstan, Morocco, American Samoa, Tuvalu, Brunei, Luxembourg and you’re not documenting your life, you’re missing out.

If you’re reading my blogs from Bulgaria, Romania, France; and listening to my podcasts from Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and other places….why not take what I’m giving and put it into your language? I know audio hasn’t taken over in these countries such as what’s happening right now in America….but it will.  We’re going to be multi-tasking beings.  While brushing our teeth, we’re going to be listening to podcasts to help us with self-improvement and different areas of our life.  Video is slowly declining because no one wants to sit in front of a screen anymore when they can be doing 3 things at once.

What I’m telling you and imploring you to do is to (1), stop bitching.  Stop trying to slander your fellow samaritans.  Yes, I blew up a week ago at a convenient store because I won’t be made a mockery of, and the blowup was super funny because they went from laughing to mad as hell (hahahahaha)….but what I’m trying to say is if you go on Twitter, follow Donald Trump (and you hate him), talk about taxes and things you can’t control….2018 is in repeat form.  Form better habits and stop complaining!

This is the era of opportunity.  If you’re reading this, start making a difference.  Develop habits that suit you in your definite chief-aim and develop the burning desire to go after it with all your might! Not tomorrow….but today is the beginning.

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/the-2017-rant

Shrugging Off Negativity: Round 1 – Social Media Purge

How often do you find yourself in arguments with fake accounts on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Will those type of engagements help you or hurt you in your run for whatever you’re trying to achieve? Social media is bone-crushing – and engaging in quarrels with people who don’t have faces is going to hurt you more than them.

Just recently I posted a very educated post on Nikkei Asia’s Facebook page and I attracted to me wife/sex tourists here in Thailand trying to defend Thai people and the culture, although I’ve been a victim of extreme racial hatred.  What happens? I could ultimately lose face because just like 3 years ago, they could snapshot a photo of what I said and use it against me or my business in the future.

Also, I got another comment, around the same time, of an acquaintance I met on a plane about 8 years ago saying, “why did you unfollow me on Instagram?”  Both of these messages, which I read very early in the morning, dictated about the next 15 minutes of my morning.  I needed to make a quick decision and say, “ok, media purge time.  Delete the comment, block the people, and lets move forward.”

Rule #1 – Social Media Can Destroy You – If You Engage In Pity Parties

Anytime you’re vying for superior status on ESPN forums, CNN/FoxNews comment sections or anything else, you’re going to attract to you others who are out to ruin your day; let alone your life.  Just know that every comment can dictate the way people view you.  As Tim Ferris said, “stay the hell away from the news.”  Sure, if you want to create a fake account and troll everyone, you can….but what satisfaction are you getting out of calling someone 10k miles a way a bunch of adjectives? Commenting, especially on sports forums and news forums, is useless.

Rule #2 – Notice It Early & Steer Clear

After receiving sensationalistic comments in the morning, I told myself, “ok, I’m done with social media for the day.”  Instagram is much better in terms of real people and surrounding yourself with people who will boost your persona; on the other hand, Facebook is troll city.  Commenting on Twitter, also, is not what you want to do.  I knew because I read those comments early in the morning that I could be in for a lot of trouble…consciously.  So, I immediately made my grateful list and I snapped out of it by listening to Micheal Bernard Beckwith.  If you don’t snap out of the funk, your day is funk.

Rule #3 – Is The News Helping You?

Honestly, what “feel-good” stories are in the news?

Go ahead.

I’m waiting.

Exactly.  The news is all about clicks and it attracts what it puts out.  The world is on FIRE at the moment with opinions, so the best thing to do is again….”circle of influence” vs “circle of concern.”  Talk about only the things you can control and leave the trolls for the trolls.  Go on a media fast.  Stay away from all news and have a partner at work or home where you can rely on him/her for information.  Unless there’s a nuclear bomb coming or a flash flood (Thailand – lol), you don’t need to know a damn thing!

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Tim Ferris – Low-Information Diet

Climate change, deforestation, extreme temperatures, fossil fuel emissions, global warming, homelessness, famine, an epidemic, nuclear explosion, end of the world – is all of this going to make your day better, let alone help you achieve your goals?

I don’t even have to say it.

From this point forward, I’m going to propose that you develop an uncanny ability to be selectively ignorant. Ignorance may be bliss, but it is also practical. It is imperative that you learn to ignore or redirect all information and interruptions that are irrelevant, unimportant, or unactionable. Most are all three.
The first step is to develop and maintain a low-information diet. Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources. – Tim Ferris

This is the end.  From this day going forward, let’s try to go on a one-week media fast.  No magazines, newspapers, television, non music radio, twitter feeds regarding anything negative, websites (especially political ones).  If you want to know what’s going on in the world, simply ask someone during a 1 hour lunch break every now and then, “hey, anything important going on in the world?”

Tim Ferris, during the elections 5 years ago, emailed some of his closest friends pertaining to the election.  Although he was in Germany, he still wanted to vote and trusted the expertise of his closest affiliates instead of becoming inundated in an emotional war between parties.

You’re probably wondering, “what the heck can I do with all this extra time?” Well, it’s amazing knowing you have free’d yourself from sheer pessimism, but there are great alternatives like making speaking to your spouse, quality time with the kids, reading SELF-DEVELOPMENT BOOKS (no love stories gone wrong), to-do lists, projects, etc.  If you desperately have to, look at a business magazine if you’re tuned into the business aspect of the world.  If you see that there’s a lot of bickering, as there will be, and like a bad movie (Black Christmas circa 2007), put down the newspaper or walk out of the theater!

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11319533