Richard G. Petty, MD

Optimism and Hope

I get a great many news feeds from all over the world so that I can keep track of stories on health and human performance that may be of interest to you. But I also maintain a major interest in current affairs. We have all seen the worrying reports coming out of Afghanistan, Iraq and now Iran.

So it was with great pleasure to see a delightful blog created by a female teenage entrepreneur in Teheran.

I have many reasons for being very optimistic about the future, though we are clearly going to face a lot of bumps in the road because of the rapid environmental changes and developments in consciousness, cognition and morality, and therefore of society. I also accept the evidence that we are going to have to accept some very major changes in how we run ourselves and the planet, and that those changes are going to become necessary within the next 5-8 years.

So why am I so optimistic? In part because I have been a student of the Ageless Wisdom since my teens, and the precise pattern of world changes was predicted centuries ago, though there have been a few tweaks in the predictions along the way. But the main reason for the optimism is regular folk like the author of the blog. I have traveled a lot more than most people, and I know something with great certainty. Our leaders may sometimes lead us in unfortunate directions, but most people, whether living in the United States, Outer Mongolia, Iran or anywhere else, just want to get on with life: to find their purpose and meaning; to have a healthy and successful personal, family and business life, however they may define success; to deepen their spirituality and leave an enduring legacy. People like the young author of this blog should give everyone enormous hope for the future.

“When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.”
–Carl Rogers (American Psychologist and the Principle Creator of Client-Centered Therapy, 1902-1987)

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About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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