Since September 2022, a motto + practice of mine has been: "Use AI. Don't let AI use you."
With my prompting, this post's image was generated by AI on NightCafe.
Fiat. I have only come across this weird word in two uses/contexts:
(1) in the Bible where God decrees “Fiat Lux,” which means "There shall be light"; and
(2) to describe a government-issued currency not backed by any physical commodity.
Fiat is Latin for "let it be done."
It is an authoritative decree of the highest order, given by one in total command.
What an all-powerful word... for a dollar.
Most human activity has been rooted in the pursuit of these decreed units...
which were positioned as high and vital, as light itself.
Sure, it could get nice things, and even "pay to keep the lights on"...
but it never was light. Seems wise to keep that sorted.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾