"The most important part of this story is getting our minds to accept reality without our passionate beliefs interfering. By ‘beliefs’ I mean statements like these:
•“Things always get better and are never as bad as they seem.”
•“If Peak Oil were ‘real,’ I would be hearing about it from my trusted sources.”
•“Dwelling on the negative is self-fulfilling.”
While each of these things might be true, they also might be false and therefore misleading, especially during periods of transition. Our job is to remain as dispassionate and logical as possible."