這種野心勃勃和勞累的「上進」，或只為「保持不被拉下」的行為，是建立於恐懼上的——那是較年輕的人不太會做的事。這恐懼當然是因為「不足」，如我先前提過的 ( 註：足以讓人快樂的東西，例如錢、權力、資源等。 ) 。
這個「實相」進一步肯定了那原始思維，惡性循環於是被創造出來了。思維(想法)先於實相而創造實相。實相肯定思維而强化該思維(模式) (Thought precedes reality, and creates it. Reality confirms thought, and reinforces it.)。該思維又進一步地創造出該實相形態、而更進一步地創造該思維模式、而又更進一步地創造該實相形態，很快地，整個地方都陷入其幻覺中在打轉。在「愛麗絲漫游仙境」的世界裡，每個人會發誓說什麼是真實的並非真實，而什麼並非真實卻是真實的。
Neale: Why does world have its priorities so mixed up? Are teenagers the only ones who know what's really important, and that it's not”Making Money”, or “Getting to the top”, or “Being famous”, or any of those things?
Sometimes it does seem as though young people are far more in touch with what's truly important in life, given how the human race it- self says it wishes to experience life.
Older adults often say one thing and do another. They say they want to live long and healthy and happy lives, for instance, and then they smoke and drink and put themselves under incredible stress striving to acquire and accumulate things that, to younger people, have no meaning.
This pushing and straining to “get ahead” or even to just “stay afloat” is behavior based in fear—something that younger people do not have much of. The fear is, of course, that there is “not enough,” as I pointed out earlier.
This fear is lived so completely that it actually becomes part of the human experience at many times and in many places. In other words, it's not just a “thought” that people have, it has become their on-the-ground reality.
This “reality” then reconfirms the original thought, and a vicious circle has been created. Thought precedes reality, and creates it. Reality confirms thought, and reinforces it. Thought creates further reality, creating further thought, creating further reality, and pretty soon the whole place is spinning in its illusions, living in an Alice in Wonderland world where everyone will swear that what is real is NOT real, and that what is NOT real is real.
It is not real that “fame and fortune” are the source of all happiness in life, and older adults say they know this—then they go ahead and behave as if it were real anyway. They say one thing, and do another.
You younger adults are having none of it. You know the truth, you have no need for money and material success, no yearning to “climb the corporate ladder.”