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Text comes from the book: “Rock your life. The founder and guitarist of the Scorpions reveals his secret. With fun to luck and success ”(2018), published by Münchener Verlagsgruppe (MVG), reprinted with the kind permission of the publisher.

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Rudolf Schenker is co-founder of the Scorpions songwriter and band leader. Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948 in Hildesheim) grew up in Sarstedt near Hildesheim as the son of a civil engineer. At the age of 17 he founded his first band in 1965, which soon after became the Scorpions. After leaving school, he learned the profession of high-voltage electrician, which subsequently also benefited his band in the event of technical problems. Later he also learned the profession of photographer. Since the Scorpions often had to struggle with financial problems in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Schenker photographed bands he was friends with at their concerts, thus filling up the band's budget; Schenker took the first Scorpions band photos with a self-timer. In 2007, early Schenker photographs were exhibited in a gallery in Los Angeles. He developed his vision early on to “play with the Scorpions wherever there is a power socket” and one day to be one of the 30 biggest rock bands - a vision that finally came true 20 years after the band was founded.

Achieving Goals and Changing the World: The Power of Right Attitude

What has Barack Obama got to do with the Scorpions? Not much at first glance, but if you take a closer look, there are many things in common.

With the eyes of a child

If you look at our world through the eyes of an innocent child, you quickly seem to discover the secret of a happy and fulfilled life. Stick to certain rules of the game, bring home good grades and work
every day as hard as it gets, then the
Effort is also generously rewarded - with even more rules, even more school and even harder work. And you have successfully passed your school days a few years later
brought you the most ingenious that life has to offer
has: a job, money and a future that will never come of one
end of the hunt for more persists - until one
One day old and gray and dropping dead This is called
commonly then as a happy life.

“Honestly, what wild claims! Where did this one
Rudolf just got this cynicism? 'They are probably thinking to themselves now
a. “Yes, and what's the problem? Life is exact
so! «, the others. Which group do you belong to? Maybe
don't know for sure yourself because you've never thought about it
did about it. Easy, Tiger, it doesn't matter at all
philosophize a little to yourself. I tell
in the meantime of a scene I did this summer
Year in my home village Schwarmstedt.

Complaining doesn't help

It was a wonderful day, the sun was shining and the organic farmer was just setting up her fruit and vegetable stand on the village square, like every week. As always, I drank at Gino's
my good morning espresso when two men went to the pizzeria
entered and sat at one of the tables next to me. Judging by their demeanor and style of dress, two typical ones
Representative fuzzis, around 40 and passing through. They ordered
Cappuccino and began to vocalize about the effects of the financial crisis. They cursed incessantly
on an incompetent state, on stupid and power-obsessed politicians and on a capitalism that is completely out of the
Joints advised. Worst of all was the greedy bank managers, who they clearly and without a doubt as
identified the only real culprits in the dilemma. she
had to serve for everything: for their bad-tempered boss, for
her own fear of the future, for her bad grades
Children, even for their private problems. I listened eagerly
to. Did one guy really blame a complete stranger banker for his marital crisis? Exactly! And he meant it
actually serious about it.

Because before the financial crisis he had
never had trouble, not with his wife, not with
his children, not his job - his life had been perfect! But now one problem led to another
and of course only one person could be to blame for that - the evil one
Banker. Discussion ended. The bill, please! When they are short
Time later they went their way again, I still watched them
a moment after. They didn't look happy to me.
N / A? Were you able to read the testimony of the two men?
recognize a little? Maybe not word for word and
you may also be spared the financial crisis
but haven't you made it a habit to blame others more often in difficult situations?
than to look at yourself? You can safely admit that
most do it that way.

Everything depends on the right attitude

But let's briefly look at the example of the bad banker
stay. The general public opinion about the banker is this
not known to be the best, and when the news earlier this year saw plastic dolls dressed like bankers dangling from London lampposts, you did
possibly also intended - and if only for one
Moment: “Right. Hang them up, these crooks! "
Okay, read the last sentence one more time.
Would you still think that way if the banker were your little brother? Your beloved husband, best friend
or even father? How then would your picture of all of this be
out?

The banker is not solely to blame for the misery
if one can even speak of guilt. Go once
one step further in thought. Even if that
may sound weird, but we're all the same
Share responsible for our current situation. Where your
Is there a connection to the banker? Well, you certainly have money in a bank and thus support this system. You've found it useful as long as it is yours
went well with it personally, right? Nobody can get away from it
to acquit. We are all in the same boat and we all entertain things that we accept - for our children and
their children.

The world is programmed flat

The consciousness of the world is ultimately flawed by one
Programming has been steered in this direction by all of us. World economic crisis, climate catastrophe, religious wars -
we are all of that because it comes from us and only from us. So
also from you. It is of no use to look at the others
And certainly not to curse them, because they only do what the system in which we all live dictates: be the best, the smartest, the fastest, the strongest!
You can see where this thinking leads. Or was yours in
taught school to be the happiest? Would you
Admitted to high school, for example, because you care for it so lovingly
Well, you took care of the class community, or maybe you did
"Only" because you were able to memorize a significant part of it?

It is always said that the world is so difficult to understand that everything is
so incredibly complicated, obscure and complex.
Maybe, but you don't have to be a super genius to be
realize that it still doesn't work. As long as always
more people are starving as long as brutal wars continue
rule entire continents as long as there are still people
around the globe are suffering and so unhappy that they are
no Sense recognize more in their life, even though it is for all
There are solutions to these problems, no one can convince me with reasonable arguments that this system does all of these
Created crises is the right thing to do. It can not be.

The Obama way

We all know that and yet we don't change anything about it. why
people like these people from Ginos Restaurant complain
about their unsatisfied life, rather than that very energy that
Expend them to complain, use them and actively change something in their situation? Because she is not responsible for her
take over your own life! You put yourself in the role of victim
so as not to get guilty if she does
should fail. Then they would have to admit:
“Shit, I screwed up. Me all alone and no one else!

This phenomenon can be illustrated very well using the
See Barack Obama's success story. I do not think that
He is so admired solely because he has managed to become the first black president in the history of the
To become United States of America. Rather, it lies
the fact that he has achieved something that seemed almost impossible.
The burden that came with his skin color was so immense that he mustered an unimaginably strong willpower
had to overcome the seemingly insurmountable hurdles
can. Obama achieved his big dream and that
Humanity has shown that you can achieve anything if you take part
believes himself. That's why he's so adored and like a rock star
celebrated. At last the world has a leader again, whom it takes
can shift responsibility for all of their problems. we
have got a new messiah who is now to judge it,
and we can breathe freely again, because from now on we no longer have to think about our own inactivity.

Sometimes starting small is the best solution

Sure: Our world needs visionaries like Obama who break out, who jump off course and find their own way
walk. People for whom there is no drawer for a new one
Create a form of tension and bring us forward together. But you can be one too. No, it is you
beautiful! They just haven't noticed yet.
Sometimes it grows out of a stinking manure heap
most beautiful flower, but if we stand in front of it with closed eyes, we will never be able to see its beauty.
The economic crisis is such a stinking manure pile. We need the resulting tension to keep our normal

To mess up order once again. What we call
"Normal order" is being thrown mightily into chaos, and yet it doesn't seem so bad that
we take this crisis as an opportunity to fundamentally change something in the way we all think. We'll be neat though
shaken, but not really shaken awake. Head in
the sand, close your eyes and through. Either we don't do anything
or we try to fi nd solutions to the problems, whereby we always resort to the means that allow us to do so
Have brought location. We're going to the moon, shooting rockets
into space, but fail to recognize the seemingly simplest things.

We have to change the system

That is why there will continue to be lively crises in the future,
in whatever form, until maybe someday that too
The latter realizes that our system should be changed.
All well and good, but what does all of this have to do with me? You ask
You now maybe. You just want your own life
get going and not save the whole world right away. That
I understand, of course, but in principle there is no contradiction in this. The development of the big world works on
the same way as your own, very personal
little world like that of any other single person. we
created it ourselves according to our ideas, ourselves
constructed.

God has consciously given us free will
given the way, that's why he lets us all this
Do nonsense. He's got each of us, you, me, Barack
Obama, Osama bin Laden, all seven billion people on
This planet is endowed with so much power that we don't
only theoretically, but also practically in this second, now
can do everything differently on the spot. We all have this knowledge within us, but very few call it up.

Let's look ahead positively

After all, I've noticed that lately
the global consciousness has already massively changed for the better
Has. That's good, because 30 years ago things looked very different
the end. Humanity is slowly waking up from its slumber, at a snail's pace, but at least. What is it's name
so beautiful: constant dripping wears away the stone. And yet we keep losing sight of the big picture and
direct our energy not towards change, but towards that
Accumulation of matter: house, car, television, laptop, cell phone and and and. Our children choke on all the toys in their children's rooms and at the same time do not know
more about what they should play with at all, because their brain cannot cope with this constant stress at all.

We flood
our senses with ever new stimuli and do not even notice
more that we are only desperately trying to cover up a deficiency. Because all the stuff we put on beyond a certain framework is a clear indication that
that we are missing something important in life. Namely the ability
to fill life with yourself. That's why yogis need
nothing at all because they have so much positive energy in them
have that everything outside is completely superfluous. Objects simply no longer have any meaning because you are
State of consciousness is already on a much higher level. If you will, you are on to the secret of life
your heels, and you will agree with me that a fancy sports car is quite insignificant in comparison
appears, right?

It all sounds very spooky, I definitely am
in the clear. I've been here for over four decades
on this trip and can only recommend purchasing a ticket as well. It doesn't cost anything, it's all for free. You will not
overnight with the wisdom of a yogi through the
Area run, but you will notice how slow, however
surely the fog around you will clear. It is an animal one
Feeling! I promise!

How to understand the world better

The world is not that difficult to understand at all when you are
takes the effort to engage with it with all of his senses.
One trick is to try to turn off whatever knowledge you already have. Just imagine you have your memory
lost. Yeah, okay, that's far from easy, but try
it anyway.
When a baby is born, it is with all the features
that we possess as human beings. Indeed
instead of expressing and developing this potential,
society affects the baby and continuously kills these divine abilities.

It already says in the
Bible written: "Let us be like children ..." because the
Children are the lucky ones. That's the whole point. At
we have to start at this point. Ask yourself why ours
Children, the older they get, the more they move towards adulthood, the more unhappy and stressed they become. the
The answer sounds plausible: Because the child system is permanent
forces to fight against their own nature. children
instinctively approach life in a playful way, they don't cramp up because their mind doesn't block them. they have no
Afraid of their future, which is why they can still have real fun. What percentage of adults can do that
claim about yourself? I don't know, but it will be very high
Number not be.

Virgin killer

We wanted to express exactly this phenomenon back in 1976 with the cover of our album Virgin Killer. A young, naked girl sat behind a pane that had a crack in its most intimate place. For us it was art back then
and social criticism at the same time, but the youth activists saw
in it just a huge mess. Granted, the motive was
a very direct form we have chosen to indicate that time is the death of all virginity.
The child is screwed up by information that some people cobbled together a very long time ago,
partly with clear connections to the laws of nature,
but sometimes only to lead a society astray, to keep it trapped in its own system.

That too sounds quite adventurous and like a great dark conspiracy of humanity against itself? and you
you're still wondering where you come into play
come? You just want to be happy, have some money in your bank account and have a good life. Quite
precisely! But before you can do that, you have to understand the principle
understand after that everything works here. We are all one
Part of this system and the reason why everything is good
how the bad, the big as the small, is the way it is. That
Reading this text is a sign that
You are open to change and ready to rethink.
If you want to get through life successfully, then
find out what makes you happy and what you enjoy.
Start playing again. Of course it sounds childish, start playing again ... but that's exactly how you have to approach it.

The game of life

I am lucky myself in a way
he plays. Life is one big game. imagine that
before, you no longer work, you just play! Wouldn't that be
the absolute hit? Because how can something be bad that is fun? Bingo! Now you have it. And so I explain
the games officially opened for.

All right, Rudolf. Great idea! Let's go! Let's go play. Ahem, but what exactly? And where should I go, after
from left to right? And anyway, what do I use to play
with? And what do I wear? Do I get dirty? Then let
I prefer the white sneakers in the closet, right? What do you mean
you will it rain Do I leave my cell phone here? It could be me
call someone! Should I quickly change my mood status on Myspace? Damn it, it'll start in three hours
new season of »Dr. House «. Will I be back by then? Is it still worth it then? Shouldn't I rather
stay here on the sofa and order a pizza? Or quickly
go to the video store, then I can go ahead »Dr. House «
Watch another movie, plus the pizza, chill out and that
Put your feet up, what do you mean? I have to get up early tomorrow anyway
to my stupid job! Oh, I mustn't even think about it. What a stress! Shit, I'll post quickly
uniebookthat I can't start anything today. Has the
Video store doesn't have a delivery service? Yes? Hammer! Then need
I don't even get out of the apartment. Rudolf, I'm somehow completely annoyed by the whole action. Will be back to me
all too much. Let's have a chat next week, okay?
So until then. Bye bye.

Constantly under stress

Sure, until then, but seriously mean your answers
will be different next week? You don't have to be early then
get out and have something to do that is totally annoying? Believe
me, the excuses to stick to the status quo will be yours
never go out. No matter what decision we make in our life
have to meet, we are in a constant battle
with ourselves. Every day anew. On the one hand you have
we our soul, our "heart," that in the form of a little sweet
Angel sits on our left shoulder and every day with us
want to whiz around the world. His powerful opponent is
our mind, which crouches like a devil on the right shoulder
and constantly afraid of the angel with his huge trident
chasing any change.

The mind and the
Soul wrestle permanently
for our favor and like you
sure from my own experience
can confirm, we leave
almost always win the mind.
I decided a long time ago to only listen to my heart because
I realized that there was never a wrong decision
would hit. Maybe it doesn't always direct me to
Paths to my goal, but it took me off the sofa every day
get up and let me get out with a hot feeling
sent the world.

I have long ago
Time decided, just yet
to listen to my heart
because I realized
that there is never a wrong one
Decision would make.

Ocean's apprentice in Atlanta

In 1979 we toured the USA with our Lovedrive album.
In Atlanta we stayed in the Peachstreet Plaza, a super stylish hotel - round like a tower, with a facade made of glass.
From my room I had a sensational view
the city skyline because I'm on a straight line to the sky
could see - animal! I was sitting at my desk with my guitar, the television was playing without sound and I was composing
a little to myself. I just developed the beginning of
The Zoo, a track from the upcoming Animal Magnetism album,
and looked lost in thought at the screen. I had that
News Channel switched on, on which the live broadcast of a helicopter flight was shown. I paid no further attention
on it and fully concentrated on the composition.
Suddenly it got very loud around me.
I put the guitar on the bed, stepped to the window front and saw
like a helicopter hovering right in front of my nose. "Hmm,
You know him from somewhere, "I thought to myself and took another look at the television, back to the window front.
back to the television, to the window front, and sure enough, it was
same. Immediately I switched on the sound and found out that the
Helicopter was filming the bank next to our hotel that was being robbed by gangsters. Totally crazy! Know
The scene from the movie Ocean's Eleven, in which Basher Tarr in
His hotel room in Las Vegas is sitting and getting excited
Hotel Blast on TV even though this scene is right next to him and he only takes a look out of the
Throw window? That's how I felt. Hollywood
up close!

You can experience that too, in your own way, in your world,
when you don't keep the fun in your life next
Week shifts. And most of all, don't be afraid of it. I
knows you are just thinking about solving a million problems first
have to, in order to even be able to loosen up for a moment. But you are wrong! There is
no problems in life
just new situations. Problems cannot be solved
On the other hand, stressful situations do. If it really is
should be something that won't keep you sleeping at night, then
give this matter your full attention now.
Be present with all your senses, change something or accept
this situation the way it is, but don't let it make you feel like one
Keep a slave.
Do you actually know who is all these damn problems
created in your head? Ask your mind! He's talking to you
constantly wondering what terrible horror stories you might expect one day. Do you see the trick he's using?
The mind speaks in the subjunctive because of your problems
namely nothing to do with the present, i.e. your actual life in the now. You are still far away
Future. Maybe someday they'll be at your door, maybe not. Who knows. Think about it in peace.
They prefer to lie on the sofa and burden themselves with negative thoughts that are completely speculative instead of having fun now with a free mind. This is crazy.
This principle of stirring up fear is used everywhere
in the media, in business, in religion, in politics:

There are no problems in life, just new situations.

All successfully use this basic human feeling for
their purposes to make the stupid sacrificial people their decisions on the nose. Nobody asks because
all too busy being afraid of the morning too
have: For God's sake, I'll be the next to be fired, my family will have enough to eat, survive
i got the giraffe flu, how long can i keep my rent
pay, I get sick of gene meat, what about mine
Pension, is there a third world war? It's all more complete
Madness! Looks something like the picture you took in kindergarten when
You could still play carefree, have drawn from your future life? I can, to be honest,
hard to imagine.

We have to keep one thing very clear: we
are all just a reflection of our society, of our parents,
our teachers, our faith, our entire environment,
because we are according to their ideas and value systems
programmed. We state this knowledge in turn
our children continue. You really don't have to be super religious
To be human in order to know that God, in what form he
Whatever exists for oneself, wants every human being
feel the greatest possible happiness there is on earth. but
why doesn't it work? And there we are again - caught in the cycle of fear. Just break through it!
The fear of pain is always worse than the actual pain. We know it is so, and yet we grope
we always fall into the same trap of the "what-if" -
and in the end we can hardly move because of the fear.

No fear of fear

Even as a child, I was extremely suspicious of this adult behavior. I tried to explain this to myself with my naive and childlike means, but as much as I did myself
tried hard, I just couldn't figure it out. My parents often discussed hypothetical events tomorrow, next year
or could take place in ten years. In the face of mine
I was often able to express concern and concern, mother
recognize sorrow. For example, she really wanted that
Professionally, I followed in her family's footsteps and saw myself
already as a telecommunications fitter at Siemens or the Germans
Post. She comes from a traditional family of officials and
She wanted this kind of security for me too.
Nice bourgeoisie, the main thing is that the pension is secure.
She projected her wishful thinking onto her children because she
of course only wanted the best for us. And something happened that
had this fantasy in her mind to collapse
can bring, she got
to do it with fear. As
probably 99 percent
of all mothers. Isn't that
crazy?

One is afraid of
something that hasn't happened yet. "What is coming
come anyway, so don't worry. ”A little saying from my father that is so truthful. So if tomorrow
what I am afraid of today will not happen, then I will
completely in vain had a whimper. And the time in which I
I might as well have had fun, I am irrevocably lost. Martin Luther once said: “And if I only knew that
tomorrow the world would break into a thousand pieces, I would today
Plant another tree. ”He realized there was no point
results in fear of the future. Today, however, on
To enjoy the sight of a tree, yes. What is coming
comes anyway,
so don't worry

Everyone is responsible for their own situation

A first step for one
Change is to recognize
that you are alone for your
Situation are responsible. If you think about it again, you will
only clear why it is about being happy, having fun and
playing is not as easy as it sounds at first. But why do we find it so difficult? Finally are
these are all things that we know are good for us
are. The answer is as simple as it is surprising: we have it
never learned otherwise! As strange as it sounds, it's not
We have ever been taught to be happy from the bottom of our hearts
nor what it feels like to have real fun. All, what we
Getting drummed into it from birth is to perform and strive for visible success in the form of material possessions and social recognition. and
then we fall into a lifelong hibernation called
Routine and don't wake up again until the Grim Reaper arrives
the door is standing. "Oh, that's it, okay?" We wonder
then totally surprised. “Fuck! Life doesn't even have it yet
started and it's over again? I wanted tomorrow
still so much to do! "

But then unfortunately it says:
Game over!
The idea is pretty frustrating, isn't it?
So forget about them right away.
A first step for one
Change is realizing that you are solely responsible for your situation. So I can't tell you what
have to do. But that's not too bad, because you
already know the way. All you have to do is dated now
Get up on the sofa and break the system

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