They tell you what you to do
They tell you what to eat
They tell you what career suits you
They tell what you can and cannot say in public
They want to watch TV all day and see the commercials that tell you to mindlessly consume
They subtly control or influence every single one of your thoughts without you ever knowing the difference
Who are “They?”
Well, “They” are powerful enough to control your entire life until you do so. “They” are all the thoughts and influences you allow to reach the permeable membrane of your subconscious mind.
Sounds pretty fucking dystopic doesn’t it? The truth unfortunately is worst than any 20XX Orwellian sci-fi flick. The “They” I’m talking about are all people, advertisers, media, music, stimuli, environments that you allow in your life that influence you’re fragile subconscious mind. These influences form a web some call “The Matrix” and its a matrix in the sense that CONFORMITY is the norm and INDIVIDUALISM is shunned.
Humans are tribal by nature, we’ve been that way for 40,000 years, no one likes being shunned by the tribe. Tribalism is a major reason why people in the US never leave and go to other countries (government has a lot to do with it but that’s another post). The Big corporations and government take advantage of this tribalism by media campaigns, channels, websites, commercials, twitter hashtags, schools, welfare, and faux state-sponsored journalism to control the narrative and prevent INDIVIDUALISM. Sheep will go with the crowd to the slaughter while the wolves feast. Joe Somebody will go through his whole life living the manufactured “American Dream” and wonder what could have been.
What keeps him pinned keeps Joe stuck in the same shitty hood with the same shitty job? Joe has a wife, kids, a mortgage, two cars, slaving away making $40,000 a year after taxes, living paycheck to paycheck, possibly one divorce, foreclosure or lay-off from suicide.
But you know whats even worse?
Joe keeps the same company of losers he’s always had his whole life or most of it. He loves his friends. He grew up with his friends. He hangs out with his friends. He takes advice from friends….and family. but no matter how many career changes, divorces and marriages, or piddly 3% raises, Joe will never ever be truly be happy because he takes acceptance over true freedom.
Joe has no idea that his mind absorbs influences and suggestions like cells absorb materials via osmosis. His friends and family aren’t evil and probably mean well but as long as Joe stays in his tribe he will never get anywhere, be successful, or do awesome things because his tribe will drag him back down to the norm of mediocrity that they are used to.
There are 2 different kinds of freedom; the freedom to do what you really want and the freedom to think what you really want. Society tells you the things that it WANTS you to do and think.
So ask yourself:
- Is this what I want or what society (family, friends,etc) wants?
- Am I in control of my thoughts or is society controlling me?
- Who are the people dragging me down?
Lets be honest, it takes cold hard cash to be truly free. I don’t have that in abundance yet but I have an abundance mindset. I fired every person in my life that negatively influenced my mindset for years and my current career really took off and the dead weight came off my shoulders.
No, it’s not easy to tell your own Father, Mother, or Step-Mother or childhood friends to get lost and perhaps you won’t have to but the pain of lose for me was short-lived and I’ve never been more alive or free.
Do you want freedom?
Are you afraid of freedom?
Joe could have chose his allies and influences and chose not to.
What will you do?
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