Now the inhabitants of the family and the church would never admit to this. They would say I was crazy. They would say I was brainwashed. In fact, it isn't that they just would say these things, but they have already made sure our friends know that I"m crazy and brainwashed. I've been ostracized by everyone that knew me.
You see, I didn't accept all of this belief any longer. I challenged it. I questioned it. I didn't just subscribe to the mind control philosophy of YOU MUST THINK LIKE ME.
They didn't like that. They tried further countermeasures but those didn't work. They escalated the countermeasures through every means possible and yet those didn't work. When they could not control and manipulate my mind anymore, they continued to pester me every day with hurtful assaults and comments.
I had to walk away...
In my case, I finally had to walk away from the family. I had to leave it behind. There was no way I was going to accept the mind control that they were forcing upon me. I didn't want to subscribe to their views and beliefs that YOU MUST THINK LIKE ME!
Yet, today in this country and world, I see the continuation of the mind control methods being employed. People look at one another and state, YOU MUST THINK LIKE ME or I won't be your friend or I won't have anything to do with you or I will ridicule you.
Off with your head...
It is epidemic that we have gotten to a place where we hate one another so much because of some position the other person holds. It doesn't matter what position it is, there is no coming together and no balance. It is all about thinking like what you believe, or off with your head!
Social media displays this far more than most things. In fact, I think it is more efficient showing the hatred for one another than even the churches or mind controlling families like my own. You see it every day and if you don't, you're not opening your eyes.
Why is it that our way is the only right way. Why is it that YOU MUST THINK LIKE I DO or you are wrong? Why is it that we cannot even begin to entertain something different than what we believe?
No way to learn from others...
There is no way to grow as a person if you only see things in one dimension. There is no way to learn from others if you see all that hold different view points as the enemy or the losers or the ones that are horrible people and scum of the earth. There is no way to rise to higher moments in our world if all we do is stand opposed to one another.
If what we believe and think is so solid, it will stand. We will be able to accept differing viewpoints without harming our foundation. Yet, if our foundation is something that is not strong or we do not have confidence in, then we will not feel as if we can stand with others who think differently.
Thinking differently and allowing ourselves to entertain those thoughts is essential to being human. It is required for us to grow. It is necessary for our survival.
When you look at life as "YOU MUST THINK LIKE ME", than you're limiting humanity and holding all of us in a prison of our own making. May we shake this attitude that is so pervasive across all communities and peoples and see how we can come together for our common good.
If all of our ideas were right and all other ideas are wrong, will we ever make it into a new millennium or will we be the downfall of our own civilization. We will destroy our own by thinking we know all and everyone else is wrong?
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