They think we’re schtupid … and they’re right
August 6, 2012
They Think We’re Schtupid … and They’re Right … But Not For Much Longer
In a blood-sweat-and-tears kind of way, it’s a beautiful thing to wake up and to see others wake up. It is an enormous labor, like giving birth, it takes a toll and you pay a price.
Some have much more to wake up to than others. It’s not an easy or predictable process. There are many, many obstacles and obfuscations; meaning that there are those who have a vested interest in your not waking up. Wake up anyway.
Everyone has their own tipping point and their own way of sorting things out. Everyone does their own thinking and comes to their own conclusions. Naturally, we don’t all come to the same conclusions in our journey of becoming informed to the point of grasping cause and effect.
In my estimation, one of the signs of mental maturity and thoughtful consideration is changing one’s mind about an issue.
I don’t mean flip-flopping for political advantage, I mean having a change of heart, a spiritual revelation or an intellectual realization about an issue that leads to a different opinion or conviction about it. This does not seem to be a common life experience. I know few people who have done a 180 on anything.
Most people appear to go along and think what they’re told to think because they haven’t awakened to the fact that they are being told what to think. This is why children are still in public schools and adults of all ages are still going to college. This is why people still pay taxes, vote, deposit their paychecks, go to doctors and lawyers and so forth. They still believe in those things because they have not learned about the policies and systems behind them. They operate on a level that does not inspire or require them to pierce the veil.
If they do encounter reality, they get back up, brush themselves off and go on without apprehending the opportunity.
Reality offers both peril and responsibility. The only thing that’s guaranteed is that the truth is a rock. It is unassailable. It will stand up to any attack and inquiry. When you hit your head, stub your toe or scratch your elbow against that rock you have the opportunity to begin to wake up even though it would be easier and more comfortable to continue sleepwalking.
I think it was Emerson who said something like, “Take your choice of truth or repose, you cannot have both.”
Towards DISCERNMENT for a better world.
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