Episode 169 - Brainwashed
The Thursday Thesis - 19/9/2019
Happiness is a choice, made in the face of a toxic sea of negativity. Modern life’s turbulent dark waters engulf us in wave after wave of bad news, advertisements torment us with images of a life made good by products, without which we are nothing.
Now we are online 24/7 the onslaught has no let-up: our minds are under siege and nobody is coming to the rescue. Continuously updated with all the latest bad news, celebrity wankfesting and the propaganda masquerading as news, we are herded – willingly – into a state of anxiety and given a sense of powerlessness, and from there we seek escape into more of the very entertainments (definition) that got us into this bloody mess.
This is reality, and failing to recognise it is to delude oneself – and that is the first step toward insanity.
Governments (to regulate and control), business interests, media, and the many agencies identified by their abbreviations are happy to provide us with the soundtracks and storyboards of our lives, based upon their agendas for us. Make no mistake – their agenda for you and for me will in no way have our best interest at heart: recognise this and deal with it. Only a fool would believe that other people are more interested in what we want than what they want – this is the great lie of the Communist ideal, even in its watered-down form we call Socialism. For Socialism/Communism to function the individual must surrender their freedom of choice and submit completely to the power of the state; in recognising this simple reality the deceit of “the common good” falls on its self-righteous arse.
Politics aside, what can you do about it?
Make a choice: either one chooses to bathe in the sewer of negativity or one chooses to extract oneself from it. You can’t swim in a shitstream without getting whiffy.
I’m advocating positively brainwashing yourself in a way that’s positive and meaningful for you.
Given the choice between hearing bad news all day long, of constant disturbances and distractions leaving you in an anxious and powerless state, and being exposed to good news and inspiring ideas all day – leading you to feel happy, optimistic and positive – which would you choose, knowing that you had the choice?
It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?
But how many people that you know have made that choice – how many of your friends, family and colleagues even know they are making that choice every single day of their lives?
So now you know, what are you going to choose to focus on, what are you going to allow into your life?
You get to choose.
Choose well, choose wisely.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2019
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