Corporate brain washing?
Date: June 02, 2007 07:18PM
[b:86ca81f428]1--You are powerless.[/b:86ca81f428]
Well, aside from it being a coerced assumption, it's a truth of our existence that we can't affect EVERYTHING in our environment. If we realize this, we can then understand what we CAN affect.
[b:86ca81f428]2--Happiness, self-esteem, worthiness, sex appeal, power and etc. comes from withOUT. So "BUY SOMETHING, DAMMIT; IT'S PATRIOTIC!"[/b:86ca81f428]
This does seem to be a common theme amongst people, more so among those that cannot, or do not, think critically about society or their own thoughts.
[b:86ca81f428]3--Your work is your worth; thus the more you make (and acquire) the more *worth* and *entitlement* you have as a human being.[/b:86ca81f428]
There's a fine balance between humility, charity, and homelessness. Alot of materialistic behavior is an off-shoot of the basic human desires for alpha status. Ultimately these pursuits do not reflect on our impact on the world and generations to follow.
[b:86ca81f428]4--Therefore if someone has less happiness or material possessions than you then they obviously are less deserving.[/b:86ca81f428]
All human beings have similar needs. Since the dawning of life, there have been creatures who are either genetically less able to provide for their self, or stricken with poor opportunity to proliferate. If the idea of deserving you are talking about refers to the attention and respectful treatment by others of the human race, then certainly they should initially be allowed that. IF by deserving you mean having their prayers answered by an all-powerful being, well obviously that is beyond reason and I have no answer.
[b:86ca81f428]5--People who deny the aforementioned "rules" are simply (with a patronizing tone of voice and expression) naive self-deluded kooks and/or trouble makers who simply "just don't get it."[/b:86ca81f428]
I think people have a variety of depth for compassion and understanding. There are people whos joy in life is to volunteer most of their time to a homeless shelter or a crisis center, and there are people who have a desire to open up casino after casino, seduce model after model, try drug after drug, seek the knowledge and behavior to get into heaven, or try to make the world a better place to live for generations to come that they might never even know. If everyone had the exact same purpose in life, we would be no different than single celled organisms. If we all had the exact same respect and understanding of other peoples worth or purpose in life, we might be a fascist species.
[b:86ca81f428] ?6?Therefore we, the elite, are justified in summarily dismissing anything that they think or feel and "take steps" if necessary if they get to be too "inconvenient. [/b:86ca81f428]
In my opinion, justification is subjective to a person's individual awareness, knowledge, and beliefs.
A materialistic person who sees the most importance in material wealth, physical satisfaction, and power over others, will adjust, develop and/or sustain the beliefs that make these pursuits acceptable.
A compassionate person who sees the most importance in sharing and alleviating the suffering of all others, will do the same with their beliefs.
It is my personal hope that the proliferation of mind manipulation for material causes is a wake-up call for everyone to think critically, and teach the importance and methods of critical thinking to others. If that fails, then maybe it will be some sort of natural selection.
It is my personal belief that when I die, my only eternity will be the affects my actions have on the minds and hearts around me. So I've found my truth, and my actions shall follow.