“Governments seem to work very hard to provide as many distractions in people’s daily lives as they can. This is because if you can keep the population living on the edge all the time they end up so caught up with the rigors of daily modern life, getting to work, paying the bills, looking out for the kids, worrying about the economy, the college fund, the groceries, the neighbors, terrorists, God, taxes, fine print, the environment and keeping up with the Jones, they don’t really notice, or even often care, about looking at the bigger picture to see what’s going on all around them, let alone what may have happened in the past.” – Max Igan
“Manipulators rarely advise you to seek new and diverse information or to ‘learn and research for yourself,’ it tends to be safer for exploitative and irresponsible leaders to keep their citizens in the dark; in their view less independent thought is better. Independent thought leads to an inquiring mind, a mindset that eventually leads to the questioning of authority figures, and that is the one thing that inadequate leaders do not want. When a leader discourages questioning of his/her leadership style, actions, and motivations, that is a sign that they have something to hide, that they may not be worthy of the public’s trust. A responsive leader welcomes and encourages questions from the citizens that have entrusted them with their safety, economic stability, and their confidence that a certain level of civility in society will be constant. Responsive leaders would be appalled, disappointed and disgusted if the public did not question such factors.” Teresa Stover
“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” — Margaret Chase Smith
Each of us tend to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or as we are conditioned to see it. Steven R Covey
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent. – Abraham Lincoln
In order to rally people, governments need enemies.They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them.And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.
“When it gets down to having to use violence,then you are playing the system’s game.The establishment will irritate you, pull your beard and flick your face to make you fight.Because once they’ve got you violent,then they know how to handle you.The only thing they don’t know how tom handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon
“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it. Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” T.S. Elliot
”Treat others as you want to be treated” – universal rule
“A man must first of all understand certain things. He has thousands of false ideas and false conceptions, chiefly about himself, and he must get rid of some of them before beginning to acquire anything new. Otherwise the new will be built on a wrong foundation and the result will be worse than before. To speak the truth is the most difficult thing in the world; one must study a great deal and for a long time in order to speak the truth. The wish alone is not enough. To speak the truth one must know what the truth is and what a lie is, and first of all in oneself. And this nobody wants to know.” G.I. Gurdjieff
“The human heart cries out for help; the human soul implores us for deliverance; but we do not heed their cries, for we neither hear nor understand.” Kahlil Gibran
“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.” G.I. Gurdjieff
Every truth passes throught 3 stages before it is recognized.
In the 1st stage it is ridiculed
In the 2nd it is opposed
In the 3rd is regarded as self evident.
Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong.
When they are presented with evidence that works against
that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would
create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called
cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect
the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny
anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.
– Frantz Fanon
People convince themselves of their own lies, becoming victims of
their own inventions as they begin to direct their lives by standards
of behavior, ideas, feelings, or instincts which do not correspond to
their inner reality. What is truly serious in this matter is that the
individual loses all points of reference regarding what comprises truth,
and what comprises lies. He becomes used to considering as true only
that which is convenient for his personal interests; everything that
is in opposition to his self-esteem or in conflict with already
established prejudices, he considers false.
Men through life, his accomplishments and the way he has been treated have broken his spirit.What most people don’t consider is that a man’s history is revealed through his postures and body language.
“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself makes you FEARLESS.” – Lao Tzu
3 solutions to every problem Accept it, Change it, Leave it.
If u cant accept it, change it. If u cant change it, leave it.
If you want to wake up mankind, first of all wake up entirely;
if you want to eliminate suffering from this world,first get rid of
all that dark and negative in you. The largest gift that you can
present to this world is your own transformation. – The old master
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