The poster boy. This is who I have been for most of my life with respect to the issues I'm about to address.
Most humans are really just sleep walking through their lives. Society tells us that if we have this car, we are somehow better than another, that if we live in this type of home we are somehow better than another. If we have this type of clothes, again, we are somehow better.
But the real story is that the woman or man is doing all this The mind is a very powerful organ. Albert Einstein stated that we only use 10% of the brain. I was a young child when I read that. I thought it was a typo or just me and my dealing with my learning disorder.
But I never forgot it and now years later, I understand.
Most people don't want to think. Thomas Edison wrote: "Five percent of the people think, 10 percent of the people think they think, and the other 85 percent would rather die than think."
We are conditioned in ways from media/society not to think. We are banged and banged over the head from ads and media to be this and that and not to think.
Mother Teresa once said: "One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."
We need to stop and take ownership of our lives. To realize and accept that happiness isn't in possessions. In us, lies the happiness. When we realize this, one has another type of life; a calm, a peace, a joy. A life that we never thought was possible.
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