We become so used to a fixed behavioral pattern that it becomes our standard goto response for anything that happens with us. The known provides comfort despite the wrongness of it. Why are we so unwilling to inspect our own selves and make changes as required? Why is truth so unbearable, so unmanageable, so unpalatable that we prefer our cocoon of lies and deceit to the simple beauty of truth? Is it because it’s cold, harsh and not many have an iron clad digestive system? Why are we so apprehensive about our self image that we lie and cheat to maintain a rosy picture of ourselves instead of removing the thick blinkers of self deception and take a good, hard look at what we truly are?
Why do we revel in blindness? As human beings, we are on the topmost level of evolution. We have brains which can think, analyze, reason and conquer over the animal instincts we were born with instead of just blindly following them. So, why don’t we? Why this mass delusion? The society would be a better place if we actually used our brains and be truthful. Then why don’t we? Is it because of the life long mental conditioning that we receive from our parents, teachers and the society in general since the moment we are born? Is that conditioning too strong for most to just break free of it? Or does the mind need to be trained right from the beginning to think out of the box, not just believe blindly in whatever it is taught?
The mind is a high strung and equally highly trainable animal. It can be taught anything. Then why don’t we train it to do that which is its primary function? To ask questions, to doubt where there is a reasonable doubt, to be unbiased, to think, analyze, reason and then arrive at the correct conclusions? Why don’t we do that? Why do we persist in delusions? Is it because of the conditioning or the cocoon we have wrapped around us? A goto behavior, a standard response is all that we can manage. We believe in conformity instead of standing out in the crowd. If others live a miserable life then we too are okay with our own miserable one. No standing out ever! Not even for happiness. Why?
That’s it! Go ahead! Create a scene… Tears and snot! Recriminations… Play the “blame” ping pong…Just don’t ever do something useful…something that might actually help! Don’t ever stand up and take responsibility for anything… Zero accountability… Zero trust… Or maybe you are in the negative numbers now! Don’t ever use the brains you were born with…logic is a word you haven’t even heard… It does not exist in your world! But then, majority of people are like you… Maybe I am the odd one here too… Collective mindset huh!
All I want is for people to be reasonable, be rational, to make sense at least once in their twice damned lives…. How is it that you don’t do what you say and hold me wrong if I call you out on that… I tried the velvet gloves, the iron hand, the friend and foe approaches… But nothing has ever worked on you… All experiments have ended up in failure! At my tether’s end!
If there be a heavenly presence ever, I pray thee to deliver me from this daily torture!