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Stirring the pot…

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I find the world, as it is at the moment, to be a very spineless place.

On the surface, at least… A place where people are too scared to voice their opinions for fear of being attacked by people who differ from them. A place where everybody is brain washed into feeling exactly the same (or pretend that they are), because it’s the ‘right’ thing to do. It does more or less divide the world into two – ‘them’ and ‘us’, but the one half doesn’t dare say what they think and feel out loud – the silent half.

I refuse to believe that the majority of people on this earth feel the same. So obviously a big part of earth’s population doesn’t come right out and say what they believe in. And if they do, they are called names… I would love to hear someone’s opinion of how all that came about. I believe the press/media had a huge role in that, but the mechanics of how this subtle subjugation was implemented, is beyond me.

I figured some of that out by reactions to my blogs. The moment I write something just remotely controversial, and I mean remotely, my ‘likes’ drop like dead flies. (Not that I have thousands, even hundreds, of likes, but with small numbers it is even more obvious.) It is as if people go – ‘can’t touch that’. ‘Cannot be seen to like this.’ ‘Cannot comment on that.’ ‘Too dangerous, not even acknowledging that I saw that. ‘Let’s pretend I never saw that.’

I find it sad. I, for one, will never attack someone, verbally or otherwise, for disagreeing with me. I might argue with you, but I won’t get nasty. I respect people’s individuality, and their right to their own opinions and feelings, like I mentioned in my previous post. Also –

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

I have often experienced the above quote – it is important to really, really listen to what people say – one often assumes that you know what they think and feel. You don’t. Listen – you might be surprised at how much of what others think, is in agreement with what you think.

Anyone out there up for a dare? I dare you to reply to this. Give me an idea of why you think this is happening at the moment. Or do you even think it is happening? Maybe you think it is my imagination and I’m just stirring now? I promise, I am not an undercover anything.

Too heavy for a Thursday? Or any day? Mmmm… 😉