Alive in the Mind Cemetery

“Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening,
terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in
this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities, the political, the
religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by
giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their
view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and
learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness;
chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.Think for yourself.
Question authority.”
Timothy Leary, American Psychologist.
(Lines reproduced in the song ‘Third Eye(INTRO)’ by Tool)
A student feels something is seriously wrong with the education system. He dreams of a school where free thought is encouraged. A place where he can really learn without being  ridiculed, laughed at, forced to twist himself in such a way that he is no longer himself, but just another sheep that bleats with the herd.

He gets frustrated, angry at all of those who have snatched his freedom from him. The teachers say he needs help. His parents agree. A leading doctor is paid a visit.
“Teen angst. No reason to worry.”
Money is shelled out. The rebel dies. A new sheep is born.
Conformity
(kənˈfɔːməti)
n. pl. con·form·i·ties

1. Similarity in form or character; agreement.
2. Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.
Robots do not have brains to think for themselves. They need to be fed commands. Need to be told what to do. Without the commands, they’re as good as dead. We’re not robots. Or sheep. Or elevators with glowing buttons. We’re humans. You need not do an uninteresting course just because your parents told you to. You need not vote for a popular candidate in the elections because everyone you know is voting for him. You need not conform. Period. No, I’m not a neo-nietzchean here to keep rambling on about individualism bullshit.
But look around yourself.
Think. Ask questions.
Because that is what differentiates metal from human skin.
It’s time we dedroidified ourselves.

Copyright/Author: Abhilash
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