Are you 'buying' this?
That the medical establishment are there to help you and make sure that your body is in top health?
That pharmaceutical drugs are designed to cure disease and induce well being?
That the military industrial complex is there to protect and defend you and your ideals from outside invaders?
That the education system is there to provide the basis of knowledge and the ability for life-long learning?
That the industrial food industry is there to provide the nutrients which the body needs to aid in the progression of a healthy life?
That the media is there to provide you with factual information so that you can discern and come to natural, logical conclusions?
That governments are there to effectively manage your country's resources and provide reliable infrastructure for society to live and learn freely?
That laws are there to protect and not to control?
That the banking industry is there to manage a means of exchange which facilitates the exchange of goods and services between individuals?
That the insurance industry is there to help one recover following a disaster or misfortune?
That the United Nations is there to ensure that the peoples of this planet all come to the same level of development and understanding in order to facilitate the advancement of the species?
That the police are there to protect you and your property from those with tendencies towards aberrant behavior?
That social media was created to enhance global communications and social interactions?
That religion is there to spiritually guide you towards a better understanding of your self, the universe and your roll in it?
That technology is created in order to alleviate the mundane tasks and create opportunities and time to reach higher self awareness?
That secrecy is necessary to protect our way of life?
That war is necessary for peace?
That the ability to repeat what you have been taught is intelligence?
That torture is necessary to protect you?
That locking people into cages for growing a plant protects you and your loved ones?
That people are more or less human depending on their skin color or religious beliefs?
That men and women don't have an equal part to play in the evolution of humanity?
That happiness can be attained from something outside our selves?
That security comes in the form of violence?
That you are what you have been led to believe your are?
That anger, hate and retribution are natural states of being?
That control of every aspect of life is necessary to protect freedom?
That information which makes you question the existing zeitgeist are nefarious in nature?
That what is good for the economy is good for society?
That cloud formations make checker board patterns naturally?
That non-ionizing radiation is harmless?
That you are supposed to just love 'the one', forsaking all others?
That everyone has equal opportunity to succeed?
That those which do not 'succeed' are simply lazy?
That those which do not comply deserve to be punished?
That fear is actually prudence?
That the new money will be any different from the old money?
That there is potentially someone around every corner wanting to do you harm?
That YOU are defined by others?
That the holidays are the time for giving and caring?
That we are just fine the way we are and this is the way it has to be?
I don't know about you but I find all of these things a little 'suspect'.
Here are some thing which I do 'buy':
That humanity's ability to LOVE far EXCEEDS it's hatred.
That our capacity for intelligence far outweighs our collective ignorance.
That true information is FREE to roam the universe.
That being wrong opens the door to learning.
That the moving away from and letting go of long held dogmas need not be a fearful or violent act.
That the disproving of information is far less important than the gaining of knowledge.
That seeing things for what they really are is not negative but rather EMPOWERING.
That WAR begets WAR and nothing else.
That CHANGE is not SCARY but rather EVOLUTIONARY.
That I am the only one which really can define ME.
That HUMANITY is a lot more HUMANE than it lets on.
That VIOLENCE and HATE are NOT the ANSWER to ANYTHING.
That FORGIVENESS is divine and must begin with one's SELF.
That LOVE starts with ONE and radiates outwards.
That the time for GIVING and CARING is ALWAYS.
That WE, as a species, are capable of SO MUCH MORE!
Some things I was thinking in the wee hours of the morning as I was watching the sun rise. I am sure that you can come up with a lot more examples but I will leave it there as food for thought.
Enjoy the holidays.
Enjoy your self.
Enjoy each other.