WORLD OF “MAKE-BELIEVE"
Do we live
in a world of “Make-Believe?” You can bet your make-believe
life on it, that it does exist. People don’t really believe
in themselves. That’s sad, but quite true in most cases. Even
the egomaniacs at times falter in their thoughts. Most philosophers
will contend that the most powerful weapon in the hands of oppressors
is the minds of the oppressed!
How true is
that statement? Well, think on this---you can enslave the masses
through force in chains and threaten them with abuse, but at some
point the slaves are going to realize that they have nothing to
lose by ridding themselves of their “masters.”
wrote, “The people must learn to love servitude.” Antonio
Gramsci, a Marist thinker and political philosopher, believed that
complete control must begin and end in the mind, through make-believe.
Without make believe, mind control wouldn’t be possible. All
that would be left would be brute force for physical control.
find it hard to think freely because of the information control
presented by the various medias (TV programs, news channels, radio,
magazines and the newspapers) in their every day lives. The last
form of freedom of information is the Internet. Free thinkers are
rare in today’s society.
We live in
a world of “Make-Believe” where people can actually
make people believe something is true when it isn’t. No longer
do we need to back up our stories with “facts”. They
can be made up as we go along. The average American is way to lazy
to care about anything but themselves or to attempt to verify the
veracity of any piece of written or spoken information.
It has been
proven, over and over again, all that has to be done is to repeat
a false statement enough times and it becomes “truth”.
This is called “Manifest Destiny”. Many writers in Washington
are masters at making the general public believe an artificial lie.
Reach into your mind and think. Promoters, politicians, celebrities,
bankers, big businesses and some teachers have shown us the there
is no limit to what the American public will believe.
combined medias’ attempt to control the masses by writing
or telling what they are saying is truthful and accurate even though,
in actuality, it is not.
why do we live in a world of “Make Believe”? Do the
fantasies protect us from fear? No, because we fear the world we
live in and it’s easier to create and believe in the illusions
of ours minds to hide behind.
said the sweet honey of life’s “Make Believe”
comes from the bitterness of truth when it’s diffused. What
is true is that a person’s make believe world will not exist
for a long period of time. Unfortunately, only a few, entering into
adulthood, prepared themselves to dissect the false world and enter
into the real world. It’s difficult for a person to wean himself
or herself off of what they really want out of their lives.
Sad but true,
one of the major problems of the current world is “low esteem
and chronic self-deprecation”. People don’t believe
in themselves. We live in a false world considering that our every
day is full of pretense. This is the norm because the truth isn’t
nice and can irritate people so it is concealed.
Take the workplace
for an example: We are explained when hired to be cordial to our
fellow employees and respectful to those of position and authority.
But, nowhere is it more pronounced than in sales. A sales person
is trained to be courteous to a customer in this fashion; “The
customer is always right”.
In a situation
where a salesperson is handling a disgruntled customer that really
wasn’t part of the original problem, but is taking the “heat”
over the situation, the salesperson’s courtesy creates a make
believe situation. The salesperson is creating a false pretense
by being nice to the customer, when in actuality really would like
to speak his or her mind because of the verbal abuse being taken.
The same holds
true in some marriages until one of the two can no longer stand
the “Make Believe” situation and a divorce or separation
I guess one
of the best examples of a false or “Make Believe” world
is in the political field. People whom wish to be elected or re-elected
will tell the most ridiculous lies and promises to get votes and
raise money. Those whom allow themselves to buy-into their make
believe speeches actually enter into their own make believe world.
For the vast
majority, most normal lives are mundane up and down situations that
never really go anywhere. Unfortunately, today’s world isn’t
a world of truth. Where are the traits of the truth and good character?
They have been banalized due to the medias.
if we live in a “Make Believe” world isn’t that-----FICTION!
Now, go softly into the night. mgf
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- Attn: Michael, Behind the Fiction.