MIAGD: Outside voices

MIAGD: make it a great day

They are everywhere. 

Outside voices… voices surrounding us. Voices that charm us.  Voices that manipulate us. Voices that serve as aural voo doo dolls. Voices that attempt to influence our thinking. Voices that control us in a variety of ways. 

They are there. 

The voices never cease in the news media, the social media, commercials, advertisements, music, art, literature…  and the list never ends. 

Are you in charge of you, or are you merely a human incasing a robot that follows orders from external powers?

Politicians and ministers try to tell us what we should believe, and think, often throwing in the fear factors to secure control. 

The media, and whomever their owners/controllers are, play another game of mind control with carefully worded messages, and images that seduce our subconcious into following a designated path in order to control. 

It’s out there; however, we’ve become so complacent, even as adults, to allow ourselves to be manipulated and controlled. It is much easier to have someone else do the work, or do the thinking for us.

Sadly, far too many adults are afraid to step out of the control zone to think for themselves, to form their own beliefs, and to think, and to live as fully functioning human beings.  

We also allow ourselves to be inflicted with guilt when we don’t conform to the needs, or control of others. 

I admire those politicians who either break away from their party, or stand up to their party, going against the grain.  They receive my attention because I know they usually, truly have something to say.

The same is true for religious leaders who think outside the provided box.  Dr. Robert Schuller, and Bishop John Shelby Spong are two of my favorites. There is a common title in most churches, C & E people: those who only attend church on Christmas and Easter. Most return on those church holidays for family, or for the sake of tradition. Sometimes I wonder if they don’t have it right by skipping the other 50+ services. Maybe they’ve learned to think for themselves?

There is a fear in nonconformity.  The fear is there because others have told us we need to conform to their thinking, or to their beliefs systems.  When all your family and friends have conformed to a way of thinking, who wants to be left out?

Make an effort to begin the process of finding you. Begin the process of thinking for yourself, and not thinking what you hear on the news, in church, by politicians, or read on social media.  

Don’t allow others to rent space in your brain!

Find the real you!

And while you are finding the real you, make it a great day, Folks!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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