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originally posted by: bill3969
It is the point when you realize the world you have lived in is a lie....and revealing the absolute corruption in the government, and expanded from there.
Part of being awakened is realization that there is a dark undercurrent in society, and they are the ones in power. I also think in order to be awakened, one must have a clear understanding of right and wrong.
So I also believe awakening requires the willingness to educate others to their blindness.
I think that is the reason we all come here, to educate ourselves and each other. We all have blindness in one aspect or another,
But who in today's age doesn't assume or even suspect that politicians and govt officials lie to their people in one way or another? I would be genuinely surprised if I came across a person who was 100% genuine in their belief their govt operated on a completely transparent level.
Again, how does knowing right from wrong signify awakening? Your understanding or belief in what is 'right' and 'wrong' could be different from mine, based on experience and culture. Does that mean one of us is 'awakened' while the other is not?
Hmm, sounds a bit arrogant and egotistical to be honest. You're now pushing your beliefs onto others and assuming because they (in your opinion) don't see what you see means they are blind. How is your approach any different from the religious zealots or fundamentalists who believe they are right and others are wrong and 'enforce' their beliefs onto others? I'm not having a go, I'm just curious as to your view on the comparison.
I don't disagree on the sentiment, however, i do on your approach. If someone wants to question things and seek out the answers, brilliant. But I, nor many others, want someone to preach to me or try to 'educate' me in their belief system. I hope you can understand how that can be seen. I'm sure you don't mean it that way, but when I read about people and 'awakening' or finding out 'hidden truths' of the world, it very often sounds like the voices in this thread : I know something you don't. i won't immediately tell you want that is in plain english. Instead, I'll allude to it in metaphors and allegory and let you interpret it however you feel, all the while trying to appear from a positions of elevated privilege of knowledge.