i think i understand what you are asking. i think that each one of us are born to experience. we learn who we are (our character) based on the things
regardless of what you were born into, have to endure, etc we are all meant to experience, bc it is only through experiences that you can truly learn.
good or bad, right or wrong, how would you know unless you experience the consequences of your actions?
"Were you raised/brought up by what you were forced to learn as if you were getting programmed?"
~ to answer this, absolutely!! but i see it still as a learning experience. it takes a lot of effort to go from being subjective to being subjective
w/ an "open" mind to objective views. through this experience, we are better able to learn and understand how other cultures/ppl view things.
having been born into the a family that submerged our spongey minds in the baptist religion, i can relate to how this is done to those of the islam,
catholic, wiccan, atheist, etc religions.
i am very careful to make sure that my children don't accept anything in way of beliefs just bc they are told, but rather to think things through.
better to come to no conclusion at all than to come to a wrong conclusion, don't ya think?
"were you raised/brought up by what you specifically chose to learn from that which was presented to you and that which you came across?"
even though we were submerged in the christian (specifically baptist) way of thinking, dad planted seeds in our heads to always question and learn for
ourselves. he didn't mean for it to be taken as far as i have (meaning away from the christian belief), but then again, he is the one who said to
question, question, question.
i was always the one in our christian school who stumped the well intentioned teachers when it came to the bible and the one who ended up in
detentions given by the dogmatic teachers who couldn't admit they didn't know.
and dad always supported me