posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 03:47 AM
reply to post by WWu777
People are weird.....if you would ask any of the people in such a society why they are part of such a society they will tell you that it is because of
the nice people in that society or the future career opportunities it might offer....
They are not any different then those big bad leathery motorcycle gangs or mafia members. Scared to function and think for them selfs!! It is always
reassuring to find like-minded people to buddy-up with in order to confirm your believes and thoughts. You are not alone!!
You know what the really sad part is?? They aren't even aware that the motivations that they will give you for joining a certain group, isn't even
the real reason they think so positive about "their" group.
Why do you think each "special group" has a initiation ritual?? It's because it strengthens the bond with that group. The harder and more barbaric
the ritual is, the stronger the bond with that group will be.......
But if you ask those same people why they like their group so much, never will they say because of the initiation ritual. It's a trick of our
conscious/subconscious mind. The conscious mind will find make up any excuse why they joint because people like to think that their choices are well
thought out and that they are in control. They never realize that it was the initiation ritual and the subconscious mind that is making them feel this
strong association with that group.
The conscious mind is giving us the illusion of control while we are merely slave of our subconscious. We think we know the reasons but the reasons
are more often not what we think.
Look up the work of Dr. Eliot Aronson and Dr. Judson Mills on the study of group behavior and initiation rituals.
In the end I guess we are all sheep. Slave of our subconscious mind.