posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 10:03 AM
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
I think we are saying the same thing for the most part. I'm not under the impression that there is a puppet master either. I too, used to over analyze
and over think a lot of things. As I became more aware of the fundamental truths of our reality I thought less and less about trivial things. The fact
of the matter is, we are manipulated and we cannot change it. Every action is product of manipulation by the very definition. You can be a
self-proclaimed manipulator or just accept that everyone is a manipulator. What I'm saying is.. The idea of you being or not being a manipulator or
being manipulated will cease to exist when you understand it is something that just is. You cannot change it. Our lives are manipulation on all fronts
at all times. The dreams you have, the breaths you take, the food you eat, the products you buy, the thoughts you have... These are all influenced and
manipulated into what they are by single, or most likely multiple, factors.
A choice is also a manipulation. If you CHOOSE to do something.. You are being manipulated into that choice whether you believe it or not. If it comes
down to moral or ethical value, then your belief, or a socially constructed value is manipulating you into making a choice. Choice is the illusion of
complete freedom, when really.. That choice is being made by a mind that has carefully weighed all influences (which are manipulators) in order to
produce an expected outcome..... Effectively confining you to your influences.
Now I'm not saying you shouldn't resist negative manipulation. By all means, if you think you are being manipulated negatively.. FIGHT IT if you can.
Otherwise, it is a waste of your precious energy to try and avoid manipulation.. In a sense you'd have to avoid living. In much the same way that we
are distracted by gadgets and technology, our minds are distracted with subjects that will inevitably happen that we think we can avoid. Manipulation
happens to be one of those things that we are all burdened AND blessed with. There is no avoiding it, and anyone who thinks they can avoid
manipulation or cannot be manipulated are fooling themselves. The effort putting into doing so could arguably be used to exercise your mind in better
ways.. Ultimately allowing you more freedom.
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