posted on May, 30 2013 @ 01:10 PM
Many people claim the greatest lie is that people are different. This is not a lie. How anyone could conceive this as a lie is beyond me.
While humans might not be so much "different" than any other species, the individual is something that can not and will not be denied. It is not
something that just appeared because some person said it should exist, it is something that always existed. It is what has created outcasts, new
civilizations, new technology, new beliefs, and new hope for certain manners of human existence.
But the case exists that even animals are individuals. They make choices. They decide on what to do and how to do it. Animals, like all humans, can
learn, can be taught, and can break away from teachings or instincts on their own if they so choose to do so. To say that any of us are equal in all
forms to say, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, Martin Luther King Jr., or several of the thousand other truly unique and inspirational
humans that have SEPARATED from the pack - that is the outright lie.
It doesn't take a genius to see the existence of the individual in all things. Pack mentalities are limited to very few species. We are separated by
those species by the existence of "higher thought", for not only can humans decide how to act to events, but we can question WHY and we can derive
theories and, in some cases, lies in order to answer those questions.
The biggest lie told to mankind has to do with everything I said. It is the lie that people have been telling those below them for years and those
beneath them believe it, generally without question.
You are free.
We are all free.
In reality we are all slaves; slaves to laws both natural and man made. Slaves to the wills of other based upon their choices not ours. We as humans
are not allowed to exercise the individual, for when we do we are told that it is wrong. That is why when individualism shines it is in such extreme
cases as the individuals I listed above. Only the people who have forcefully pushed ahead with their individualism have truly been free, for they
ignored all rules write by fellow man that seek to kill the individual.
It is because of those men, the individuals, the innovators, that we are able to sit here and talk today, rationally, wirelessly, aimlessly -
following all the rules set in place simply because we are told to do so. It is their failure to follow the rules that have created human society, and
if not for the individual, we would still be in tribes and killing any who chose to be different.
The greatest lie is that we are all free... when in reality we are slaves to our own creations.