When I first thought about this article – I must admit, I had it all wrong. I thought that we should be on the look out for “closed minded” individuals – but the truth is that “the matrix” already has that area covered, and seems to be doing a very good job at it.
A large percentage of individuals have already been sold a petty, mediocre existence which doesn’t challenge their ability to think. Why, there is no need to! Everything has been figured out for them.
All that is required – is to quietly accept the space that has been set aside for you, and follow carefully planned instructions. Just plug in, and tune out. No need to worry about anything, “the Orthodoxy” knows what’s best. Who’s “the Orthodoxy”? Well, you know – the great caretaker – called by some “the Matrix” – the artificial nurturing presence in this automated world that provides for your every need, and watches over you.
The Real Danger
The real danger doesn’t lie with the majority of “closed minded” persons, but rather with the minority of “free thinking”, open minded individuals. These are the mavericks that rather make decisions for themselves, while conducting their own independent research. They refuse to blindly accept any authority whose authenticity and integrity has not been first proven. Just because they have a brain, they think that they have to use it, and often.
They are the greatest challenge to orthodoxy by any name. Ever growing, learning, and evolving, they have become a force to be reckoned with.
These rebels actually believe that they can change the world (well of course you have to take note that many of their change agents in the guise of spiritual leaders, scientists, inventors, business entrepreneurs, statesmen, and every day people – have already made significant contributions to the world) – and refuse to stop defying the status quo.
I admonish you, do not:
- attempt to reason with open-minded individuals, they will out think you.
- listen to their point of view, it will only confuse you and raise too many questions.
- spend too much time in their presence – they are very persuasive, and soon you will mimic their actions.
There’s a future for you in being closed minded. Remember, you don’t have to be alone, or confused – join the orthodoxy – many are already within its ranks. It cares for you, and knows what’s best!
Of course you know that I’m being facetious in a sly way.
“a mind is a terrible thing to waste”
May yours remain forever open!
~ Sadaka ~
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