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You Are Your Thoughts

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All that we are is a result of what we have thought.
– Buddha

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4 thoughts on “You Are Your Thoughts

    1. Thank you for your comment!

      You know, sometimes I wonder about the world we live in… Just like me you are aware that there are theories involved around the idea that we are consciousness… So according to those theories, if we are all creators… Could it be that we’re all engineering this negative world? Tell me what you think.

      Infinite peace and wisdom!

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      1. Now your query depends on what you consider as part of the world as far as human activity goes. There are several (if not all) aspects of the world humans have managed to dig their hands into. Looking at human species’ history, we don’t exactly have the sparkling clean record.

        Now are we ALL engineering this negative world? No. There are people out there who are still willing to do the right thing. But those people can only do as much as the societal system allows them to. Plus, no choice exists without consequence.

        We are engineers, but not necessarily with the intention of shaping this world negatively. When we’re first born, our mind is like a blank diary waiting to be filled with experiences, values and lessons life teaches us. Because of that blank diary status, other people and society as a whole have the opportunity to shape us as they see fit. That is unless people themselves start to reject certain things society & media would push onto us.

        For example, the recent Apple case in which the government wanted a backdoor to all iPhones, effectively making a good spying tool. The news media for the most part would have us believe that this was to help the FBI in tracking down terrorist activities. But what guarantee is there that hackers can get into the phones as well using that “backdoor”? A concern I personally didn’t see being addressed as much as the terrorists using the iPhones were. Simple case of media manipulation to help distort the thinking of the mainstream news watchers. Unless you yourself go out and search for the facts and then make your conclusions, you never really know if the information fed to you is accurate or not. Believe 15% of what you hear, and 85% of what you experience.

        The current system of the world is (in my opinion) quite distorted. Both economically and society in general. Though that distortion speaks volume in how flawed human nature really is. As you grow up, your experiences teach you valuable lessons that can be perceived from a positive or a negative perspective. Without letting society tell you right from wrong, it is your responsibility to make your own conclusions, hence the concept of independent will.

        At the end of the day, no one person can every be 100% positive for this world. Society will simply not allow it because the systems that govern it are flawed. Only money is the true power according to the current systems. If you have money, you have the power to do almost anything within the system. Either that, or you have some very influential allies.

        The best we can do is be as positive as possible, and extend that positvity to other people and this world. Change first starts with the individual, and then it extends to a society once the majority are affected.

        I know this is quite a long reply, but I hope it answers your question to some degree at least.

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      2. 1. Now are we ALL engineering this negative world? No. There are people out there who are still willing to do the right thing […] We are engineers, but not necessarily with the intention of shaping this world negatively.

        – What I meant by that, we’re all allowing the system to happen at a certain degree… For instance, some people still go voting when voting is false democracy. It’s giving our power away. Another example, when we buy food from the grocery store or buying cotton made clothes… We’re perpetuating the cycle of suffering. Etc.

        2. When we’re first born, our mind is like a blank diary waiting to be filled with experiences, values and lessons life teaches us. Because of that blank diary status, other people and society as a whole have the opportunity to shape us as they see fit.

        – You are referencing to Tabula Rasa the idea that babies are born blank slates. It was greatly debated between John Locke and Rene Descartes. Frankly, I don’t know to be honest… I’m very cautious about my belief system as we don’t really know the truth… Are we born blank slates? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends if you believe in the concept of reincarnation and everything…

        For the most part of your argument, I agree with you. The mainstream media is manipulating the minds. We are living in a new world where there is so much information we don’t know what is true for those who seeks information outside of the mainstream. Turns out there are 2 ways to manipulate the mass. You either provide them no information or so much information they end up being confused. I believe the internet has that reverberation effect to mislead us in a different way: with too much information. The truth ends up getting lost in the abundance and affluence. Truth becomes subjective as there is no real way to find out who’s being honest.

        I enjoy this conversation. Thank you for this!

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