Deception

Silence by Philip Dodson

‘Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining’ a phrase that aptly describes what is starting to happen in the world today.

More and more people are becoming aware of the many false things we are told by the people we have been conditioned to trust. Starting to see beyond the facade that is the system, the established order, the so-called ‘trustworthy’.

We have and are so caught up in our minds and our day-to-day routines, that we are unable to see the reality, we remain in our subconscious. If we do realise, then often we do not want to admit it for fear of standing out or also we do not like to admit that maybe we were wrong in what we thought. Again our egos stop us from being wrong and keep us defending a position that needs no defence.

We are being manipulated constantly, but it is hidden in plain sight, it is so everyday that it has become normal and accepted without any question. Over time, it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary and anyone who questions is seen as weird, dangerous, extremist or simply wrong.

A possible solution is to remain curious? Be brave enough to be different, to be ‘weird’.

The mind and the collective mind is full of deception.

If it is not broken don’t fix it

This true to a certain extent.

If the car is running fine, well perhaps leave it alone, don’t tinker with it. However, if we don’t get it serviced, change tyres and so on, it may not continue to work so fine.

We may be doing a good job, the money is coming in and everyone is happy. However, what if technology changes and we need a new skill to do our jobs and we don’t have it and someone else does? So then the job may not be going so well, perhaps we could have invested in keeping up to date with changes occurring and learnt some new skills.

The point is the mentality of ‘if it is not broken don’t fix it’ maintains the status quo and safe is the new risky in today’s world. We could choose to be working on getting even better as a habit, a daily ritual, then it’s not about maintenance, it’s about improving, doing our best, making a difference.

Also, the status quo becomes dull, uninteresting and lacking in rewards. The exciting things happen when we break things and find out how to fix them and make them even better.

Breaking things changes the world not fixing leaves everything as is.