International Writers Magazine - Our Tenth Year: Optimism
many people ruin their lives by blind faith in one way or another?
It could be blind faith in a financial adviser or manager who has
a super track record. The Madoff ponzi scam fooled many clever rich
people who never questioned how their money was invested. They were
attracted to regular high interest gains and never questioned how
it was achieved.
of blind faith is allowing the medical processionals take full responsibility
for an individuals health. The third leading cause of death in the USA
is staff infections in hospitals, therefore taking charge for ones own
health and well being seems the most sensible approach.
Having blind faith means not questioning why you believe something is
true. It means relying on what you are told by other people or ancient
holy books written by folks who thought they had a handle on true facts.
Maybe some of what is told by past generations is true and then again
maybe most of it is fallacies posing as truthfulness. Some of the most
likable and credible people turn out be the biggest scoundrels and swindlers
because the more believable they seem, the more people they can cheat.
If it is only money the swindles take then it is just a hard lesson
Unfortunately, when people are indoctrinated at an early age with blind
faith, their whole lives can be ruined by the fear of rebelling against
the erroneous reference point built up in their minds. The suicide bombers
in the Middle East are a prime example of how blind faith can be the
cause of death and destruction. However, that is only the tip of a much
larger iceberg of unquestionable trust people practice to delude themselves.
Delusions start early in life with parental guidance that has been handed
down from generation to generation. Once born into a religious belief
system or a non-religious belief system the conditioning of the brain
is seldom challenged. As a person extends their convictions the more
entrenched they become.
The educations system in the main helps to dumb down the human brain
by limiting the way students are taught. Most schools and universities
do not appreciate free thought that questions the judgements of those
who hold the power to formulate the curriculums. The few teachers who
do question the system are quickly dispatched outside of it. A few do
try and bring some kind of meaningfulness into the classroom however,
most students minds contain conditioned thinking so the authentic teachers
role is limited for fear of going too far in an valid direction.
When fresh truthfulness occasionally tries to apply itself to the education
system, greater resistance will formulate from people in power, who
cannot grasp how the delusions of their brain are holding the keys to
their thinking functions. It becomes a catch 22 situation where the
blind lead the blind into deeper recess of blind faith in every area
of human existence.
So much so, the mainstream media, the financial markets, and large corporations
are all being brought to heel by their own deluded intellectual understanding
of how to think in a truthful manner. Truthful thoughts bring genuine
results whereas delusory thoughts induce the results we read in our
daily newspapers. The word delusion means something that is believed
to be true or real but that is actually false or unreal. So, how real
or true is the belief systems of most people? If anyone says that
they hold the truth then at best it is just one persons perspective
of what they believe truth to be. However, in the final analysis, truth
will always speak for itself and the results will also follow.
Good, bad or indifferent, a persons life can be summed up on their deathbed
and they will know then if blind faith has lead them on a merry or miserable
path. A few people will question how their mind absorbs information
and the wise ones will work out the answers that very few others will
accept ... The question yet to be answered is how much longer can humanity
survive in a world of blind faith filled with so many intellectual experts?
Michael Levy is the author of nine inspirational books and an international
radio show host. Michael's poetry and essays now grace many web sites,
newspapers, journals and magazines throughout the world. He is a prominent
speaker on health maintenance, stress eradication, wealth development,
authentic happiness and inspirational poetry. His new book-Paradise
Graces A Simple Mind - is available at all good book stores and Michael's
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