Consent To Institutional Thought or Internal Beliefs’?
Should we as a people internalize the thoughts’, actions’, norms’ and values’ of the outside world? Ideologies’ that are incorporated into our society through Institutional brainwashing. Social constructs’ that represent ideas’ and beliefs’ outside of our own personal beliefs’. Who says’ that the many outweigh the needs of the one? I believe that it is better to let five guilty men free than to allow one man who is innocent to suffer. Yet beliefs’ tend to vary on those ideas’ don’t they? In reality though, these outside forces’ carry no weight in my world, because they don’t pertain to my personal life, relationships’ or feelings’.
I have feelings’ that pertain to many personal things’ such as marriage, having children and continuation of my family name. These values’ are hard to change because they are a part of me in my thoughts’, dreams’ and personal relationships’. I agree that my mind was shaped because of outside influences’ as well. If I was born in Israel there is a pretty good chance that I would have been raised as a Jew. The same would be said if I was raised in Baghdad too. There is a chance that I would have been raised as a Muslim. Thoughts’ and ideas’ that are formed outside of ourselves’ by the influence of the people around us.
What we believe and hold dear to ourselves, does not always seem rational to the outside world which is full of facts’. Millions’ have died for beliefs’ that are based on myth and without evidence of truth. Math does hold evidence of truth, but I have yet to see any evidence of people dying for the sake of arithmetic. We live in a world that worships, not in a world that believes in facts’ and the rational. These things’ are not externalized on personal levels’, and if we did externalize the rational, we would surely suffer as a society and die. Things’ that we should believe in are things’ that transcend the things’ we know, or the things’ we can obtain. We should not worship those things’ that we see, feel and touch, because those things’ are things’ we can obtain. Morality, values and norms’, are all things’ created by man which can be imitated. Deep down in every human is the desire to worship something, even if that means worshiping nothing at all. To denounce the beliefs’ instilled in us since childhood, takes much more disciple than that of the worshiper. Being considerate, clean, neat and intelligent just does not seem to fill the bill.
Understanding what is good and bad by our manors’, actions’, behaviors’ or situations’ in life, do not define what we hold sacred. Being appraised by the people in our lives’ as if we were cattle on the way to market. Praising us for our intelligence and the things’ we achieved in life. Rather we build a house on sand or on rock it does not matter. This is nothing more than a rational ideology placed in our mind, so that we preform well. It is not meant for any kind of personal relationship, or experience within ourself. Only a sense of achievement and nothing more. Should another person’s preference, influence what I feel as important on a personal level? Is that person’s preference something that is desirable to me, or an idea that the other person likes instead? What we truly believe, transcends’ all things’ that are connected to actions’ and situations’. They go beyond politics’, facts’, what is good, bad or rational. I would personally build my house on stone instead of sand, and out of wood instead of straw. That is not always consistent with other peoples’ views’, concerning what is valuable and what is not.
Should equal distribution of goods’ be compared to equality, and is it really desirable to everyone? Should two people get the same amount because they do the same job, or should they be appraised by their peers’ according to accomplishment? These things’ do not transcend into what is sacred, but they raise questions’ with concern to achievement and self value. Should these influences’ affect us personally, affecting our relationships’ with the people around us? These desires’ can not be set to the same standards, as to whether we preference sweetened or unsweetened tea. Caring about a common attitude towards situations’ within a group, does not justify an action. I have beliefs’ that are personal to me, and when those beliefs’ call for action I will respond. With conflicts’ from the outside world, internal beliefs’ should not be affected by institutional values’ set upon us. Desired beliefs’ are set higher than moral values’, and the person is then not for sale. Set within a display case for everyone to admire or reject according to their preference of what is right or wrong. Values’ are more general than specific, making them more important to our personality instead of our attitudes’. We may not even show interest in the things that we have values toward, yet, we still have them and they dictate who we are. What we stand for and what we believe and don’t believe in.
Do we wish to be rewarded for the things’ we do in life, or do we do these things’ because they need to be done? Are we motivated by animal instincts’ or a higher cause in life, which is above or outside of ourselves’? Do we do it because we have the inner desire to do things’, or for the personal reward of accomplishing a task? Doing tasks’ seem to change our outlook on life and rewards us in many ways’. They have both positive and negative effects’, considering what those tasks’ are, that we choose to do. Values’ are less selfish than what motives are, but they also effects our emotions’. Not on subhuman levels’ though, values’ show optimism, with alternatives to the consequences’ of our actions’ and outlooks’. Values’ are different from needs also, we do not have to have children in order to have values’. We do not have to practice repetition either. Our values’ are not dictated by any form of sexuality or biological explanation. Neither is it conditioned according to goals’ met or achieved. Our mental state does not make us more or less of a person, and needs’ apply to values’ only when those needs are not met. When a person is forced into going against what that person values’, in order to achieve those needs’, a sense of gratitude is produced. This creates change within the person, about what is and isn’t desirable. Values are not goals’, they are standards’ of judgement and select goals’, with estimated efforts’ of actions.
As governments’ fell in line with sovereignty, philosophers’ and politicians’ interpret the word “person”. Humans’ wear a mask disguising who they are in exchange for “character”, defined by attributes’, ability and ignorance. Personality collides with humanity, as oaths’ and contracts’ replaced our ability to think for ourselves’. Leaving us in a world of dismay and silenced, we deny our truths’ and except the lies’ that we are taught. Truths’ are shoved down into the darkness, never to surface again. If discussed they are scoffed and ridiculed, by those who have created the lie they live by on a daily basis. Volition of the first and second order, Man’s Frankenstein, also referred to as free will. To be or not to be that is the question, reflection or self evaluation, man’s supreme power above all the creatures’. We wear that mask not because we are humans’, but because we have responsibilities’ and duties’ to fulfill. Like Johnny Apple Seed, Moby Dick, and Sleepy Hollow, our world is full of cherry trees’. Confessing our wrongs’ and signing our names on the dotted line. So that we will be taken care of, because we can no longer take care of ourselves. Agreeing to the terms’ of the contract and free from subjection. The group can work as one, just don’t pay any attention to the man behind the curtain. Processed and put into record, a part of community and the establishment. Protected and safe according to your conscience of what is right and wrong, and the state of course.