BY SOFO ARCHON
Most people think that they are free individuals, but in reality they are nothing but slaves.
To be a slave doesn’t necessarily mean that you are chained and your body is owned by someone. There are many other, more subtle forms of slavery, about which you are going to read now.
So without further ado, here are 7 signs showing that you are a slave, along with helpful tips on how to become free from the constraints that are keeping you down:
1. You watch a lot of TV
A clear sign that you are a slave is that you waste much of your daily life being manipulated by television.
TV is constantly trying to control your life, by selling you lies through advertising that only wants to convince you that you are not good enough as you are, and that you need to spend your hard-earned money on products that will supposedly make your life better. In addition, TV is promoting propaganda through its so-called journalism, which is brainwashing you through the use of fear, instilling all sorts of beliefs in your mind, without providing any solid evidence for them. Lastly, television is hypnotizing you with silly soaps and shows that turn you into nothing but a lazy, passive person who doesn’t move, think, or react to all the negative things that are happening to you and the world.
As you can understand, television is slowly transforming you into a zombie, and the sooner you escape from it, the more free you’ll be able to live free, with much less fear and way more joy.
2. You support politicians
99,9% politicians don’t want to bring true positive change to our world — on the contrary, they try to prevent any change from happening, just so that they can keep on sitting on the chair of power, pretending that they care for your problems.
Supporting politicians is a clear sign that you have a slave mentality, wanting others to lead you and take responsibility for your life, no matter how many times history has proven that politicians are inadequate problem-solvers. Freedom and responsibility always go hand in hand, so if you want to become free, take responsibility in your hands and stop blaming others.
3. You think buying stuff will make you happy
Do you always feel that you don’t have enough possessions? Do you follow fashion trends, always wanting to buy new stuff, and preferably expensive products by well-known brands, desiring to look like your favorite celebrities, believing that by possessing those objects you will look shiny and feel happy?
Manipulative advertising has made us believe that by buying stuff we will find contentment. The reality, however, is that material things can only provide us with mere substitutes of what we truly long for — that is, inner peace, love, and connection — which material possessions can never satisfy. Hence, they will always disappoint us by not quenching our emotional thirst.
4. You blindly follow religion
Another clear sign that you are a slave is that you have been indoctrinated by organized religion — that is, you’re blindly following religious beliefs and dogmas, without ever casting a single doubt on them, lest you sin and be sent to burn in hell until the end of time.
Most religions do have important spiritual lessons to teach us, but to follow them without giving them critical thought won’t improve your life. On the contrary, it will stunt your intelligence and lead to behave in a foolish manner. In addition, living in a certain way just because your religion says so can mess up your emotional world and lead you to experience immense psychological pain.
5. You feel forced to work
Humanity has developed the technological capacity to easily fulfill the needs and basic wants for each and every person alive, without them having to work like slaves, as they do today.
However, in our scarcity-based economic system, most people are forced to do work they don’t enjoy (and which, in many cases, contributes nothing beneficial to society), in order feed themselves and have a roof to live under. In addition, they constantly feel compelled to compete with other people, instead of collaborating with them in a joint effort to help create a more beautiful world for all people.
If more than half of your waking time of your daily life is owned by a business dictator, just so you can earn a low wage that merely allows you to pay the bills and survive, then you have to contemplate on whether you are free or just a slave.
6. You don’t care about what you eat
It is said that the body is the temple of the soul, however, most people treat their bodies as a space in which they can throw garbage.
Food companies have turned us into food slaves, by making us crave their products, no matter how unhealthy they are or how cruel and environmentally destructive their production is, for no reason other than their economic gain.
Take, for example, those food companies that support the meat industry, which is treating animals inhumanely — torturing them, filling them with hormones and drugs, and then killing them just in order to sell us their corpses — when studies have proven again and again that meat consumption is messing up with our health, not to mention the tremendous negative environmental impacts that animal agriculture is having on out planet.
A person can have a weak mind much easier if he/she first has a weak body — and the weaker the mind, the easier it can be manipulated. So rise up to freedom by choosing to eat healthy, taking care of your body and treating it like it’s sacred — because it is.
7. You mindlessly consume medication
Do you feel sad? Take a pill and you’ll feel alright. Are you stressed? Don’t worry, consume this medication and you’ll be free of all worries. Can’t you sleep easily at night? Just drink this drug and you’ll sleep like a baby.
Medication can be good, if taken carefully in order to assist in treating dis-ease, but when it comes to getting rid of the root causes of illnesses, it’s usually unable to achieve that just by itself, especially when psychosomatic issues come into play.
Remember: Medical companies are money-making machines that don’t truly care about your health. They — as well as many doctors who have been brainwashed by them — want you to remain unhealthy, just so you can continue filling their pockets.
Image credit: Lee Jeffries
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