Saturday, November 19, 2005

You can lose your power to think for yourself

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
- Victor Hugo, 1862, French poet, novelist and dramatist (1802-1885)

Thinking uses 31 percent as much energy as heavy labour. It's an invisible labour equivalent to lighter physical work.

It's also a necessary endeavour. Those who are too busy to take time to think about things get into the habit of not thinking. Eventually, they lose the power to think and simply go with whatever flow life throws at them.

People who have lost their power to think never realize it. They simply believe that others are too fast, too impatient or too intolerant of their "different" ways. They blame others for being "different."

They look like real people but they are, in effect, automatons who are at the mercy of whoever has the power to control their minds, their votes and their money.
Politicians and industries have learned how to do that effectively.

No matter what you decided to do about an issue, think about arguments on both sides of it. Ask others and get information before you choose.

Don't lose your power to think.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give people the tools they need to think independently of those who want to control their minds and their money.
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