You're Not Special – Every Individual Believes He/She is a Free Thinker

 Zykanthos (@chodebalm)7 years, 9 months ago

So stop labeling yourself as a “free thinker,” different from all those “sheep.”

Same goes for another widely abused word – “awake.”

People like to say, “You need to wake up!” and they like to label themselves as someone who’s awake.

Here’s the thing: if you call yourself awake….then you’re not awake. That word is just a word people use to describe themselves if they’re aware of one or more of the following:

– how the Federal Reserve works
– the effects of large corporations
– the influence of money on presidents and other political figures and groups
– the police state
– something regarding Israel
– the Illuminati
– 9/11 conspiracies
– consciousness/enlightenment/awareness
– ego
– meditation
– the flawed education system

The list goes on and on.

If you label yourself as awake, you limit your growth as a person. You should never consider yourself done learning & growing. Furthermore, by calling yourself awake, you separate yourself from other people. You put yourself on a pedestal and display a better-than-you attitude.

Just because you know some things that other people may not know, it doesn’t mean they’re sheep. If someone has an 8-5 job, it doesn’t mean they’re a drone, a wage slave, or a mindless consumer. You have NO IDEA what goes on in someone else’s life, someone else’s head.

EVERYONE thinks they’re different. NO ONE thinks of themselves as average. So instead of having a mentality of being better or more knowledgeable than others, try adopting an attitude of, “I’m going to help this person.”

Ron Paul once said, “When you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it.”

So help people. Share what you know! Don’t just keep it to yourself while you label everyone else a sheep. I’m not special. You’re not special. We’re all the same at our core.

See the thing is, all these “free thinkers” want the world to be so different. They want the world to change, but they’re not willing to do what it takes to change it. They’re still waiting for someone else to fix it. Guess what!? It starts with YOU! Yes, YOU!

You can make a difference every single day. Help humanity by understanding that you are no different than any other human being, and that you owe it to yourself and to every person on the planet to strive for a better future – the future that you so badly want and so often talk about.

Thanks for reading.

December 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm
josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m special.

Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@josephm, Sorry, I assumed you knew that I was talking about everyone but you. =)

Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I agree.

I never cared about anything to labeled myself better then anyone, hell I even think most people are better then me. When I was 16 or 17 years old 5 years ago, I thought of people as ignorant/sheeple because they didn’t know the truth of Illuminati and all that other conspiracy bs. They weren’t aware of my “believed truth,” which in fact, was information of truth/lies that buried me in rabit holes. I didn’t have these so called perpetrators laying it all out on the map with their mouth/evidence how they are screwing humanity. No I had youtube videos of authors with absolutely no credibility telling me shit. It was all confirmation bias of my young 16 year old mind.

There may some real conspiracies or may not, but you’re unsure yourself in the end. Perspectives change and you wonder why the hell I believed in something so silly. There are some weird shit, I hold some suspicions but in the end I honestly do not care about it because I can’t confirm if it’s true or not.

Sheeple labelers climbed no higher pedestal being lost in truth and lies. Good day.

Obviously, you’re not a golfer (605) (@donjaime23) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, A stupendous post. Well said, sir!

Anonymous (26) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

i m a individual , every individual is special, a individual does not help the HUMANITY or whatelse, he helps himself, and he welcomes every ones individuality and he does not hate any one or judge them because he understands what individuality means. being awake to the society’s flaw is other thing, and being awake to your inner being is another thing, and when you be awake to your inner being, society and its flaw does not affect you , you are like a center of the cyclone , so please do not tell any one that he/she is not special , he /she is special if he tries to be a individual ,
being different does not make you extra ordinary , you are just different, like a black sheep in a group of white sheeps, but you are still a sheep, just a bit different, nature/evolution has done what it could, to make us what are we now, that the best she can do, now its up to individual to get his peek, to his highest . to be a kamdhenu in the cow, to be a Eirawat in the elephants, to be a sheshnag in the snakes, to be a lotus in the flowers , to be a PEEPAL in the tree,
there are always individuals who touch there inner sky , society as a whole never,or cant do that. there were always individuals Krishna , mahavir, buddha , and in future there will always be individuals , who morph to there highest form , and when that happens it makes them SPECIAL , and that happened only because they were individual ,
i hope it does make sense to you.

Tim (131) (@ceaseandassist) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

What a special post. Thanks.

Anonymous (26) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

and why the education system sucks and a concipiracy , coz it does not make a child a individual ,coz a individual is a rebel ,rebel to the system , and its terms and conditions , and kings and queens never loved a rebel

Lestat (9) (@lestat) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, When I say I am awake, I mean that I am not passed out

YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, I’ve accepted that I know nothing. Knowledge is an illusion.

Bodhisatva (8) (@Young-Buddha) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@spaceghost, wisdom is eternal.

Bodhisatva (8) (@Young-Buddha) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, I’m perplexed. Everyone is the same at the core, but their abilities and experiences determine how the flower looks. We are meant to fill space, living fractals of thought, experience and creation. However, not everyone operates at the same level. I think the people who deem themselves as awake do see things that the majority do not. Yet, you are correct about putting themselves upon pedestals. This I believe is a phase in development. After they see how this attitude affects others in a negative way, they can learn to humble themselves and refocus their attention to more important matters. You are playing an important role. Everyone plays essential but different parts in the universal symphony.

JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Most people become awake at 16.
Then some people choose whether to ignore it (suppress it) or whether to accept it (“I’m awakened!”).

You don’t become awake, you go just shed the layer of bull shit society feeds you to make you FEEL special.

To be truly awake is to be truly aware. If you’re truly aware, you’re not human.

Kyle (131) (@kyle) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, While we are at it. STOP QUOTING YOURSELVES! Say something bad ass enough to be quoted.

Anonymous (13) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, I don’t know much about any of the things you listed, because I never worked for them. I think you’re right about a lot of things. I never understood the sheep metaphor. The actual shepherds in real life yell and swear at their flock just like the ones you mentioned. While the number of people with controlling issues is massive, the quality of the produce depends on their issues. Some people are unlikable, which can create the black sheep effect, because they didn’t vote like the masses that act on favorability. (Thoughts: hipsters act on favorability the most. If any hipster feels special enough to decide to change the world, he’ll most probably refuse to do it, because he’ll need a new world to choose from.)

The same irony can be noticed when a large amount of people believe they are the same like every other human being. The fact is real understanding between people is way more difficult than assuming everyone is the same.

backcase (204) (@backcase) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

You know your thought is free when it meets much opposition. You know you’re a free thinker when you are ridiculed and persecuted.

Pablo Toledo (2) (@Pablo-Toledo) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I think it was easier to post the Ego Traps meme from @filipek, than going through that complaining feeling when typing!

I completely understand your point but is not necessary to put it in that way. Not good for yourself brother.

Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@vashishta, Totally dude. I completely agree with you. I should have mentioned that in my original post, because I do believe everyone is born with a gift or a talent that he/she is meant to employ and share with the world. So on an individual level, every person does have a certain uniqueness about them. But beyond that, at our very basic core of who we are as spiritual beings, we are all the same. Go deep into the matter of what comprises the universe and everything in it, and you’ll find that everything is the same thing. That’s what I was referring to when I said that we’re all the same. That is why, for example, when you treat someone else poorly, you’re only treating yourself poorly. When you treat someone else well, you’re treating yourself well. Love yourself completely, and you consequently love others. How you treat others is a direct reflection of how you treat and view yourself. You never truly interact with others. You only interact with yourself – your own mind.

Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@lestat, LOLOLOL.

@spaceghost, I feel the same bro. I totally know what you mean. It’s funny, because the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. It’s humbling.

@ijesuschrist, “You don’t become awake, you go just shed the layer of bull shit society feeds you to make you FEEL special.” – Yep! Pretty much dude. For some it takes longer. Depends on your upbringing, your external influences and environment. Everyone is on a different path.

@filipek, I fucking love that image. Was that posted in the images section before? I remember seeing it before but don’t remember if it was on here or somewhere else. So very true.

Armando (0) (@Spoken) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Spot on man.

Q (94) (@Qualohuasca) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I know it’s repeated endlessly and the schematics of our human minds get bored of things pretty fast, but “once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep”. I think that’s the best quote on the subject, even if it does come from an American politician (see, judging!).

“Interesting” comparison: Americans (well, mostly politicians) have been calling themselves “free” for ages. It’s the “Land of the Free” and all that. Now they can say stuff like “the terrorists hate our freedom!” etc etc. What the hell does “free” even mean when it’s used like that? What about “awake”?

Even Socrates went into one of them ego-traps, sort of. “I alone am the wisest of the Greeks because I know that I know nothing” or something like that. Can’t be bothered to google that one for semantics.

Another great post on a great site. I am very new here and stoked to have found HE. Please have patience if my posts are annoying and/or naive.

Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@qualohuasca, You bring up some excellent points. I especially love the point you make about terrorism and our freedoms. One of the biggest lies our government and media perpetuate is the lie that “terrorists” – I use quotations around that word for a reason, which I’ll get to in a second – are a threat to our freedoms.

First of all, terrorism comes in many forms. A government which suppresses information, invades people’s privacy, and takes away certain rights is just as terroristic as any radical Islamic group in the Middle East. Citizens in Middle East countries just as easily view our government as terrorists which sends its terrorist military into foreign countries to “spread freedom and democracy.” We’ve bombed numerous small villages, towns, and many parts of many countries, all in the name of fighting terrorism, yet this very act is viewed as terrorism from the perspectives of the citizens over there who have nothing to do with the actions of radical Islamic groups.

Second, the only threat to our freedoms is our own government. There is no country in the world who is a threat to our freedoms as individuals. That’s very different from saying there is no country in the world who can attack us, because there IS. But would an attack on our country have any affect on our personal freedoms? No, it wouldn’t. However, the response of our government would, and indeed has in the past. The actions of our government after 9/11 affected our freedoms, such as the Patriot act. You have no privacy as an American citizen anymore, because our government thinks it has the right to snoop on you in the interest of national security. So again, it wasn’t the people who attacked us who took away some of our rights, it was our own government in response to their actions.

Anyway, good post. Thanks for the opportunity to bring up some of these points. Hope to see you post here more often. =)

YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

@filipek, If you think you’re above ego traps, you’re in an ego trap. Haha

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