is ‘Normal’ A Social Control Weapon?

One of the many reasons and justifications are given for why social control via weapons such as the “norm” is needed is to control individual behaviour, as every person in families and society possess different types of attitude, thinking, ideologies and behaviour patterns.  Therefore, the chances of clashing with others are greater. Weapons of social […]

Living As a Unique Individual (A Maverick)

How Should We Live Our Lives? Most people (maybe us) meander through life in a more or less robotic state. As this is a fate that awaits any of us at any time I will use the term us. Little that is done contributes to a general purpose of existence but instead is done in […]

Make Life Interesting – Read!

Arguably the greatest character strength to develop is the love of learning (wisdom) – Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows progressively. For learning lovers – reading […]

**** Your Best Intentions!

How Our Deep Subconscious Mind Likes To Control Our Thoughts And Actions **** your best intentions! This is my subconscious talking when I think I can too easily make conscious choices over and above its control. This blog features an example of my efforts to gain some control over my life. And my subconscious mind […]

Idea Orgies

Absolute truth tends to discourage debate. Once you conclude that the ideas you have inside your head are from God or Nature or Pure Reason, once you think you are hard wired to Absolute Truth so that your views do not simply represent your perspective, then the rest of us are in trouble. John D. […]

Somewhere In Between

“Are we in danger of becoming robots or is it already too late for some?” This is on the subject of human disconnection with nature, the very roots from which we grew. I was walking back home from the gym in the wind and the rain, feeling glad to be living. My blood pumping and […]

Its Okay To Be Different

Walking The Path Less Trodden Growing up it’s always the differences that we fear in ourselves and tend to ridicule in others. We are a cruel species. There seems to be a comfort in being exactly like everyone else or being different in a conformist way such as punks, goths, teddy boys etc. etc. It […]

“Government, Schools And Marriage serve the same social function as a prison and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.”

“This ready-made character of life comes from what Foucault calls disciplinary power or govern-mentality …As I pass through all of the institutions of (schools, workplaces, households, government agencies, doctors’ offices, entertainment venues etc that give form to my life, I find myself caught up in an intricate web of compulsion and choice, desire and necessity, […]

Are We All A Little Crazy?

TODAY’S LESSON – WE ARE ALL A LITTLE CRAZY! The Insanity of Normality- We all tend to be reassured when we are thought of as normal. The “norm” is where mental health professionals intend us to be when we undertake to submit to therapy of any kind. If we are not happy, contented and free […]

A Horror Story For Aspiring Authors

The Potential Horrors Lurking In The Publishing Process I have just scared myself half to death by reading a book. No, it’s not a book from the horror section; the book is entitled “How to Get Published: Secrets from the Inside”. As I interpret it in my very delicate state of a morbid fear of […]

Feeling Alone in a Crowd

I am probably not alone in spending the majority of my life believing myself ordinary and unexceptional and as such with nothing of interest to say to people on how they may live their lives. Retrospectively I have always had this feeling of never really belonging in groups and a feeling of being the odd […]

Online Bullying – An Egoic Mind Tactic

TRUE PROGRESS BEGINS WHEN THE EGO FADES There seems to be a belief that discussions need to have a winner and a loser. Added to that seems to be the belief that within any topic that there is only one universal truth for everyone and people with opinions not matching the most aggressive participant’s opinions […]

A Question About Marriage

The Question – As a married person would you get married again given your time over? PART 1 – Why Marriage is Convenient for Social Control. Selfish Philanthropy. “There is much too much sugar and sorcery in those feelings of ‘for others’, of ‘not for me’, for one not to have to become doubly distrustful […]