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Start Thinking, Stop Being Sheeple

Don't Be a Sheep
Posted by / October 5, 2012 / 1 Comments

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Sheeple may be one of the biggest problems with the world today. For those who don’t know, sheeple are people who do whatever they’re told or whatever everyone else is doing and don’t think for themselves, much like mindless sheep. They don’t have the intelligence or sense of self to stand up and be individual.

Why are sheeple such a problem? Their mental weakness makes them controllable by stronger or more manipulative people. They will do anything, act in any way, and never question. They form a cult of sorts, blindly following whoever leads them. The sad thing is, they’re often led by very bad people.

Many sheeple believe that by blindly following they’re showing faith or devotion. They don’t understand that they’re being manipulated and controlled and that there’s nothing strong or positive about allowing all their control to be taken away. Organized religion seems to create the worst kind of sheeple, who follow their religious leaders blindly, swallowing and acting on anything they’re told. These are quite possibly the most dangerous type of non-thinkers. When fueled by a misguided faith, they will let nothing stand in their way of making everyone like them.

The media is also breeding sheeple. Weak minds are led into buying products and services they don’t really need or actually want, just because everyone else has one or it will somehow make their lives better. The truth is that it’s just the media feeding on human weakness and exploiting those who don’t have the power to make up their own minds and choose for themselves.

It is incredibly important for each and every one of us to learn to think for ourselves. Distance yourself from any influence that tries to make you a cookie-cutter part of the masses. Question everything. Learn as much as you can. Make decisions based on facts, not the opinions of other people. Don’t let others sway you into things if you’re not sure they’re right. Stop caring what other people think. Stop caring about what’s cool or fashionable. Think for yourself, no matter how hard it might be.

A lot of people don’t want to go against the grain and think for themselves because they fear ridicule from others. They won’t fit in anymore. The truth is, none of that matters. If people don’t like that you’re educating yourself and thinking for yourself, then those are not people that you want in your life. You need to surround yourself with those who encourage learning and free though.

If we don’t think for ourselves, the world will be led into madness. You can already see it when religious zealots lead people into hateful acts. You can see it when brain-rotting television garbage and overpriced products rake in the cash. It’s already happening, and we need to do all we can to stop it. Learn to think for yourself, and do everything you can to open the eyes of those around you. We have to make people see and put an end to the madness.

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Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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    I used to call it the “herd mentality.” Same thing, though. I could relate several incidents, but too long to go into right now. They were amusing, though.

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