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Muhammad Irfan Khan

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Do you think you are free?

We are prisoners of complexities in the name of modernity, traditions, professionalism, and of many DO(s) and DONT(s).

There is no ultimate freedom in our societies. In one form or other we are bound, restricted and handicapped while in the mean time our intellect desires Infinity, freedom and power. This war leads to no way. But to self destruction.

I want to say that we should have a FREE INTELLECT. Why to follow so many, so called, Systems and Regulations, Laws and Principles if by birth we are free? You may not agree with me and call me a wild, a rebellion. But think, without having a biased mind, you will love being wild and free then civilized and bound. Don’t you?

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    Dec 10 2011: the reason we all work is becuase we dont have enough money. we dont have time to express ourselves and create new things becuase we always have to to work. many people conform to the consumer economy and purchase things in order to feel better about their status or to make their lives more convenient. then they need more money, then a better job or more jobs, then they have less time to find themselves and they feel even worse, and they want to buy more. this is an exaggeration to an extent but most of our lives boil down to exactly this. we arent slaves to a company or system or our government. we are slaves of our minds, these systems are just here to exploit our tendencies. marketing and advertising within the next 10 years will be out of control. personalized ads will appear on smart surfaces and those addictions fromthe past that you cant seem to break away from be it food, cars, porn, videogames, just may completely engulf us. we're slaves of our own minds, our emotions drive us, our emotions shape our world. those who have cultivated their minds can shape their emotions and usually do shape our world, and when successful they form the rules which all others must abide by. landlord-tenant, politican-citizen, entreprenuer-the world, employer-employee etc.
    • Dec 11 2011: This is what I am talking about Everyone is running after status and, of course. This is never ending race. if one wants to participate in this Marathon of Status s/he needs to have stamina of money. And I ask What is this status in the first place? You want to impress someone or everyone? If yes why? One might answer, people will not make us friends, will not make any relation with us, or at least won’t call us civilized. Why we are so greedy for these fallacies? I think of these relations as something one can easily buy in supermarket, if having enough money. So, they are not pure relations, but duplicity. If people don’t recognize me as what I am, by my true intellect, but with what I have. OR get impressed by any of my signboard which I gained from treachery or from whatever mean. Then truly its more loss then gain.

      Mr. Julius, you said that “We are slaves of our minds.” . It would be more than good if the case was so. I say Go for what your mind and heart says. we have accepted things as ours but in fact they are very imposed on us.
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        Dec 11 2011: well i suppose it is more than good Muhammad, becuase this is the case. being slaves of our minds simply means we are slaves of our perception of reality. in several ways you have just proved my point. whatever you percieve your reality as, is exactly how it will effect you, and becuase it actually effects you in this way, that now becomes YOUR reality. humans are more suceptible to conform to our environments becuase we are social, however the fact that some people do percieve problems as opportunities debunks your idea that our current and future predicaments are imposed on us. let me give you a few examples: if youve never heard of the elephant and the string effect it goes like this. when an elephant is a baby they tie a string around its ankle and tie the other end to a stake in the ground, the elephant is not yet strong enough to break it and eventually gives up hope. after 6 months, 6 years, 15 years, the fully grown elephant is bound to this stake by a tiny rope becuase, in its relity it cannot excape. this elephant is a slave of its mind as we are currently a slave of ours. the wisdom of the crowd effect has been proven effective at combating these views of perception. obviously WE know that the elephant can break the rope and others that look at similar situations from many different perspectives begin to grasp the reality of their situation and gain traction as their minds provide them ways to profit from the true reality, con artists, entreprenuers and magicians all profit from those who are slaves of their perception of reality.

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