Everybody wants to change the world, but only the fewest are willing to change themselves
Ever loved someone so much you would do anything for them? Yeah, well make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want!
Every bit of effort you've put in, wether anyone noticed it or not, is extremely important, and will in the long run make all the difference.
Freedom, as well as peace, comes through taking responsibility in fundamental decisions;
It is how we act in, or react to, certain situations and settings that makes all the difference and changes the world in the end.
When we have been abused, we tend to invalidate us ourselves to be safe from other people doing it, but with taking control in that sense we take away their chance to do the opposite to us either, unfortunately.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
People with power do not always feel powerful. In fact, the more #powerless we feel, and the weaker and needier we feel, the more dangerous we are.
live with vision
and in relationship
The greatest form of control is where you think you are free, but you're fundamentally manipulated and dictated.
One form of dictation is being in a prison cell and you can see the bars and touch it.
The other one is sitting in a prison cell but you can't see the bar and you think you're free.
— quoted from https://invidio.us/watch?v=2frJ3e0hxPE
Dear people who think, or even say, "I have nothing to hide";
The platforms and tools you are using to manage your everyday life manipulate you. They are designed to serve financial interests, not your well being. It's intended to have you become dependant. The more time you give up, the more valuable you are.
If you don't believe me, then ask yourself, who get's your attention? Who?
Now, stop thinking about how it affects your life only, and start thinking about how much it affects society at large scale. What's your conclusion?
If those platforms present to each of you a different reality, you'll lose track of reality.
How are you going to discern between fake news and true news - if everything in your feed is filtered to only contain things that keep you engaged?
> Privacy is the #freedom to be imperfect
It is #acceptance of who we are and everything that we have been.
Why is it,
that when we care for a hurt animal, we have so much #compassion for it and #celebrate every little progress we observe, but
when we care for a hurt person, we lose our #patience and #hope for them so quick?
Is it, because a person reminds us of our own #brokenness much more than an animal ever could?
I think so.
If we aren't ready to look at our own pain because we gave up on ourselves in those places, we are lacking #faith in our own life.
And what we don't have, we can't give
> I think that any state, institution, or other group of people using #surveillance wants essentially to make sure that their power will not be endangered by the people.
They want to stay in power. So they need to know what people are doing, with whom they have relationships. So that they can, if necessary, block and disconnect specifically those people they think are part of the political antagonism.
When that goes on for too long, then you act it out, and it either kills people around you, or yourself, or really both - leaving behind a devastating scenery.
Do you still wonder why there's so much #terrorism in this world?
"Bevor du die Welt rettest, räum erst mal dein Zimmer auf."
Gute Nacht schlaft gut
Very nicely put!
@d599f84e I just read an essay by Leo Tolstoy that ends with this line. 🙂
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