We are totally brainwashed and manipulated 24/7. So what?!
Question from the Internet:
“How aware do you think you are about the exact influence social media has on your choices and decisions?”
We are 100% influenced and manipulated by social media, mass media and the entertainment industry 24/7. So what?
It is not simply the awareness of that influence that we need to take into consideration. Can we do anything against it, do we actually want to do anything against it?
It is one thing recognizing that we live in a real-life “Matrix”, but then do we actually want to disconnect from it?
After all, we are told every day how much we are brainwashed and we can clearly see it with our own eyes. There are mainstream movies like “Social Dilemma” for example that explain how this incessant brainwashing manipulates us and turns us into zombies. But do we see people disconnecting in masses?
Most people would rather stay and let others manipulate us than disconnect and have to find out for ourselves how to live and what to do when none of us has any clues about the actual, overall purpose of our lives!
At least in this “Matrix”, we are told from day to day what to consume, what to watch, what to say, how to dress and who the “good vs evil” people are in society. People would leave this total enslavement and brainwashing only if they had a positive, absolute overall goal that can guide them forward. Then they would not need this artificial “Matrix” and would happily discard it.
Until then, where would they go, where would they find any foundations or confidence for life? It is better to remain a slave than a wanderer that does not know where to go!