You ever wonder about the things we are taught, and why we were taught them, over and over. I know I do. Maybe you have the same burning questions as me. So, let’s talk….
Truth according to Merriam Webster:
(1): the body of real things, events, and facts : ACTUALITY(2): the state of being the case : FACT(3)often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality: a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true truths of thermodynamicsc: the body of true statements and propositions.
Truth: I was taught that the truth will set you free…but does it really? Sometimes the truth sets your soul on fire and makes you want to burn the house down to the ground. Especially a truth you believed whole heartedly, you come to find out didn’t exist. The truth can leave you hurting and just as confused as a lie. Eventually, it will wear off, but I can understand why people lie. Lies kill, but learning the truth after a lie is just as painful. Not only for one just, but everybody involved.
Now that I am truly living a more authentic life, I’m not so sure what the truth is anymore. I thought I was ready for the great awakening. I thought it would be sunshines, yoga, eating right, and happiness all the time. Hahaha…yeah right. Its actually…a whole healing process. Literally. It has brought up old wounds for healing, allowed me to see my own toxic behavior, and showed me I need a lot more self care. I’m an emotional wreck majority of the time, and I question EVERYTHING!! Nothing makes sense in this world, but it also brings peace, love, happiness, clarity, and a closer sense of The Most High God. The true God.
The truth is basically what is seen, felt, or perceive as the truth. For example, I’ve watched the sunrise many times. I’ve literally watched it go from night to day. I literally watched the sky move with my own eyes. That was my perception. Am I still supposed to believe that we are moving so fast that we don’t feel it on the Earth? Even though I saw it with my own eyes? I saw the sun come up over the horizon, I saw the stars move out first, the constellation of Orion was the last stars to leave. The moon stayed until the sun was fully up. They all moved in the opposite direction of where the sun was coming up as if it was pulling it, like a gear shift, working together. So either I was a lucky person to see us actually moving, or we weren’t moving at all and the sky moves around us.
Here is my conflict: I just don’t understand, if we are actually standing still, why was it so imperative for us to learn that throughout school? Why were we even taught about space? I mean I could think of a million other topics that was more useful to us as adults like how to grow food, taxes, credit, parenting, resumes, or honestly anything useful to adulthood, but hey. We spent so much time in school learning things that just aren’t that beneficial. We spent little time on economics, business, speech, or computer classes.
I was under the impression that I would learn that stuff in college, but that was just an extension of high school to me. Just more busy work in a different format. What else they didn’t explain is college cost on average is 34 ,000. Once you graduate, you have to get a job to pay that money back. The problem is you can’t get a high paying job unless you have years of experience, experience you didn’t get because you were in college learning the information. You still end up working a lower paying job to get the experience, but you still have to live, and you are still responsible for student loans. I have worked in the same building as people who have graduated with a masters degree. I graduated high school with some college. We got the same pay.
Truth: You have to go to college to receive more education in order to live this “American Dream”. The part they don’t tell you is that majority of the “American Dream” is actually the distribution of American debt. Instead of taking responsibility of their own debt, it’s spread out amongst the people. We eat it up living a life of luxury. Houses, credit, cars, images. You know, all the stuff that really don’t matter.
Success. A successful life, a successful family, and a successful job. How come no one prepares the children for the real live work of all of those? For example, all the time you will spend at work to make enough for that. Or the amount of time your family will lose from you. Also, who decided the terms of what success looks like anyway? How did they convince the whole world to submit to such an unrealistic, materialistic lifestyle in the first place?
What kind of society benefits from this type of arrangement? It’s almost like we are lab rats. Test studies. To be honest, we are in an insane asylum when you think about it. We are all conforming to this way of life. We are all expected to be a certain way. If you don’t think, act, and look like everyone else, well hey, its pills for that. Don’t worry, it’s people around you that will make sure you take them. In a world that we are supposed to accept everyone because we are all different, there is really no room differences. We aren’t as accepting as we pretend to be.
Its one way of life. The high life. If your not in the high life, then your “basic.” If you don’t think like everyone else, you are a “conspiracy theoriest” or “crazy.” If you dont dress like everyone else, then you are a “bum.” I thought we were special. We were all individuals. I thought the best part of being an adult was the freedom to be who you are? I wish in 12 years, they didn’t spend so much time creating an illusion.
I can understand why though. Had they told the truth, I don’t believe many people would have strived to finish school. Imagine the first day of school, and your teacher said “Hey welcome to Adulthood 101, you will work I until you are 80, there are no holidays and weekends off. College will put you in more debt. You better either marry well, or invent something to live well, because to live like the Joneses is an illusion. Learning to grow your own food and hunt is the best way to survive. The world is not going to end in 2000. Oh and 2020 will be the most crazy year ever.” Yeah I can understand the lies…. Poor kids will be traumatized.