From birth, humans are susceptible to entanglement in the thoughts, ideas, opinions, and beliefs of the mind. French philosopher Louis Althusser linked that susceptibility to education in his 1969 essay Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.
Hi spaper argued that modern education is more like indoctrination: curricula and content are subjected to the demands of the market and the state – not to good-faith examinations of the world.
William Torrey Harris, US Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906, said of students during that time:
“99 out of 100 are automata, careful to walk prescribed paths, to follow prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial evidence, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.”
To train cogs for a machine, modern education emphasizes left brain study. Those that choose not to obey this paradigm can find an eternity of riches by instead turning focus towards right brain functions.
Bound in Social Delusion
Whether you are aware of the power of visualization or not, you do it all the time.
Reality in Buddhism is called dharma, a system of natural laws that constitutes the natural order of things.
One of Buddhism’s fundamental teachings is that life is an illusion: we don’t live in dharma, we live within our perception of it. This means that the reality you live in is only an echo of objective reality.
The years between 6 and 14 establish children’s sense of identity. During these years, children make strides toward adulthood by becoming competent, independent, and involved in the world beyond their families (source).
Trained from such a young age in habitual thinking, awareness blocked beyond a limited circle, most people have no idea they are tethered to an artificial life they were trained to live, locked up by their own mind.