By Chris Rossini
Imagine walking through the park on a nice sunny day and an unanticipated event occurs. All of a sudden you see in the distance a giant dog racing towards you at full speed. This is not a little toy dog that you can pet should it come up to you. No, if this dog were any bigger, it would be classified as a horse.
Quickly you look for an owner and you don't see one. No one is yelling for this creature to stop and come back. Just as quickly, your mind searches for a way to safety. You're not interested in a possible wrestling match should this dog jump onto you.
Fortunately, you're only a few yards from your car, so you hop back in. The dog sees this and stops coming for you. You're safe.
Now, here is an event that directly affected you.
Would it ever have occurred to you, while it was taking place, to turn on the TV to a government-licensed and approved "media" station to interpret this event for you? Would you have looked to them for the interpretation and meaning of what was taking place?
'That's ridiculous,' you might say. 'There are no TV's in the park.'
Ok...Would you pull out your phone as this horse-dog is charging at you and go to a government-licensed and approved site to tell you what all of this means?
Of course not.
You are perceiving all the information that is in front of you on your own. You are interpreting it directly. You are attaching your own meaning to it. You do not need a middle man at all.
In fact, 99.9% of every action you take during a given day works exactly like this. You perceive what is directly in front of you. You interpret it. You decide whether or not you can (or should) act to change anything about it.
You attach meaning, value, and then possibly act to make it better from your point of view.
Meanwhile, every other person is doing the exact same thing, but in their own specific location, and from their own specific point of view.
What is directly in front of them is not what is directly in front of you. What they perceive in their location is not what you perceive in your location. What they decide to do may be similar to what you would do were you in their shoes; or perhaps it would be the exact opposite.
That's their business. They are not you...you are not them.
They don't have the same upbringing as you. They don't have the same thoughts, beliefs, experiences, education, values, goals, or desires.
No two people have these exact qualities....ever!
But then something very strange occurs with a great number of people (although, fortunately, that number is decreasing with each passing moment).
It's nothing but a bad habit.
Your parents did it. Their parents did. The habit was passed on through mere imitation.
What is this bad habit?
Well, a very large number of people go to a monopolistic (government + corporation) conglomerate to "learn" about the events that are not directly in front of them.
Large numbers of people willingly, on their own volition, go to this monopolist to find out "what is going on" elsewhere.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with desiring to see what happens is this amazing world of ours, per se.
But we have to choose our middle men very carefully! We're each responsible for who and what we you choose to believe. We will each experience the consequences of what we choose. There is no passing off of that responsibility. It falls on each of us individually.
So with that being the case, there is something very wrong when there is a monopolist middle-man.
For this monopolist picks and chooses what events to put in front of you. It will show you the events that it wants to show you, and ignore the events that it wants you to ignore.
It gets worse.
The monopolist will then explain to you what those events mean. This is a very big problem because events do not have one single meaning.
Just go any athletic competition and you'll see it with your own eyes. One group of people will be celebrating at the end, while the other group hangs their heads in defeat. It's the same exact event ... yet with very different attached meanings to it.
But the monopolist middle man interpreter has just one meaning to the events that it shows you.
Because it is a monopolist, you will see this one meaning repeated, over and over, wherever you happen to look. Turn on a Hollywood movie and the same meaning hits you again. Go to a government school or university and there's the meaning again. Go into a big multi-national corporation and the meaning hits you. Go to a major sporting event, and there it is.
How about that!
How can that be possible in a world of unique individuals who attach their own meanings to events?
Something is off here.
This is very different from your normal everyday life.
You, your neighbor, their neighbors, and so on...all live a vast majority of your lives without single and absolute "narratives."
In fact, the very people in your own home see things differently.
And yet, we all understand this in our everyday lives. We're all human beings, yet we are all very different individuals. So we respect our differences, do what we have to do on our own own properties, and live and let live.
Technological advances even complement and accentuate this decentralized and individualized world of ours.
Several years ago, you used to breathe a sigh of relief when you hopped onto social media. It was here that you discovered that the Single Narrative Emperor had no clothes. On social media, you used to be comforted by the fact that there isn't a single narrative after all.
Differences of opinion and interpretation are in superabundance!
Even better, on social media, you didn't need the monopolist middle man anymore to tell you what was going on. You could connect with people all over the globe and they could show you with their camera what was going on in front of them.
As opposed to the monopolist picking and choosing what to show you, you could choose what you want to see, and what you want to ignore. The monopolist middle man interpreter was no longer necessary!
What do you think happened next?
Alas, even social media has changed very drastically over the last several years.
Now, events and interpretations (even on social media) that go against the single monopolist "narrative" are being removed and censored.
What a shame. What a big step backwards.
But one must always remain optimistic because when one door closes, another one inevitably opens.
Because we are all so individually unique and different, there's a part of us that is repulsed by monopolistic power-grabs. The Spirit of Life always finds a way under, over, around and through.
Trying to impose one-size-fits-all in a world of unique individuals always fails.
One size does not exist.
One "narrative" can never exist.
Individuality and decentralization must and will ultimately prevail in ways that we probably can't even imagine.