When minds are numbed

THE best way to halt the progress of a society is to teach the citizens not to think critically or use their mind in any way. Without critical thinking, we simply follow the norm. We do not even question our interpretation of the “norm”.

In the instances when our conscience or “common sense” prods us to behave differently, we may become fearful. This fear reverts us back to behaving “like everyone else” or “as usual”.

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