Here are a few you will recognize as you grow up: Grades. Going out and meeting people. Career. Marriage. Reasons you cannot marry your 5th cousin. And the holiest of the lot: Figuring out what to do with your life.
You know how people have regrets about not living their life to the fullest and stuff like that? It’s not because they didn’t figure out what to do with their life. It’s because they believed all the over-rated baloney passed down to them.
Propagating crap like it’s the truth when you don’t really feel a thing about it. Propagating crap like it’s the truth because your 5th cousin’s best friend feels strongly about it.
If everyone in the crowd said something must be good and you didn’t agree, you begin to wonder if something is intrinsically wrong with you. Example: Harry Potter.
Then, there’s the other side where the crowd dislikes something very much and you like it a lot. Example: Your 5th cousin.
50,000 years earlier, this helped you survive. But, now – it’s become your sole form of identity.
On a ten-point scale, most of life’s experiences are concentrated somewhere between 4 and 8. There’s the rare 10 and the rarer 1. But, what makes the 10 and 1 is completely different for different people. Still, we live most experiences based on the scale that has been preset by everyone that has gone through the experience before us.
And with every experience now getting a scale, this has become the reference point that governs why, how, and what you feel. Or allow yourself to feel.
You want to have the feeling of feeling deeply about something. You support a cause because you like the idea of supporting the cause more than the cause itself. The truth you have revealed is a lie inside a lie. The sooner you see that – the sooner you can move on and go do something useful.
If you are still wondering, I don’t give a shit about Game of Thrones.