Opiate Of The Masses
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Where religion was once considered the opiate of the masses, today, it’s the media.
It’s the news cycle, films, TV shows, music, science, politics, pop stars and pop culture subjecting you to a way of thinking and being in the world.
Redefining your values and the boundaries of what's acceptable and what's not.
Where truth was once the ultimate pursuit, now it's consensus.
But it’s important to remind your self that just because everyone believes something,
It doesn’t make it true.
Truth has never been a measure of how many people agree,
It’s objective, not subjective.
It remains embedded somewhere deep in the cross hairs of public opinion.
And for as long as you’re of sound mind and body,
It's your human responsibility to stay awake to the realities of the world.
To be willing and able to see beyond the noise,
Not ruled or subdued by your fears and passions, but rather use your reason.
To clear the fog in your own heart and mind in order to stay connected with that which is real.
Using your full faculties to see things for what they are.
Clearly and without distortion, without contamination.