The Result Of Living In A Life Of Fantasy
When I was around 5 or 6 years old I exposed the Santa Claus story. Man did I get frowned at. I knew there was no Santa Claus because I’d seen some presents in my parents closet wrapped in clear red plastic. All those presents wrapped like that had from Santa on them. It wasn’t Christmas yet, let alone the fact that we had no chimney. So I told my sisters and brother that it was all just a made up story.
Why weren’t they happy? I was. I’d just solved a mystery that had been gnawing at me.
The problem with telling kids stories is that they can’t separate fact from fiction. Teaching fiction is really just a form of lying. But we, for some strange reason, lie to each other all the time. If we wrote down all the things we were told, or heard in passing, as we were growing up how much of it would we now know to be fantasy? Fantasy, fiction, or make believe would be anything that isn’t known.
Life As Fiction
Copernicus said that everyone he knew was living in a make believe world where the Sun moved around the Earth. A couple hundred years later Galileo made an instrument that showed he was right – and had his life threatened for it. So we see how a story can be completely invalid and still have everyone living according to it. But, as difficult as not knowing about the solar system might have made things it’s really nothing compared to the fictional mind set people live under today.
The fiction of today is rampant and well funded
To begin with most of us start life hearing fictional stories about ourselves and the world in which we live. Again, fiction would be anything not known – for sure. These fictional ideas include most everything we’re told about life and life forms. A lot of this is due to a lack of instruments for seeing and measuring. As right as Copernicus was, without the instruments from Galileo, the facts shouldn’t have been taught as facts. What should be taught as fact? What does anyone know everything about?
But people teach fiction all the time even when we’ve barely scratched the surface of knowing. What I’ve learned about life so far is as much surface gets scratched it will be some time before we get passed barely scratching the surface. For humans on earth right now most things about the whole thing is not known. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this. It insures the opportunity for discovery and makes for an interesting place to hang out.
Another thing we see is there is no finality. The need to know the end may well come from hearing all those fictional life stories. There most likely is no end or middle or getting there – wherever there is. Another thing developed from the stories we hear is a need to be right. Knowing things and being right seem to be what the best characters have going for them. Heroes know what to do and people follow them and everyone lives happily ever after (finality).
So people have a tendency to want there lives to line up with the fiction. It’s not the fictional stories that cause to trouble but the blurring of fiction and reality, whatever that turns out to be. Fiction is fun – when you know it’s fiction. But the trouble is the same as with Copernicus and the solar system, the ideas were taught as facts. That’s life as fiction.
We could solve this, life as fiction, mess for future generations by starting all conversations with a provision like “As far as I know”, “According to what I’ve been told” or maybe “The data collected so far might suggest” and so on.
We’re looking out at the world from tiny limited viewpoints and it’s impossible for anybody to see the whole picture. So when it comes to things like where do we come from and what’s life all about we can only honestly answer, “We don’t really know”.
Many people and institutions operate as if they know what it’s all about. As for the most destructive story tellers I guess religious teaching would be first on the offenders list with the public school system coming in a close second. Parents are just kids with kids and have learned as many non-truths as they teach. It’s not possible to put the breaks on this syndrome next week. Before anything can happen people must be willing to accept that what they think about almost everything is probably fictitious.
I really don’t care what people believe or make up. As long as they can’t teach it institutionally as fact there’s little harm in it. If Charles believes the world is flat and he was put here on this flat earth to plant tomatoes who gets hurt? Being wrong, in itself, never hurt anyone. But you can see where the School of Flat Earth Tomatotians might not be the best idea.
We start by telling lies to kids. Watch any show where someones missing and someone will tell a kid it’s gonna be alright, we’ll find them, we promise: fiction. Why say it? Cause the truth is temporarily less comfortable? Only someone raised on fiction has trouble dealing with reality. All these fiction as fact stories do one thing really well: They create dependents. If people are dependent on gods, heroes who save the day and so on, what kind of life do they create here on earth? If we look around we can see the result.
Even in school we teach too much theory. We do it because we all grew up with fiction, so it’s okay. There’s the theory of evolution, the big bang theory, the theory of relativity and so on. We also teach, as principles, what is really experiment: Sociology, Economics, Political Science and Business. Most of these experiments would best be assigned to the didn’t work bin. But people pay enormous prices in time any money to learn about them.
Does anybody know what the best thing a person can do, with their time here on earth, would be? What is of most value and importance to a human on earth? If you could find a teenager who hadn’t been programmed they could most likely answer this correctly.
My most value list would include food, sex, freedom of movement physically and mentally, a safe comfortable place to stay. Then I’d want information technology, communication technology and … I don’t know, whatever else comes up. Last on my list would be things like a centralized governments, banks, monetary systems, state run schools, religions and anything else of that type.
What happens with people who are raised on fantasy and have formed unrealistic dependencies is the are susceptible to coercion. The dependent, susceptible and coerced teach the dependent and susceptible to believe things like we need a monetary system, top down government is best, top down systems are best, without the structure we adhere to all would dissolve into chaos.
We all heard the stories out of DC saying if we can’t/don’t pass this bill this part of the system will fail and that would be an insurmountable tragedy. For who? For sure it would be an insurmountable tragedy for “part of the system”. Then what? The only governmental system that’s ever worked is that of some community somewhere. What’s so scary about the end of the government? Unless one has been coerced into dependency on the government they don’t fear the lack of government. Or the lack of some bank, or some monetary system.
The system puts people to work at the institutions of indoctrination as early as three years old to fully prepare them for life lived in support of a system they had no voice in forming and don’t even understand. Only those people who have formed unrealistic dependencies and are susceptible to coercion will go along willingly. But for those who don’t go along, there is a system of laws to take your troublesome ass out of sight and away from the “Good People”.
The statements used in the coercion process are revealing themselves as the fictional teachings they always were. For instance: Work hard and go to school, obey the law, love your country, continue to work hard etc. and you can expect to have a happy rewarding life. Anyone found this to be – not true? Fictional?
This is meant to serve as an introduction to the idea of “Life As Fiction” for those of you who haven’t examined it already.