We’re raised to believe to be happy, to be of use, is to do, to produce, to create materials to achieve a paycheck, numbers in your bank account to aquire more materials we’re taught will make us happy, or at least sustain us long enough to produce more materials to acquire more numbers in our bank account to save to acquire more materials promised to make us happy.
Failure to do so makes us lazy and not being useful, and is something to be ashamed of, or at least afraid of because it could lead to our death, which we’re taught is the end of our existence, or we go on to be judged by God or the universe, and depending on what we’ve done, we could be rewarded with a happy or unhappy external existence after we’ve left our bodies.
Or we’re taught to believe or come to believe there is absolutely nothing after physical death, we just become nothingness. Both are terrifying outcomes we should avoid, that we must stay alive as long as possible, so must continue to produce materials to acquire more numbers we can use to acquire more materials to sustain our heartbeat, that if we acquire enough of these numbers, we will be able to attain more materials, or access to experiences that will make us happier and make us live longer to delay a possible unhappy eternal existence or no existence after our heart stops beating.
We’re taught this is completely logical, that creatures we call animals who live just to eat, shit and sleep are inferior, and therefore completely logical we kill some of them to consume their bodies to sustain our heartbeat so we can produce more materials to acquire more numbers to use to acquire more materials and their dead bodies so we can continue living to produce and acquire more materials and experiences that will make us happy and delay an unhappy eternal existence or no existence.
Some of those we admire most or are taught to listen to and obey — parents, older relatives, politicians, celebrities, religious or spiritual leaders, scientists, motivational speakers, artists, wealthy individuals, journalists — tell us this is logical, that if you’re not producing materials, you should be creating art, businesses or wisdom teachings to acquire more numbers to acquire more materials or experiences to sustain your heartbeat, make you happy, avoid suffering and avoid an unhappy eternal existence or nothingness after your heart stops beating. To not do so, they tell us, is shameful, being lazy or gives more power to evil people or beings who want your heart to stop beating so you experience an unhappy eternal existence or nothingness.
When our physical health degrades because we didn’t produce enough materials to acquire more numbers to attain more materials or experiences, we’re taught we have failed or made a mistake because now we have less time to avoid the ceasing of our heartbeat that will lead us to an unhappy eternal existence, nothingness or needing to live in a new body in which we must learn how to produce more materials to acquire numbers to attain materials and experiences to delay the ceasing of our heartbeat in this new body.
If we find this causes us so much anxiety or fear we wish to use materials we attained through acquiring numbers through producing to harm or destroy our bodies to cease our heartbeat in the pursuit of a happy eternal existence, or nothingness, to stop feeling that way, we have failed and are selfish and is shameful because we have created more pain for those who have produced materials to acquire numbers to attain materials and experiences meant to make us happy or avoid the ceasing of our heartbeat because those people were taught to care or provide for us, and now their existence is meaningless because they no longer have the person they were taught to care and provide for to care and provide for. And, we’re taught that to decrease the time before our heartbeat would cease via our own actions will lead to an unhappy eternal existence because we have stopped producing materials to acquire numbers to attain materials and experiences to make us happy and provide and care for those we have been taught to provide and care for.
At no point are we to legitimately question this, especially publicly, or others might use materials they’ve acquired to cease our heartbeat, and that if they do, someone else must use materials they’ve acquired to either cease that person’s heartbeat, or use force, via materials others given the authority by the masses, to place that person in a building made with materials produced by others to acquire more numbers to attain more materials and experiences to make them happy and sustain their heartbeat, or to avoid being placed in those buildings where they will be prevented from, or limited to, producing more materials to acquire numbers to attain materials and experiences that will make them happy and sustain their heartbeat, and that it is logical for others who live in those buildings to harm and destroy their bodies to cease their heartbeat for failing to produce materials to acquire numbers to attain materials and experiences to make them happy and delay the ceasing of their heartbeat, and those who live in those buildings will all face an unhappy eternal existence or no existence after their heart has stopped beating.
So, we are taught the only way to truly experience freedom and happiness is to produce materials to acquire more numbers to attain more materials and experiences in a way that does not result in ceasing the heartbeat of others so we can avoid being placed in buildings where we are prevented from, or limited to, producing materials to attain more numbers to acquire more materials and experiences that will make us happy and allow us to provide and care for those we are taught to do so for, and to do so is to have failed, and because of our failure to do so, the majority who have done so to acquire that standard of freedom are more able to believe such individuals should be placed in buildings where they will be deprived of the means to acquire such freedom, or to have their heartbeat ceased, either by others the majority has allowed to do so, or acquire materials to do so themselves so they no longer pose a threat to those who obey the rules of those with authority to produce materials to acquire numbers to attain more materials and experiences to make themselves and those they are taught to provide and care for happy and sustain their heartbeat to delay a possible unhappy eternal existence or nothingness.
We are taught this is logical and acceptable, and the only way to true freedom and happiness, even though those we are taught to admire the most are famous for teaching us this is not logical or acceptable, and in doing so were put in buildings to prevent or limit them from producing materials to acquire numbers or opportunities to attain more materials that would make them happy and sustain their heartbeat. Many of those who say they admire or worship these individuals the most tell the majority to fail to abide by the rules of those in authority will lead us to a lack of materials and experiences to make us happy or sustain our heartbeat, or that it is logical and acceptable for others to deprive them of materials to make them happy and sustain their heartbeat, or cease their heartbeat so they do not try to live like those they worship.
The only way to stop living this way to acquire happiness or freedom a different way would be if the majority of people rejected this way of living, but we don’t because we want to avoid and delay the ceasing of our heartbeat, even though most do not know what we will experience after physical death. Therefore, the only way to achieve another form of freedom would for the majority to no longer have anxiety or fear about physical death like those who are most famous for teaching us to live without fear of death, but might limit our ability to produce more materials to acquire more numbers to attain more materials and experiences that might make us happier and more free.
How would you like to be free?