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Q: Story of mankind on a 30 Day Visa

I was born into a simple normal working class family in a small town in Lancashire,Blackburn,A place i'm very proud of.This is were,I think every Human problem begins.

We are all from the second of our,first breath,put into a box,Chinese,British,American Tobagan it doesn't really matter where the place is just needs a name.

Then we begin with race,white,black,yellow,pink,orange.We are learnt that our colour is the best or something to be proud of.

Each colour has a social system,we should look up to one of them,or down depending in what part of the WORLD,we are in.

Next comes Religion,with the GOD,of all mercy who loves you,unless you disagree,then he or her will kill all of your family past and present for no reason,

Next is Country,my country is better than yours,because go back to point 1.

MY QUESTION is are we able ever to over come these fundamentals of Human BRAINWASHING ? 

3 years 25 weeks ago in  General  - Xi'an

 
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It's not brainwashing, it's our own negative tendency to seek out a group for safety and sensevof belonging, and single out those who are different, for a sense of solidarity. It is innate to us at birth. Being social animals isn't all rosepetals and sunshine.

You want to believe it is media brainwashing? Go right ahead, who am I to deny others their conspiracy theories.

Accepting others without reservation requires philosophy, interaction, education and exposure. The media is more likely to reduce ignorance, or at least not increase it. unless it's Fox or CCTV.

Humans are not born pure of heart. We make associations through the process of discrimination. Does that word sound familiar? What's worse, we listen to simplistic reasoning, more than nuanced discussion. And to top things off, we remember negative feedback more than positive. The media has little to do with it.

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It's like Lao Tsu said about the 10,000 things and the eternal river and all that; if you focus on the bits and bobs you lose sight of the whole. Like not being able to see the wood for the trees. Krishnamurti talked about the same thing in his teachings on the nature of fragmentation. Ekhart Tolle is the man to listen to on the subject now.

Personally I believe everything is all one and that. One great whole blown into a gazillion pieces with the big bang, but all sharing a common subatomic ancestry - like pwiddy widdle snowfwakes, different but the same, and all in close, symbiotic partnership with one another.

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I do not think so.
Why brainwoshing?
We all were born into our cultures - in Europe it's even more extreme because one hundred of kilometers may mean luxury or relatively tough life ...
But we were also lucky to get the brain and.propet education (most of us).
If anyone than believes that he/she is better just because being born few kilometers into the "right" direction so then shame on such a person - education came in vain.
Saying all of this one should be aware that 'average person' may not be too smart, educated, well behaved etc. just out of definition.

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Yes to your convoluted question.... And to all of your groanings........and to all mankind...according to the will of God.."that as it is written..the Eye hath not seen, nor Ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

I would have a tendency to embellish on the positive side of what you call "brainwashing" and be brainwash with the Truth.......

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It's not brainwashing, it's our own negative tendency to seek out a group for safety and sensevof belonging, and single out those who are different, for a sense of solidarity. It is innate to us at birth. Being social animals isn't all rosepetals and sunshine.

You want to believe it is media brainwashing? Go right ahead, who am I to deny others their conspiracy theories.

Accepting others without reservation requires philosophy, interaction, education and exposure. The media is more likely to reduce ignorance, or at least not increase it. unless it's Fox or CCTV.

Humans are not born pure of heart. We make associations through the process of discrimination. Does that word sound familiar? What's worse, we listen to simplistic reasoning, more than nuanced discussion. And to top things off, we remember negative feedback more than positive. The media has little to do with it.

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