We must question authority and not ever assume the establishment is right, has the answers or knows what is best for all of us. How else can we learn to think for ourselves if we don't question? We must not assume that because the majority is doing something, it is the right thing to do.
Our existence is being soothed by rules to live by, regulations, political & religious authority, educational authority.....everyone from every direction is telling us what is good for us, what to do and how to do it, when to take action, what action to take, what to eat......the list is endless. As time goes on we continue to lose more and more control over our lives. We allow more interferance by demanding someone take charge rather than taking responsibility for ourselves. We must think for ourselves.
We have allowed censorship of perfectly good reading material; perfectly enjoyable films. Why is it that someone else should be able to decide for each of us what is suitable to read/see and what is unsuitable?
We have allowed laws regulating what we can say, when we can say it, and where we can say it. Why should we allow someone else responsibility over the words we speak?
We have allowed others to tell us what we are looking for when only we can possibly know that, by asking of ourselves. There are plenty of people standing by willing to tell us exactly what we want. Why are we allowing others that power over us? Have the courage to grow and become who you want to be, not what someone thinks you should be.
These are controversial issues; I am aware of that and also that there are two sides to every issue; I should still have the freedom and the right to make my own decisions surrounding these and many other issues that are now being decided for me. I want to think for myself.........and........you should want to think for yourself as well. The more we continue to give away our rights to decide on these issues, the less freedom we will have to live our lives the way we want. The more we work to satisfy everyone else the sooner we will dwindle our identity completely away.
Dr. Seuss said "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."