Believe it or not.

The third Monday of January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. It has been labelled Blue Monday.
The concept was founded by psychologists 6 years ago, and is based on the theory of the 'hibernation' effect - a time of year when people feel tired, don't exercise, stay indoors and eat comfort food. 
Now, this doesn't bother me two hoots because I stopped believing what 'they say' years ago. 
It does, however, make me feel very angry because there are lots of people in this country that will believe them.

 "Psychologist say.....oooohhh it must be right then.....So I'm going to have a horrible day today... I'm going to be tired, I do feel a bit tired....what else?.... I'm going to eat lots of comfort food....ok then" - you get the general picture.

How dangerous, negligent, unprincipled, unscrupulous, unethical it is to programme people with such negativity!
Every half-baked psychologist knows that a large chunk of the population are too trusting and have a tendency to 'believe' what is said to them by authority figures. 
Every psychologist also knows that once someone 'believes' what has been said to them, they internalise then, act on it. 

Beliefs are so very very powerful. They run the conscious and subconscious 'show' in our lives. 
Experiments have shown when people are hypnotised, if they 'believe' they have been burned by something, say a cigarette, their skin will sometimes blister, even though they haven't been touched by anything.

Truth is - subjective.

What I mean is, when you know something to be true - Is it true because you've found it to be true? or is it because someone else has told you?

For example: 
"you need to look both ways when crossing a road" - most of us would agree that is a truth/belief that can save you from getting hit by a car.

"you have to work hard for what you want in life, nothing comes to you easily" - have you ever been told that or overheard it being said - do you believe it? That truth/belief is rubbish - You can win the lottery then things come easily, you can be doing something that you love, then its not really hard work but enjoyable work. The more you enjoy what you do, the more successful you are then things will come easily.

When you catch yourself talking or thinking about a 'truth' as you know it - ask yourself "is this mine or was it given to me?"

I found that most were given and when analysed, became nonsense. Make your own mind up on everything then you'll find

The absence of the true will set you free.

But you don't have to believe me.


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