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Society Brainwashes Us with These Eleven Lies

by | Aug 29, 2022 | Life

The real misinformation has nothing to do with Joe Rogan or the bat virus.

It’s caused by the lies society teaches us that we often blindly follow without realizing it.

Before you think I’m some guru or cool bro, it’s important you know I fell for many of them. There’s perhaps one or two of these lies I’m still getting over. As they say — get brainwashed or brainwash yourself. Choice is yours.

Avoid these lies at all costs to skip the line and get away from the terrible nightmare that is “being normal.

Lie #1 — Making money online is a scam

Corporations want you to think that.

It benefits them and gives them a pool of limitless workers they can turn into lost souls stuck in the institutionalized system.

Once you enter the permissionless economy, you’ll never go back to an assembly-line factory worker job with hourly rates and bosses who don’t care about you.

The true scam is infinite time-based work that becomes a hamster wheel, thanks to inflation that’s out of your control. Oh, and retiring at 65.

Lie #2 — Video games are an acceptable place to socialize

When my daughter is born we’re going to have a word about video games.

Sitting in front of a screen while playing Fortnite for 16 hours straight isn’t healthy. People need sunlight, nature, fresh air, and to meet real people.

Video games are full of unfiltered conversations and loads of swear words. Just join a game and see for yourself.

Here’s an example from an internet cafe I visited recently: “I knifed ya in the back. Take that you piece of sh*t. I did ya momma last night.”

Real-world conversations build deeper relationships. Play video games, no problem — just don’t let them take over your life. Otherwise you’ll become a lonely bugger with fake friends that hide behind barcode usernames.

That’s no way to live.

Lie #3 — Politicians work for you

Nope.

Politicians work for the corporations that fund the election campaigns that get them elected. The president works a temporary job, so he/she never has to care about the impacts of their policies on the future.

Sell the dream, shake some hands, make it look like stuff happened, get paid, then give $100k 30-minute talks at Goldman Sachs’ head office.

Politicians are actors. Stop caring so much about them.

Lie #4 — P*rn is as good as making real love

P*rn creates fake spikes in your dopamine levels.

If you consume it for long enough you’ll fry that gorgeous brain of yours, have low energy, and not feel naturally motivated to achieve your goals.

P*rn is supposed to be a substitute for making real love with another human. It’s a terrible escape full of bad actors. Who wants to see close-ups of another person’s bits anyway?

Instead of watching p*rn spend the time in the real world playing the dating game and hanging out with possible mates.

There’s no substitute for love.

Lie #5 — The news is how you stay informed and get the facts

The news is a bad joke.

My elderly relatives watch cable news. They love it. Some clown in a business suit shouts at them while they eat their tv dinners in front of the screen. They become cynical and pessimistic about, well, everything.

Anyone who doesn’t expose themselves to the news virus just wants to get away from them. They bring what’s on the news into real life. They end up shouting or talking down to family and strangers the same way the news anchor does.

They end up making debates out of everything. They turn small things into full-blown drama.

They think they’re informed. Really, they’re just brainwashed by news channels that monetize their attention with consumerism ads that steal money from their wallets and keep them poor … and working.

If mindset is everything, then the news is a bat virus that can literally steal your future from you and the kiddies.

Seek independent journalism from journalists who’ve quit the news game and gone out on their own to start a newsletter.

Lie #6 — Coffee gives you energy

Allow me to blow your mind.

Before we had coffee human consciousness was radically different.

Coffee got introduced in the 800s. The Arabs had coffee from the 1200s. Some say we had a huge boom in science and literature because of coffee. It helped expand minds and change how people experienced the world.

The boom of mathematics in the 1650s is often attributed to the effects of coffee as well. Even the later boom with the industrial revolution is often linked to coffee, too.

In the 1940s a Denver tie company invented the coffee break. Their employees worked better than non-coffee-drinking employees. Up until this day many leaders still think coffee gives people energy.

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That’s why businesses make coffee so accessible.

But what’s missed is while you might get an energy spike from coffee, over time your body gets used to it so you need more. And right after you peak on caffeine, there’s usually some sort of crash afterward.

Since quitting coffee I have a lot more energy. This isn’t an uncommon story.

Let me further blow your mind…

Some experts even call coffee a psychedel*c. The way reality appears when you’re experiencing it through coffee is warped. So what if most of us are secretly drug addicts taking psychedel*cs to escape true reality?

Either way, coffee destroys energy rather than elevate performance.

Lie #7 — Alcohol gives you confidence and helps you be social

Alcohol is what society teaches us to drink to have fun.

But really, alcohol helps us escape reality. The world becomes a blur. Our perception of time is altered.

Then the hangover takes at least a day to shake off. Alcohol is supposed to be fun. Yet so many people are deeply depressed and drink plenty of alcohol.

Alcohol is a downer. It keeps you down (by design).

If you want to socialize with people then show up as yourself without all the moronic drunken behavior and overconfidence.

You’ll become the life of the party. Trust me.

Lie #8 — Video games are an acceptable place to socialize

When my daughter is born we’re going to have a word about video games.

Sitting in front of a screen while playing Fortnite for 16 hours straight isn’t healthy. People need sunlight, nature, fresh air, and to meet real people.

Video games are full of unfiltered conversations and loads of swear words. Just join a game and see for yourself.

Here’s an example from an internet cafe I visited recently: “I knifed ya in the back. Take that you piece of sh*t. I did ya momma last night.”

Real-world conversations build deeper relationships. Play video games, no problem — just don’t let them take over your life. Otherwise you’ll become a lonely bugger with fake friends that hide behind barcode usernames.

That’s no way to live.

Lie #9 — Social media is where you go to be social

Mark Zuckerberg created this lie so he didn’t have to pay Facebook users.

The comments section of social media platforms isn’t what I’d call social behavior. It’s more like a cesspool of people hurling dog poop at each other and using memes to insult people.

Join a meetup. Get out there and see the world. Stop arguing with bots in tweets who seek to make you outraged so they can monetize your attention to get the drug of a few empty ‘likes.’

Lie #10 — Gambling is investing

Investing isn’t buying the latest meme stock.

Investing isn’t going on Wall Street Bets or doing “stock picks.”

Investing isn’t guessing which football team is going to win.

Investing definitely isn’t buying a lottery ticket — only people who can’t do math do that.

Real investing is:

  • Having a 5–10 year+ time horizon
  • Not buying and selling assets daily
  • Not putting everything into crypto
  • Diversifying across a few asset types
  • Getting a financial education
  • Doing deep research on your investments

Society has turned investing into a Robinhood game, that steals money from the poor and average people and gives it to the rich.

Don’t get fooled.

Lie #11 — Degrees provide knowledge that can get you a job

Ask hiring managers in your industry about degrees.

They’ll laugh. A degree doesn’t prove jack. It doesn’t make you special cause so many people have one. A degree says you can read and then parrot back what you read. It’s mostly memorization. They’re good for doctors, engineers, lawyers … and that’s about it.

Spend the money you would have dropped on a 6-figure MBA, to have less debt and learn skills from the internet.

Final Thought

Society tells you these lies so you’ll never be free. The brainwashing goes deep too. Your parents unconsciously do it, tv does, your workplace does, and even your friends spread these lies.

Start to think for yourself and the whole game of life changes.

Learn to question everything and notice the incentives of everyone who gives you advice.

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