Tuesday, August 15, 2006

You vs The World-19 False Assumptions

YOUR 19 FALSE ASSUMPTIONS?

Here are, for your edification, abuse, and ridicule, are 19 poorly thought out false assumptions that will hopefully prevent you from living a better life. Enjoy!

YOU AND SOCIETY

False Assumption : that you should be someone other than yourself.

False Assumption : that others will do things the way you would, or be like you.

False Assumption : that your emotions should/can/ will conform to an intellectually preconceived standard, as should others emotions.

False assumption : that you can control others.

False assumption : that others should respect you



YOU AND MORALITY

False Assumption : that you must obey a moral code created by someone/anyone else.

False Assumption : that you must put the happiness of others ahead of your own.

False Assumption : that anyone can speak on behalf of another.



YOU AND YOUR POLITICS AND FREEDOM

False Assumption : that other people can prevent you from being free.

False Assumption : that your [political] rights will make you free.

False Assumption : that you must create better conditions in society before you can be free, and that therefore, there are compelling social issues that require your participation.

YOU AND YOUR DECISION MAKING

False Assumption : that you can make important decisions when you’re feeling strong emotions.

False Assumption : that time, effort, and money spent in the past must be considered when making a decision in the present.

False Assumption : that the cost of getting out of a bad situation is too high to ever consider.


False Assumption : [when making an important decision], that your information is 100% certain.

YOU AND GOVERNMENTS

False Assumption : that governments perform socially useful functions that deserve your support.

False Assumption : that you have a duty to obey laws.

False Assumption : that the government can be counted upon to carry out a social reform you favor.

False Assumption : that the government is so powerful that it can prevent you from doing what you want with your life.

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