“The most dangerous phrase in the language is: We’ve always done it that way.” – Admiral Grace Hopper
One of the things that makes me most happy in life is the fact that I have been able to unlearn, and relearn.
It’s not something many people know is possible. But it is such a beautiful thing! You can actually change your habits, change your entire life, based on new information and application.
This is actually what we are supposed to learn from decades of schooling! We are supposed to take the tools of proper research and critical thinking, and apply them to our lives. Instead though, most of us continue to live in the ways that have been taught, not ever questioning or considering that perhaps there is another way.
Maybe the newsman is lying? Maybe there is more to life than paying bills? Maybe health is in our hands, not our doctors? Maybe we can live on plant food alone? Maybe we can prevent and even reverse heart disease, diabetes and cancer? Maybe education has nothing to do with school? Maybe toddlers need breastmilk as much as babies do? Maybe our bodies don’t need cow milk as much as they don’t need giraffe milk? Maybe being rich has nothing to do with money? Maybe happiness is a choice? Maybe I will no longer care what other people think? Maybe God doesn’t eat animal flesh? Maybe God gave up on humanity after he saw that we still kill each other (and children!) in the name of religion, destroy forests to build parking lots, poison lakes and oceans with oil, murder billions of animals for taste and greed.. maybe He found another planet and started again? Maybe He’s right here? Maybe Buddhists are onto something? Maybe we should think for ourselves? Maybe I can live on fruit? Maybe I will live on fruit. Maybe I can do a triathlon every year for the rest of my life? Maybe I will live to be 132? Maybe my kid
The questions are endless… as they should be.
The answers we find aren’t what’s important, but it’s that we never stop asking them!!! It’s never too late to explore what you believe to be “absolutely” true. Because there is one thing I can guarantee.. is that there are many people out there who believe the EXACT OPPOSITE to be ABSOLUTELY TRUE!!
Unlearning can be a tough pill to swallow. It’s hard to take a truth that we have believed all our lives, and then all of a sudden say.. well that doesn’t make sense. But unlearning is beautiful. It’s like a veil being lifted. The more you ask, the more you change, the more veils come off. Soon only your truth is left, and it’s yours, not anyone else’s.
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