Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top 5 Ways to Practice Non-Conformity in the Matrix

Sigmund Fraud
Activist Post

The human mind is easily programmed, and human behavior is largely autonomous once the subconscious has a suggestion of what to do. By default, people seem inclined to conform to the ideas, environment and behaviors around them, at least as a means of survival and of fitting in. Unless an individual takes charge of their own mind and their own behavior, most people are content to follow along with what other people are doing, even if that means doing something self-destructive.

As we grow, we learn how to play and interact with others, and we learn how others react to us. We begin to develop an understanding of which behavior is acceptable and which is not; and if we are paying attention, we realize that there is a subtle system of rewards and punishments involved in social interaction. Adherence to this system is what keeps society together, and depending on what rewards and punishments appeal to us, we choose which ideas and behaviors to conform to and comply with. As a result, different societal roles become open to us.

The new rebel then, the new hero, is someone, anyone, who combats the staleness of a decaying society by looking at the areas in our lives most in need of repair and then, deliberately, does not do what the conformist majority is doing. This is the thoughtful person who applies the knowledge and information we have available today in the pursuit of living in creative ways that defy the herd and defend life and liberty.

In no particular order, here are the top five ways to practice non-conformity in the world that we have created for ourselves – the matrix of self-destruction.


Monetary Non-conformity – The human race is enslaved to a corrupt and inflationary monetary system. To act as a balance to this, any opportunity to conduct life without using the dollar and the credit system is a stunning act of non-conformity. By practicing trade, barter and local exchange, and using alternative currencies whenever possible, a practical statement is made in support of an alternative to central bank tyranny and manipulation. Most important, however, is the simple decision to spend less overall and live without consumer debt.

Shun the Materialistic and the Entertainment Driven Lifestyle – The consumption of consumer goods in our world has grown to dangerous proportions, and no matter your political bent, you can’t deny the existence of the plastic ocean gaining mass in the Pacific. To be realistic about one’s true needs and to consume less “stuff” makes one stand out as a non-conformist in today’s culture. Much of this consumerism is part of a lifestyle of entertainment that we have developed in recent decades. We seem to value being entertained more than anything else, and we will do anything, and incur any debt, in order to get that which entertains and distracts us. Choosing a non-consumeristic, non-entertainment driven lifestyle is an important act of disobedience to the norm.

Health Rebel – The truth about the condition of American health is ugly, and clearly something is wrong with the conformist ideas of diet and health. From horse meat, to high-fructose corn syrup, to GMOs, the conformist diet is deathly harmful to our well-being. To continue on with this unhealthy lifestyle is self-destructive, and to buck this trend simply means to take care of yourself properly, as we all should be doing anyway. Taking care of the body is easy and enjoyable, and each step towards health brings with it a renewed outlook on life. Taking control of diet, finding some enjoyable type of exercise, and being courageous enough to try out alternative, non-pharmaceutical modalities of healing when possible, are, oddly enough, all one has to do in order to stand out as a health non-conformist.

Re-Education – The quality of the future can be seen in the quality of our youth, and the current models of building quality people seem to be falling short. Trying out new modalities of education for our children is an inspiring way to work towards a better vision for the future. Green schooling, homeschooling and even un-schooling children offer hope for something different from the next generation. With access to unlimited educational resources via the Internet, almost anyone can educate themselves in almost any field, and so the re-education of the individual is an act of great non-conformity.

Experience-Based Spirituality – The nature of personal spirituality itself is evolving in these transformative times as people have access to a vast assortment of ideas, philosophies, wisdom traditions, substances, and dogmas. The non-conformist of today explores practices and ideas that work best to induce direct experience, following intuition to develop a connection to the sacred part of humanity, which is so routinely trampled in our hectic world. Finding inner peace through whichever religion or philosophy you choose is critical to creating a world free from toxic effects of collective fear. There is a war being waged against the conscience and consciousness of the average person, and seeking direct, personal spiritual experience and connection to the great mystery is the way to prevail.

The normal, conformist modality of human behavior seems to be contributing to and exacerbating the problems of this world, rather than helping to eradicate them or working to alleviate suffering. To assist in the collective shift toward a means of living and being that sustains life rather than ensures self-destruction is as easy as practicing non-conformity whenever possible.

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Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he pursues the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for mankind

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15 comments:

Lucia said...

Very interesting reading, thank you so much for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Excellent article. No fence-post sitting. We are either Team Creation, or Team Destruction.

Anonymous said...

"Experience-Based Spirituality "

Yeah, I'll pass on that.

The whole all roads lead to God garbage is new age nonsense.

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Anonymous said...

Good article and good suggestions too.
Kindness, respect for others and a rejection of materialism and entertainment. Perfect! Must be why the Xtian extremist nut job is so offended.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with the above statement regarding the obvious and blatant religious lemming taking offense to this article. These mindless dimwits are so transparent.

Anonymous said...

The 'whole all roads lead to God garbage' is actually VERY old...Hinduism has been teaching it for thousands of years. Quoting a book written years after Jesus died about what a bunch of humans (who, by definition, are fallible) think Jesus said is the new age nonsense...

Anonymous said...

"Must be why the Xtian extremist nut job is so offended."

Quote the bible and you are an extremist nut job? Gee, I wonder who the real extremist nut job is? Also, notice the straw man. Nothing was said about being against kindness, respect for others, and rejection of materialism. What was said was about following false religions.

"Quoting a book written years after Jesus died about what a bunch of humans (who, by definition, are fallible) think Jesus said is the new age nonsense..."

2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"

Genesis 1:1 "In the BEGINNING God(Jesus) created the heaven and the earth."





Anonymous said...

Excellent article, excellent points towards recovery. Recovery of the human species needs a pivotal central awareness, that is that we are spiritual energy beings having a physical world experience through our physical body and its systems.
Once this fact is acknowledged, it opens doors to wisdom and truths that all man-created religions have failed to teach, either deliberately or through ignorance. There is a huge benefit to those who do not wish us to wake up, in keeping us ignorant of such wisdom and truths, starting with who we really are.

Education of young people will one day, not too far distant, include such spiritual, not religious,facts and information, through that this planetary experience will transform.

In the meantime, anything we can all do to quietly disobey the control mechanisms that are being inflicted on humanity, will change the energetic framework, and show that inducing fear and anxiety no longer works in the favour of the oppressors.

A final comment on education, having worked in teaching and assessment of specific learning difficulties,I have observed that there is a growing trend and requirement for children and young people to experience life through the right hemisphere of the brain. This route provides intuition, creativity, problem solving in a wider sense,self awareness as a spiritual being etc, the left hemisphere routes into logic, maths, everyday tasks etc. As a species we are changing into beings operating through the right hemisphere, and of course this will allow us to be aware of who we really are, and so we have the attitude of those who call these changes 'difficulties' and prescribe toxic chemicals to dampen down the brain processing capabilities.

We are experiencing astounding times, let's look beyond the everyday chaos, it is a natural part of the changes.

Peace and Progress

HereAmI said...

Amen. The real extremist, and the true non-conformist, is the "Xtian", as someone puts it. "In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world". Paul said, "Be not conformed to this present evil world, but rather, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind through Christ Jesus". This is EXACTLY what Sigmund Fraud is talking about, if you notice. And the quotation from Genesis by anon@3.09 is wonderfully referenced here; "And they said to Him, who art thou?" ( this reveals their incomprehension of who was standing before them, just as those several ones here reveal their identical incomprehension) "Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning". Get it? He was referencing Genesis ch 1 verse 1. Totally sublime.
"If the Son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed" as many of us who have met Him can completely concur with.
But I do agree with the antichrists here who object to the word "garbage" being used by anon @ 7.02. Such use of language is unnecessary and divisive. Far better to stress the perfection and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ than to denigrate other religions and forms of spirituality. But "There is one Man between God and men, the man Christ Jesus".
"I am the way, the truth, and the life".
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear my voice and open unto Me, I will come in unto him".
That is a promise from the Most High God, who cannot lie.
Tim Webb.

Anonymous said...

No, sweety. They're calling you an extremist nut job because only extremists find offense at being asked to use the senses of their mind and body to make decisions, not to blindly follow what they're told to read lest they go to a Very Warm Place Forever and Ever.

You can believe in God and practice Experience Based Spirituality. I do. Every single day. And I know a lot of other people who do.

I've found more enlightenment by reading everything I've ever been told NOT to! ROFL

Steve Moyer said...

Conformity is not a virtue. Creativity is a virtue. Be creative. Be unique. Be unpredictable. Creativity is better than conformity.

Teach virtue. It works to create better results in society. http://virtue.nodes.org

I shared this post with the Boy Wisdom group on Facebook at http://bw.nodes.org

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the experience-based spirituality of the Christian tradition has been suppressed by most of the various churches. The DIY ethic of mystical Christianity negates and makes obsolete the authoritarian and corrupt traditions that seem to monopolize Christian theology.

Anonymous said...

THANKS for excellence!
I would add:
-planting FREE WIKI-TREES, WIKI-VEGES... along roads, in school yards, in parks...= free food = first step toward ABUNDNACE to all & REAL FREEDOM
-SHARING & GIFTING = gift economy = free water, free food... and working out of passion = best weapon against profit based system designed for to make rich richer

Average Joe American said...

I saw and responded to this somewhere else (actually in response to some psychiactric troll), and one of the commenters had already said, "Hey Sigmond, you left one out."

Tell the Truth. Rule Number Six. Yaay.

Let's make that Axiom Zero. All else follows.


Because, of course Sig II is already doing that here. Following Axiom Zero.

The exact opposite of Edward Bernays (Sigmond Freud's nephew and "The Father of Public Relations"--well don't just sit there, look him up).

Tell the goddamn fucking truth, or shut your lying, manipulating, slavering, germ-infested mouth, Mr. Bernays sauce. If someone had you in their refrigerator one would hope they had the sense to stick a flame-thrower in there with you and roast your writhing brain into squirty little raisins, the drop the fridge into a sinkhole in some Florida swamp and fill it up with Corexit, then pop the bubbles with a rusty nail rabid animals have peed on.

Serious, look up Edward Bernays, people, if you think Sigmond Freud was twisted. Sigmond Freud is the reason Sigmond Fraud writes these pieces?

Edward Bernays is.

Padma said...

What's wrong with horse meat? Probably much more organic than most of the beef out there.

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