.Red Versus Blue
Have you ever thought of how often in our day to day lives we choose to make assumptions? Why is it that when you see someone on the street you assume you know where they’re from and where they’re headed? To me it seems like a precautionary measure. It’s in our instinct to avoid anything that may cause us harm. A woman holding a baby in a bus might not seem like a threat to you, but what if you found out somehow that she was about to dispose of it? It’s not something you would normally assume, but it is quite possible. How would that make you feel? How would that affect your thoughts? Your day? Your week? Or even your life?
Truth hurts, and it’s natural to avoid it. Especially when it doesn’t benefit you or doesn’t agree with you. So, in order to avoid it, you choose the seemingly humble path of ignorance. This is when the assumptions come in. Fueled by ignorance, assumptions start to take a bigger role in things. But when assumptions start to play a role in your judgements, that when things get fucked up. And when assumptions turn around and fuel your ignorance, that’s when you get fucked up.
Every day we face the choice between the red pill and the blue pill – truth and ignorance. But how often do we stop at the fork between Hard Knoks and Easy Street and actually think before we choose? It’s amazing and even scary to think of how many of our decisions are made subconsciously. It’s so easy to program yourself unknowingly to make choices over and over without realizing the weight they carry. And what happens when it’s too late? Think.