I know nothing. I know that I know nothing so I know something 🙂
This is the philosophy that could change your life if you have the power of will to understand and execute.
Nowadays everybody thinks they know it all. They believe that what they were taught in school is true, is fact and the only way.
The problem is, is that what you were taught is school is a pile of BS.
Put it this way. They taught you everything you need to know to go through life right? Wrong. How?
You are unhappy, you are struggling, you are ill (either mentally (anxiety, insecurity, depression etc) or physically) and so is everybody around you, that my friend is a FACT.
So what do they teach you at school then?
They teach you how to think. HOW to think! You are force fed information without being given the chance to be truly creative. You have to be somebody else, you cannot be yourself. You learn the same subjects as everybody else, you wear the same uniforms as everybody else and you are systemised like everybody else too. You are just a number, going through a process getting shown how to join the never ending rat race of a system.
So without going too deeply into the politics of how the school system destroys your fragile little mind, lets get straight to the interesting part, how to rewire your way of thinking and doing things to change your life for the better.
Personally I believe that one of the best ways to understand life, people and the lessons we learn along our journeys is to have the ability to learn to view things from multiple perspectives. Most people these days can’t even view things from their own perspective which is why people are always asking others around them to help them make a decision. If you are one of these people, put yourself in the bin, you are lost. If you can at least manage to think for yourself then you still have hope. What you need to learn from here is how to view things in your life from more than one perspective, it is not easy but the more times you try the easier it becomes. The more times you allow yourself to view things from more than one perspective the more perspectives you will be able to access, if that makes any sense. The more perspectives we can bring into a moment the greater the chances are to fully understand an experience, a lesson or a situation we find ourselves in.
So number one, we CAN teach ourselves to understand other ways of looking at problems in life. Don’t just look from your shoes or the other persons shoes, look at the situation from as many pairs of shoes as possible. Look at the situation from someone who is ill, someone who is white, black, someone who is gay, someone who is suffering, someone who is young or old etc etc Try and see it from as many different angles as you possibly can do, this will make you think so much more deeply in life which will help you understand so much more.
Next Id like to invite you into a new way of thinking.
I KNOW NOTHING
That is it.
Forget what you think you know and now tell yourself you know nothing. How can you possibly do things differently in life if you keep doing things the same way over and over. You cannot. So this way is a way you can adopt to change how you think and digest new things in life.
Think for a moment. Every person on this planet who follows a religion, thinks their god is the only one. So with all the religions around the world and all these different books, rules and gods etc Who is right? Well you of course, how could you be wrong? -_-
This is simply how everyone thinks. So, you are right and everybody else who doesn’t follow your religion must be wrong?! Wrong. You are all wrong. You have a single minded outlook on life and because you THINK you are special and you are always right then you must be right. You sound like a dick!
If Allah is god, then who is Jesus, or Jesus’s father? Who is Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh, Kali? Who is Zeus, Hades, Thoth or Osiris? Are all these other gods made up or pretend? You probably don’t even know anything about them or who they are and where they come from because your head is so stuck up your F ass!
Open your mind. Take away the blinders that stop your from looking in any other direction other than forward. There is so much out there that you know nothing about. There is so much out there you didn’t even no exists. Don’t be fooled by the book someone threw in front of your face when you were vulnerable. When you are hurt, when you are young and when you are in trouble you will believe anything. Forget it all and start again. This will truly give you a new life.
So how do we go on from here?
We carry on with life just as before but we try to forget what we think we know. We see a muslim walking down the street and before, we thought he could be a terrorist, we now have to think this man could be a doctor that saves your family members life. We’ve heard that all Chinese food is high in fat, unhealthy and full of MSG, instead of just thinking this because everyone else said so, we go and try it for ourselves. Instead of thinking all guys that are asian have ten wives, why don’t we just stop F assuming so 🙂 ?
Tell yourself you know nothing and you will learn so much more. You can rewire your brain by teaching it to work and act differently if you keep trying to make it do so. This is called Neuroplasticity.
I used to be horrible. I would think I was always right and Id never back down even when I realised I may have been wrong. I would be cruel to people for my own entertainment and Id happily manipulate people to get what I wanted. This was the old me.
It has taken a long time but I have changed the way I think and act. I am very passive now, I am much more selfless and caring to others. The majority of the time I care about others more than I do myself. I will go out of my way to help anyone I can help with anything. I do not react to hatred or violence anymore. Lastly I can see things from soooooo many different angles now which allows me to much more easily understand how to react and deal with problems that enter my life. I am very present and can deal with most things these days without losing control of emotions or getting caught up in petty drama and arguments.
I taught myself how to change and so can you. Just forget what you think you know and be empty.
If you want something to change in your life, you have to change something! Change the way you bloody think! Let go of the old ways and adopt a new philosophy and see where it gets you.
As always. Be present. Be kind. Be Caring. Be the LOVE you want to see In everyone and everything else.