Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Eyes Have It

So much can be learned about this young woman just by looking at her eyes. It’s all there- the vacant stare characteristic of those who submit to a revered ruler- be it a king, a senator, a president. Notice the gaping mouth, no doubt shouting in revelry about the wonderful gifts offered by her chosen master.

How sad that some insist on seeing other fellow humans as ordained superiors, empowered to rule and control the merely mundane. How sad that some believe there actually exists those who possess some mystical knowledge or power that qualifies them to control and direct the lives of other individuals.

You, the sovereign individual, are born with all the tools necessary to successfully live as a self-directed, self-ruled person. Certainly, seek advice from elders and those you respect. But never be lead blindly by con men who display the trappings of benevolence and omniscience, but in reality offer nothing more than servitude and indigence.

Followers merely walk in the path worn by the herd- a path littered with the droppings of exasperation, misfortune, shattered dreams, and lost hope. Watch where you step.

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

Mother Teresa

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