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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

52. I have come to respect my own perception of reality, regardless of others.

I do no harm and I treat others as I would like to be treated.

If on the planet we are 6 billion then there are 6 billion different
points of view. Some are very similar and some vastly dissimilar.

Who is to decide which point of view is the accurate one?

We learn not to trust ourselves when we are young -- whether
or not we are indoctrinated by religion. (It's possible to get
just as indoctrinated by atheists or public school teachers,
well-meaning people who care about us and want us to
succeed.)

The effect of the indoctrination is to accept answers and
beliefs of others, rather than find out for one's own self
what is real.

Crucial life skills are too often squelched when we're young.
To think for ourselves, come to our own conclusions, make
choices, experience the consequences, learn to trust
our own instincts and judgement, regardless of popular
or political correctness.

If you were the only person in the world with your perception,
would you own it?

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