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You want to be a free thinker?

Are you sure, you want to be a free thinker?

The primary focus of those in power is to conserve the status quo and to enhance their personal wealth and power.

Those who are wealthy and powerful will do all they can to preserve and enhance it. They hate anyone to bring changes, for change can bring about unforeseen consequences.

All changes originate with new thoughts and ideas. Therefore a person with differing ideas, style, and manner represents a danger. Danger has to be met and nipped in the bud.

The beauty and the problem with Gurus, mystics, genuine philosophers, artists, free thinkers, and other creative people is, they cannot help themselves.  They feel compelled to express themselves, their thoughts and do exactly what they believe in.

They are insanely courageous. They cannot be subdued nor can they be corrupted. They can only be destroyed. Unfortunately that is usually their fate. 

Their families and their possessions may be taken away from them, and their bodies destroyed, but their teachings, thoughts and works always live on.


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