Living in a time with influencers, You Tubers, mainstream, and social media makes it extremely easy to become a sponge! It makes it easy to be manipulated and lose your focus, your own believes, goals, desires, and principles. We all are brainwashed day in, day out!
So what is the solution? Not watching the world news? Avoiding social media? Ignoring the newspapers? Maybe! But it is kind of unrealistic and naïve, isn’t it? Whether we like it or not, we are surrounded by information. Way too much information. From the moment we wake up and take a look at our phones until we go back to sleep and turn off our mobile phones. We are over-using our brain and our peace of mind, without even realizing it. So it is no wonder that so many people are suffering from mental illness and have to fight depression. But we can’t stop living in now and here, can we? We can't isolate ourselves from life and people!
By the way, being a sponge doesn’t necessarily mean that you only get brainwashed with negativity. You can also be a sponge and be influenced by the so-called world savers, TV and Internet preachers, ministers, pastors, priests, missionaries, reverends, self-obsessed, self-centered, and self-proclaimed world healers. Mostly Televangelists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists. Clever people that pretend to know more than we do. People who use the vulnerability and desperate need of lonely people to brainwash them with their own believes and their own truth and reality.
Do you realize that most of these so-called world savers are not just being kind, compassionate and caring, but are selling a product? Do you realize how rich they are? They brainwash to sell, to make money, and to benefit from humans' naivety and stupidity!
It takes a lot of character NOT to be affected by the things that everybody else is saying or doing. So be careful. Be awake! Whenever you are about to be influenced in one or the other way, whenever you are about to be dazzled, blind-sided, and brainwashed with someone else’s truth, reality and opinion, remind yourself that you are not a sponge! Use your brain, trust your instinct and follow your heart. Don’t let anyone change your way of living your own truth and reality!
Why? Because you are not a sponge! Don't be a copy/paster and don't behave like this little bird! This adorable birds brain is as tiny as a peanut! :-)