Brainwashed: Seven Ways to Reinvent Yourself by Seth Godin

I was introduced to this article by Master Tom Callos of the New Way Network, Master Callos isn’t your average Martial Arts Master he believes in challenge and change, he believes in making a difference in our own world and the world around us, he believes that we as martial artists and instructors have a duty and that duty is to have the courage to be the change, have the courage to contribute and have the courage to step outside the box and explore, he believes what I believe.

Reading Seths article you may be inspired, you may be confused, you might even be taken back but the one thing I can guarantee is that it will make you think and possibly take action.

Isn’t that what Martial Arts is…Taking ACTION…Being COURAGEOUS

Inspiring others is…Self Defense

Brainwashed: Seven Ways to Reinvent Yourself
by Seth Godin

“Years ago, when you were about four years old, the system set out to persuade you of something that isn’t true.

Not just persuade, but drill, practice, reinforce, and yes, brainwash.

The mission: to teach you that you’re average. That compliant work is the best way to a reliable living. That creating average stuff for average people, again and again, is a safe and easy way to get what you want.

Step out of line and the system would nudge (or push) you back to the center. Show signs of real creativity, originality or even genius, and well-meaning parents, teachers and authority figures would eagerly line up to get you back in line.

Our culture needed compliant workers, people who would contribute without complaint, and we set out to create as many of them as we could.

And so generations of students turned into generations of cogs, factory workers in search of a sinecure. We were brainwashed into fitting in, and then discovered that the economy wanted people who stood out instead.

When exactly were we brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job?

I think each one of us needs to start with that.

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