Society loves to point at you and judge you without thinking a moment but deep down they just do not care. They would rather look outside than inside and discover that they might not be as good as they say. Being born and brought up in such a Society, you do not realize that it is sick.
You are being brainwashed at a very young age for over a decade by what is called schooling, only to later on work as a wage slave and compete with others for almost the rest of your life so as to merely be able to pay your bills and survive, to consume products without end because manipulative advertising convinced you to while you unconsciously harm the planet you inhabit and that sustains you, to slowly poison your body with disease-causing foods, to obey the rules and blindly follow the dogmas that were forced upon you, to be passive and uncreative, suppressing yourself in countless ways, living in suffering yet doing nothing to overcome it.
If you stop for a moment and think, you might realize that this way of life is absolutely sick, yet it is accepted by nearly everyone as healthy, and it is even rewarded by Society.
In fact, those of us who are better at living this way, are considered to be more successful, whereas those who desire to create a different, more meaningful and fulfilling path in life, are ridiculed and looked down upon, being considered as stupid, weird, or even crazy.
A few manage to escape from the matrix they have been unconsciously living in since the day they were born. Those are the rebellious ones who at some point in their lives dared to think outside the mental box that Society has provided them with and break the shackles of social conditioning.
To rebel against Society is the most difficult thing you can do because you need the guts to be honest with yourself and others. To voice the truth in a World filled with deception is tremendously risky because it means going against the current of tradition, which in turn means confronting the crowd mentality and going through immense hardship because of that.
There have been many people who had the courage to rebel against the normalcy of our sick Society, but most of them could not deal with the negative consequences their actions had on themselves.
When nobody embraces your uniqueness and is able to understand you, and when everybody is trying to suppress you and make you fit back into Society, it is easy to lose courage, and not uncommon to experience immense psychological anguish.
That is why some of the greatest minds to have ever walked the Earth suffered from serious psychological disorders. And although now, a long time after passing away, they are recognized as geniuses, when alive they were considered weirdos or lunatics.
Once you realize how sick the way most of us are living is, and openly go against it, trying to reclaim your freedom and create your own path in life, you are bound to get in trouble. Family members and friends, will do everything to put obstacles on your path with the intention to help you to become normal again, exactly like they are.
What is the point of wasting your entire life, just because others told you that is how you are supposed to live. If you wish to live in your own way, and not the way others expect you to live, you need to gather some courage in your heart to be a little crazy. so, dare to be crazy.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti
What is it about this culture that makes so many of us unhappy, unkind to others, frustrated, alienated from ourselves?
Now, there is another view of Human nature which is that there is no Human nature, that it is just an empty slate which you can write anything you want. There is this idea of kids that you can program anything into them by behavioral programming so that basically we are empty, we are devoid of any internal nature so it is whatever we happen to learn.
There is a third view of Human nature that we are actually wired in certain ways. We were wired for contact, for Love, for connection, for generosity, for connection to the larger whole beyond the small ego. And then whatever conditions interfere with that is what creates the dysfunction.
From that point of view, if you have a society that promotes selfishness, that promotes competition, that promotes aggression, that promotes people feeling dissatisfied with what they have, that only says people are worth what they produce or what they own, or it is only matter that matters, it’s materialistic, ‘matter-ialistic’. So that our form whether you are pretty or handsome or toned or flabby defines who you are.
If there is a Human nature that is quite contrary to that, then creating a society that goes against Human nature is what creates the suffering. So I would say that what creates the suffering is we live in a completely unnatural Society that actually tramples on what it means to be a Human being, and that is the essence of suffering.