Subject To Change

“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” Buddha

.Red Versus Blue

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Have you ever thought of how often in our day to day lives we choose to make assumptions? Why is it that when you see someone on the street you assume you know where they’re from and where they’re headed? To me it seems like a precautionary measure. It’s in our instinct to avoid anything that may cause us harm. A woman holding a baby in a bus might not seem like a threat to you, but what if you found out somehow that she was about to dispose of it? It’s not something you would normally assume, but it is quite possible. How would that make you feel? How would that affect your thoughts? Your day? Your week? Or even your life?

Truth hurts, and it’s natural to avoid it. Especially when it doesn’t benefit you or doesn’t agree with you. So, in order to avoid it, you choose the seemingly humble path of ignorance. This is when the assumptions come in. Fueled by ignorance, assumptions start to take a bigger role in things. But when assumptions start to play a role in your judgements, that when things get fucked up. And when assumptions turn around and fuel your ignorance, that’s when you get fucked up.

Every day we face the choice between the red pill and the blue pill – truth and ignorance. But how often do we stop at the fork between Hard Knoks and Easy Street and actually think before we choose? It’s amazing and even scary to think of how many of our decisions are made subconsciously. It’s so easy to program yourself unknowingly to make choices over and over without realizing the weight they carry. And what happens when it’s too late? Think.


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January 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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  1. So long as it doesn’t affect things, does it matter? Most assumptions are formed in our opinions of people. And most if the time, those assumptions are set straight before any real interaction starts between people.

    …And it now “At times hilarious” !? Inexcusable! You shall die at sunrise!


    January 14, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  2. Jerry, take off your rose tinted glasses and read this one again. I’m not asking you to put on dark glasses or anything, just look at this with a naked eye.

    One of the ideas of this post is how our assumptions, when made unconsciously or forgotten about, can affect situations without us knowing. Yes, “assumptions” are cancelled out by “realisations”. However, sometimes it gets hard to tell between what you “think” and what you “know”.

    …Yeah, some of your posts are just… meh. MoB is more consistent imo (:

    Rise of the Fallen

    January 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm

  3. Well then it’s it all depends on what kind of person you are, does it not? Default to assumptions, or leave a blank space, to be filled in later.




    January 14, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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