Why People Self-Sabotage
By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.
Why do people self-sabotage themselves so much? They have no idea they’re doing it. They’ve been literally brainwashed.
Brainwashed by mind viruses that they have no idea are there. It’s a self-defense mechanism to validate their lack of success in a certain area:
Relationships: “All the good guys are Gay or married.”
Money: “We may not be rich, but at least we’re honest.”
Success “I would like that, but I’m not willing to sacrifice my family for that.”
Health: “I wish I could quit, but the damn tobacco companies got me addicted.”
Luxury: “All cars are the same. As long as they take you from point A to point B.”
It’s why you see such emotional visceral reactions from some people when I write posts like the SaboLator. The reason I don’t rise to their attacks is because I know they’re irrational and delusional, because they’re not in control of their own mind. They’ve given away that power to mind viruses they received from somewhere, often organized religion or government.
Many people take their poverty or victim-hood not just as an identity, but a badge of honor. They believe this makes them noble, spiritual or worthy. But being poor doesn’t inherently make you honorable, it just makes you poor. Being a victim doesn’t inherently make you valiant, it just makes you a victim.
No rational, sane person would choose to be poor. Even if you decided you wanted to give away all your possessions and join a monastery, a lucid person would want to have enough money to take care of their future, perhaps even support the monastery.
No reasonable person in control of their faculties would consciously choose to be a victim. Yet millions do it every day.
People choose poverty, failure and victimhood because they’re crazy. And I don’t say that to be judgmental or mean. I mean they’re literally crazy in the sense they have been brainwashed. They bought into mind viruses that programmed them to honestly believe money is corrupting, rich people are evil, poor people are inherently virtuous and victims are integrally righteous.
It’s been said that when you argue with an idiot, you only prove there are actually two. By the same logic, debating the rationality of their beliefs with a crazy person is insane.
You can’t show them the illogical premise of their beliefs because they have no comprehension of what logic is. They’ve been emotionally brainwashed and cannot respond in a sane and rational manner. The best (worst) examples of this are the religious fundamentalists. Because of the emotional mind viruses they have been programed with (usually since early childhood), they are no longer capable of rational thought around this subject.
Whenever the topic arises, their voice goes up an octave, they get emotional, and will likely start to personalize things and attack you. They will suggest the most outlandish, questionable and dubious claims – which have absolutely no supporting evidence – and violently proclaim them as empirical facts. And that is where we will pick up on the next post…
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