Tuesday, March 18, 2008

depression

when you look at people's lives you'll notice a certain depression in most of us. i think depression is more common than we think. the thing that's different is how different people deal with depression.
some let it sink in
some let it take over their lives
some ignore it
some deny it
some numb it
some distract themselves so they can ignore it
some give it to God and receive peace
some can't handle it
some handle it well

what do i do with my depression?
what do you do with your depression?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hypnosis

Reading a (critical) article about Scientology I started to wonder: Is hypnosis possibly very simple? Could it be that most of hypnosis consists of skillfully leading a person from a rational to an irrational mindset? A person who thinks rationally is not easily controlled. He evaluates everything and makes his own decisions. A person who does not think rational is much more easily controlled by someone who knows their weakness. If you know someone's fears and are even able to place fears into someone's mind it's easy to control them. Same goes with delusions. Could it be that hypnotists are mostly just skilled artists who are able to play with their subjects mind, preachers who call for blind faith?

Could it be that blind following in religions and cults is simply a form of hypnosis?