How To Deprogram Your Own Mind

Brainwashing 1, acrílico sobre lienzo, 100 x 80 cmsWary that your thoughts aren’t your own? You may want to deprogram your own mind. A. Orange writes:

1. Recognize that programming is everywhere, and it isn’t all bad. Your programming started with your parents teaching you things, and both consciously and unconsciously programming you with all of their beliefs and attitudes. That is not necessarily bad — it is usually good. You are better off for having had parents who cared about you and wanted to teach you. But unfortunately, you also inherited all of their misinformation, superstitions, mistakes, and irrational and untrue beliefs.

And you also inherited your “culture”, which includes all of the false, irrational, and wrong beliefs of your entire society. And you are left with the job of figuring out which of those beliefs are good and true, and which are stupid and crazy.

And you are always vulnerable to pressure from your peer group, which will always try to make you conform to their beliefs, standards, and behavior, even if your friends are not even really aware of the fact that they are doing it.

2. Recognize that programming and deprogramming are constant, on-going processes. Even while you are trying to deprogram and clear your mind, television commercials will be trying to program you into believing that you really should buy their product; you will be so happy if you do, and you’ll be beautiful and get laid too. And the politicians will always be trying to make you believe that they are wise and right about everything, and if you are patriotic you will never criticize them.

3. Want to know the truth. This is essential. This is the whole ball game. If you don’t want to learn the truth, then you probably won’t.

Love the truth, even if it is sometimes inconvenient or unpleasant. Respect the truth, cherish the truth, seek the truth above all.

People stay trapped in cults, or trapped in illusions, because they don’t really want to know the truth…

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  • JP

    wait. did this article attempt to program me into deprogramming myself? heavy.

  • BuzzCoastin

    the major problem with deprogramming your mind
    is that you wake-up in a fully programmed whirled
    that thinks it’s nuts to think you’re programmed in the first place
    and that your thoughts about the programmed whirled are crazy

  • BuzzCoastin

    the major problem with deprogramming your mind
    is that you wake-up in a fully programmed whirled
    that thinks it’s nuts to think you’re programmed in the first place
    and that your thoughts about the programmed whirled are crazy

  • DeepCough

    If you want to deprogram your mind, you must first unplug your brain.

    • Andrew


    • I_abide

      If I unplug does that mean I can’t watch Spongebob anymore?  If so I may just stay programmed.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Been there, done that.

    • Christos

      That usually is the case with ideological people they never question what they believe. Rather believe in your god ehh?

      • Anarchy Pony

        The fuck are you talking about? You don’t know shit about how I think, why I think what I think or the long road I traveled to reach my conclusions, so go bother someone who gives a fuck.

        • Christos

          I could guess you are probably a homosexual that feels you have been oppressed your whole life.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Oooh, your perception is chillingly razor sharp. Now fuck off and die.

          • Christos

             Ever think that hate is what your oppressor wants?  Live a life of love, light and beauty!  The Hegelian Dialectic is a powerful tool of balkanization.

  • Ceausescu

    Very useful article. Thank you, Good German !

  • Tchoutoye

    The common use of the term “deprogramming” is largely based on fantasy. There is programming in childhood, and after that it’s all reprogramming. The closest thing to deprogramming is dementia.

  • Sardonicus

    People stay trapped in cults or trapped in illusions because they really DO want to know the truth and think some twerp talking psychobabble can give it to them.

  • Jackedu317

  • KeepItToYourself

    I don’t know that deprogrammed is the best choice of words here…. just seeing things for the way they are, there are fundamental truths…. like when it comes to the way many of us were raised.  We were taught that the Bible was more or less true and that Jesus is the Son of God.  However, the truth is, the reason our parents and grandparents believe that is because their ancestors were conquered by Rome, which adopted Christianity.  And the reason why people of African American and Latin American descent believe that is because their ancestors were in turn conquered by the Europeans.  Had Rome not converted, people of European descent (and the people they later conquered) would be praying to Jupiter and the crew instead.  Had Rome not conquered Europe, then most westerners might very well be still praying to Odin and Thor or some river nymph.

    • Anarchy Pony

      River nymphs FTW.

  • Writeous

    This entire “shitstem” we live in/under is fuckery!

  • Programmer

    seems derivative of the four agreements to me,
    then again im not well versed in deprogramming literature.

  • Thawalkingman

    Was this written by a high school student? 

    Love the truth? 

    Define the ‘truth’. Give a handy guide to finding the truth. Carl Sagan’s baloney detection kit would be a good place to start.