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xenologer ([personal profile] xenologer) wrote2015-03-11 12:10 am

wannabe prime movers

I am bothered by people who insist that because their gaslighting attempts are unsuccessful, a higher-level brainwashing force must have gotten to me first. Is the notion of DECISIONS so foreign to some people? I am not an empty vessel to be filled with pre-conditioned allegiances according to the first programmer to get hold of me. I am an independent creature. Maybe if these sad failures grew a little initiative they'd realize they always were, too.
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[personal profile] silveradept 2015-03-11 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Then you also believe the "heresy" that children also form their own opinions independent if their parents, teachers, and other societal influences. For those would-be programmers, the position of getting in early is one to be coveted.

[identity profile] admnaismith.livejournal.com 2015-03-11 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)

A "higher-level brainwashing force".

Yes, that would be called "self confidence." Or even "agency".

Nooooo, don't let that get to you! It's dangerous! Lose it at once and let us control you instead!