Mind Slaves

There is a book called Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme.  It is a very well written book that articulates how fully we are programed by genetics and by our culture.   In the final chapter the author derives the bottom line lesson.  He indicates that people are so full of externally acquired programing that “they do not spend much time and energy pursuing what they want in life.”  They are simply “mind slaves.”  He suggests that that the most important thing we can do is “select a higher purpose” that maximizes “fulfillment and enjoyment in life.”  We need to “look at life as something to be created.”   We can do this by interfacing how we have been programed with a purpose that really matters.

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