If you want to enslave a man, the best and fastest way to go about it is to rob the man of his common sense, his guidance system.
Train him to not trust his feelings. In anything. Train him that he can't trust his feelings. Train him that all decisions should be made by men smarter than him. Train him that he can't be trusted to made decisions about the education, the health about his children.
Train him by printing on plastic bags that they should not be put in the cradle... because a child may suffocate playing with it... Do this so the man will stop thinking for himself and start relying entirely on thing being given to him chewed and digested.
I have been saying in every article now that the 13th floor is a dynamic system.
Why dynamic? Because the feelings have direction, content, opinion... and they interact, pull, push, stop you...
Moving, changing, pulsing, etc.
Humans are not simple machines, and yet: every complicated machine is made up of many simple machines... and so are you. The more you allow the machine to inform you, the more fulfilling, the smoother, the more enjoyable life becomes, with you in the driver's seat.
I think it was Hippocrates who said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
He didn't know that what we call food in the 21st Century isn't. That there are more chemicals in what we call food than in actual medicine. That we now have access to "food" that our body does not recognize as food... Plants and animals from far away lands, or designer plants and designer animals, that no other living creature recognizes as food.
Cows', sheep', even pigs' body doesn't recognize corn as food. It gets sick from it.
Same with genetically modified alfalfa, soy and soy bean, and beets.
I started to read the book by Edward Deci, "Why we do what we do. Understanding self-motivation".
This is the first book, that I know, that defines self the way, or similarly the way I do...
To become a person, to have autonomy, self-determination, self-expression, integrity, self-motivation, the most important job is to find the self, by distinguishing what is the driver of all your actions, whether it is inner or outer.
And if it is inner... is it the self, or is it the "not-self"?