"Alas, my dear readers, reality will never live up to the promise of the parallel universe created by me and my fellow advertising executives, in our attempt to profit from the unfulfillable yearnings of our fellow man." — Alan Wolan MBA, CEO GoMedia Advertising Agency.
"The ideal of behaviourism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behaviour that benefits everyone." — B. F. SkinnerI would like to replace one word from those quotes, by changing Skinner's "everyone" to "some". It is to the benefit of some that we live the lives we do and many of us don't even realize it.
"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." — Adolf Hitler
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth." — Vladimir LeninThere is no greater example of altering a nation's reality as can be seen in North Korea.
"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions." — Albert EinsteinThe United Nations' Human Rights Committee states that:
"It does not permit any limitations whatsoever on the freedom of thought and conscience or on the freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of one's choice. These freedoms are protected unconditionally".Similarly, Article 19 of the UDHR guarantees that:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference".Can you really say every country that recognizes and "abides" by the declaration of human rights has the right to claim all its citizens have unconditional freedoms of thought and conscience, without interference?
"If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet."Quantum physics has left scientists all over the world baffled, especially with the discovery that our physical material reality, isn’t really physical at all.
"Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real."
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.Source: http://humansarefree.com/2015/10/the-constant-indoctrination-in-vir...
"Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
"But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." — Buddha