Firstly I will try to explain the meaning I put in the expressions about who “thinks” and who “doesn’t think”. For the purpose I will use the following picture:
I hope it is clear – absolute categories do not exist in the reality, or as the proverb says: “Even the brightest man is a little stupid”. At the same time, a man who thinks during 10-20 % of his time and only in order to solve his trifle domestic or office problems and during the rest of the time is led by the principle “this is how the others do it”, it would be quite exaggerated to call him a thinking man. It is typical for the so called “herd” instinct among animals, united in a swarm, flock or a herd. About people this phenomenon is called “crowd”. At the same time the most thinking men, i.e. people thinking in a non-standard way (please take a notice that there are no standard thinking people – they just execute without any critiques a program, passively accepted by the majority), do not think more than 60-70 % of their time, and during the rest of the time join the crowd. Someone who is afraid of the uncertainty of the change will grab the positive side of the traditions. But don’t you think that too much inertia has been accumulated through the millenniums? And without the non-standard thinking there is no evolution. Now it is the exact time to clear up our consciousness from the piled up garbage.
The reasons, which determine human behaviour are thousands, but our consciousness at this stage cannot process so many variables simultaneously. This is why I will examine only a few of them – the crucial ones. For this purpose I will take advantage of the categorization of a very famous psychologist and philosopher, although I am not sure if he used these exact terms. The meaning is as follows: people are divided into 4 categories – ignorant-incapable, ignorant-capable, knowledgeable-incapable and knowledgeable-capable. I have to immediately emphasize that this division is very conditional and only serves for the purposes of clarifying the processes – in the reality things are much more complicated and difficult and actually such separation between people does not exist.
As everything that exists is energy, it is natural that energy also defines people’s behaviour. Those who are at the beginning of the human evolution have minimal energy accumulations and this is why they feel themselves under the pressure from the individuals with a more powerful energy. They also lack the accumulated life experience – they are passive and uncertain. This is the ignorant-incapable category. With them thinking is minimal, emotions are leading.
When the energy of the individual is manifold increased, he becomes much more active, his uncertainty is suppressed by its ambitions, he starts to accumulate life experience very fast, but he tangibly lacks such and for this reason his behaviour is more adventurous, dominated by emotions. In our daily life those are all ambitious people: businessmen, politicians, chiefs and leaders of any kind, criminal people and adventurers. They are not very different from each other and their guiding idea is to prove they are the best, no matter in what sphere. This is the ignorant-capable category.
The activeness of the ignorant-capable can lead to a pressure towards the ignorant-incapable, which on the one hand accelerates their change, but the underestimation of their own uniqueness leads to their accelerated zombifying.
As long as the mass media is a prestigious institution exactly thanks to its large scale, many people from the crowd are striving for it (from the ignorant-capable), whose aim is to legalize the principles of the crowd. In this sense the mass media is destructive as it purposefully impedes the evolution of the crowd and zombify it.
When as a result of many reincarnations more life experience is accumulated, the individual becomes more balanced, more inhibitions occur, known as moral and conscience. They start satisfying themselves with what they have and don’t think that material wealth is a sign of capabilities. The individual is much more independent from the energy pressure from the others and starts thinking independently. This is the knowledgeable-incapable category. Because of their experience they are much more rarely inclined to rash acts, but of course they are influenced by the values of the society. That’s why sometimes they try to be businessmen, mass media employers or politicians, but they are very fast disgusted by the law of the jungle that runs the world of the ignorant-capable. They are usually intellectuals, artists or scientists, but it does not mean all the intellectuals or artists are in this category.
The forth category is not numerous, this is why for these people is not known much (because the crowd destroys the ones who are very different and are not part of it), but very much depends on them.
From the crowd fall off the so called outsiders (they can be from all the categories) that because of their addiction to alcohol or drugs loose any interest to the value of the crowd and stop being influenced by its pressure.
The main reason for the influence of the collective thought, or as I sometimes call it the giant thought-form, is the individual defense of each and every person. It is situated the man’s aura and those who can see the aura say it resembles a net that embrace the individual aura. But this net is very often not entire – in most of the cases it is at a very initial stage or is torn into pieces. The more unformed the defense net is, the bigger the pressure from the collective thought and the non-standard thinking are. The net is created with harmonic thoughts and way of living.
The pressure by the crowd (the society) on each person not to be different, oppresses the individual and if he is not flexible enough to adapt and cover himself, the mental discomfort leads to confrontation with the crowd and creates prisoners, alcoholics and drug addicts.
The splitting of the people to non-standard and crowd depends on the conscious resistance against the pressure of the collective thought, not only on the level of his development. As far as this problem depends on the consciousness, we can differentiate two types of people: those who strictly take into consideration the public opinion and those who take it into consideration at the degree that allows them not to enter in a very strong confrontation with the crowd.
Non-standard people are mentally much more balanced, because they do what they want to do without taking into consideration anything, while people from the crowd constantly feel being under somebody’s pressure, pursued by different fears, depressions and discontents.
The man from the crowd is afraid to stay all alone by himself – he is afraid to think, he is bored when he is alone, he is afraid to be alone. He never feels the lack of thinking, self-reflection – but he can severely feels the lack of emotions in his everyday life, which he tries to compensate by fighting against the things accepted by the crowd like limitations or literally destroys material values, or in case he possesses too many inhibitions, he finds the necessary emotions in the endless television soap operas or similar literature.
The man from the crowd does not think (does not consider) whether what most people do is right or wrong (useful or not). The fact that people do not think is noticeable mainly by their behaviour: they do not aim to be unique, what they really are, but try to imitate the others, to pretend being what they are not – this is the herd instinct of the animals.
The man from the crowd often wants to differ from it, for example it is not only a change in his behaviour, but he often uses lurid or unconventional clothes or other transformation in his outfit. Those who really differ from the crowd do not differ because of their outfit, but because of their spiritual contents.
An indicator that a man starts escaping from the influence of the crowd is that he cares less and less about the people’s opinion about him, i.e. he stops playing an unwanted role for the other people and is not interested in how much people believed his performance, just because he is now the real one.
The bigger the tolerance to different people is, the more the society differs from the crowd – i.e. the individuals in it are programmed at a lower degree and are less fanatical.
Translated by Anna Karshovska