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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Giving away your power

There's something I've seen time and time again. I've seen it even more on the internet. Someone gets so furious or hurt by what someone else has done, that they obsess. They denounce them. They blame the someone else for all that is wrong in the world.

More times than not, the someone else has no idea what the someone is talking about.

Someone has given all their passion, all their power to someone else. The someone else controls the someone and never even knows it.

This can destroy a relationship. It makes someone the victim of someone else, even if the someone else never intended it. The someone else may never even recognize it.

That doesn't make it any less devastating for someone.

We see this same thing play out in a minor way all the time, only without the pain and anger. Support this sports team. Wear clothes with this corporate logo. Watch this movie starring this actor. Buy this brand of water. Even here, it can go overboard.

Why would you pay money to advertise someone else's product?

As some try to change paganism from an experienced faith to a revealed faith, I'm seeing the same thing. This author is old fashioned. This author has ties to sexual abuse. This author did not denounce Christianity fast enough.

Their thoughts are impure.

Their words are unworthy.

They must not be read.

They must not be heard.

You must not mention their names.

No dissent allowed in the echo chamber.

Well, I've said it before so I am going to say it here. If you don't question what a book or Authority Figure™ tells you, you aren't doing your part.

The problem with living in the echo chamber is that you're ALWAYS going to live under someone else's rules. You've given your power away. You'll be told how to act. You'll be told what to say. You'll be told what to think. You'll be told what's allowed.

No dissent allowed.

You've given your power away.

Was it worth it?

Can you live that way?
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