A not insignificant proportion of the world population lacks an inner dialogue. This means they basically just live like mammals and go with “the flow” (the herd). When you present to the herd the prospect of self-knowledge, the most common reaction is marked by disdain, scorn, apathy, and general disinterest. Concepts such as property rights, ethics, and moral conscience run contrary to the interests of the herd.
A great deal of people I encounter in my various wanderings are in some stage of self-awareness. There is a great struggle in some of these people to “get over the hump” – that is to have a daily dialogue let alone one that is rich and fulfilling.
One of the main hurdles people have is the various excuses they have for why they cannot self-reflect:
-they don’t have the time
-they’ll be judged negatively by their peers
-they have a proxy which is sufficient
-they have better things to do
-the results are not immediate enough
-they already did enough
These excuses serve to shut down inner dialogue, which is in a sense cognition itself. The consequence is that someone else will make the person’s decisions for them, since they’ve done the thinking work, and some measure of mental slavery is assured. Consider the “grand plans” of the globalists along the lines of herding people into contained smart grid 15 minute cities where wrongthink requires accute brainwashing and every resource is carefully rationed. We all know that centralized planning leads to famines, genocides, and general societal failure yet why do we keep falling into this trap? It is because a majority of people cannot think for themselves and therefore would prefer to go with the anti-life, bizarro plans of pushy liberals rather than feel SOME MEASURE of emotional discomfort for being in disagreement.
None of the excuses people commonly have for failing to self-reflect are valid. Self-reflecting is as simple as taking a deep breath, closing one’s eyes, and then thinking, “What’s going on in here?” There are inevitable answers. This is simply the self-dialogue. It isn’t some kind of schizophrenia or demonic possession, in 99% of cases. It is simply cognition using one’s native tongue.
Sometimes the answers we hear from self-reflecting are emotionally painful and difficult to bear. This is usually because we are guilty of wronging someone else.
The people who have wronged others the most are also the people who squash their consciences down the furthest and are therefore the most likely to go with globalist plans of total submission and conformity. It is in the herd of wrongdoers that a person with a guilty conscience finds acceptance and even lionization.
Another acutely difficult experience people have in self-reflecting is that they will begin to see their friends and family members through a moral lens. This disrupts all sorts of social niceties and arrangements. I am writing more about this in an upcoming non-fiction book. Be sure to sign up for the email list to find out when you can purchase it!