We are in an ‘Information Overload’ state of mind. And there are some minds that can not handle it. The minds I am worried about are the minds of children.
I have heard one time too many how a parent will say, their son or daughter, usually a son, is a quiet child, spends time in his room on his computer, just playing games. He/she is not out on the street causing trouble or getting into trouble.
Yes, for now they are not. But picture this..
Your child is sitting in a semi dark room, a headset on, playing a game with other game players around the world. Not only is music being pumped into this ears and mind, but so is the cursing of the other players, so is the gunshots of the game figures, so is all the sound effects of the game fighters. Sometimes a couple hours to several hours of this continued adrenaline pumping chaos being pumped into their ears and minds. And in their hands is the controls. Quick movements controlling the guns and other weapons of mass destruction to kill over and over their opponents in the game.
The child, your quiet child leaves the game. How do you think he or she is feeling? Depending on their state of mind before even beginning to play, the just may be feeling like they can take on the world, teach lessons to the other kid down the street who teased him or her. They know how, they just spent a couple hours winning a game of mass destruction. So they either take Dad’s hunting rifles or premeditate a day of teaching a lesson to the other kid, in science class, next week. They go in blazing, shooting, drop the weapon and look around the room at the dead bodies, but no one is getting back up. How come? They do in the game. Then it hits them, exactly what they have just done. That was a real gun, that is real blood, others are really dead. 9 times out of 10, they turn the gun on themselves.. Murder Suicide!
Your child was brain washed, in their own home, under your care, while you sat in the other room, enjoying the peace and quiet after a long day at the office. Because your child was caught up in a video game, playing with friends from around the world.. Things are not quiet at all..
What is Brainwashing? The answer is…a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques or any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion.
I am not going to say anymore. Because I think it is pretty clear what I am saying. And how and why I see, at times, children killing children.
“ Silence is golden, when heard properly” – Cynthia
“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.”~ Rachel Naomi Remen ~