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On the Cultivation of One’s Voice Through Conventional Wisdom We are beings that have truly exhibited an extraordinary amount of absurdity in the course of human civilization. Genetically, we are identical to other animals to a prodigious 99%, and yet we have distinguished ourselves socially as a collective species through the arduous quest of searching for our voice, in both oral speech and intellectual reasoning. As if this is not of adequate absurdity, each one of us, furthermore, tries to identify himself with that one “voice” that is unequivocally unique to him, as if he has the admirable capacity to differentiate himself among the 7 billion inhabitants on a lonely sphere of spacedust. We are no more than biological compositions destined to decay in a laughably short time-span of 100-year period, yet each one of us has the ludicrous audacity to claim that he is “unique” when confronted with our 20,000- year grand civilization. In this almost despondently realistic sense, the much-coveted object that we have proudly exalted as “own voice”, is something inconsequential and delusionary. Therefore, it has come to my ultimate conclusion that in order to find a “voice” that can maximize the merits of our social well-being, we ought to forfeit the preconceived notion of individuality, for us not to be led astray into an irreversible state of disorientation. In the words of a simpler mind, we should accept what conventional wisdom has to offer, embrace it, rejoice in it, and numb our senses to that incomprehensible reckoning of artificial individuality. As for the future generation, we should stifle the individual voices of our children, and inject into them every tiny bit of conventional wisdom that we ourselves carry. If we do not do so, then individual idealisms would lead us onto the endless path of conflicts, and conflicts would offer an optimal brewery for the ensuing social instability. Therefore, we shall never venture out the circle of social concordance.We shall become placid dogs in times of peace, but never violent beasts in eras of turmoil”. We shall fully abandon the improbable and narrow ideal
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of individuality, and allow ourselves to become pregnant with the precious child of conventional wisdom Children under the age of 12 are most susceptible to the development of individuality. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance for us to suffocate the burgeoning seed of individuality before it grows to become a sturdy tree of consciousness, blocking the sunlight that the more average bushes are eagerly waiting to receive. As a first step to the voice of conventional wisdom, I suggest that we set up an institution that I here proudly give the name of “school” upon. The role of the school is necessarily simple. It is to suffocate any individual talents that any unorthodox child may possess, and to nail deeply into their heads the notion of social acceptance. And just to reinforce that notion, I would also like to create a global institution called “religion”. We shall force these children to blindly bond to the chains of belief, ignoring their
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