“Why Do So Many People Believe In Conspiracy Theories?” (Quora)
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories?“
We live in a world where people find it increasingly difficult, if at all, to believe the authorities, because they see how the highest positions are held by the most deceitful wheeler-dealers and liars who primarily consider their own power goals. I do not blame such people in any way, because if you want to achieve something in the egoistic world, then you need to lock yourself on that goal, and do whatever necessary in order to achieve it.
In the past, we used to believe the media, but who believes the media today? We have no idea what percentage of the media is real or fake, truth or lies. It is as if we are in the dark, and we grab hold of something in our hands thinking that it is a cat, but if we turn the light on, we see that it is a pillow.
We will not reach the truth the way we are currently going. In order to reach the truth, we need to collectively say, “Enough! We don’t want to live like this anymore! We’re not going to use television, radio or the media anymore because it’s all a lie through which we’re being used!”
Of course, this awakens the question: What would replace our current media consumption? It is possible to live without the media if we build something completely independent, where we accept nothing but what brings about a positive connection among people, and that we try to reach a state of mutual consideration and care. Everything we receive is ultimately sourced in a force of love and bestowal, which is nature’s quality, before it becomes distorted by our egoistic human nature, which thinks and acts to benefit at the expense of others and nature.
The very force of nature that permeates reality acts for the benefit of everyone and everything. This is before it comes into contact with our egoistic nature, which acts for the detriment of everyone and everything—considering only self-benefit. It can be thus thought that nature itself conspires against us. It wants us to understand that we have no choice but to learn how it works.
If we learn how nature works in its pure altruistic form, then there will be no more room for conspiracies. We will then see how we create such conspiracies, and thus also how to rid ourselves of them.
Based on the video “Why Do So Many People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi.
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