The Great Misconception.
Some things we are led to believe are important, others are not.
Children are easy to influence because they believe that what they are taught by an adult is correct and this can have many consequences depending upon the belief the child has.
Children look to adults, parents, teachers, relatives for information on life, social interaction and acceptance and encouragement, from the moral's of the adult children are taught right from wrong and learn the 'code' of permissiveness in society and the repercussions for actions and decisions that may be made by them.
Some beliefs that are installed into children by adults are soon realised by the child as they grow are folklore or supposition or myth.
They say that belief in a fantasy world is often unhealthy.
Putting too much hope into something
or someone that can’t possibly be.
We live with unrealistic expectations of unfulfilled desires,
And yet, we still hold out hope upon hope that our souls shall be free
with dreams of a better world… dreams of true love…
dreams of passion
Dreams of things that couldn’t exist in the real world.
People who love us unconditionally. People who won’t judge us.
People who care for us, when we are not deserving of such care.
A person who will calm our fears, and raise our hopes
and dance with us in our dreams
There are such creatures… the ones who satisfy
and fulfill all of our unrealistic fantasies
They are seen through rainbows… in sunsets...
at the ocean’s tide during dusk
in the full moon's glow.
They are seen if you look hard enough, if you don’t give up hope,
if you give the unexpected a try
Never doubt it exists… true happiness can be found.
True love is not a myth.
Look into their eyes… touch their cheek ever so gently
let them take away your pain.
Unicorns do exist… you just have to believe.
For all you know, you might be THEIR unicorn
and they have been searching forever
Two unicorns dancing together...
can be magical...
As a child we are led to believe in Santa clause, the Tooth fairy, Goblins, God, and other mystical beings, these fantasies are usually handed down from parents and grand parents to enhance the child’s imagination and help stimulate behaviourally accepted conduct from the child.
But as we grow older we then choose to accept or disbelieve various opinions shared with us by adults depending upon the character we become.
In a child’s mind the world and it's endless stream of information is often mind boggling, and extremely difficult to comprehend, and as a child the imagination process is in overdrive, you only have to look in a child’s eye to see the wonderment and expression that is displayed on Christmas morning!, or when money is left in the place of a tooth under the pillow.
These particular beliefs are maintained until the child becomes old enough to realise that infact they are a myth, and the 'magic' dissolves into disbelief.
So it is no surprise to realise that the belief in God by a child is soon bought into question, although millions of adults still carry on the belief, I'm not surprised that a child growing up has an internal battle which rips at the fabric of understanding and causes conflict with rationality that religion too is infact a myth.
We are taught that “seeing” is believing, and that the logic of our own minds through the other senses that we have corroborate the facts, and then we are taught to believe in a “God” we cannot see, feel, or hear??
This must cause at the least utter confusion and at it's most the possibility of all other things taught us are infact questionable and then children as they become young adults start to believe that fallacy and reality, fiction and truth are all entwined.
So I believe that impressionable young minds from an early age are fed misinformation that helps sculpture the person we become, and this imprinted information remains with us throughout our lives and is under constant review from oursrelves others around us.
So 'God' in my personal experience has been labelled with the 'fallacy' tag that accompany the other
'beliefs' that I was taught as a child.
So this has a point, and the point is don't teach children beliefs that are infact misconceptions and then ask them to believe in a god that is within the realms of a misconception, this contradiction will have a negative affect upon the person throughout their lives and can cause misplaced trust and belief in their peers.
Are peripheral people in peripheral dreams, like the swirling mists of forgotten nightmares, inking into your vision like an unexpected afterthought, seemingly solid yet translucent, whispering secrets of an embedded memory, touched but never felt, like the caressing breeze, unknown yet unmonitored as it's direction swiftly changes course, echoes ricochet like angry bees into a supposition of unfamiliarity that distorts the expression of recognition, electronic images projected through synaptic plasticity float through the rising emotions of awareness, and then you awaken to look into the eyes of a stranger and realise that you know this person, but then the images slowly fade away and the brain chemistry dissolves the notion into a willow-the-wisp of secular uncertainty.
A moment ago I was ambivalent,
and the days go swiftly by,
not much time for me to relent,
and if there was I don’t know why.
Circles of doubt appease my mind,
the fault lies deep within,
memories only serve to remind,
the horror of where to begin.
Blinded by indecision I misstep,
and fall to wonder wherefore,
freezing thoughts that I forget,
echoes of logic ask for more.
Realising misfortune lingers,
I tread toward the celestial degree,
hope slipped through my fingers,
squirming to be free.
Counting shadows fool me,
they evanesce all into one,
distracted light I no longer see,
where the setting sun had shone.
Blurred inscriptions pacify,
though remain inside my head,
garbled nymphs ratify,
phrases that are left unsaid.
Welcome to the great misconception of us all.