Why Everything you Know is a Myth — How Understanding this Fact Let’s you Change the World

Everything that exists today was established by the perpetuation of chance events supported by myths.

If you subscribe to the theory of evolution you become cognisant of the fact our reality only exists the way it does because of beliefs which were implemented, often hundreds of years ago, which we continue to subscribe to today.

Why is it that we have monarchs and politicians, repression, a lack of tolerance of specific ideologies/ genders/sexuality and money?

Evolution of humanity, homo-sapiens, began 200,000 years ago in the plains of Africa. From that has come everything we have inherited today.

Hierarchy and class never divided us or informed who we permitted to communicate with, sexuality wasn’t approved or prevented by religion, money never existed for the purchase of the goods or services we required and apartheid or divisions based on colour didn’t occur since the disingenuous and nonsensical reasons, i.e. one race being lazier and more unintelligent than the other, hadn’t become conventionally held belief we have fought for so long to escape from.

Myths, and belief of them, are what drive and divide humanity

They are the things which have been imagined to suppress and control population, believing that without them there would be anarchy.

We believe we are rational beings but our actions paint a far different picture.

You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death, in monkey heaven. Only humans can believe such fictions — Yuval Harari, Sapiens

The most important things in the world exist only in our imaginations

They are fabrications in our minds which we have taken as fact but the truth is nothing is fact, not really.

It is only because we believe that the qualities we have attributed to woman as being effeminate detrimentally affect their performance in comparisons to men that the inequality persists. The rationality of such argument is eradicated by the truths that history often reveals.

Below is an image of two of the most eminent men of their time as the personification of masculinity in their day. Note the high heels, stockings, wig and general flamboyance favoured in the 1650s.

We believe we are consistent in our beliefs but the truth is they are constantly changing alongside the reality we experience which places them at conflict.

Even though we believe something is wrong or it makes no sense we are unable to consolidate those differences into altering our beliefs or enforcing action.

It would be too painful, both mentally and physically, to face up to the inadequacies in our thinking so instead we ignore them to protect ourselves

Everything we experience and conform to today was created by people that were no smarter than you or me. We all possess the power to alter our reality, we can change and influence it and build our own things that other people can use and believe.

They were designed in order to assure mass conformance ensuring progress towards a common goal. This ensured those in position of power stayed there, those families of wealth remained rich and those educated monopolise knowledge.

Myths maintain the status quo

We must tweak our thinking to understand everything we believe was imagined then created by someone else and because of that we can write our own narrative.

Doing or believing something because it is the way it has always been done is the most dangerous trait adopted by humanity.

Life isn’t rational. Unlike other animals whose behaviours are governed by their genetically inherited traits we have escaped the biological paradigms of our evolution.

Where mouths formed millions of years ago on the first organisms to feed we now use ours to speak as well. That is to say we are capable of whatever biology allows not by the constraints and limitations enforced by imagined belief.

Recognise that time is your most precious resource and that you can either waste it doing what you have been told to do or you can challenge everything and create something new.

There are two types of people in life — creators and consumers



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Chris Herd

Chris Herd

CEO / Founder / Coach @FirstbaseHQ Empowering people to work in their lives not live at work ✌️✌