Follow your own authority rather than looking to others for what to do.
You decide what is right for you on everything...major, minor and everything in between.
There may be some good guidance from authorities that makes sense for you. But just as often, they don't make sense to you and may even be harmful to you. If you just study history a bit, authorities were wrong much more than they were right.
Things only make sense, if they make sense to you.
You know yourself and as you get into this looking inward more and more, studying yourself at length, you will know and understand what you should do and not do for yourself.
A lot of things that they would have us worrying about, make no difference to you.
Things have to make sense to you.
You decide everything about your life.
You have total responsibility over your life.
If you spend no time worrying about what authorities is saying, you will have enormous amounts of time to focus on your life.
From one of my favorites - Steve Pavlina -
Favorite quote -
When I was younger, I was conditioned to yield to authority. Go to school. Go to church. Obey the parents.
My take...a very common problem that most children have to deal with. And they either spend their lives bowing to someone else, looking for others to bow down to or rise up and make a great life for themselves.
Blindly following authority is what gets societies into big trouble.
You, as a thinking man, trying to become as happy as possible, would have you questioning anything from authority.
Authority is always just whoever happens to be in power at any particular time and place. Sometimes in power because they deserve to be. Often even good authority turns bad over time. Sometimes in power by luck. Sometimes in power by power.
For most of history whatever authority in charge has told us that the human condition is one of misery and lack. A few special, chosen ones at the top should live a life of indulgence, luxury and power over the masses. And the masses are meant to toil, struggle and suffer.
Even today various authorities tells us to:
Just because we live in an world with multiple authorities jostling for control over us, does not mean you have to participate. You can just step to the side of all this insane, mindless madness.
Most people are still trapped in the old way of thinking. Blindly obeying authority even though the authority is clearly wrong and not even in a position to punish them.
Instead of thinking for themselves, they keep thinking in the same old destructive thought patterns created by authorities long ago:
But is that the right way to think about it?
Or is it just a way of seeing things incorrectly?
Use opposite thinking. Usually what you are told is the opposite of what is the truth.— Hans Hallanger (@hanshallanger) February 12, 2022
So if you always think of what you are told is opposite of what is told, you will be closer to the truth.
You do not have to accept the old way, the mistakes you have made, the wrong ideas you were fed and the idea of this is all you can do. There is no authority forcing you to continue to do things the old way.
If you have made mistakes, instead of tolerating a bad situation for the rest of your life, you just end the mistake.
Use your own authority to listen to yourself, understand yourself and make your own decisions in your own best interests.
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