I already did a post here on the Matrix and all the implications of it.
The story is not new because many people who visit the financial blogosphere know very well what the matrix is and how we should proceed in relation to it. And as I have never seen anything talking about the various mini matrix of our society would like to introduce the theme.
And what would be the mini matrix? How to identify them?
Well, a mini matrix I define as a closed system of values, beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, concepts, specific terms, world views and how you will interact with the matrix being a minimatrixiano. Many people think they are living an alternative life outside the matrix, just entering a minimatrix and closing their eyes to the real world.
You see that getting into a minimatrix and living submerged in it is even healthy for a while, and has its value for a given time in life, but then things have to be questioned and the connection to the main matrix is very troubled. The problem of the great matrix is not that it exists, it is you being fully absorbed by it and not realizing it, which is also what happens with the mini, but you think not.
Let’s look at the examples:
First, a real example: I have a friend who is a middle-class family, who has entered an extreme Christian religious group and now lives in a community in a community planting and collecting money on road signs to help keep up. They do not work out, have no bank account, nor the car, nor things to consume. He married a girl there and they are raising their son in there. His father owns a school and lives in one of the best neighborhoods in my town. That is, he was absorbed by a minimatrix monster, yes he is happy (does not have a cell phone), but we will see where this will end or if it will end up being good anyway. Personally, I found it a waste (he was a good lawyer who even made good money).
I have another friend who became a Boy Scout and got into this business, went in so much that I lost my friend, he just called it that, it was my childhood Herbalife being a Boy Scout (by the way, is there a more boring mini-game than Herbalife?)
Other generic examples:
Teenagers used to split into castes (in my time), there were surf people, rock people, nerd people, athletes, bad students, playboys and so on, but it was more or Less healthy from the social point of view for each one, but see that the degree of dedication to your mini group can start to affect you if you deprive yourself of living other things, such as surfing people, surfing, talking only Surfing, surfing weekends, kills classes to go surfing … rock people, they only talk in band, they only want to rehearse, they only wear black, they only talk in music, they lose a lot of time at home listening to music, downloading music, it’s hours And hours on the internet searching for bands, reading, discussing letters, about the components of the bands, downloading pictures of bands … playboys talk only in gyms, supplements, lose hours and hours in gyms, and form a set of own values about who It’s in and out. The mini matrix is not just a group of one thing or another, they can define the future of your life.
Look at the case of the hippies, they are a whore mini matrix, values, ideas, concepts, visions of the world, very peculiar, people who spend their lives living in a van, drugging themselves by freely engaging one another, thinking that they are free of something, Eternal money and so forth, full and complete freedom that would be ideal? Never. One should not run away from the matrix to live in a mini matrix, at least that’s what I think.
When I was about 14 years old a friend from the street lent me some NLP books to read (Neurolinguistic Programming), I found it very useful and interesting, and I read all the books, then I bought some more and I kept reading, I did not have much internet in the Time then the way was paper, we joined a group of friends and each one bought a book and we changed. The interesting thing is that some were already very old of the eighties, things very roots even, the main author was called Richard Bandler, and one of his best that I read was called “Frogs in Princes”. Neurolinguistic programming can be considered as a branch of psychology.
When you start reading this you happen to notice everyone and people based on it, it’s a real minimatrix, until the day you break free again, it’s interesting content, but like everything American, they take courses, chapters, Certifications, immersion weekends, national meetings, then yes, has already become a religion. After learning what I wanted and reaching a relative plateau I stopped reading and felt relieved.
In the same way, I also see that even more serious things like Psychiatry and Psychology have their own and Minorityrix worlds. You have to come in and out to see who enters and stays never leaves. A lot is minimatrix, I could quote right away all the pseudosciences like astrology, homeopathy, cartomancy, shamanism, psychoanalysis and could even cite the religions in general as pseudoscience as did Karl Popper and having to agree with him (although here activism And religious strife may want to refute vehemently on issues of dogma), but okay, I have nothing against religious people, I defend the freedom of the human being, if you want to be enclosed in a Christian community or another closed community is not I that will oppose Or speak evil, a matter of moral judgment is not for me.
One funny thing I read on the pauper’s blog was the people saying that he was facing the Matrix but ended up creating another matrix, it was this comment that made me think of this post. And it really was a minimatrix the things that were spoken there. Not always so healthy, but at least I laughed a little while reading the comments from the staff.
Anyway, I could say that I have never been absorbed 100% by a group, by a theory, by a closed system of values, and I think that was very important in my formation, you can live things without participating so deeply that Compromise, the more you commit the more you limit yourself and the more your freedom gets threatened.
What is not missing around the world is crazy people creating a club and regrouping partners, siblings, partners, customers or whatever they are called. And when you’re in one of these and realize that this is disturbing the normal course of your life, you know, right? Is it time to get out? In doubt do not compromise.
It is much more difficult to get out of a commitment than simply deciding not to go into it. And habit arrests us and throws dangerous moorings in one place (like marrying a woman from such a community, see my friend’s example up there).
At least one minimatrix that the staff here lives on is that of Financial Freedom. You have to be careful not to turn your religion over and shape 100% of your life in that. This is a long way, it’s a marathon, you do not have to run too fast or be radical and in that case, I also need to control myself.
I’m beginning to think about the next installment twenty days before I get the next payment and sometimes I recognize that it’s not healthy. In life, the excesses are harmful as the Buddha already said and my illiterate grandfather reinforced “Everything is too much.” Traveling at times, reading other things, seeing series, taking time off to do nothing, finally living normally and not thinking about it every day are things to do, although not easy.
I have a friend who travels very, very much, and always criticizes me for not traveling with him or like him. They are different values, one thinks that to enjoy life is to travel, the other thinks that it is to postpone this a little and to contribute more, at the bottom we want the same thing by different routes. I already think he travels TOO MUCH, and this can also be a minimatrix, an escape from something, I can not say for sure.
Those who watched the show LOST know this, everyone on the plane was a little lost in their personal lives, which were dissected throughout the show, family quarrels, psychiatric problems, drug problems, police, wife, The profession and so on. You will not solve your life by entering the travel minimatrix. Traveling unnecessarily just to get away from your reality will not help so much and still make you spend a lot (I made an exclusive post about it back there).
In some ways you need to focus on some moments in your life such as studying for a contest, a test, getting a job, emigrating, studying English, or a college entrance exam and going on a different plane, dose, be careful, do not leave the boat Sink because of it, and much less to achieve the LF. We must live.
You have to be careful to hit the Matrix head on and do not dive into a minimatrix, NONE. Retain your independence, your ability to think, to progress, to rethink the world in your own way whenever you want, to change your concepts, to enter and leave places cleanly and owed nothing to anyone, do not commit so much To the point of consuming and consuming very important hours in his life.
Dedicate yourself first to your growth, to your own cause, one day when you are better and freer, you can contribute infinitely more to some project you wanted, voluntarily leave your mark and your legacy, in addition to that you will Be just cattle and another maneuver. Keep yourself.