Red Pill or Blue Pill

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There are always at least two sides and perspectives to every choice and crossroads we come to. Very rarely do we encounter a situation where our decisions have no consequence and ripple effects. In life all individuals come to an intersection and depending on the direction taken, it will have a life long impact on how we filter and decipher information. This information determines the course of our lives and subsequently, the level of our delusion.

This significant choice that we will be faced with will come to all of us and for most, they will not even have realized it. The choice or direction we choose to go at the crossroad will be referred to as the blue pill or the red pill. The blue pill or the pill of blind ignorance, or as the old saying goes, “Ignorance is bliss”, is the most popular choice, for its path is part of what seems to be the safer bet with the lowest variance in outcome. The blue pill doesn’t rock the proverbial boat. It seems to represent the known or a more predictable outcome, a security blanket that protects oneself from hard realities in everyday society. For most the truth is too much to bear. The red pill or the pill of truth involves more risk but carries a higher potential for understanding and spiritual growth. The red pill is the sun that chases the shadows away and overpowers the darkness. Through reason and logic and also sense perception, the choice of which pill to take should be clear.

Albert Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”. The blue pill acts like a callous over the soul that doesn’t let in anything of significance, just a constant pursuit of simple pleasures. Ultimately acting as a futile pursuit. The intellectual growth Einstein speaks of can only be achieved by means of the red pill. The red pill strips away the callous and allows the spirit to unveil itself from the shadows of deception and commences on the path of gaining truth. Although the journey may be...
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