In the words of Morpheus:
“After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
I am starting to see where conspiracy theories gain momentum. It only takes poking a few holes to see how the ideologies, facts and realities we are presented with are very constructed.
A few years back, I went to the doctor. At the time I was not restricting my eating but probably more ‘emotional eating’ to deal with stress. I was, however, doing high intensity workouts 5-6 days a week. My doctor told me I was overweight. That stuck in my mind and influenced the way I saw myself. How did she determine I was overweight? By calculating my BMI. Who wrote the BMI standards currently used? The pharmaceutical industry, who have a clear vested interest in making us believe fat is dangerous (Body Respect, 2014, Bacon & Aphramor, p.15).
If corporations can make people feel “less than” or think they are “sick”, then they can sell them the solution (the latest ‘magic pill’, ‘8 week cleanse’, summer-body bootcamp).
It is easy to get cynical about it all. But I prefer to think of it all as a “fire-starter” – an impetus to become more empowered in our thinking and our pursuit of health and happiness. Question assumptions, read, listen to podcasts and let’s start to think for ourselves again.
I’m committed to taking the RED PILL. I’m sick of existing in “the Matrix” and being a victim to mainstream messages and ideals.
My journey is about seeking truth … and the outcome? Hopefully a rediscovering and authentic, uninhibited expression of my true identity and greater understanding and compassion for myself and others.
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