We should all be born with the same basic features, but the onward journey is very different according to the place on the planet we are born.
Why I was born in Denmark; I cannot give a logical, spiritual or scientific answer to this, but in theory and using my imagination, it could actually be anywhere in this world.
Therefore, we are born in an area of the world where culture, laws, language and people have up-built their own lifestyle after the legacy of perhaps thousands of years with a fairly intact pattern in everything we do in life’s daily habits that include education, schooling, religion and common behavior among like-minded country men.
Just like any other newborn individual I’ve obviously been through the “nest’s” many physical and mental exercises before I was 18 years young but now “adult” teenager, who could move from the nest and out in the real life. Such a starting period of 18 years in life’s education, is according to the experts the fundamentally flawed and important period in our lives and the many teachings, manipulations and traditions should maybe continue with religious and cultural norms in the life to come.
…. And this is where I made my own little evaluation. I had now spent the first 18 years of my life with my parents, siblings, school friends, teachers and surrounded by people from a society that socially was one of the best in the world. My freedom, however, was limited. The Danish heritage had been pumped into my subconscious, which in itself is a kind of brainwashing – a circle which requires both courage and strength to break again after the motto input = output from our unconsciousness.
And what was it I could not be reconciled with during this period – Well, I felt many times that I was a copy of a copy, and that copy version was not a model I could use for anything in my future life . Already at the age of 14 I decided not to be confirmed in the Christian faith – the first break with one of the many prejudices every society has used as a platform and perhaps a “must”, but luckily I lived, after all, in a country where the word “freedom “worked as intended. The next naval battle was a fight between some of my teachers, my school mate’s parents and extremist conservative young politicians.
Freedom of expression was one of the country’s good laws adopted under the new Danish
constitution way back in the year 1865 – but according to my teachers I could poke the law into the shoes until I was an adult – and when I turned 18. However, this was not mentioned in the Constitution – only people who used insulting words could be punished by fine or imprisonment.
And so I felt one lie after another that poured over me from both teachers and other adults who otherwise through the facade seemed quite serious and truthful. I could just accept the “cultural practices” as they were I was told, regardless of the motives that may lie hidden under the man’s demon-like subconscious.
This was the start of my next decision – after my 18 year birthday I was called up for military service, and I applied for a course in the Danish elite corps that can be compared with training in the U.S. ranger corps. I wanted to get a maximum insight into the man’s many layers as an onion is peeled off completely until the core becomes visible. One of my superiors – a captain told me that it was possibility with this particular training with the exception of people who were psychopathic or another form of mental illness.
This military training was first peeled like the onion to the bottom of my own inner core, thence an ability to separate other people according to what they actually contained behind the facade’s strong armor. I was really fascinated by the opportunities available in this, the human traits, mind and either innate or trained skills.
It was not until many years after my military education I realized how much I could use from this training inclusive a task in real life. On my way through life’s puzzling actions I realized that every human being has been under great influence of both the social environment added their basic characteristics from birth. No one has been able to change significantly in the rearing, and the majority of mankind will continue in the track, which is a continuation of the process, from the time of youth.
It is possible to break the vicious circle to those who desires for an alternative life or just a better interaction between the body’s many functions, but only if you will break the boundaries, and the famous jungle law, as many have probably been acquainted with before whether young or old, but an attempt to ignore or break the man’s self-esteem.
The break between past habits, rituals and culture during many years perhaps monotonous life I have never regretted. We are many people on this earth, but to live as a sealed envelope among people, who believe that life should be lived backwards instead of forwards is a standstill without a progressive vision of life’s onward journey to the many experiences that lies just outside the front door.
Well, we all get older as time goes on, but as long as I can keep up with an elephant at a slow pace, I will follow it, without previous teachings, traditions, rituals, other people’s foolishness, and everything that inhibits us for freedom’s right to be the person you really are behind the elephant’s thick skin. Freedom of expression exists in most democratic countries – if not, I will still make use of my right as a man to express what I believe no matter what consequences this may have – and should the day ever come, when all people could talk freely without fear of the consequences the world would look different than it is today, where the historic arrow is pointing towards more protectionism than ever seen before.