Media Mind Control (Beware) ..
How does the media attempt at mind control, and can it really work?
To understand how one can control the mind, one has to look at the function and structure of the brain.
The brain is made up of many pathways called ‘neurons’. These neuron pathways make up the white and grey matter of the brain; so from this information you can gather that the brain in its entirety is completely made up of these neurons.
Neuron pathways are the transmitters of chemicals and hormones which control our emotions and other vital performances to ensure survival and management of other bodily things.
There are different types of neuron pathways, and each different type performs a different function by conducting different chemicals or hormones to and fro different parts of the body and the brain.
If there is more or less of a certain hormone, the brain changes shape to accommodate. Brain shape changes can influence and morph behaviour, altering the way we think and feel about things. This is called ‘neuroplasticity’.
The more we are exposed to the stimuli which would change the way we feel about things, or cause us to feel emotion outside of our daily life, the more our brains produce and withhold certain hormones.
So how does the media control the way we feel?
Well, the entertainment industry is based on just that, enthralling and allowing for emotions outside of our daily life to affect us. They choose the emotion, the picture and the information that we watch (that on a natural day, in our natural environment would not apply to us), and we simply and only watch and FEEL.
That is how important our emotions are. When we watch and feel, our minds are slowly and steadily changing.
Here are two examples:
Have you ever watched a such a touching movie and had your view of your own situation change, just because of one storyline that was not even reality?
Have you ever felt emotions in a movie about a circumstance that never actually happened to you?
This affect is even greater in magnitude with music. The changes in our emotional status can waver from happy to sad in 3 minutes due to the power of music having such a huge impact on our minds and emotions.
With our emotions changing so rapidly, infact so much it is unnatural, we put ourselves in a constant confused state. Our minds are producing haphazard hormones, and eventually we feel out of touch with our own reality, we are never settled.
These changing hormones results in such a common anxiety, and in this panic we are completely vulnerable and exposed.
It is like a constant and steady type of PTSD, we are like sponges, and the media can feed us anything they like with the increased probability of us accepting it.
And that is mind control..
In a nutshell:
Emotions are not invisible, they are actually physical hormones which affect the shape of our minds.
Haphazard emotional exposure causes unnatural and unhealthy hormone production and brain structure changes, putting us in a constant feeling of being ‘out of touch’ with reality and hence causing anxiety.
In this state of numb panic, we are like sponges. We will be more susceptible to what the media tells us about the world… because we no longer feel that we know.
How do you beat it?
Look away from the screen ♥
Do not readily accept information from the media, use your ability and your own life experiences to validate information ♥
Be selective of what you expose yourself to ♥
Remember to live your own life ♥
-copied via Islam-for-girl (tumblr)