The world itself is witness to how ideas have changed people for the better or for the worse. What are ideas meant to do? Most ideas are designed to be infallible so a bunch of people can believe without doubt. In most cases those who fall in any idea are your gullible type characters that never really read between the lines. People are swayed by ideas because they want to cling on something that gives them some sense of hope. Hope is nice.
What is the sense behind believing in an idea that you only hear about? Just because someone said it’s a good idea that will redeem us, we all rush to it. Two hours later a new one comes into the picture and we still rush into it. Two days later a new one then some trips into it and worships it as the best idea ever. Five days later another new one and it all goes on like that till the whole world is so full of ideas that they keep crushing into each other.
Most ideas sprung out of one idea either to oppose that original idea, accentuate that idea or just add one little component to change the original idea all together. Others believe the ideas they embrace are better than others. Now everybody wants to recruit everybody to become fellowship of ideas. Those who follow no idea are termed too anti-something, too negative, lost or just plain ignorant.
I start wondering which a good idea is and which a bad one is. One of the biggest ideas to ever rule the world is an idea of religion. Which religion is a best idea? I know everyone would reason differently. Christians would reason differently to Rastafarians. Someone must believe theirs are better than others, it seems. All “isms” must oppose each other in one way or the other. People must die everyday because some politicians believe in the idea of war more than in the idea of peace. A lot of people had to die in South Africa because of an idea of apartheid opposing an idea of democracy, and so forth.
The way ideas are so contagious, if I was a public figure loved by people. Then one day I decide that people should embrace their birth right and I say; let’s all become extreme nudists and walk about the public naked, maybe the rate of rape will decrease. I’m sure one or two people would say “Oh! So and so did it, why can’t I do it.”
In most cases people who defend ideas are those who follow them but not those who created them. The innovators can only go to a certain level to make people believe in an idea. People don’t have to ask so many questions, people only want to feel good and happy about it and that’s all it takes, you got them. Then swifter than a disease an idea spread all over the place.
I suppose this clearly distinguishes how different we are as a human race. This clearly states that we could never be the same irrespective of how hard we try. I’m just asking simple questions; does this mean this is how the world should be? Does it mean the world needs love
, opposing ideas
etc. to balance itself out? Are ideas meant to make this world a better place to live or the worst? Obviously there would be different answers to these questions, but could there ever be one answer?