Originally Posted by Unmasked
Thanks guys, I let things bother me more than they should. As for being under a system, I feel the need not only to belong to a group of people, but to feel subordinate. I want somebody above me. I want an authority to look to that can answer my questions, and who will look at me and tell me that I am good.
I had more thoughts, I swear, but they've all scattered. Thanks for all the input though everybody.
A father/mother figure? 'Cause that sounds like what you are taking about. Someone to tell you everything is going to turn out Ok, and if you believe such and such then such and such will happen.
Does life really work that way?
It's a different religion than the one you may be looking for, but the Buddha (we're talkin' Buddhism here) is reported to have said to his disciples shortly before his death: "You must rely on yourself."
If you live long enough, you will find that the persons who you want to dominate you (that's what being insubordinate means) will let you down, die or betray you- one way or another. And what are you doing to do then? What are you going to do when someone looks to you for answers? After all, you aren't going to be a kid forever.
Does this mean we should trust no one? Of course not. Relying on ourselves means learning to stand in our own shoes with confidence.
Here's your assignment.
Stand in front of the mirror and say...
I AM GOOD!
Do it until you are bored stupid and grinning like a madman.
BE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK!