Book: Escape The System.
Author: Joe Barnes
From: Surrey, UK
When I first discovered Escape The System, by Joe Barnes, I thought it was going to be a typical 'How to get rid of a job you hate' instruction manual. Instead, I was very surprised to find something so much deeper than the usual fare.
This book is about how to deprogram yourself from society's conditioning so that you can live life on your terms, follow your dreams and be a change agent in our world. Joe goes to great lengths to explain how 'The System' can keep you from pursuing your dreams and what you can expect if you either submit to it or challenge it.
The System, in this case, is society's laws, customs, guidelines, rules, traditions, best practices, politics and values. Its influence is vast, pervasive, insidious, covering all areas of society (human relations, educational, governmental, religious & corporate institutions, popular culture, fashion, news and current opinion.).
This System demands obedience, conformity and for its authority to go unchallenged. These values are forced fed to us the minute we are born until the moment of our death. It strongly encourages everyone to do the following:
*American Dream: (birth. attend grade school. college. marry. get a big mortgage. buy SUV or minivan. have kids. work 40 years. shop. retire. die.). If you don't follow this path, you risk being labelled as ....... (fill in the blank) and relegated to the fringes of society economically and socially.
*Church: submit completely to God/Jesus/Allah/Buddha/Zeus/Neo/Apollo and you will be allowed in heaven. If not, your non-compliance ensures eternal damnation in the afterlife.
*School: be obedient. truth comes from authority. stay within the lines. be reasonable. memorize this. pass these tests. go to the next level. Or we will label you, flunk you and cast you aside.
*Work: get a good job. be obedient. work long hours. multitask. keep your head down. climb the corporate ladder. retire at 65. receive a gold watch. do otherwise and you will be terminated. and The System and your peers will consider you a loser and/or stupid.
In and of itself there is nothing wrong with following these institutions or their ideals. If that is what you truly desire. The author persuasively argues that we are constantly being sold this pre-package lifestyle throughout our lives complete with 'vanilla' priorities, ideas and opinions. *Spouses sold separately.
So this begs the obvious question. How do we tell if we truly believe something or been sold the beliefs we hold?
This is a great book for those who don't fit in, original thinkers, dreamers, free spirits, visionaries, superheroes, artists, designers and people who want to make the world a better place.
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