This kind of thinking also helps to uplift people suffering from depression due to conspiracy theory or the current political climate (funny how i ordered that sentence). A strong feeling of powerlessness is what one gets when living life these days and/or reading the news.
- How can I stop the 'greenhouse effect'? HowTo/ReduceCO2Emission
- How can I put a stop to the behavior or powerful and unjust multi-national corporations? HowTo/BoycottMultinationals
- How can a genuine leader get in to a position of power, without losing integrity? HowTo/BecomePresident
- How can i recycle better and not participate in the destruction of resources? HowTo/Recycle
When clarrity and contentness on a personal level (inspite of all these external adversities) is tapped into (through development and self-mastery) then amazing things happen. I guess people can mistaken this to becoming complacent/dumbed down and quiet like a sheep. but its just the opposite. The thinking here is if you can change yourself..you exert change over everything around you. That means your immediate social circle: family, friends, co-workers, neighbors..whoever you come into contact with (in a way).
The 'negative' pattern, if you leaned to recognize it at all (like the idea of 'fnord', or the idea of exploitive advertising, or the idea of propoghanda (but not limited to these examples)) hits your nervous system, can either continue to propogate the way it was originally manufactured or can be broken and a new pattern emerged.