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2020 The Year of Free Thinking

2020 is like 1616, 1717, 1818, and 1919, because the first two digits match the second two digits. This happens only once in a century, which is a hundred years. Being alive in 2020 is special because that is the only year you are likely to live through wherein the first two digits will match the second two digits.

When we talk about 2020 as the worst year ever we mean many entangled things: A pandemic. The death and economic destruction caused by the pandemic. The governmental mismanagement of the pandemic. The ways the pandemic has exposed the failures of our social system.

For me it has been especially hard as the passing of my mother coincided with the national lockdown. Which meant I had a lot of time alone with my grief. Friends and family were doing their best to support me through phone calls, face time and messages however the lack of physical presence and touch left me very sad. This became a time of a lot of thinking and researching. In order to continue forward, positively, I had to start thinking freely. Not thinking from a religious point of view of where my mother now was. WHAT DID I REALLY THINK? Of course we were in a lockdown so that brought new thoughts to my mind as to how to cope with that as well as the grief and what actually 2020 means for the world.

Free Thinking and what is it?

Free thought is an epistemological viewpoint which holds that beliefs should not be formed on the basis of authority, tradition, revelation, or dogma, and that beliefs should instead be reached by other methods such as logic, reason, and empirical observation.Wikipedia

Thinking freely should be a birthright however we find that a person who is a free thinker can face a lot of hostility as, I believe, it makes others feel frightened., due to the fact that they do not think for themselves and you are probably challenging everything they THOUGHT they knew. Nevertheless, more and more people, in 2020, have started becoming very vocal with their right of freedom and speech.

Knowing ourselves is the key to unlocking a wonderful world. People desperately try to figure out to know what others are thinking, however, do they ever sit and question their own thoughts? A lot religious people will say that they have found peace through their religion yet have they ever really had the beauty of free-thought? So, what leads someone to embrace the  notion of freethinking? 

Question Everything- As a society we have been led to accept what our leaders and those in

authority say, our parents also. so to question them we get labelled as rebellious, a trouble make etc rather than intelligent and wanting to learn and grow and just curious as to why.

We learn through questioning and more importantly questioning yourself, your background, culture, religion. Do you really identify with it or are they chosen for you and you go along with it as it is the tradition and expected of you.

Through FREE THINKING we can make sense of what it is we really think, feel and believe independently of others ideals. Thinking from the head is very different from thinking from the heart however these are both very essential to a more happier, fulfilled and genuine you. We are all unique and how we think and feel plays a huge part in that. If we all thought alike the world would be boring and there'd be no room for growth. Free thinking is challenging not only to you but to those around you. When all is said and done you are being you.

Free thinkers think logically, reasonably and rationally based on research and evidence rather than other opinions we have put on us or collected throughout our lives.

Free your Minds and the rest will follow. Usually associated with non-conformists...

We have a brain we have intelligence so let's use it.


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