My Cognitive Dissonance : Realities of Black People

Holding multiple views and being able to operate

This document questions some of my arguments on nature of reality as purported by Quantum Mechanics. I further interrogate my thoughts on whether one can change their circumstances through thought. In his book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill argues that everything begins with a desire. Think and Grow Rich has sold more than 15 million copies in the 70 years since published. BusinessWeek magazine’s Best-Seller List ranked it the sixth best-selling paperback business.

Napoleon takes a reader through principles which leads to riches. He begins with a principle of Desire to the final principle which is Six Sense. Six sense deals with the subconscious mind as a connection with the infinite wisdom of the universe. He further argues that our subconscious, which is in turn tuned into the universe, we get answers to our questions that would otherwise have eluded us. In recent times, there has been many more public speakers on the topic similar to Six Sense.

Recently, I started following Dr Joe Dispenza. He writes and talks extensively on the power of the mind. He uses Quantum Mechanics theories to make his point. Dr Joe Dispenza was interviewed by Tom Biley on – How to Unlock the Full Potential of Your Mind.  He spoke extensively on topics of Quantum Mechanics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience and Brain Mapping.  At the centre of his interview is the power of thought. It is the same thinking that Napoleon Hill wrote about 70 years earlier.

It would be difficult to argue against the argument that thoughts are initiated in one’s brain as electrical impulses. We know that the brain is composed of atoms, and atoms follow the laws of quantum mechnics.  Not only thebrain, but entire body has an electric field. Anywhere there’s a nerve cell, there’s electricity. It is evidenced by an electroencephalogram (EEG) that records electrical patterns in brains. Hence, one’s thoughts are formed by some electric field.

It is with this with this appreciation of Quatum Mechnics and Thought that, I hold a view that our thoughts can determine our destiny. A bolder statement is that – We can change our circumstance through thought alone. This argument is at the heart of Quantum Mechanics and proponents of the power of the mind.

The above arguments on thought at a center of my reality contradicts the world I live in. The history of Slavery and Apartheid presents realities that cannot be changed by thought alone. If Dr Joe Dispenza and Napolean Hill to name the few were right. Then collective thought of black people should have gotten us out of being on the receiving end of wrath of the world.

I have Cognitive Dissonance : Feelings of discomfort that result from trusting in thought to shape my universe. However the reality of black people paints a different reality. I however have to live holding these contrasting realities.

Motseki Majake

About Motseki Majake

I am insurance professional helping clients with mass market solutions.
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1 Response to My Cognitive Dissonance : Realities of Black People

  1. Lethabo says:

    Maybe we are stuck with a victim mentality, rather than how do we move forward?

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