Who controls whom?

May 2011
Marble, N.C.
Are we really in control of our lives are someone else? We are part of society, given societies knowledge and believe what they say until we question theirs. At that point we become adults and are responsible for our own thoughts and beliefs. We stick to that which will not hurt us and shy away from that, that does. We are born and part of society until we become self sufficient. We have our personal beliefs with or without group help.

Material things I believe spiritual things I believe but how do I explain them to others and what gives me the right to? There seems to be self knowledge and group knowledge. Group knowledge comes before self knowledge. Then we learn some group knowledge is bias. We believe the groups bias to gain self knowledge. There was once a real Santa Clause. why do we lie to our kids about that in today's world? Thoughts please. pljames