When Einstein said “You are what you think.”, he did not know how capitalist intellectuals were going to use and abuse his statement to corrupt millions of individuals.
First, when most people were all made obsessed with their weights and diet, some said “You are what you eat”. That made me laugh a lot. What do you mean I am what I eat? We all know chemical contents of foods have different effects in our body, they can change our behaviours. But how can you say that food can control human beings and make them who they are. We all have a brain, which can be affected by chemical intakes but we are still in control. How can you dictate that whatever I eat shapes my personality and controls my body ,brain and soul?
This can only be true if all those food companies worked with politicians to manipulate societiy, but of course not each individual. Despite the fact that science is controlled by politics, it has not happened yet. Instead it undermines our intellectual and spiritual existence.
On the other hand, how can everybody eat the same food when we are still fighting poverty? Does that mean, the person who eats quality organic food is a better person than the one who eats poor quality food just because his budget is small? Are we still what we eat? Just laugh!
Today’s philosophers and their followers think that, “We are what we do.” Really? Are you kidding me? How many of us do what we really like to do? In fact, most of us don’t even know what we like which is the most painful thing one can ever experience, after all those identity attacks of adverts. But let’s talk about the first one.
We all spend more time at work than we spend time for ourselves which is why most of us don’t know who we are. However some have enough time to think on our behalf and say, “You are what you do.” No we are not. Nothing I do in that hierarchic system can define me. I am not the person who greets my boss that tells me what to do all the time, I am not the one who explains the same thing to clients according to some stupid policy a hundred times a day. I cannot abandon human life just because there is no financial benefit in helping them. But I do, because this is how things work according to big bosses’ book.
I am not the one who gives a fake smile to my colleagues who are made paranoid about their co-workers by the same policy and can not be human to each other. I am the one who sees how people at work have become a puppet. Does anyone care about those puppets who don’t want to loose their jobs but their identities? Most people forget one thing, that their lives are cheaper than the companies’ broken car and more disposable than their bosses’ handkerchief .
Therefore don’t even dare to say that you are what you do. The uniform I wear every day does not even define 0.00001% of my personality. Who are you telling me who I am. I know who I am. I am a thinker, no matter how hard you try to stop me from thinking, I am a thinker and I will always be. Stop raping Einstein’s statement. It is “You are what you think.”
This statement remains exclusive since life is not fair and not everyone has the same opportunity to use their potential to do what they really like following a higher education.
If you do what you really love with a huge passion, your job can define 50% of you, only if your company works ethically, respects what you think and gives you a chance to activate your thoughts. Only if you don’t have to be a puppet, pulled and pushed by your bosses or by their policy a thousand times a day, then yes you can be what you do but only by 50%. What is the other 50%. That’s you- or you searching who you really are.