Hello, my name is James Cordiner. I am the host of "A Hitchhiker's Guide to Truth".
I have made it my life's mission to share the knowledge that I have acquired with the rest of the world.
1. Natural Law
3. Conscious Parenting
Seems like a pretty simple and short list, but I assure you, there is dense information that goes along with each of those subjects and that is exactly what I will be writing about in this blog. I do this to hopefully reach more people, people who find digesting such material easier in this type of format. I would like to begin my blog journey here by first letting you, the reader, in on just who I am and why I do this.
From a very young age, I have been challenged with the gargantuan task of questioning authority. From the tender young age of 6, I have felt that there was something wrong about just doing what you were told to do just because you were told to do it. Sounds like every 6 year old you have ever met, right?
Well, I wouldn't want to claim to be any different than them, but I am not them, I am me. It is all too uncommon to find young children who are capable of actually articulating just why it is that they want to disobey orders, or just what it is about those orders that make zero sense!
The year was 1994, I was in a kindergarten classroom and it was "story time". A large rectangular rug with strips of duct tape lining its edge would be where us kids were meant to sit during "story time". On those strips of duct tape, were each kid's names, marking the spot on which each child was meant to sit. I had different plans.
When called over to take our spots on the rug, I refused to step in line, to conform with the others. I attempted to choose my own spot to sit, this was not acceptable in the mind of the "teacher". I was promptly ordered to find my place on the rug, or else "story time" could not start, a clever shaming ritual. When met with this order, I experienced a 6 year old epiphany. But first, my motivation.
I will just cut to the chase on this. My motivation behind finding my own spot on the rug to sit, a cute girl who I must've been crushing on. But hey, it is a heck of a reason to be a rebel, James Dean was the OG Rebel Without A Cause. Not me, I had a cause. Albeit an immature one.
Now, back to my epiphany. I wouldn't want to be the reason why "story time" couldn't begin, that may upset the other kids, they might even resent me for it. Who would want that? Honestly, not me. I have always enjoyed the company of others, I have always enjoyed friendship. But, I just couldn't do what I was told only because I was told to do that action.
So, I, having been publicly shamed for slowing down this "teacher's" schedule, stated loud and clear in front of the entire kindergarten class,
"Why does it matter where I sit? I am still going to sit for the story, why can't I choose my own spot?"
I wish you, the reader could have seen the look on this "teacher's" face when I spoke to her like this. It was as if her world came crumbling down around her. It was the same look of fear that a ship captain has when the crew members start a mutiny.
Alas, I did not in fact experience victory that day. I did however, inadvertently begin down a path of questioning "Authority". A path I am still walking down to this day. A path that I endeavor to help others learn to tread down fearlessly!
Thank you for reading,
During the writing of this post, I chose to attach quotation to "story time", in an effort to convey that many stories told to children at that age are simply propaganda weapons being used against them. If we were to give an honest name to that section of the authority's schedule for the day, it would be more accurate to call it "Mind Control Hour" or something of the like.
I wish you