Many years ago, as an author, I promised myself that once I became financially independent, I would write the book I always wanted to write, regardless of the clients I might lose or the hate mail I might receive. in 2012, I fulfilled this promise, and as expected, the junvenile mentality of the masses led thousands of my fans to threaten, scold and abandon me and my books. The book I wrote; Sex Politics and Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America, received tons of press, yet produced lackuster sales. I wasn’t surprised, and I didn’t care. I had studied the psychology of the masses for over 30 years at that point, and while I love the people who populate this adolescent level of thinking, I loathe the fear and scarcity-based consciousness that governs their lives. I understand it well, because like most people, I was indoctrinated in it as a child. The foundation of this systemic brainwashing is the philosophy that if someone disagrees with your core beliefs; they are evil; they are your enemy, and they must be banned from your life. This is the same mentality that drives people to avoid discussing the major facets of life, such as sex, politics, religion, race, money, social justice, equality, and many other so-called lightning rod subjects. It’s the byproduct of a puritanical, unsophisticated society. In this video, I probe a few of these topics from the book and attempt to make the case of learning to think for yourself. #mentaltoughness #personaldevelopment #criticalthinking

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.