I came across a question asking why people get fooled by politicians and abusers over and over again?
The answer can be found in this simple truth:
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame of me…
No one likes to be the fool! To see oneself as a fool will stir up deep judgement against oneself.
A simple truth: people are unwilling to blame themselves which means: to escape personal blame they will instead allow themselves to be fooled a third time and even more afterwards. Never underestimate the power of denial to trap a person in a endless loop of self abuse that will seem foolish to someone outside the process.
Until you teach a person to release self judgement, self denial will keep them fooled.
Worse if you judge a person as getting fooled: it forces them to double down and hold the external lies fooling them. So as an outsider we need to be kind with non judgment and help a person de-tangle slowly from the lies tangling them down.
So the foolish truth is:
Helping heal the world against crooked politicians and abusers is to teach people how to be strong in themselves. To not judge oneself or another guilty for the mistake they made in taking the word of others taking advantage of them.
When juggling blame: it’s best to break the judgement game and in personal strength find it’s time to jump off the negative cycle of personal recriminations you have lived against.
Repeat a 1000 times after me now: The path to break free from a chain of fools is to release judgement.
Live your life on your own terms rather than what others lead you to live. Until we teach people how to do this, they will continue to give their power away to crooked politicians and others who abuse them.