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3 Things Sheeple Do That You Don’t Have To

Sheeple-1Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Do you ever get that feeling like you’re surrounded by automatons, people who merely mimic life, without really living it?

Sheeple, as they may be called, are otherwise ordinary folks who’ve adapted particularly well to the workforce/consumer/obedience training agenda. They’ve been taught to be docile, foolish and easily led. They’re particularly keen at following mainstream narratives and adapting to group-think and group-behaviors. Almost criminally uninformed at times, they are predictable, obedient, gullible, and uninquisitive, always doing their part to sustain the cultural power dynamic by policing and enslaving themselves and staying focused on whatever tasks have been given them. The primary rewards for their acquiescence being comfort and the illusion of security.

Sheeple are everywhere, to be sure, but a tremendous counter movement is rising in opposition to this engineered madness. The amount of people waking up is truly inspiring, and a big part of this transformation is a growing awareness of just how much of what we do and what we think is not actually born of original thought, but rather instructed by cultural programs scripted by industry, government and the psychopaths at the helm of spaceship earth. Waking up from this is a certainty, once awareness of it kicks in.

Here are 3 things that sheeple do that you don’t have to…

1. Self-Sabotage

Like a vampire who must be invited to gain entrance into the home of his victim, much of the matrix is an invitation to indulge in self-destruction. It’s voluntary in so many ways. Its traps are devised of appeals to ego, to taste buds, to pleasure, and to our want of convenience and instant gratification… nothing we can’t live without. It sells things that taste sweet, at first, but ultimately prove impossible to quit and even more impossible to pay for.

Sheeple can’t say no, even when they know they are doing harm to themselves. They will consume whatever is presented to them, whatever is waved in their face the most frequently and the most fervently, consequences be damned. Sabotaging their own physical and mental health for the thrill of convenience and addiction to over-stimulation, sheeple will fall for just about anything. They’ll happily follow their taste buds all the way to the doctor’s office, and gleefully sign credit card receipts until they’re totally sunken in debt.

But you don’t have to do any of this. You don’t have to work jobs you hate, you don’t have to watch television every night in a drooling daze. You simply don’t have to treat your body and mind with as much contempt as the controllers do. Your life is precious and worth protecting in every way possible.

“People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” – Jess C. Scott

2. Buy Into the Script, Wear the Mask, Play the Part

It’s difficult to know sometimes if art is imitating life or if life is imitating art, but this is the 2nd century of the self, and mass media has brought about some uncanny opportunities to make a big deal out of yourself and take yourself way too seriously. As many people do.

Who are those people who camp out at retail stores for Black-Friday deals, then beat and trample each other when the doors open? Who are these people who get so enraged by sports wins and losses that they burn their own communities to the ground? Who are these innumerable people in neckties committing their lives to filling the corporate mold? The list goes on and on.

Self-image is used against us to confuse us and misdirect us. We’re fed the illusion that we need to have things or be a part of things in order to feel complete, in order to feel secure, in order to be happy and worry-free. We’re taught from early on that there is safety and security in assimilation, comfort in sticking to you place in the group. Discomfort and consequence in rocking the boat.

Sheeple chase illusions and conform to scripts, choosing masks and fully devoting themselves to playing their part. Even if it means scuttling their humanity along the way.

None of this actually matters, of course, because we are all multi-dimensional beings, locked into into a dense material body for some short period of time on this suffering but breathtakingly beautiful planet. When we re-awaken to who we truly are, the masks disappear and there is no longer a need to conform in this way, or any way. We are free to be whatever we want and whatever we need to be in order to survive and thrive in the matrix.

“We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same, think the same, and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion. Conventionality is the death of creation.” ― Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

3. Forfeit Sovereignty and Defer to Phony Authority

Helplessness and deference to authority are encouraged by our education system, our government, and our corporate overlords, and we are increasingly told to give up our personal power and dignity to the policy makers and phony authority figures who govern us. Sheeple relinquish their sovereignty without objection, happily deferring to authority if it means less responsibility for them. They support causes they don’t understand and they participate in riots they have no business being involved in. They know nothing of their legal or natural rights, and even less of the courage it takes to exercise them. Along for the ride, as useful as idiots, sheeple prefer the dynamic of being told what to do.

The disempowerment game is about creating dependency on government, on corporations, and on peers for acceptance and approval, while creating supporting actors for the players who are influencing our world. It’s also about warping people’s sense of responsibility so that the crimes of government and corporations can more easily go unpunished. Take the the Milgram experiment of the 1960’s, as an example, which demonstrated how people are naturally inclined to permit the torture of other human beings, so long as a so-called authority figure is in charge and is accepting responsibility. The sheeple are those who would watch others being assaulted, and instead of helping them, only record them with their smartphones.

A costume and a paycheck do not give one human being special rights over another, except in the matrix, where sheeple have been trained to submit to and obey anyone in a color-coordinated uniform with a badge and a walkie-talkie. Sheeple are happy to participate in these disempowerment games and defer their responsibility to others, but, all it takes is a simple, confident, ‘no,’ to change the dynamic in any relationship. We truly do not have to forfeit our personal sovereignty and defer to phony authority.


“It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.” – David Harris

The human spirit is far more powerful and determined than any social engineering or brainwashing program. It is simply unconfinable to these spiritually debilitating prisons.

Merely being aware of this is enough to break the habit of mental slavery and reveal a more truthful perspective on life and the ways in which the dehumanized systems in our world are organized against us. It takes one to know one, and after waking up from contemporary consciousness, our world looks much differently than it ever had before, and it’s easy to see sheeple for what they are. And it’s easier to be yourself and not just another member of the herd.

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Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist esoteric arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of, the proprietor of, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. His remarkable journey of self-transformation is a testament to the power of the will and the persistence of the human spirit. He may be contacted at

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  • Damian Pollman

    Anyone still using the terms “sheeple” and “wake up” should jump in front of a goddamn train already.

  • Padraigin Eagle

    Fly On: Thank-you Dylan Charles

    A simple “No”, exactly, enough of the games that people play, that’s what you say, that’s what I say, to be sure.

  • J Blair

    many people who it would seem are ‘waking up’, are not actually – rather, its been demonstrated to them that they are among the disenfranchised; ‘not in the big club’ as George Carlin called it. The problem is that they are still fundamentally followers – so they become a member of one of the counter cliques, such as Tea Party, Alex Jones, David Icke, Ron Paul, Donald Trump, New Age, Zeitgeist Movement, etc – the elite have an alternative available for brown sheep of any stripe.

    • Meter

      “counter clique

      Even they can be said to be waking up, in that the alternative media universe is larger than the conventional matrix. They are becoming more aware of what’s happening, of the possibilities in life and in the world, even if it’s blurry and distorted. Yes, the controllers do have ‘controlled opposition’ and alternative media traps for those waking up, yet traps are set because waking has begun. They are an attempt to keep people confused, thus waking more slowly, so larger consensus doesn’t form. They rarely try to bring people back to the conventional perspective, because they know such people are too awake for that. Instead of trying to keep such people in a state of Knowing (like they do in the MSM), they try to keep them confused, uncertain, feeling isolated and disempowered, etc.

      This waking has an inner component too, yet here it tends to come and go. One may experience glimpses of higher states of being, but can’t sustain them. So at times one sees clearly despite the fud, while at other times one sinks back into doubt and negativity.

      The main way to tell if someone has woken is by how much they try to defeat others, or by how much they complain – it will one or the other. You will notice that most alternative media, and the comments, amount to constant whining and complaining. They do not see the perfection in the process, they see it as broken, and themselves as victims. This is a flag for egoic consciousness.

      David Icke may or may not belong on that list. He brings through very valuable and soulful information at times, with much heart, and he seems genuine in his own growth (I have seen him speak in person a few times). The energy he creates in the audience, or which is co-created, is of another order of consciousness. There is a lot of light in the room, and people don’t want it to end – he gives talks like Castro that go on all day and night and people want more! However, that’s not to say that his information is always flawless or undistorted by his own filters and biases. And perhaps he is used at some level to create distortions, though I don’t believe he would do so deliberately. Everyone real casts a shadow, so in that sense don’t expect ‘perfection’. Take what resonates with your inner being, and leave the rest.

      Your listing Icke, who has a long track record of sticking to the facts despite all kinds of attacks and unpopularity for decades, makes me wonder if you equate ‘waking up’ as just not following MSM, but adhering to your view of reality, which is a following itself. That’s not waking up either in my view.

      Just because people come together in large numbers in agreement, doesn’t make it a “counter clique”. A way to keep yourself disempowered is to believe that there is power in individuality. Actually the power lies in (higher) group consciousness. So in short, groups are good things to foster. Not groups of followers, but groups of leaders.

  • Wilhelm Burkhalter

    Why is it that so many people these days who are telling us to resist authority and be individuals are white people who have adopted east asiatic cults such as this author? East Asians are some of the most conformist and passive people on the face of the earth as can be seen in the systems that they suffer under and don’t seem to be in any rush to overthrow. I think that we in the west don’t need to adopt alien cults to achieve a lot of the good points that the author makes, we have all this within our own european traditions and if one is willing to look for it he will find it.

    • Meter

      In my view, western traditions and understandings are far less powerful, far less attuned to spiritual reality. They are mostly highly dysfunctional beliefs. Because they are so dysfunctional, such people are easily manipulated. The control system just has to play some media to fool them, and they believe themselves ‘free’ while they are really in an open-air prison, slaves.

      Because of the genuine power and freedom of eastern traditions, these people are not so easily fooled, and the control system must be more overt. The prison often is just that. People don’t believe the media, so the controllers must use overt force. However, this backfires as it reveals itself for what it is, instead of fooling people like in the west.

      That’s not to say eastern traditions are ‘right’ and west ‘wrong’. Some western traditions carry wisdom too. Yet most people are not aware of their meaning – they are fooled even there.

      This also means that as more people wake up in the west and attune to eastern-like philosophy (which at its best simply mirrors What Is), the controllers will have to be more forceful to remain in control, just as we are seeing. Western civilization is becoming an open-air prison like China.

      As for your ‘alien cults’ comment, it sounds like you have absorbed a little too much western propaganda. How is western religion not a cult, and how are western people not passive? There is great wisdom in eastern traditions, and many people in Asia (plenty of whom are rebels and revolutionaries: hackers, political dissidents, etc) know what the reality is far better than western peoples, who are largely clueless. At the same time, many in Asia are easily misled as well. It’s a global problem, so playing an east vs west game isn’t challenging the matrix, it’s playing right into its games.

      • Wilhelm Burkhalter

        You make a lot of good points. Probably the right direction is to be as well learned as you can in both the philosophy of East and the West and then you will be able to decide what is the right path.

  • Geoffrey Franklin Finn

    Nice piece. thank you.

  • I’m surrounded by them. I see things happening that I can’t believe most people don’t see. Sometimes I feel like it’s me that’s wrong. But I don’t bend to consensus.

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