Escaping The Matrix

Escaping The Matrix

Carson Eggers, Hour 5B


The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. We are all slaves. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind. Is the Matrix real? Is it a place? Or is it simply a movie series? The Matrix is a belief system generated by our culture and social systems that most people are indoctrinated into. The Matrix is very real and most people don’t even realize they’re stuck inside of it. Most of humanity acts as slaves to their jobs, to other people, and of course to the people richer than them. The way the system is set up allows and encourages the rich people to get richer leaving the poor to keep less and less money every year. Even when the government disguises things like stimulus checks as a “helping hand” through a tough time, people are still using that money to go buy things they don’t need from Amazon and other large industries and all that money, sure enough, funnels back to the rich. 

The Trap

No matter how old you are I’m sure that you’ve been told your whole life that you should go to college and get a good safe job and work 40 hours a week for 40 years and save your money and then and only then, you can retire at the age of 65 when you’re in the last stage of your life and you can finally live the last 10-20 years of your existence like you could’ve lived for the better part of your life. This method used to work in the old world but now with the way the world works, it’s simply going to put you in debt, set you back, and keep you trapped from unlocking your true potential. Economic inequality is built into the system we live in, it’s not an accident, It is absolutely entirely on purpose. Life doesn’t even have to be about necessarily escaping the Matrix, but rather becoming better at participating in it. A wise man once said “Don’t stay poor being controlled by the rich, become rich to control the poor.” Why would you allow yourself to live in a society where there are people around you who take advantage of the system on a daily basis and you don’t get to do the same? When you see people that have $200,000 for a car and then people that have 10 of them, that’s got to wake you up. No one ever got rich by working for someone else. 

Early Mistakes

Most people from a very young age set themselves up to fail. They go to college and rack up tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debt for a piece of paper saying that they’re good enough to succeed. Over 32% of college graduates have more than $30,000 worth of debt. Most young people are very easily manipulated and easy to control which is why the system starts controlling you at a young age. You start out as a young, happy, creative, inspired individual and by the time you get through the school system, you are unhappy, unfulfilled, lost in life, scared to death of making a mistake, and don’t know where to start in order to make money and get ahead in life. 


We’re told throughout school tons and tons of lies. In fact, the school system actually mirrors what life actually is. They make you afraid of making mistakes by giving you a letter grade and the kids who get F’s feel unworthy and unwanted in society. In actuality, the only way to succeed is to fail. There is an equal and opposite reaction to everything so if you want to succeed in life, you need to also fail, a lot. They also try to tell you that you can’ work together and that everything needs to be independent when once again, in the real world, cooperation and working together is almost always the best way to solve a problem because you get other points of view on the obstacle. And when it comes to solving problems, they say that there’s only one answer to a problem. False. There’s tons of answers to a problem. 

Foundational Hierarchy 

Creator of the General Education Board and richest individual in American business and economic history John D Rockefeller said : “I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” Is it a coincidence that someone who specifically stated that he prefers a nation of brain-dead rats rather than intellectuals was the creator of the present day school system? Absolutely not. This proves that we as human beings in the current era of civilization weren’t meant to unlock our true potential but rather be slaves to our own system. The government doesn’t want people to be financially smart or know how to build wealth because then they’re harder to control and the government doesn’t like that. Instead, they want people smart enough to slave away at a desk job to make average wages but dumb enough to think they aren’t good enough to level up.