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Indoctrination or Persuasion?



If you ask a man to believe what you do,
are you trying to brainwash them,
or give them fresh eyes to an old matter?
Are you trying to give them a new doctrine
without their wishes,
or are you just opening their mind to something new?

If you ask a man to do what they are told
are you trying to brainwash them,
or give them the means to fight the good fight?
Are you trying to give them a new doctrine,
or help them make a tough decision?

If you force a man to do your bidding
are you trying to brainwash them,
or help them live their life to the fullest?
Are you trying to give them a new doctrine,
or help them survive this existence?

If you force a man to do anything,
you are never helping.
If you force a man to do anything,
you are nothing but brainwashing them.
You are nothing but indoctrinating them
to your liking, but never helping them survive
anything, only force them into pain and suffering
through your suggestions and training.
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