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The thought police was a concept explored by George Orwell a few decades ago and the big brother concept followed through with a reality TV series that stormed the most recent decades.

Is it a combination of hidden cameras and other devices, gossip, perception, perspective and communications, or purely people’s imaginations? The dreaded impostor limiting people’s private time, Big Brother could be a nosey neighbor or the ‘thought police’.

Ideally we have independence, self-reliance, efficient leadership skills, self-discipline, team co-ordination and co-operation, reliable and responsible actions and innovation, with free will. Instructions can be beneficial, however behaviour has an effect.

The big brother syndrome plagues our decision-making and disempowers autonomy. How much of our time and efforts these days are our own?

 


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