Mind is a slave of its own. Mind creates different kinds of desires and follows them. Mind creates an ideal image for oneself and pursues that all the time. Mind has so much power. Mind created God and Devil; mind created Hell and Heaven. It is the only one who gave a name to it and all other things; but still its roots are in slavery. It has a deep habit to follow. Mind makes money, power, technology & knowledge but in reality the mind is possessed by all these things and behaves like an ignorant one.
Millions of minds come together and organize a society; so this society has the same nature of slavery. The whole order of society is based on leaders and followers. Followers are the one who accept the authority of leaders. They are simple and it is easy to understand them but leaders are more complicated ones. Leaders think that they are on the top but actually they too are slaves of power, money and position. In this way everyone is a slave whether they are leaders or followers.
Society is a group of slaves; so a person who does not accept authority or does not follow the norms created by society is abandoned by it. This kind of person cannot be accepted by society because he is a contradiction to society’s nature. Society thinks that this person will destroy the pattern of whole system. This person can be harmful for society and seems like an alien.
History is the proof that thinkers are never accepted by society. Thinkers are rebellious ones. They do not follow any authority and find out truth at their own. And this becomes a problem for the beliefs of society. Society is so much afraid of these thinkers and can do anything to kill their existence. There are thinkers like Galileo Galilei, Adam F. Kollar, Friedrich Nietzsche, Anne Frank, Arius, Ayesha Siddiqa, Bertrand Russell, Dan Brown, Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasrin & many more who were banned for their free thinking. There are the persons who did not accept any predefined idea or theory and tried to find out the truth; and only because this society rejected them all. Not even rejected but punished too.
When a person is killed or banned by authority because of his free thinking, becomes a point of attraction. All the persons who were not interested in him before, now want to listen his words. All the power of authority is in the slavery of people. Thinkers are the one who challenge the slavery. Authority is so much clever and has created a different kind of way to control the thinkers. A way that is not violent but peaceful. Authority made thinking a religion. This religion is called Philosophy. Thinkers have accepted this religion because it seems friendly to them. But in reality, Philosophy is a trap that can limit the area of one’s thinking.
Thinking is a nature but Philosophy is a discipline. Thinking can be free in its totality but Philosophy has its own boundaries. A thinker does not care about Socrates, Plato or Aristotle but a Philosopher is bound to do so. A thinker is capable to find out something from the very beginning but Philosopher cannot do so because he has already a bundle of theories which are propagated thought past Philosophers. In a way, Philosophy can shape a person’s thinking and this is the death of a thinker.