As I tossed and turned throughout the night my mind raced over words, ideas, and the connection of people in this world. It bothered me how easily people were led by the pied piper playing his flute. One by one they drunk his music following blindly without thinking that his manipulation was not for the common good but only for his gain.
We see it time and time again as history bound to repeat itself with charismatic leaders allow their followers to drink their poison. How does something like Jonestown? Or Waco happen? How do smart people follow without question? And when they do question the person raising their voice in authority they submit only because that person raised their voice that much louder?
I finally dosed off after an hour of a racing mind and fell into a haze in where I was walking down a busy street. I was trying to drown out the nose to calm what was bothering me. My feet hit the pavement that much faster and harder trying to escape all of it.
One song became the background music as I rushed down those frenetic streets with no destination in mind. I knew it was time to move away from the irrelevant noise of the past because none of it was no longer my concern. If I listened any longer to the piper or the sorrow of the town it would only break my own heart.
How do you tune out the irrelevant noise?