The new THINK! Tees are a reminder to always think for yourself, no matter how terrifying it may seem.
Coming in a washed yellow and marble-dyed red tee, THINK! is inspired by the original movie poster for The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, one of the scariest films of all time.
Thinking isn’t now, nor has ever been very popular among the masses. We love and celebrate people with “the answers” to our questions and problems, but little do we celebrate those who think about them. Actually on the contrary, those who think are often skeptically criticized by many while only the few can see the true value. This is because we humans don’t like to think critically of things that we’ve already accepted as “fact.” But in reality facts don’t always age well. The facts of our society, the facts of science, facts of nature… constantly being torn down and built up again as we grow. In hindsight the new facts make total sense and old facts seem silly, but tell that to the people who lived by the old facts.
2,400 years ago, Socrates, one of the greatest and most revolutionary thinkers in human history was sentenced to death for sharing his thoughts. He was accused of corrupting the youth in Athens by having thought provoking discussions that questioned belief in god and power of the state. For this new form of thinking and questioning the world around him, he was sentenced to death!
This may seem like a grim end but hardly unique, just look at the lives of Jesus, Martin Luther King, Ghandi. Names that we all remember and hold highly, because the truth holds them to be martyrs of free thought who died to spread a much larger message. And such, thinking requires bravery.
“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas Edison
So when on the journey for truly independent thought (which is a long and arduous journey, please believe), it is important to understand that the vast majority DO NOT think for themselves and just might be downright disturbed and offended by your thoughts that don’t fall in line with the current fashion. But don’t be bullied out of thoughts. Think and find the few that you can share with. The like minded ones.
In seeking solidarity, we find unity; and in working together, we find harmony.
For this is not about tearing down, but about building up.
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