Being in control even if you have to lie and deceive others is important. Even when your speech is the same as other ex-convicts. Still the lies and deceptions persist in that particular culture. Each of the men and women who have been in the various forms of imprisonment cannot grow beyond the errors of their ways when that entire ex-convict culture seems to ignore and or silence any kind of admission of guilt, fault or blame.
Healing can only come when the illusion of being in control is admitted as non existing. Honesty, integrity and honor must come from a renewed heart and mind. From that place of helpless loneliness can something new and good grow with their hearts and minds.
Until, that happens. No change in the quality of life will come. No real jobs. No real quality housing. No real opportunities.
So as long as you embrace a culture where lies and deceptions is the normal. A great everlasting fog will always remain enveloped around you and around those whom share your presence. Question everything with respect. Seek out the truth at the source. Do not trust the words of anyone who desires to lead you. Because, they are probably a better liar than you are. When you discover their lies and deceptions. Now, you will know that they only wanted to use your body until it was of no longer usable.
To free yourself from the ex-convict culture or from any other culture which is based in lies and immoralities. You must educate yourself from the source. You must search for the truth in all of your own thoughts. Which means you have to unlearn all that you may have thought as truth when in fact it all has been a lie. There lies your freedom, hiding behind the numerous veils of lies and deceptions. Behind the last veil. Is not only your freedom but a life worth living.
May be included in future volumes of “Musings of an American Truck Driver”: