Our life is extremely conditioned, either we are aware of that or not. It is conditioned and packed into concepts – things we read, hear, see…things we are being taught…things we are made to belive…Even those who try to avoud overall brainwashing, are getting conditioned by their own expeirences…
It looks like our life is full of concepts!
Now the best thing about it is that there seems to be a life game going on: as soon as we adopt any idea as the main principle/concept, the life shows us something different and makes us to break it down. Have you also noticed that?
__a manager inspired after a management course faces the flaws of the new concept when applying to reality of his work.
__a “super”-husband fighting for marriage institution find himself after decades of the “perfect” married life running away with a young girl.
__parents selecting a certain upbringing model meet enormous difficulties with accomplishing this noble intention, because life proves that no concept works in its pure form.
__a girl claiming that “she has learned from the experience and will never fall for the same type of man” will still fall for the same because even the experienced based concept may not be able to withstand the attractive illusion of life.
etc., etc., etc.
I am sure we all know the examples very well.
The concept-game is very amusing if one can watch it more or less detached. The rule of this game I learned so far is never claim anything. Even if you are 100% sure. Even if it works for you, it may not work for someone else.
In that respect I love the wisdom of my guru Shri Mataji who was just brilliant in giving her guidance in all worldly and spiritual life matters: She would give clear guidelines, but as soon as she saw people becoming fanatic or dogmatic about it, she would correct them with mind-blowing advises on just the opposite.