Have you ever noticed that the word "phonetically" is not spelled phonetically?
Have you ever noticed that a large blank space between phrases often makes you pause, just a little, to comprehend the first phrase? It's as if the large empty space is the pause itself.
Have you ever noticed those little, colorless and transparent, circles that float in front of your eyes? Apparently, so I've heard, they're dead blood cells.
Have you ever noticed how susceptible your mind is to ques and subliminal messages, how subjective it is?
Have you ever wondered if your thoughts were your own? I believe everything is connected: that everything that happens or will happen is unquestionably the consequence of something or a combination of things that happened before. So, if that is the case, are your thoughts really your own or are they the consequence of all the many, countless things that have happened in your life? This brings up other questions: are you really in control of your own life? how easily can your mind be manipulated? how would you define the word "you"; what is the word worth?
If you're like most people who have read this post, you will at least ponder the questions mentioned here for at least a second: repeat them in your head, take a moment to absorb them and ask what they're worth to you. (However, if you're a busy teacher skimming this over who has multiple classes-worth of work to grade, an exception can be made in your case.) This is one example of how easily your mind can be controlled. And the crazy thing is that you would have most likely thought a bit about how easily your own mind can be manipulated after reading this post; but after reading this sentence, there is no doubt you will.