What is a Meme?

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What hidden programs are running your life? Most people have far more subliminal programs or memes running their lives via their subconscious mind than they’re ever aware of. The more self-aware you become, the more you discover the programs functioning in the background of your mental operating system. Another term for that is meme.

Memes are largely the manner in which societal information is conveyed in today’s world. But what is a meme?

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What is a Meme?

There are two kinds of memes. Simplified, memes are:

  1. Memes = Idea or thoughts
  2. Internet Memes = concepts and ideas that “go viral” and spread through the online world
    • Quote Memes = ideas and concepts captured as quotes that get spread virally

The original word ‘meme’ is a shortening of the ancient Greek word, mimeme, pronounced mīmēma, meaning an “imitated thing”, or “to imitate”.  The word meme was coined by English biologist and author, Richard Dawkins in his book, The Selfish Gene. Meme’ is a neologism, which means it’s a new (neo) word (logism) making its way into accepted and known vernacular.

So what is a meme? A meme is basically a thoughtform. A meme is a form of thought and way of thinking about something that develops into a belief that leads to a way of thinking, which leads to a way of life.

A meme is a thought that leads to a way of thinking, that develops into a belief, which leads to a way of life.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, cofounder-iCreateDaily

Internet Memes and Quotes

Since it’s inception and intended use, “meme” has—true to it’s original concept and definition—morphed into something else that has more widespread usage. Today, the most familiar use of the word meme is as an “Internet meme”, which is an idea, activity, or concept that spreads, especially by social media, and often via the common term of “memes”, as images with quotes.

Most often, these quoted images termed “memes” tend to be funny, vulgar or “Far Side humor. Hmm… seems we need to create a neologism for that concept of Gary Larson’s unique blend of Far Side humor! 😊

 

Memes, Media and the Masses

Memes come in as many sizes, shapes, colors and genres as there are people. The biggest societal memes are those of culture and nationality and the most polarizing of memes are those of politics and religion. Memes can be expressed through mindset, humor, culture, and conditioning.

Memes run the programs of our lives far more than we realize. It is only through heightened, conscious effort toward developing a self-awareness that we discover these. Most memes are buried deep in your psyche. The best mining tool is self-awareness and an open mind, free of attachment to the way things have always been, and the way we’ve always thought things to be.

Memes are placed upon us like garments from the moment we’re born. But now… now you can choose which clothes to keep and which to let go. Let go the ones which weigh you down and that don’t become you.

Return to yourself, before you were put upon.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, cofounder-iCreateDaily

What hidden programs are running your life? Most people have far more subliminal programs or memes running their lives via their subconscious mind than they're ever aware of. The more self aware you become, the more you discover the programs functioning in the background of your mental operating system. Another term for that is meme.

Self Awareness and Programming

The one tool you can develop that will serve every aspect of your life is to expand your awareness. Awareness sheds light in dark places, and self-awareness helps you discover the gems within and bring them to light to polish and refine and place in the settings you choose.  Choose the context of thought that will lead to the life you want.

Self improvement… a lifelong adventure.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, cofounder-iCreateDaily

The one tool you can develop that will serve every aspect of your life is to expand your awareness. Awareness sheds light in dark places, and self-awareness helps you discover the gems within and bring them to light to polish and refine and place in the settings you choose.  Choose the context of thought that will lead to the life you want.

Memes to Avoid

There are plenty of funny memes that poke fun at the human condition and make quirky satire of all of life’s experiences. Many of these are fun, funny and often relatable, but for the most part you’ll want to avoid negative memes like these.

 

So while there are plenty of funny memes that poke fun at the human condition and make funny satire of all of life's experiences, relatable and otherwise, for the most part you'll want to avoid negative memes like these.

 

Okay, so it’s funny. BUT… the subconscious mind often doesn’t distinguish humor from reality, and we become what we repeatedly do and think. What if instead, we viewed life’s challenges as an adventure and problems as puzzles to solve?

Adventure, Mysteries and Puzzles

My husband, Coleman, is good at turning problems into puzzles to solve, mysteries to figure out and adventures to explore. When problems arise, especially things that need fixing, his mind automatically goes to work on a solution. Certain kinds of minds are especially good at that. My mother is also like that.

Lucky for me, because while I’m good at solving people and business problems, my strength is not in having the patience to do “fix it” things. However, if I have to, I rally an adventurous mindset, in the same way I do for the people and business challenges, and it makes all the difference. You can too.

Choosing positivity is a mindset that begins as a practice and becomes a way of life. And… it makes a world of difference in your happiness and peace of mind.

Choosing positivity is a mindset that begins as a practice and becomes a way of life.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Instead… choose positive memes!

How to develop more self-awareness and take charge of your life? Associate with positive people and positive memes. Observe what makes you light and bright and creative and do more of that. Observe what makes you doubtful, fearful and stagnant, and do less of that. In fact, do away with that.

Choose Positive Memes

How to develop more self-awareness and take charge of your life? Associate with positive people and positive memes. Observe what makes you light and bright and creative and do more of that. Observe what makes you doubtful, fearful and stagnant, and do less of that. In fact, do away with that.

How to Improve Your Life?

Do more of what makes you:

  • Light
  • Bright
  • Creative
  • Happy

Do away with what makes you:

  • Doubtful
  • Fearful
  • Stagnant
  • Sad

What hidden programs are running your life? Most people have far more subliminal programs or memes running their lives via their subconscious mind than they're ever aware of. The more self aware you become, the more you discover the programs functioning in the background of your mental operating system. Another term for that is meme. Memes are largely the manner in which societal information is conveyed in today's world. But what is a meme?

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