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Lemmings are small arctic mammals widely 'known' for gathering in herds and running, one after the other, over a cliff to their deaths.
Humans are large, more widespread mammals, who gather themselves into various systems that define their options and limit their alternatives from the day they are born until the day they die.
Why do we settle for lives that are stressful, unfulfilling and often empty of meaning? Why do we spend our energy and time accumulating possessions that bring us little happiness? Why do we go to college when we have no interest in rigorous study? Take degree programs in areas for which we really have no passion or excitement? Work at jobs in which we have no interest or personal investment? We behave so irrationally because the Lemming Conspiracy keeps us from experiencing ourselves as we really are.
We go through life, with a vague feeling that something is wrong, but can't quite put a finger on it. Our stages of potential 'rebellion' -- our Turning Points -- give opportunities to see ourselves as we really are and to make changes in our lives to be more consistent with our Personal Vision, rather than the vision of us as a member of the Systems to which we belong.
This book is a must read if you are looking for a way to change your life. In the same way that Your Money or Your Life is a step by step guide for changing your relationship to money, The Lemming Conspiracy is a step by step guide for changing your relationship to your self, your systems, and the rest of your life.