Heck yes! Our minds can be messed with in ways worse than 1984. Most of it gets in through your ears, making you feel dull, weak, even like a totally different person. To avoid this: 1. Think good thoughts (being as our minds are being monitored and punished accordingly with disturbing thoughts/feelings) 2. Take medications like SSRI's, Clonopin and Abilify to "shut out" these false messages 3. DOUBT any bad thoughts or feelings you have (because they aren't even yours), then forget them. 4. Don't constantly fight, be calm and nice......then engage in what I call "Hit and Run Truth Dissemination" 5. Absolutely refuse to believe that anyone is "out to get you" - it's an ILLUSION that they are meant to rob you of your sanity. 6. Use loud music to jam the ear-ringing torture that is 80 percent AUDITORY. 7. See "reality" as something that you yourself control. In a world full of illusions and lies, you might as well create your own reality 8. Do not let disturbing dreams freak you out.