From the moment we are born we are programmed in the nature of reality. From the first warm towel, to the first hard cold floor, we are told that the floor is hard and the towel is soft. We are told the sky is blue and the trees are green. We are told what is solid and what is liquid. We are essence programmed to be just like everyone else, even though what we see may not be what others see. It has been proven that people see different colors, but call them the same things because of what they are programmed to call it.
Our parents repeat to us what they were taught. An seemingly endless cycle of repeating the way we should see the world, because that is the way everyone else sees it. We are very rarely taught about energy, and how all solid objects are not made of solid balls of matter, but vibrating, concentrated energy.
By the time we enter school we are programmed to obey adults and authority. However the natural state for a child is to rebel against this, why? It is because all children know that they should not be being oppressed into learning false doctrine, and punished if they do not toe the line. They are, over years of carrot and stick, reward and punishment, taught about how they should work for the greater good and to make money, to work for others, to be "Good".
We are taught by repeating back what we have been told and rewarded for complying with commonly held belief in theories that explain our existence. Despite the fact that the so called knowledge is all theory, and explanation, it is taught as fact and without questioning its basis as a doctrine. Those who do well are the best at copying and repeating.
Those who question the established view are classed as trouble makers, non conformist, and at worst terrorists! And as always happens when people do not understand something, they attack it. Demonising anything they don't understand because they are too ignorant to allow those of other views, sometimes beliefs can be attacked even if they are very similar to that of the people who are doing the attacking!
The masses, badly educated, and only informed from the point of view of a few elite, are then used as a collective consciousness to control behaviour. The lemmings will all run of the cliff, the pack will attack when told to do so and those in a position of power have that position because those educated by the system believe that the system knows best.
Your genes tell you what you look like, even what age you will die, but they don't dictate how you understand the world. That is down to parents and teachers. And non of those can tell you who you are, or who you should be. That is in you energy body. So often the teachers and parents do not teach the important ability to tap into this part of ourselves, because it is not on the school syllabus, or because they are too busy, or because they were told when they were younger that it didn't exist!
In short we must educate ourselves out side of the system, to out grow our prison by educating our way out. If your captives are the only ones teaching you, then they will never teach you how to escape.