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originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: BO XIAN
I went fishing and hunting with my father a lot. He taught me how to work on a farm. What he taught me was to be reliant on myself more than others. He taught me how to work to achieve what I needed and to keep my wants in check. He taught me not to believe half of what I hear and three quarters of what I see.
I didn't realize till recently that he was talking about the consensus of the time steering beliefs. He died when I was seventeen and school was trying to condition me to believe in society so I had a little problem with comprehending what he was saying at the time. I believed that evidence was king, not understanding that the interpretation of evidence is what is the problem most times.
So I have scars from believing in society now, not from what my father taught me. My mother was all about following the fads that society created, she was a little off. This is why I am here, to investigate what is real and what isn't. What society and the interpreters of evidence say is real is often far from real. It is tied to perception and consensus of the time. Truth is actually a little more boring. Like watching reality TV compared to watching a documentary about the mating tactics of a seagul. The program which touts itself as reality is far from reality and the documentary is not very interesting to most people. Society does not promote truth, it promotes a desired perception of a chopped up slurry of beliefs and desires seasoned with a little truth to make it acceptable.
The condition you are talking about can be overcome just by realizing that you need to change.
Knowing that you are perceiving something wrong is over half way there.
Forgiving your parents for creating this mess is essential, they may just have been trying to toughening you so you can survive in society but did not know how to do it properly.
Now, I would examine the principles of society to see if they are real also, half of our beliefs are nothing but the result of society trying to condition us to believe in it so the society can survive. The other half is to keep us civil, that part is necessary.
I understand society, that does not mean I have to believe everything it says is real. I am sure other countries see Americans as nuts because of stuff that we see as reality in our society. Who is right and who is wrong. I guess it depends on the perception of the societies involved.
Is a person with this condition inferior, by no means is that true. They just need to learn how to fit better into society. We do not have to fit perfect, this society is full of people that think different...it makes it interesting. We do have to respect the rights of others though, but understand that their rights are no more than we have. We do not have to bow down to anyone because of their social standing yet we must cooperate with our legal system and not make too many waves. A person has to fix their behavior so it matches the society, whether it is right or wrong. Now, this doesn't mean that you have to repeat the deceptions that you were taught. We use small talk in conversations with others to avoid this,
originally posted by: nixie_nox
a reply to: BO XIAN
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