a reply to: onequestion
We live in a world full of societal norms and protocols, taboo subjects, and behaviour that the group deems to be inappropriate, and some behaviours
are considered to be the product of mental disease, although the behaviours themselves are harmless, much like those whom talk to themselves in public
- totally harmless, yet, deemed to be inappropriate to the degree that if not treated with medication, results in confinement.
Why exactly are these behaviours considered unacceptable or appalling? It is a deep question, and to an extent we are conditioned to accept certain
behaviours and reject others, one could imagine a society that considers talking to oneself to be acceptable, you would have people talking to
themselves all over the place, and no one would bat an eye.
I am afraid that even talking to strangers is almost unacceptable, many would ignore you if you were to just sit next to them on the train and say
"Hi, my names Resistor, what's your favourite colour, mine is blue?"
As you can tell perhaps if we had people talking to strangers, and talking to themselves, sharing their "taboo" experiences and talking about things
we consider to be "strange" perhaps society would benefit?
Emotional suppression is heavy now-a-days, it is almost unacceptable to show emotions in today's society, such as anger and sadness, only about 30 or
40 years ago showing emotion was considered natural and human, and was generally met with empathy and understanding. Now, if one were to display
gratuitous sadness, instead of understanding, one would likely be confronted with an invitation to see a professional, as opposed to a
What road are we headed towards? Denial of emotions, denial of the strange thoughts that permeate our subconsciousness, trained to be oblivious to our
deeper thoughts, so we can act like cogs in a machine?
I think it is sad, people used to be far more expressive than they are today. Do you notice how our voices used to be different, deeper, do you also
notice how we used to have a greater degree of contact as well in conversations, a hand on the shoulder for instance, in addition to the lack of eye
I'm afraid what I am truly trying to convey to you is difficult, because, most seem to be suffering an "amnesia" about the way things were and how we
used to experience our lives.
edit on 13-10-2014 by SystemResistor because: (no reason given)
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