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originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
i find myself posting for two reasons mainly:
1 just for a friendly chit chat with people all over the word.
2 because i find it impossible that certain people believe certain things to the extent they do, because sometimes crazy is amusing. I speak of all the 2012 mayan apocalypse people, i speak of the people that up to not too long ago had erections over Ebola taking over the country (ZERO cases now, also thanks to the CDC, right in the face of the nutjobs) and people that think certain politicians are giant lizards or whatever.
I do believe in the idea behind this web site- to uncover truths, to show how full of mystery this universe really is, but let's face it, most of the time it's just a place for lunatics to act like they know what REALLY is going on, and useful posts are buried away in favor of sensationalist nonsense like "340 possible ebola patients in hiding"
So why post at all? why bother? well because there are a few people that actually want to find out the truth, no matter what it is, and those people offer interesting ideas, and fun debates.
And it's mildly amusing to watch how people squirm when you tell them nothing crashed in roswell or that there is no such thing as big foot, or rub it in their face that they were idiots for buying into the ebola epidemic.
It's the little things
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: James1982
I'm here for several reasons.
1) interesting news and ideas for entertainment
2) masturbatory as you put it
4) exercising my brain
5) improving my arguing skill
6) interesting news and ideas for greater understanding
My primary purpose here is to learn. I have a very old timey philosopher kind of mind. I love questioning and being questioned. I'm not an expert in any field of knowledge but have a wide general knowledge base. I'm definitely human though. I do engage in mental masturbation and occasionally will vent here.
Really though it's just another tool for recovery of my own will and ideals. I was an unflinchingly independent (close) minded and powerfully intelligent child.
I lost a lot of that when I tried to go mainstream and be like everyone else. In that time I lost a lot of my intelligence and close minded stubbornness. In exchange I gained a high level of empathy along with increased social skills and a more wide ranging view of reality.
Now I'm trying to synthesize the know it all child with the hippy style young adult into a well balanced individual. I hope to grow into a person who can contribute to the world for the better.
Hopefully my little ramble made sense. Conveying information from my brain to reality is hard enough in person with conversation let alone as a blurb of text on the internet.
I've failed and succeeded in my goals here numerous times. Failure is necessary for learning and improvement. Denial of failure is counterproductive and is far too common in America (I can't speak accurately for anywhere else).
So whatever your goals are, just keep trying. If necessary reconsider your goals. The only true failure is giving up entirely. The fact that you made this post says you haven't given up.
Stand strong sir. This was an excellent post and the fact that you can see your own failings means you're on track to succeed. I wish more people would be honest like you were. There's way too many people here and in real life who think they are infallible and have all the answers.
I hope this double ramble was useful. I thought I was done after the first time I mentioned rambling but what can I say? I can ramble with the best of em.
originally posted by: James1982
How it COULD operate:
Person A: This is what I think is going on, ideas?
Person B: Totally agree (adds further info)
Person C: Doesn't add up to me (provides counter-info)
Person D: I'm with A, you guys are idiots! (There's always one)