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originally posted by: glend
I have been lost in the negativity but now also think that ignoring negativity altogether is just as bad. We need accept both good and bad to realize the truth.
originally posted by: corsair00
a reply to: arpgme
I have found from personal experience that particular conspiracy memes such as certain corrupt elite groups in charge really does disempower oneself, but it also can be a type of psychological crutch as well. I have noticed this in many people exhibiting various mental, physical or spiritual challenges in their own personal lives, and have also initiated some type of personal research thanks go Google and YouTube etc with the combination of conspiracy narratives - when they are in a bad mood or having a bad day (or moment), they will start to blame this misperceived group for everything wrong in their lives and basically start getting really angry (and irrationally so).
My same friend I mentioned above has done this so many different times it's ridiculous. But then her own personal narrative on these (mis)perceived villains or Illuminati or whatever changes and fluctuates according to her own mindset and mood. Of course, as many psychiatrists have noted for the past decade or so, conspiracy theories are quite dangerous for mentally unstable people - and can seriously distort or confuse their version of reality.
originally posted by: arpgme
a reply to: jude11
They want everyone to feel that way (opposition caused by themselves) to bring chaos and use that chaos for their own intentions.
How did those rulers get where they are? Through violence. Using violence will eventually bring the same problem just new faces.
There is a reason people are being taught that kindness (and forgiveness) is weak. It's to make people think "evil" violent behavior is more powerful than "good" peaceful behavior.
Turning off your TV is probably on par with being careful with your intake of conspiracy theory...