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Someone please call a moratorium on the word 'sheeple'.

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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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'Sheeple' doesn't bother me so much. I have no idea what 'bae' is or means...lol

Selfie on the other hand....




eta: I just googled 'bae' ..... now i'm going to kill myself..

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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 04:00 PM
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I have no idea what 'bae' is or means.


I don't know what it means either. Isn't it a rap or hip hop thing?
A cursory search revealed next to nil.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

My search came up with a few meanings but I narrowed it down to it either being an abbreviation of 'baby' (because of course, that's such a longwinded word) used in 'popular' music recently and then adopted my the masses or a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London.

I doubt it's the latter.


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edit on 22/6/2015 by SilentE because: Had to edit the edit because that's how I roll.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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Lol, nice post. S+F

Standing on my balcony each morning as I have my tea, I cannot help but notice all the daily commuters filing along the street down the concrete stairs into the subway system underground. From my POV, it literally looks like a bunch of sheep being herded into a corral...

I prefer the term Daily Commuters over "Sheeple". It includes all classes -- rich and poor. Even the intelligent ones as well.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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Personally, I'd much rather see a moratorium on people behaving like sheeple.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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I always wonder what people who use the term sheeple do to set themselves apart. Is it just not believing the mainstream and talking about? Is it boycotting apple products?

It seems like they use the term like they are part of some real revolutionary movement making a better world but in reality it's just to feel better about themselves.

More power to the people who actually do something though



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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So it begins....



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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Zappa called them Plastic People.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: WizardVanWizard

Takes me back to my dial-up modem and the AOL online political forums, during Bush's first term -- back when I thought one of the two parties was more palatable. So I am with you, OP. Or I was about 10-15 years ago. Now I just want to gouge out my eyes when I see the word. The imagery it conjures in my mind is very similar to yours though. I wish I could spare 'sheeple'-users the frustration of the next 15 years of their lives, but when you are a 'sheeple'-user, you really do think you know everything already.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: WizardVanWizard

but when you are a 'sheeple'-user,


lol... "sheeple" user makes it sound like they need detox and rehab in a 12 step program. Baby steps, you can still call people sheep but the first step is keeping those words separate. By the end of the program you will no longer confuse animal and human characteristics.
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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: AudioOne

lol... "sheeple" user makes it sound like they need detox and rehab in a 12 step program. Baby steps, you can still call people sheep but the first step is keeping those words separate.


Ha, well they do need to detoxify their hate for the sheeple. If 'sheeple'-users were able to see the common ground they share with 'sheeple,' perhaps profound changes could be made.

Mostly, we are all socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and big believers in education. The stuff that divides us comes from the very source 'sheeple'-users claim to be wise to.




posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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Lol...I saw that thread with sheeple in the title and actually entertained the notion of composing a rant, then I saw this.

I hate it too, but my rant was going to be more about how it's used...since sheeple is a pun on people, collective - meaning more than one person, it annoys me when someone says 'a sheeple', which would imply singular, a person or smething.

I'd prefer if they said a sherson instead.
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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Right on.. I agree wholeheartedly.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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I always wonder what people who use the term sheeple do to set themselves apart. Is it just not believing the mainstream and talking about? Is it boycotting apple products?



I use the word "Daily Commuter" as an alternative for the word "sheeple" despite the fact it frames the same ideology. This quote sums up quite nicely what is not a "Sheeple".

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. - Cecil Beaton

Basically, from my own perspective, "sheeple" are those who set their alarm clocks daily to wake up at a certain hour because they have to be at a job for a specific time. Sheeple are those who give up their freedom, energy and time for a few hours a day in order to receive a salary that does not allow for a fulfilling life they always dreamed about and yet, they continue to participate again and again without much change. Sheeple are the ones who need to ask another entity permission for time off. Sheeple are the ones who accept an established salary instead of dictating their own networth through creativity and self-confidence. Sheeple are the ones who consume products mindlessly instead of investing in the true currency of life...

Basically, anybody who is not living abundantly free (in many ways) and are still participating in the daily commuting hustle and bustle, are sheeple.

Sheeple: the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary....that have NOTHING to show for their efforts.



It seems like they use the term like they are part of some real revolutionary movement making a better world but in reality it's just to feel better about themselves.


I feel you. All daily commuters are sheeple, to me. Rich, poor, educated, etc included. I truly believe they try to separate themselves from the flock, yet, forget to look around as they are stuck in traffic...with a mortgage that never gets paid off.



More power to the people who actually do something though



Freedom of time allows for much giving back in many ways. I feel you.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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So people who say Sheeple
are um! sheeple !

I like zombie sheep!
sheepomie? LOL!



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Involutionist


I think a lot of people grew up in loving families, have wonderful memories (the ups and downs), find their best friends are their siblings as they grow older, appreciate their spouses/significant others when they need to be completely real with someone, and feel enriched for living an ordinary life that is rewarding.

But I admire people who take other routes in life, too. Like women who decide they will never get married or have kids, or people accomplishing goals to travel and see all the places and the cultures.

I think 'sheeple' is a term for someone you don't know, have never spoken with, but are certain they exist and are closed off to every profound, progressive, challenging idea you have.

In other words, Sheeple do not exist.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 05:25 AM
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I hate the phrase sheeple. I prefer calling us what we are...livestock. Livestock has a very negative connotation that makes you feel devalued, controlled and used until you are useless. Sheeple only makes it sound like we are dumb.

And...livestock refers to all of us while sheeple usually refers to "them". We are all in this together, might as well join the club.
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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: WizardVanWizard
We should get rid of the word I, while we're at it.




posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye



I think 'sheeple' is a term for someone you don't know, have never spoken with, but are certain they exist and are closed off to every profound, progressive, challenging idea you have.

In other words, Sheeple do not exist.



It depends, of course, on how one personally defines what "Sheeple" means to them. According to your POV; I would have to agree that sheeple do not exist. However, according to how I personally define it (which I mentioned in both my previous comments), I see them existing everywhere in the form of "Daily Commuters" who are not living a fulfilled life.

In other words; Sheeple do indeed exist.

Also, I have never entertained or presumed to understand what people do or do not know. I keep track of myself and only myself since my own awareness (self reference) is all I have full access to. I also have never been certain of others being closed off to every profound, progressive, challenging idea I have had.

To project my own definition of what it is onto others reflects arrogance.




I think a lot of people grew up in loving families, have wonderful memories (the ups and downs), find their best friends are their siblings as they grow older, appreciate their spouses/significant others when they need to be completely real with someone, and feel enriched for living an ordinary life that is rewarding.


This is one of the many aspects that reflect the true currency of life that I mentioned in my earlier post that I feel should be invested. Relationships of all nature are key and also living joyously in the simple moments with others as well. Yet, it adds more to life when one can experience even more abundance with loved ones that go well beyond the mundane.

I grew up in a very loving family. It was a foster home, but my siblings come from many backgrounds. They are indeed my best friends up until today and forever. Kind of like the movie "Four Brothers" we are.



and feel enriched for living an ordinary life that is rewarding.


Anytime one feels enriched and finds life rewarding they are NOT leading an ordinary life but an extraordinary life.

However, how one defines "ordinary life" is personal. What is an ordinary life according to you?



But I admire people who take other routes in life, too. Like women who decide they will never get married or have kids, or people accomplishing goals to travel and see all the places and the cultures.



I became aware early in life through silent observation that "Daily Commuters" usually do not get very far in being able to express their highest dreams; so I decided not to succumb to that herd instinct. Common paths lead to common destinations....carving out my own path takes (took) me to where I want to be.

I have friends who don't want to get married or have kids. I have friends who love to travel the world. I am like them as well. Yet, all that can change. I have friends who have accomplished setting up a life of freedom but still have the wife, husband, kids and all that jazz. Basically, what I'm saying is:

You can have all of the above without compromising or sacrificing marriage, kids, etc. It doesn't have to be one or the other. Here, just to emphasize my point:

I feel that anybody who believes they have to choose either

A) Feel enriched for living an ordinary life that is rewarding.

over

B) People who take other routes in life, too. Like women who decide they will never get married or have kids, or people accomplishing goals to travel and see all the places and the cultures.

But, why do you believe it is one or the other?

Most of my family and friends seem to have all of the above without compromising.

Again, how do you define "ordinary life"?





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posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: WizardVanWizard

I agree, these people don't seem "edgy", "with it" or "enlightened", they appear to be followers. They latched on to a catch phrase they think seems cool and ran with it. It's pretty much embarrassing now when you see it used



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