Finally took the step to create an account after more then 5 years of actively reading on this site. My intro won't be much different than many
others, I just wanna describe how i view changes i went through, and how those changes led me to ATS. So first some details about me and my life, and
then what led me to ATS!
I assume I'm younger then most on the site, 19 now but I first stumbled upon ATS over 5 years ago around the age of 13/14. Went through a drastic
change mentally starting at that age and continuing every day. This same change I'm sure is what has brought many to ATS. Anyone who has experienced
the changes i speak of usually have their own word or phrase to describe the phenomenon. I prefer "enlightenment" but there is many names for the
process "waking up" "stepping out of the matrix" etcetera.
I was always very intelligent came natural, basically taught my self to read before entering school, school was nothing to me never had to put in
effort, the schools tests said i was reading and operating at a college level in fourth grade. But because i never had to try, it was never important
to me, no effort had to go to that so i put it towards fun and friends. That made me what kids would call "popular" come middle school though i was no
longer succeeding in school but failing. Straight A's through elementary, the difference was how grades were determined, tests determined them in
elementary which all of i aced. In middle school though homework determined your grade you could fail all tests but as long as your homework was
turned in you were guaranteed at least a B. (Broken School system
Okay hope I'm not losing anyone here, there's a point I promise, but i have never really gotten to share this so I'm enjoying getting it out.
Alright back to the point, that never changed for the rest of my school years i just skid past, friends were more important and doing work to practice
for a test id past either way felt beneath me.
Coming to the point, the "enlightment" entering high school the way i thought started to change, questioned everything, friends were less
important, was hard for me to even interact anymore with most of my peers couldn't relate to them intellectually or to their interests. Before this i
was a poster child for TPTB mainstream kiddie, but no longer i didn't believe anything i had to have answers i started looking at big picture instead
of what celebrity did what.
I eventually found ATS trying to understand what was happening to me, what was wrong with me at first i believed the big mainstream conspiracies,
as time went on i learned to form my own opinions and ideas of this world. Looking back i laugh at myself for not understanding but, i learn and keep
learning each day how i feel and my outlook on the world is hard to describe. i feel like its a blessing and a curse i have a deeper understanding and
connection to the world but i lost that blissful ignorance.
I hope some of you on here take the time to read this it would mean something to me, I just hope someone can relate. Over the years as ATS has
become more popular i feel like there's a lot less open minded people but i still enjoy topics. I hope to provide input on topics from my age
perspective, with things that relate to my generation. I feel lost around most people now when i look around i see people i cant relate to, like they
are still trapped in the matrix, like my mind is screaming somethings wrong but no one else around me can see it. ATS is a place where i can relate,
and i thank you all for that i hope i can finally post my thoughts and maybe help another like me find his way, thanks for taking the time to hear my
story, that is if you made it all the way through
edit on 19-7-2015 by Destined615 because: Fixes