originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: SoulSurfer
Okay, I get that there are many 'we are the world' types of people and that is fine, but the whole unity thing is a turnoff for me. It discourages
independent thought and creates a group of weak minded followers dependent on group think and leaders who may or may not have their best interest at
I like a person just fine, but I abhor groups and following the leader. I don't like Authoritarians and I don't think just because you find something
to be in the common interest I would necessarily agree with you.
I am an individual and will remain so. Sometimes my goals and interests may align with yours and sometimes they may not, but I will never be a
'unity' kind of guy so count me out.
oh im not talking about that kind of unity. More like, solidarity for a common cause. I understand where you come from, i do think the same way. Im
more of a lonewolf type of guy aswell, observing silently in the shadows atmy surroundings. (kinda makes me look like a creep.)
But I know one thing, I hurt when I see other people hurt. I dont really do things for myself anymore. Ive given up on dreams and my hopes. What I
do now is mostly a selfless act.
for example... (trying to convey correct words to avoid misunderstandings)
I don't like being hurt. So I tend to be protective towards those who are defenseless, even when I am defenseless myself. I know I will lose, but it
doesn't matter. My heart showed me to do it so I do. Because I don't like pain, I don't wish it for others.
Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this way. But i know its all about choices. The fork road, do we become hateful ourselves because of our pain? Or
do we thrive to avoid pain unto others? What would it take to help others avoid pain? Information, knowledge, awareness of said pain.
Perhaps yes, I am being a little selfish here, but in the opposite side of the table. I am hurt because I see other people being hurt. I think, a real
leader is those who empathize with people and shows them the way to lead themselves without the authoritarian aspect.
But no, I don't believe in that type of unity, (new age, as a poster put it. and you are correct in what you said.)
This is the new age thinking a tweet thought. People no longer read something and go off and search, check the facts, LEARN they simply respond with
some of hand saying, a sentence, a rude joke and gather their friends with shared admiration at their quick wit.
I know how it is, many years ago back when 4chan was still new, I used to troll with anonymous. (I no longer do so because back then I was in fact,
insane, and truly lost. Thanks to people with common sense and morals, i was able to escape from that dark world. So I know the troll like the back
of my hand and identify them a mile away.)
I think someone on here ats once told me (a few years back) that I wasn't ready to face my karma. I guess I am now facing it, and its a lesson well
learned. I receive the pain I once put out myself, so I guess what goes around comes around.)
Today i discourage trolling because of the emotional damage it can do to the victim. A lie hurts far worse than a bitter truth. The reason because the
lie becomes a battle with yourself. A lie can create schizophrenia within people because deep down we are intuitive. So we know, but are not aware.
(if that makes sense).
So it becomes a battle between what you know vs the lie which trolling tends to do.
But yes, thats exactly what they do as you said. You pretty much hit the nail there.
In my experience, a troll is just someone who you disagree with, but cant beat them in an argument.
that is a small description of them, and doesnt apply only to trolls. Some fellow posters made a good point with regards to the right we have to not
agree or buy into any story. To question everything is the wise choice.
However, in the trolls case, the aspect of the troll is much more sinister and different. They do it simply because they can and for the "lols" as
they put it. I know, because I used to participate with anonymous in the past (Vs Scientology to be more precise). So I know what goes on there.
I abandoned that world in 2009 though. And have not looked back since.
But now you know why it is easy for me to spot a troll.