posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 11:21 AM
I'm sorry...personally I have seen some of your posts and they don't feel elevated or over-the-top to me. We all post dumb crap. I have less stars
than posts which, while I have learned not to care, points out that I posted poorly when I started. So what did I do? I revamped my style and stopped
being emotionally reactive. I posted to what I can intelligently post on. Now, again not caring about stars, I get real reactions and debate.
This entire thread reads like a massive "please notice me" post. You start out by saying you trashed your name, then post that you did so willingly,
which frankly i hard to believe. It may be true and only your mind knows that. What it REALLY looks like is you messed around, got high and mighty,
then got beat back and are now falling on the old "ha...gotcha...I was only messing around" tripe. The reason I have more urge to believe that is
because now you pulled two of the oldest emo tricks in the book.
1. "I had to dumb it down" which essentially is saying, well I am WAY too smart for you common folk so let me play your level. This is such BS because
if you were really posting high quality and difficult to argue facts and figures, you'd likely (so long as you were respectful) get a good deal of
return debate at that same level. Many people on ATS are ridiculously intelligent and experts on some subject. We all have our expertise. For me it's
trauma, psychology, and horses (though I am not sure how to have an intelligent debate about horses...because they ARE perfect...so yeah). Meanwhile,
if you try to pull me into a debate on some level of engineering, I am done for. I have nothing to contribute. AND...in the past I TRIED to pretend to
know a lot about stuff that is way out of my league. The difference is, I didn't come back 5 years later and say "HA! I was only pretending to do
this!" It sounds so self-serving
2. (and frankly this is way more irritating) The whole "I wish I could _____ like normal humans" This is such a load of hogwash IMO. People who have
to prove or state that they are ____, are usually not really ____. It's like those people who say, "I am so unique because ____," then you go to find
out they are some of the most normal and boring people you've ever met. Pulling that, especially using a negative like "I have no empathy or
emotions," only serves to distinguish or separate yourself in a veiled and arrogant manner. Believe me, you DO have unique things about you....but you
aren't that unique. And it's ok...almost none of us are that unique.
Sorry...I may have trashed my name with this post