posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 04:56 AM
There comes a point where you feel you have exhausted your capabilities to encourage others to think critically about the world around them. It's not
about getting them to discard their own beliefs and adopt yours; rather, it's about encouraging them to analyse their current belief system and learn
to broaden the scope of the way they think.
To be more open-minded and reflective. To be able to analyse an idea without making a moral pledge to suppress its discussion or blindly accept it as
being truthful or correct.
It is common on ATS to find passionate discussions on various issues. Members will spend a lot of their free time attempting to convince others that
the other person's views are flawed or inaccurate, and that their own views should be adopted.
They will state facts, raise logical and reasonable arguments and make persuasive analogies. But what does it take to really change somebody's
A great deal, much more fortitude than the average person possesses. We all like to think our worldview is correct, free from the taint that plagues
other people, whom have been brainwashed or moulded into upholding their current belief system.
No, we are right and others are wrong. Let's spend our time trying to convince the others that they are wrong and we are right. Push them to see the
light of day. Make them understand that their views are corrupted and not trustworthy.
What is it that compels us to convince others they are wrong and we are right? The ego? Pride? Vanity? Maybe it's a deep-seated realisation that we
do not have true faith in the authenticity of our own worldview, and we need to reaffirm that others do not as well.
Well, whatever it is you can count me out. I have lost the motivation to take part in the game any longer. If you simply use ATS as a vehicle to
confirm your own preconceived notions and want an audience for acknowledgement, knock yourself out. You can bask in your own narrow-mindedness and
rigid belief system for as long as you like.
There will come a time when we are all exposed to the truth in all its glory, and we will reluctantly admit just how wrong we were. Until that day
comes, divided we remain.