Maybe there should be an "Outroduction" thread where we all take turns being the lemming and doing the best Triple Lindy into the wine dark sea!
"Hi, I am TEOT! And today will be my last day on ATS! What a great trip this has been and I have made all kinds of wonderful associates and, yes,
friends, even if I do not agree with you, I still respect what you say...
ALIENS ARE REAL! Here is a picture! I have one hanging out in front of a Big Black Triangle in Roswell, New Mexico..."
See? That would be kind of fun!
I doubt anybody can top A_0's "Forevermen of ATS" last post!
Anyway, back to the OP. Yes, the sea of apathy seems to be growing in strength. The devaluation of human life, the meanness, the pettiness, the lack
of sympathy are all evident here on ATS's threads.
It is overwhelming.
But when you are ready, when that moment hits, when your head is swimming and you start to see how everything and everybody is connected (in whatever
frame of reference you choose)... then, at that moment, you have a choice. Be sympathetic and empathetic to all the beings around you (animal, veggie,
mineral, plasma, pure energy, etc., including the mouth breathers and sheeple); or, walk away. I believe society is too much of what we are and the
true deep feeling of sympathy and empathy towards others changes YOU.
You take a very uncomfortable look at you, your self, your mask, your identity, and you then feel for that scared and fearful soul lying there. You
forgive yourself for being yourself. Only then can you stand on your feet and let it go. Otherwise it is always there, nagging you, reminding you,
making you want to withdraw as a means of self-preservation.
It is not the easiest road to take. And it only lasts until that feeling of love is not as strong. Then you turn your surf board back towards the wide
sea and begin the paddle back out for the new set of waves. Remember, after enlightenment comes another burden.
Sharing those confused emotion here on ATS helps. When those moments arise it is better to ask a question then suffer in silence. May you find piece
of mind. May you find peace! Best wishes upon your journey.