Originally posted by lilblam
I imagine if I started saying this, I'd soon find myself in a nice soft room with a straight jacket and 3 pounds of medication in my skull. I'd be
going on major paranoia, schizophrenia, and just outright insane. I'm sure they have 35 more clinical conditions they can apply to me, they've been
very busy coming up with clinical conditions for people who might open their mouth about even a hint of "truth" about our reality.
[Edited on 20-1-2004 by lilblam]
Don't be surprised if you do. What you said sounds so familiar to what I tell people all the time. Here's alist of things that I've earned by doing
-Reputation as the crazy weird kid
-Feared by some because they seriously think about what I'm saying and realize it could completely uproot their way of life
-Been given a "disorder" or a number
Yeah, let's just say it sucks a little.
But movies and TV's aren't the only place people turn for some sort of spoon-fed reality that they don't even think about, but blindly accept
without even using that gray blob of dilluted mess inside theirs skulls. Like you said, turn to any preacher and his word instantly outweighs mine
right? He's right and I'm wrong? My friend came up to me and said he talked to his youth minister and the youth minister said I was a blasphemous
person and if I didn't ask for forgiveness for what I said and accept Jesus as my savior then I wouldnot be saved.
Thanks for meeting me first before telling me my ultimate fate.
Everyone has their superior figure, someone to refute any idea someone else might have. Why? Because they can't do it themselves and they are simply
scared to death of different thought. Well, how then, would people accept an idea like The Matrix of Harry Potter? Because its more than a 15 year old
kid in your geometry class or a 19 year old college kid with ideas. It's huge multi-million dollar corporation or a phenomena, something you can
cling on to because its bigger than yourself.
Equality? You'd be surprised how, truthfully, very few people want it. People want to have a bigger idea, a bigger group, a bigger, stronger force
than any individual idea they might have. Why think by your own doctrine and have your own theory on spiritual experiences to discuss with other
individual thinkers when you could go have pizza and coke at your church's youth group meeting. That way, you're somehow "saved" and you somehow
become superior than anyone with their own opinion.
Killing two birds with one stone, you could say.
How does this tie into suicide?
Well, when every single person you once confided in turns away from you, forms this band against you when you won't join them, and basically forgets
about YOU as the person and only focusses on YOU as the threat. The threat to their superiority.
Alot of you have said that maybe people commit suicide because they know something so amazing or explosive that they can't handle it, or want to keep
it safe. I don't doubt it.
Maybe the time was not right, maybe it was too late. But for whatever reason, they kow something, and are sick of being inferior, and their fight for
REAL EQUALITY is what kills them.
I must say, you know a reason I post on ATS? Because its much easier to speak without the dirty looks and rolling eyes.
Ok, so everybody might be doing to me anyway...but at least I can't see it
And I think someone out there knows what I mean. Hopefully.