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What is the biggest truth you personally have found in life?

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:13 AM

Originally posted by Sleuth

Originally posted by rjmelter
if the older generation would give its youth all of their knowledge... life would simply be amazing for those young ones.... For REAL.

RJ, have you ever tried to give advice to a young person? They listen politely, agree to disagree, then do their own thing anyway.

You can lead a horse to water . . .

as a "young"ish person,or at least I can still remember being young. I have to agree with you. You can't tell us/them nothing. But that's life for ya,if they won't listen (some do btw,I tried)then they'll have to lelarn it for themselves. I've tried to take on board as much as possible,learning from other peoples mistakes,so I don't repeat them.

sorry,went off on a little ramble.

My truth I've learnt,is that there is definatly 100% without a doubt,Aliens coming here and getting there groove thang on. My fact for the day.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:20 AM
The biggest truth in life that I've found is that everything exists.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:25 AM
Caring for others more than yourself is the most wonderful, joyful, and hopeful thing you can do in life. Simply think about it for a moment. What kind of world would you want to live in? One where people care about you and your struggles more than they do about their own lives or a world where materialism reigns, media and socialization decides who's beautiful and not, and the only thing people truly care about is the acquisition of wealth and stuff?

Started striving to live my life in this way when I became a Sophomore in high school, and I went from being ridiculed for being 5ft 95lbs (Yes, i'm a guy) to being loved and even well-known/popular within my school. I went from being the small little freak who collected insects to being "BUGMAN" the little guy who is friends with everyone. When I was 16-17 I had to use a booster seat to drive, I had thick rimmed glasses, collected insects, and I was still elected to homecoming courts and prom courts..........why? because I chose to care for and love people and that is the only reason. I thank God that I grew 8 inches from the middle of my senior year to the end of my sophomore year in college, but I had amazing and enjoyable high school years and college was the same.

I've continued to strive to this day to care about other people more than myself. What does this mean? To me this means that I view people no matter who they are as extremely important. I make sure I view people in light of where life may have brought them. I don't know if in the past they've been molested, ridiculed, beaten, torn down mentally, told no one loves them, berated, and abused. So, I'm going to take that into account when I'm around people. I'm going to love the people who I view as "bad" people.

My closest friend in elementary and early into high school was molested. He turned out to be a "bad" person and much of it was a result of being molested hundreds of times by his grandfather. Do you think I turned away from my friend Travis simply because he was living his life in a different way than I was? The answer is no. Another one of my friends was also molested and he overcame his deep rooted issues and is now a full-time missionary to Kenya. My point is that we often times don't take a step back and look at the circumstances people are living in. We begin to hate people because of how they look and act. My view is that we are all people striving for the same thing....happiness, joy, and hope. The most important thing I've learned in the 25 years I've been on this earth is that happiness, joy, and hope come from helping others have happiness, joy and hope.

My advice is for you to simply love people. Think about the type of world you live in and what would truly bring more joy and hope into the world. Tearing people down and ridiculing them because of things they can't control is the most horrific and sick thing I can ever imagine. It's literally killing people with words. So, take into account life circumstances, birth defects, and so forth. Jump into the mind of some of these people and what they're feeling. Empathize and above all THINK.

Here are some molestation statistics so that you can possibly get an idea of how we need to view people according to their experiences. Every time I think about these statistics I'm nearly brought to tears

1/3 girls are molested and 1/7 guys are molested

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:45 AM
I've learned that everyone is selfish, and that everyone is looking out for numero uno and the one they love, everything that we do is for selfish reasons. I can't even help anyone anymore without feeling selfish, why do I do it? To make myself feel better? yes, but to also better the other person, everything we do is selfish to some extent.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:56 AM
My Biggest Truth I have found is that american society is encourage to be stupid from early childhood.

Sounds harsh , but its the truth. Beinga knowledge loving person , when i figuered it out , it stunned me and i cried.

How can people be so wantingtly stupid and uneducated in a world full of books.

How can all though years of schooling yeild , job working walmart buying nonquestioning people that have no idea about cambodia ? Not knowing what exactly they are paying for with organic food ?

No questioning vaccinations , and swallowing a single cultural language like it was a flinstone vitamin , consulting their doctors for every ailment from acne to ED while stuffing their faces with bad food , chemicals , and doses of corporate medicine...

Just my opinion.
Just mt Harsh Realization.

The second one was : This is the world my children were born into.


[edit on 8-4-2008 by survivalwoman]

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by Uniceft17

I would say that this is true to an extent. However, when you truly try to empathize with others you gain understanding of what they are going through. Why does this then lead to compassion if it is selfish in nature? Why do I cry for people who are struggling and feel their pain? Of course doing this does bring joy eventually into my life, but it starts with feeling pain that others are going through. I ask myself everyday if I would still be striving to live my life in this way if I saw no benefit within my life, and I can't answer that question because it does not fall into the category of "truth" that surrounds my life. Trying to answer that question brings a big huge "does not compute" sign within my mind because my beliefs tell me that this is the best way I can live my life as a person on this earth, and it has proven true to me. This is truly a never ending argument because you can't argue in absolutes in either direction. I'm thinking of myself in that I know I could have no better life loving others, but I believe I was also created to live in this way. So, when I live in this way I give my "self" over to others and we all receive joy.

Why do I smile when I see other people smiling and happy?
Why do I sometimes come to tears when I see parents hugging their children and telling them, "I love you?"
Why do I cry when I see a broken family and see the pain they are going through?
Why does it make me smile when I see others helping others?
Why do I become passionately angry when I see injustice and abuse?
Why do people give up their lives for other people?

These are questions we all should think hard and long about.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:24 AM
For me, it would have to be that hell doesn't exist; that people will not be tortured eternally. In the end, ALL will be saved. And no, this is not a Jehovah's Witness thing.

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:43 AM
Biggest truth learnt:

There is more to this world than meets the eye.

Simple and agnostic to the extreme haha

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 08:46 AM
The biggest truth I have personally found in life is, the more I think I know, the greater the realisation that I do not know...and probably never will.
You could also say it as, the more I learn, the more I realise I know nothing or very little.
One could say "how long is a piece of string"? I say, "how much do I/we know is true"?
I personally think at this time in my life, truth is subjective.

Great topic.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:30 AM

Originally posted by Sleuth

Originally posted by rjmelter
if the older generation would give its youth all of their knowledge... life would simply be amazing for those young ones.... For REAL.

RJ, have you ever tried to give advice to a young person? They listen politely, agree to disagree, then do their own thing anyway.

You can lead a horse to water . . .


Yeah Im actually 21... I know my fellow "young snippers" dont listen lol In fact thats probably why the older generration never tells its stories... and thats probably why they are lost. But I listen to alot of the older generations stories I love em. Its a shame the rest dont.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:30 AM
There are 2 BIGGEST truths I've thankfully come to know:

* We are eternal entities.

* Love IS the answer to it all.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:47 AM
I am 18, and in my few years i have learnt:

if you are happy with yourself, that is all that matters

the human mind can, when put to the test get past anything. Nothing can break you if you believe it cant.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
i cant emphasize that one enough.

Bullies are only out for a reaction. If you dont give them that reaction, they are powerless. And it's actually pretty funny to watch them crumble under their on 'jokes'
If you appear completely unphased, or even to an extent jokingly agree with them on what they're doing then everything they say or do becomes void.
I learnt this through being bullied when i was younger and it still stands today.
It takes more dignity to do this than to fight back, even if people dont think so.

That believing in a higher power is just plain silly. You miss out on so much in the world if you just put it down to 'religion'
When people learn to accept that they are the cause and affect of everything they do you start to live.
when you accept that death is going to happen then every worry seems so trivial and pointless.

That i am going to keep myself fit throughout life, being fit stimulates the mind.
There is never a downside to being healthy

That i am going to try & read and learn everything i possibly can, your body may age but wisdom doesnt.

That i am never going to not skateboard

Because being creative is something that never dies.

That having a good sense of humour is key to life.

That i ALWAYS see the bad in people, then once i do i learn the bad element about them & try not to do it myself.
I never see the good?
I think everyone has an ulterior motive in what they do. This has lead me to become quite the misanthrope.

Never stop learning
Never stop changing yourself
Never stop.

I probably have a few more, i'll add if i think of them

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 09:49 AM
The biggest truth for me is that everything you believe will be in your world and if you change your beliefs, your world will change.
This world is made of ideas; words, so by researching yer inner mind's workings, you can perceive the cogs of the universe. And find out what the principles of change are.
By tuning in to the ebs and flows of novelty/change, one can find the quickest ways to change, either within or without.
The second largest realization was for me that if you do things without enjoyment, even a fruitful and helping life wil have been wasted.
It is, after all, still a world of experiential phenomena.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:43 AM
reply to post by andy1033

My biggest "truth" that I found is that people wishing to find something will often eschew logical analysis in favour of just accepting their desired outcome as fact. That's why we see so many people saying they've found "proof" of life on mars from photos they found on the net, how some people "know" they've been attacked by demons, or how some people "know" Bigfoot exists and likes to eat hotdogs. Or, heck, even how some people "know" Jesus exists.

Once I realised just how susceptible people are to this kind of behaviour, my interest in the "paranormal", any my understanding of the "normal", leapt forward.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 10:56 AM
The older I get the more life make less sense.

I believe we become more a custom with the chaos, as time passes.

[edit on 8-4-2008 by Realtruth]

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:01 AM
Probably one should learn to NEVER HAVE A BATH, that way people will stay away from you and you wont have someone in your face all of the time, mind you the undertaker will be in for a nasty shock!

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:06 AM
1. As soon as your extended warrenty is up your purchased item breaks.

2.) As soon as you lose you medical, dental, and eye insurance you slip and break a leg, chip all your front teeth and scratch your eyes retina in the fall.

3.) As soon as you push the button for the last time on the slot machine and have lost all your money and you get up someone sits down and hits the button and wins the jackpot.

You get the drift.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:12 AM
For me:

“Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all”
- Arthur James Balfour


Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:18 AM
The truths I have found:

1. Men are from Mars and woman are definately from Venus!

2. Honesty is the truest virtue.

3. I'd rather have 1 really close friend than many so called "friends"

4. My daughter really is the only thing that makes me the man I am. Honest and Loving.

posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:45 AM
These last few years have been the most incredible years of my life. Below are a few things that I have learned on a first hand basis. I hope you don't mind, but I would like to share them with you.

One of the things I've learned is that there is such a place that's like Hell and that there are such things as non-human entities that we call demons too. What I don't know is if those human disincarnates who end up in this dismal realm remain there for eternity or not, I hope not; but it most definitely does exist.

And what's so amazing about this is as a religious agnostic I've always thought that such information was nothing but nonsense created by different religious systems to keep everyone in line. But now I know that some of us do end up in this dismal realm and that some of the information in the Bible and other religious sacred texts are correct about this, at least to a certain extent. And to me, that was not welcomed news at all. Shocking would be the better word it ... but there's more too.

I've also learned that one of the most important things we need to do in life is to give up whatever physical or emotional addictions we may have. That it's imperative for us to relinquish those fixations before we pass on into the spiritual realms. Because once we die and cross over, we also take our obsessions with us too where we are stuck in a world where our thoughts and actions are focused exclusively on feeding those cravings/obsessions/addictions.

For those who pass over while still in an "addictive state", they feed their cravings by seeking human incarnates who share those same obsessions that they do where they hang out around them and even merge with them from time to time as a way to get their "fix". And it goes without saying that such disincarnates (or Hungary Ghosts) have ways to "influence" those whom they are hanging out around making it much more difficult for that person to quit their addictions if that's what they are trying to do.

The information that I'm getting is that it's much more difficult to quit whatever addictions we may have once we cross over to the other side. I don't know why but this is why it's so important, more than you can ever even imagine, to relinquish our addictions before we die.

One of the other things that I've learned from this information is that our bodies are the "Temple's of our Soul's" and how important it is that we honor and respect our temple ... our bodies -- and not do anything to abuse them because by doing so, you are also blemishing your soul too. The information I just shared with you in my above paragraphs shows this very clearly.

Another thing that I've learned fairly recently is that Jesus Christ DOES exist and is alive and well. And that His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, is alive and well also ... and this is coming from someone who is a religious agnostic (in terms of organized religion). At any rate, because of my experiences where they have allowed themselves to let me know, under no uncertain terms, that they DO exist, I'm now in the process of re-thinking things out in this area where I'm very involved in research and analysis of religious texts including the Bible. No doubt about it, Jesus Christ is someone who's very, very special. For someone like me who even questioned if He ever even existed, that I'm now saying that not only did He exist, but that He's alive and well NOW in the present... is in itself a miracle. That I am even interested in finding out more about Jesus is just amazing! Lol... my, oh, my... talk about surprises!

And finally, there are a couple of things I've learned also. I've learned that UFOs are real. The ones I saw could very well be man-made but I've talked about my sighting a few times in this forum so I won't go into detail about that again but very interested in finding out as much as I can about this phenomenon. I would not be participating in this forum if I had not seen those triangle UFOs.

And in addition to this, I've also learned that there are unseen beings out there who some, like myself, are able to capture by cam. I don't know what they are but some of them look like greys and so on... I've talked about all of this numerous times in this forum too. But what's interesting is that I never got such images of such beings until AFTER, I saw those UFO triangles... so go figure.

And one more thing to add here... ATS is the number ONE forum on the net for people like myself to share information on. This is why those of us who are like me, who have had extraordinary experiences are seen participating in this forum. Sure, there are some who come here who are attention seekers where they are making things up for this reason either for kicks or because they are suffering from some kind of mental illness. I'm just telling you that I'm not one of them -- nor are MOST of those who have had extraordinary experiences who are also on this board sharing information too. We are simply here to share, learn and grow and thank God that there is such a place as this one where we are given the opportunity to do exactly that!

[edit on 8-4-2008 by Palasheea]

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