reply to post by devildogUSMC
The line from Jack Nicholson " you want the truth? well, you can't handle the truth!" is a good place to start. What can you handle?
Is there a cut off point where your brain shuts down and says to you; "Enough, I can't take anymore".
Everyone has a different threshhold of how much "Reality" they can take.
Much the same reasoning where our own government thinks we can't handle the truth about much of anything. Thus we are fed a steady diet of
propaganda. The biggest farce being, " We are from the government, and are here to protect and serve!"
Anyway, I digress; Thus, break down what it is you what to know exactly.
How do you go about getting the truth about that particular thing? It is reasonable to believe you can acquire it. Will that truth aid you in any
way, once you acquire it? Or will it harm you.
Let's say your going to die in 1 1/2 years. You don't know it yet, but you could find out, by logging onto a certain web site. Would you log on and
find that information, if someone told you to go there? Would you want to know it? Some would, some wouldn't. Would it help to know? Or scare the
beejeezus out of you.
Same goes for Death,Mayhem, Riots, Teotwawki, 2012 theories, rapturists, etc.
Some things are knowable,with digging, while other things are conjecture and theories.
How much can you handle?
As for me, I can handle just about anything. I have lived long enough to have been through nearly everything,including my own death twice. (saved by
modern medicine and sciences)( dying on the table, and leaving, to be brought back, is odd and bewildering)Out of body experiences are real...
I am a realist. I don't what fairy stories of magical pixies coming from space to save humanity. I believe in raw hard core gut instincts, and acting
on them. I believe in self preservation at any cost. I believe in lethal force and defense. I go to the root, and the source, to get the real story if
I can. Never be afraid to ask questions, and lots of them.
I ain't afraid to ask questions, and then make a decision based on what I find out. Many times, I hate the answer I get. But, I persevere, and move
I can't "climb into your pelt and crawl around awhile!" (sorry bill)
only you can know what makes you tick. Only you can figure out what you really what to know.
This much I know to be true: You can't do it all, have it all, compete in everything, win at everything or never loose, and you can't ever know it
[some posters here think they do, but, they don't!]
So, my advice would be to step back, take a deep breath, relax, a start with one thing at a time. Nail it down to your satisfaction, and move on to
the next question. If you can't find the answers you seek, don't worry about it. I'll bet, sooner or later the answer will present itself, when you
least expect it.
I wouldn't go after anything to profound, or so deep, that it would require a lifetime of devotion towards it's ultimate conclusion.
Like the meaning of life and everything! The answer is 42!
Keep it simple; if you can't eat it,wear it, live in it, ride it, shoot it, or screw it, to hell with it!
Keep your options open, and have an open mind. And don't lose your sense of humor through it all.
Because as Neil Kellerman from Dirty Dancing explains it; "Baby,There are somethings in life, that you just don't what to see!"
[edit on 6-5-2008 by UFOBountyHunter]