I had the same thought! I've always been a skeptic, and maybe a touch paranoid, as in not trusting people as much as some do, but I think that keeps
me alive and functioning well. I'd rather be looking way down the tracks for the train before it becomes a wreck.
Here's an example of how I am more sensitive to things since reading this site: Last Monday at work, we had a meeting. We have one every Monday
about various topics. Days before the meeting, there were signs posted shouting that CHANGE was on the way!! Move over to the fast lane!!!
I went to the meeting that was supposed to start at 0650, but the speaker was already talking at 0645. She talked about different kinds of
changes--personal, work, life, etc.. She had Power Point slides. She asked questions and wanted audience participation. Rah, rah, rah!! She asked
how we felt when we heard there would be change. This went on and on. Thirty minutes and she had not made a point. I was expecting to hear about
some particular KIND of change. Somewhere in all this she said, "For example, if someone told you your shift would be changed, how would you feel
about that?" Instantly my radar went up and I thought she had probably slipped up and let some information out.
Some corny movie followed to illustrate how we can make the best of our situation if we choose to. (What situation, and why would I need to make the
best of it?) We can resist and be miserable, or embrace change and make the most of it, go with the flow, and be happy and stress-free. If we
don't, then our unhappiness would be a result of our attitude. (45 minutes later, she was still talking about change, but she was dwelling on change
being a negative thing. That was another red flag to me.
After the meeting, I said to some coworkers that what I got out of that was the company is about to put the screws to us somehow. Maybe due to the
bad economy?? They won't tell us what it is yet, but if we complain, it will be our fault for not making the best of our situation and having a bad
All of my coworkers gave me a funny look and said they thought the meeting was just about change. These are college educated people who glue their
faces to the lobotomy box (TV) during lunch and breaks, and are more worried about what Paris Hilton is doing, or who is on some morning show, more
than anything else.
I read a lot about science and have tried talking about amino acids being found in space and sure got some funny looks! No one had a clue. Oh well.
I thought it was cool. I've mentioned a few things that I've read on here. Nothing too "out there" mind you, but I pretty much get a blank
look. I don't dare discuss anything I read here with my friends.
Now, am I being paranoid and the company meeting was about change, or am I seeing what other people don't see because this site is making me think
there are ulterior motives under every rock? Am I becoming more weird than I was before I found this site? Maybe I'm on here too much and need an