Lately I've seen posts from people who feel alone, alienated, detached, distant, different, weird, alien, unique ... etc. etc. and notice that with
these feelings almost invariably also comes the feeling that this is wrong
, it's not "how it's supposed to be." I personally also feel this
way, feel that I am quite different from 'most people' and that my mind - and perhaps even my emotions - work differently from what's "normal,"
or at least differently from the majority of humans. (However, I'm also different in that I'm not upset about it, I'm quite comfortable being
weird.) I've also talked to lots of people who feel the same way, and/or complain about feeling lonely and uncomfortably "separate" from other
I also read THIS THREAD
here on ATS, and I'm sure there are others I haven't found.
I'm quite unconvinced at present that we know all there is to know about the true origins of humans, and now I'm wondering: Were we supposed to have
a collective mind? Something like an insectoid hive mind, but not as restrictive?
There is some evidence for telepathy, and I have to believe in empathy (the ability to feel or pick up on others' emotions) because I have
experienced it myself, although I repressed it to a great extent in adolescence. Perhaps these abilities are the remnants of what we should have (or
Is it possible that many humans feel disconnected and isolated because we were supposed to have, or somewhere back in time did have, a collective
conscious, a connection to each other's thoughts and emotions?
Some "psychics" and "mediums" and new-agers will, I'm sure, tell me that not only are we supposed to have it, but we do have it. It exists and
some people can tap into it. That may be true, but obviously the majority of humans, especially those who feel alone and disconnected, can't tap into
it, so it doesn't exist for them. I'm wondering if we were ALL supposed to have that connectedness to each other.
Watch a flock of birds as they move together like one giant organism, and wonder how they can do it. How do they know? Is their reaction time so fast
that it seems to us like they all move simultaneously? I don't think so; if it were how would they ever be caught by predators? I think they are
connected at some level, and the whole flock knows what they are about to do before they do it.
A collective mind would have been a great asset back when humans were hunter/gatherers, allowing them to work together flawlessly to stalk and kill
animals they needed for food, and avoid trouble because they would all 'see' what any one individual saw. A collective mind might possibly explain
how some ancient civilizations did some things that we are puzzled by today.
I have to think that the world would have turned out differently if we were all connected; surely we couldn't wage war and hurt each other if we
were. But I'm really curious if anyone else has ever thought about this, and if anyone has thought that our state of being separate individuals who
can communicate with each other only through language, literature, and art is an unnatural state and not how we were intended to be. If, perhaps, the
feelings of loneliness and detachment that some feel are a true knowledge that our separateness is somehow wrong.