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Originally posted by TrueLies
Well I suggest you keep doing your research, you'll find the true answer, and then you'll know exactly what to do.
True that your father is conditioned just like the masses are. But when he was his age things were different, it was so crazy and hypocritical back then, thats why he worked, got straight a's became independant.
Thats all parents want from their children.
But since you live under his roof, sit down, and talk to him about this, don't get mad and yell, and throw a temper tantrum. You need to do some research, tell him why you think this way, show some proof, explain, and conclude.. Kind of like writing an essay.. Your going to need to debate him, so do it wisely.
This man needs to have his marbles sharpened. I'm sure he is a good father but he has been brainwashed, and he will not see he is right because society and everybody else around him acts the same way. You are the odd ball honey.
Keep searching for the truth... Since we don't live in the stoneage, I would suggest self employment. For your age I suggest odd jobs around people's homes, or a cleaning service?? If your good at computers do some web design or something..
Your not lazy you just don't want to participate in the path he took.
That's ok, but your going to have the find a path you can walk down instead of staying at a stalemate.
Keep searching for the truth, and the answer will come to you.
You describe my own exact thoughts along the same lines. It's like living in a matrix created by those who control our society's functioning. I went through High School, then passed it and finished a community college as well. I didn't know what this society was really about, but I was always told to go all the way in school, meaning that I succeed as far as I could. Right now, I know that in order to participate in this consensus reality, we must have an education, because that is what society demands. Your aspirations sound very spiritual, and it sounds like you are witnessing beyond the indoctrination process of the education system. I believe it is people like you that will become valuable in the coming years.
Originally posted by The Quiet Storm
We give up our selves, and let outside sources choose what reality we live in. Its all mind control! Most people don't think for themselves anymore, and we let outside sources dictate the decisions we make, what we think, how we feel, how we are to function, and how we live in this world.
Originally posted by The Quiet Storm
I will try to have a talk with him, but it kind of seems hopeless.
If you already see it as hopeless it's not going to be a win situation for you... You need to be strong, and have your ducks all lined up in a row before you can put the smackdown on him
He always comes with his condemning, and I explain to him why I feel a certain way but he thinks I am just making excuses.What he's doing is actually self projection... He is hard on himself, he isn't happy... Hence the drugs... People will self medicate when they aren't happy which is what he is doing.. He is kind of hardheaded. He is also a drug addict. He gets high, and drinks, everyday. His thinking is clouded, and until he stops this he will never think clearly. Then he is a coward to preach to you when he can't even take care of himself... Health to me is a very important factor... It affects your mental awareness, it affects your attitude, being positive or not, it affects your immune system which can fight off disease and infection, it affects cognitive memory, and mental aptitude. he cannot come down on you for feeling this way... Please get your ducks lined up... I hope he doesn't hurt you?
I try not to raise my voice, but he is always the first to start pointing fingers and assume things, and quick to judge, and perceive things HIS way, instead of seeing the whole picture.
If he doesn't want to hear you then he cannot keep badgering you about this when he has no insight to what is going on in your head...
I will try though I will do. Thanks again.
[Edited on 3-4-2004 by The Quiet Storm]