posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:59 PM
Ok, so people are supposed to feel depressed, fearful and pessimistic because it's wrong to be anything other than that? Thinking that just because
you and other people should feel these things doesn't mean you are right and the "optimists" are ignorant and wrong. The way I see it, the
optimists are the ones living their lives probably more fully than you and the other negative people are. You think these are the worst of times?
Please, have you ever heard of the Great Depression, WWII? They actually had it tough back then. We all had grandparents tell us about what it was
like in those days. I'm sure we could face that again, it's possible and might even be likely, but so what? Humanity is adaptive and resistent,
we'll be ok. I would suggest possibly reading up on history, not just the history of north america, but the whole world and you will see that there
is always doom and gloom out there and believe it or not, but when the worst of times are happening, people do seem to find a way to be happy in
When I was a kid, I remember when our home was destroyed in a flood one summer, yes it sucked, but we made the best of it and repaired the damages
and yes, life continued. My point? It's that it's better to make the best of it, rather than sitting in a corner somewhere and whining about how
life is unfair. So yes people can be optimistic in the eve of destruction, and yes there are better years ahead. What's wrong with this viewpoint?
It's not wrong, it's just not yours. But how are people supposed to act according to what you think? You keep stating in posts that you had a simple
messege and you aren't making any claims of the end of the world nor anything else and are getting mad because people are challenging you, well what
do you expect? People are exercising their right to question everything. You can't just think that because you state something, that people are just
going to bow down and accept everything that is said. This is a good sign here that things aren't that bad. Besides what makes you think that the
world has been always some rose garden?
In some parts of the world, we see the world as going good and in other parts of the world at the same time, there is a genocide going on. Even in the
states we have never truely been free anyway, there has always been a leesh, ours is longer than other countries, but still have limits. No government
would ever allow true freedom anyway, no matter what form of government it is, why would they? They would lose power. But they also don't want to
completely smother their people because they will have a rebellion on their hands. But if you think about it, all rebellions, all revolutions have
failed and they have for thousands of years, now things are going to change. Ever hear of the Billy Joel song, "we didn't start the fire..."?
Threads like this, and other topics on here make me think of that song.
Very true that song is, but people like to think that what we go through all the time is something new. The names change, the clothing styles change
but all the bad/good things that happen in the world have been and always will be there. We just think our time is worse because unlike the past our
media is bigger, we have internet boards to talk about this, cell phones, texting, you name it. The truest freedom, is within. You, me and everyone
are free, no matter how much a government, a jail, slave master, etc can think they control our lives. Obviously you are a scared person, that is ok,
it happens, we're all human. Again, just because someone is positive about how they look at the world, doesn't make them stupid, ignorant,
conceited, it's just how they view the world and how they function.
[edit on 29-4-2009 by itinerantseeker]