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Did a life full of frustrations made you an ATS'er??

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 06:26 AM
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I wonder if a frustrated life pushed you into becoming a 'free thinker'. Seeing and understanding things that most people contented with their lives can't see or don't want or refuse to believe. I just want to know if this is common.

Because my frustrations in life eventually caused me to think that there must be more to this life than just fulfilling your dreams, finding a wife, building a family and die with a smile. My #1 frustration, my job was way way far from my dream job #1, #2, #3.... My #2 frustration, my relationships with women has always been a failure. Until eventually, I gave up running after those things in life.

I even reached the point to think that those things - career, family, and social life are distraction to our personal quest for the truth, unlocking our potential, and the purpose of life!

Soon, I found satisfaction in the simple things, nature, animals, astronomy, and science. I also put myself on the quest for truth and knowledge. And now, I'm not as frustrated before, sometimes I even feel to be better off than people I know that have their dreams fulfilled!

Think I'm crazy? Blame my life's frustrations to it! Anyone else blame life's frustration for becoming a free-thinker??




posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 06:33 AM
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I ended up here because most of the time when doing searches on ufos and stuff like that...it kept bringing me here.
I just gave in eventually.


I became a free thinker by looking around and seeing things are not as they should be or appear to be.

[edit on 15-6-2009 by DrumsRfun]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 06:35 AM
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Nope.

I came here, saw nothing but posts complaining about the US becoming "socialist" and good topics about ET/UFOs and decided to join




posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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Curiosity did.

I started by researching UFOs and came across this awesome site. I lurked for a year or so and decided to join. I honestly think ATS has made me a better person, it has introduced me to whole new worlds, and a whole new way of thinking.

I love ATS.

Jacob



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by JacobNH
reply to post by LeftyBrown
 


Curiosity did.

I started by researching UFOs and came across this awesome site. I lurked for a year or so and decided to join. I honestly think ATS has made me a better person, it has introduced me to whole new worlds, and a whole new way of thinking.

I love ATS.

Jacob



I second you on that,

I think i was born like this, since i was little, curiosity always had the best part of me, i started searching for answers long before i had access to sites like this one or internet at all.

And then i found ATS


That's how i came here



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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reply to post by Kaifan
 


Hell yeah


Always searching for answers, and well ATS is the best thing for it.



Love&Light

Jacob



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:21 AM
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Nope, it was actually a gamesite called GameFAQs.com where I saw something written about Montauk and the Philadelphia Experiment. It had a link that led here; I followed, became curious, started reading and never stopped.
So, here I am.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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No frustations here. Had a lot when I was younger though. Came here because of my experiences but it's my final destination. But you can find some interesting info here from time to time.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:52 AM
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Nah - not frustrations but a congenital condition of curiosity is what brought me to ATS. Hoping to see some alternative answers to questions I had but it seems that too many different answers can be even worse than none at all



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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Its the complete opposite for me. Being a free thinker has caused most of my life's frustrations. I just don't get how people can go through life accepting everything that is handed to them without question. My own mother couldn't handle all of my questions and eventually tuned me out before I was 5 years old. The questions are still flowing with no end in sight. Being on the outside looking in is frustrating to a point.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 08:20 AM
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I came here quite by accident after noticing that suspicious events were happening, such as 9/11 and 7/7, that even I sat on my sofa in the living room could see through. I thought it was just me noticing this! When I started to search for answers on the web all roads led to ATS. It's possible that ATS saved my sanity. . . Mind you friends will tell you there was no sanity there in the first place.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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For me it was a search on UFO after spotting one the night before. Links after links lead me here and the rest just happened. Got interested in truths and a lot of important things that I never really though about.

If anything, it made me realize there are more things to be frustrated and worried about lol. Getting a job and a home is still important for me. Otherwise I could not keep up in this modern world. I would love to get married or just grow old with someone, die with a smile. They are all important in my life.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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I've always been a conspirator, came from a long line of women folk like that in my family apparently, even my great grandmother would have been an ATSer had she the opportunity, lol. But, I discovered this site after ufo sitings and memories of my experiences sent me on a search for answers.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by ahnggk
Because my frustrations in life eventually caused me to think that there must be more to this life than just fulfilling your dreams, finding a wife, building a family and die with a smile. My #1 frustration, my job was way way far from my dream job #1, #2, #3.... My #2 frustration, my relationships with women has always been a failure. Until eventually, I gave up running after those things in life.


This i think is true in a lot of cases, that people tend to escape from their life and start searching for something else, something that is not bad and full of misery, i think we all have a little of that, if we didn't we will be complete happy with ignorance, in the comfort of our homes and never questioning anything at all

In my case, i got my dream job about 15 days after i started looking for a job
, so that would not apply to me, i was interested in ufos since i was little, and also in other stuff like philosophy and etc, i have about 15 ex girlfriends so that may apply to me to some extent
, but i have a girlfriend right now and i feel very happy with her, and still come to ATS day after day




I even reached the point to think that those things - career, family, and social life are distraction to our personal quest for the truth, unlocking our potential, and the purpose of life!


I think you should not look at it this way, eventually you need to find other things besides searching for the truth, in case you find it, who are you going to tell? that will be around to listen to you and believe??

If you are the only one who can hear the music, nobody will want to dance with you..



Soon, I found satisfaction in the simple things, nature, animals, astronomy, and science. I also put myself on the quest for truth and knowledge. And now, I'm not as frustrated before, sometimes I even feel to be better off than people I know that have their dreams fulfilled!


Maybe you were looking for the wrong dreams all along? if you feel happy like you are right now, then you don't need to go look for something else, but instead just add to what you already have right now, a girlfriend always comes handy
, specially if she understand and likes the same things as you do, the same way you look for things that make you feel good instead of things that most people identify with "success", that same way you should look for things to add to your life.



Think I'm crazy? Blame my life's frustrations to it! Anyone else blame life's frustration for becoming a free-thinker??


I feel frustrated when someone doesn't understand what i'm trying to say and instead think i am crazy, but we all are anyway, so i don't bother with them, i know there are people who knows more than that and i can talk to them, that's why i am here.

Kai



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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No, actually what lead me to ATS was all the doom and gloom. I love it actually. I am very hateful, and angry person, and I do not trust anyone!! I have lost my faith in people as a young child, and I never got it back. I do not have any friends due to trust issues, and have realized i do not need friends or my family, not immdeiate family, but my Father, Mother in my life. They have gotten rid of me, so I got rid of them. Easy for me to do, I can easily disconnect from people.

I was brought here because I like the topics you all discuss, even though the Love everyone including yourself is REALLY getting old!! No I don't believe in it!! So that's my answer, sorry to be a party pooper!



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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For me it's just curiosity and entertainment value and the possibility of learning something new. If i need a good laugh, i'll just read some of the more far out posts and some of the arrogant, histrionic, holier than thou attitudes of some of the members on here. :lol I admit i'm continually impressed with some of the more well thought out theories, as far out as they are sometimes.

I mostly enjoy the black projects and "secret" govt programs. Though the wild conjecture and half truth's crack me up from time to time.


Overall i love this site and it's part of my daily online routine.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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My quest for raw milk and my belief that American consumers have the right to choose what they eat started me on my quest into the whole NWO/Conspiracy/9/11 thing. ATS was inevitable. I actually started on infowars and PP run by Alex Jones. I'm a little skeptical of AJ but still respect his opinions.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by Kaifan

I think you should not look at it this way, eventually you need to find other things besides searching for the truth, in case you find it, who are you going to tell? that will be around to listen to you and believe??

If you are the only one who can hear the music, nobody will want to dance with you..


I actually have plenty to tell - mostly strangers!
In the same manner, I'm not really lacking the ability to express love, I could do it to just anyone, including animals. We are all brothers and sisters you know!


It looks like me and Mysticalzoe share the same boat with a frustrated life (so I think our case is pretty rare)! I didn't actually start here in ATS, but started out surfing conspiracy sites, conspiracy vs religions. ATS just kept appearing in the searches until I signed up for membership!


I'm a person that's very hard to motivate so I guess Nature tried to find a way to my heart and it worked!



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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I accidentally stumbled upon ATS while doing a google image search that had a result linked to a thread here. I read the thread associated with the image (out of curiosity) - and was hooked


Me having a relatively open and curious mind is not due to ATS, but due to be raised in an extremely religious home where I was told what to think



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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My life was destroyed by being monitored by mind control. I cannot live my life for one second.

So this is the main reason, i do this. The scum just would not let me live a life, so fine, i have to do something.



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