reply to post by Mindmelding
Okay I don't know what i'm talking about.
I live in a world where most people are simply people. By Majority and action living in this world as you and I do albeit perhaps with a slightly
I do not doubt that there are now and those who have been (obviously) sociopaths who have reached positions of power, I'd even say a healthy bit of
Narcissism and success often go hand in hand.
Again I would say... Sociopaths have a difficult time achieving positions of actual power.
It happens but Everyone seeks to protect themselves, anger, even rage are normal human emotions, people who walk through life hurting others usually
get taken down, from Saddam Hussein to John Gotti thanks to all nations having systems of criminal Justice, most Sociopaths have to be extremely
careful to survive, many don't make it past their teens.
So on the side of The Elie there is a threat
I believe mostly the elite genuinely are just people
You believe that because The Sociopath exists, Mostly this is what the Elite are. You believe people are out to get you, that a grand operation exists
to hold back the human race, that there are groupings out to get you or I
Within the masses we have:
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Delusional Disorder/Persecutory Type
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sleep disorders/varied (can lead to paranoia)
OCD (often associated with paranoia)
(An important feature of paranoid thinking is its centrality: that the paranoid person perceives themselves as central figures in an experienced
scenario which may be either dangerous (persecutory) or self-exalting (grandiose) and interprets events which have no reference to them in reality as
directed at or about them.)
No let's be clear here...
I'm saying that I have gotten to meet allot of people from many walks of life and that I have gone out often in "elite" social circumstances, have
familial relations and have had my own moments of personal success, that I have NEVER found these people to be out to get the rest of us, that I
didn't matter to them aside from a conversation at a bar or a good time and encountered NO agenda directly geared at persecuting the population at
large. That Cops I have Known are Mostly regular guys even at the highest levels, that the wealthy I have met Mostly are people who have worked very
hard and love their families and have no agenda of hurting anyone and that Politicians I have known and celebrities I have been fortunate enough to
meet very often were simply LUCKY maybe a bit narcissistic at worst.
Your saying that...
They are out to get us... that Most of these people wake up in the morning and plot against the rest of us.
Snobbery is not illegal and not a crime
I make no claim to fame, beyond the real, I was a talented kid that happened to grow up in NYC and got to go to a good HS and had a few family members
and mostly as LUCK would have it had the good fortune of knowing some people, I express regret actually that I have spent as much of my time as I have
living instead of doing. My work in my adult life is now cut out for me having underachieved what i could have done with those connections instead of
just going to the right parties very often or throwing a few.
You not having that good fortune are convinced beyond any reason there is some plot to keep you down.
So do you fall... Into the massive range of perceptual disorders that lead to paranoia?
I can say this, all of those disorders do not allow for success most often unless they strike AFTER having achieved it in life.
The elite Mostly are NOT riddled with conditions that... cause them to doubt themselves, make them live in a world where they are HELD BACK by the
illusion that the world is out to get them.
So is this world more commonly filled with Sociopaths or conditions that can lead to Paranoia?
Obviously some will continue to insist that... the world and the Elite Mostly Are out to get them...
I am NOT discouraging those of us who would seek to find the FEW who are, those of us who look genuinely and seek to help others by identifying the
handful that do have ill intent, and there are always some out there that have what we can call conspiracies, those who are monomaniacal, those who
have evil plans...
A LITTLE BIT of PARANOIA... is a good thing, just like a Little Bit Of Narcissism is a good thing.
I am simply saying
If you believe, truely, that MOST of the Elite fall into this category, that the Govt as a whole... is out to get the people, there is an unseen force
controlling the diplomats and spiritual leaders and business men, that MOST of these people do not have good wishes, do not wish to make a better
world or are at worst...guilty of anything more than apathy which is found all around us regardless of race class or social structure...
Then perhaps, it is you that actually have a disorder... One of the Myriad of disorders that leads you to look at the world and believe a portion of
it is out to get you.
I would leave you with this, Paranoia hand in hand with depression, is the single most common mental illness, it affects to one degree or another
Billions of people perhaps... It's psychological, it begins with the words I Can't (meet her, make enough money, get in shape, get a job I love...)
and it happens when we rationalize, make up reason to fulfill our negative expectations eventually it can spiral into a genuine mental illness, some
times there are reasons things that hold us back... when you stop seeing them as OBSTACLES and START seeing them as Plots against you 99% of the time
unless your a very genuinely critical thinker... looking for specifics, your going off a cliff