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What do you REGRET learning?

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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 04:41 PM

Originally posted by Beach Bum
I regret learning the woman I've always loved married someone else that's about it.

I agree with you guys. I would rather die with my boots on fighting the good fight, than to be herded into the mystical land of camp FEMA.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 04:44 PM
Would I be happier and more carefree if I hadn't learned many things that have been discussed on this site? Perhaps.

Would being blind to the problems help me take action to change them? No. Would feeding into MSM propaganda and going with the herds protect me from what really might be going on in the world? Certainly not.

I bought into the OS of 9/11 until this summer when I encountered for the first time someone who challenged those views. I still remember sitting in that soul-crushing silence while he showed me videos such as WTC7's freefall and Kennedy's last speech. It was hard to grasp that I (and the rest of us) could have been lied to on such a grand scale. Soon after I started looking for answers by myself and lurking on ATS where I became aware of much more questions and answers from behind-the-scenes.

Search for the truth is the greatest journey we can embark upon. I cannot justify ignoring the answers to preserve my inner peace. And for that reason I regret nothing.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 06:29 PM
Some facts can be pretty hard to live with.

Learning what a parent or partner can do can break your heart.
So can finding out what a government you were dumb enough to trust did.

The worst for me was learning that, when I was a pregnant 12 year old incest victim, my parents had taken out life insurance on me before giving me the tablets to kill myself.

I prayed in desperation and suddenly had a miscarriage, meaning I no longer had to swallow them. I'd thought my parents would be pleased and couldn't understand at the time why they looked pissed off instead.

I learned later that, by living, I'd deprived them of a house of their own.

But I can't regret learning even that fact, even though the knowledge has been a burden.
We are fumbling in a fog of assumptions and beliefs until we learn to see the world for what it is.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 06:45 PM
I regret learning the fact that I can keep learning and never stop!!

I will never be a know it all!!

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 07:16 PM

Originally posted by Roadblockx
am I the only one finding that "ignorance is bliss"?

Ignorance is bliss. I think happiness is inversely proportional to knowledge.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 07:28 PM
I kind of regret learning about the intracascies of time travel. It was fine to think you could just go back in time, or jump forward a few years. But when you have to contemplate the effect one might have on the entire spectrum, it can make your head hurt. How can anyone travel in time and not screw up my reality? What could have happened that got twisted?

I also wish that 9-11 was just a threat. Never really happened. Then I wouldn't have to wonder why. I can except the fact that the official story is quite far from the truth, and I have no idea what the real truth is, but when I stop to think about why anybody would be so greedy for whatever (money, power, oil, opium,?) I just can't fathom it. How much is enough? Isn't one life worth more than all the money one could gather in a lifetime?

I wish I didn't know. Blind stupidity has it's merits.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:26 PM
I love this thread, OP.
I don't regret anything that I've learned here or anywhere else because I've always yearned to know the raw truth about everything. I'm strong, and I can take it, even when it hurts or scares me half to death.LOL Like others have stated, I'm weary of some of the blind hatred and narrow-mindedness that gets spouted here. I usually chalk that up to teenagers with limited world exposure and/or unfortunate parenting, but I'll admit that it does grind on the nerves sometimes. I've found myself just scanning through most of those threads because I can't bear to read how cruel people can be to one another under the veil of anonymity of the internet. However, I do regret that there are hoaxers and multi-layered coverups surrounding UFO/ETs, and the sinking feeling that I get sometimes that we may never really get to know or experience the real truth about any of it. I try to stay positive though.

[edit on 1-12-2009 by gazerstar]

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 06:54 AM
Great thread.

There is nothing I regret learning. What's that saying? An answer to a question just leads to more questions? Lol. I think it's better that way. Sometimes I really wonder if everyone who is constantly inquisitive, such as myself and most on ATS, are using more than that old '10% of your brain power'. As opposed to most people stuck on auto pilot, I would have to think this is the case. It would be interesting to see a study.

Anyways I'm ranting a bit. The only thing I regret, is that sometimes when you hear a really GREAT story, you immediately want to believe them. I guess that is the little kid imagination in me though. It is hard to discern what is truly disinformation, and MISinformation.

Alex Jones disinfo? I could see that. David Icke and Ron Paul? I would hope not.. I rather like both of them. Sometimes I think though that the whole auditing the fed thing could just be used as part of the world government plan, if it happens.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 07:34 AM

Thank you all for your compliments, openness and honesty with this post. I appreciate the stars and flags as well!

I am attempting to go back and respond to great points made so please bear with me.

Thanks again everyone!

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 07:43 AM

Originally posted by Hack28
What a great post by the OP!!
great thing to ponder, i am going to take a moment and figure it out. First thing that came to my mind was this:

"Would i have been happier "asleep" as opposed to "awake" if nothing happens?"

I cant get this thought out of my head.

Thanks! Just one of those thoughts I had to post. Glad to see so many contributing.

That really is a pretty deep thought. One I am not sure how to immediately respond to. Nice work!

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by The Alfer

No apologies necessary. You posted where you wanted to and I appreciate your thought. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of another discussion that your insight may also benefit.

I value your thought regarding what you have learned and that there are no regrets. I have seen threads/posts on here that made me fume because the person posting it could have made a much better point had they not mixed in so much hate or ignorance. I learned from them but may have been better off not seeing the hate/ignorance.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 07:59 AM
reply to post by neformore

I can tell you that this site thrives because of intelligent and well-grounded mods like yourself and AshleyD. Thank you for the BS you have to go through to keep this site running.

You mention the holocaust which is something that I have stayed away from for a variety of reasons. My fear are the images that I will never get out of my head (thinking of ashelyd's post) and I have learned enough about the disgusting atrocities that took place that my stomach still turns. By knowing about it, I am hoping that I will see the conditions occur if someone tries to repeat it.

The way that ANY educated person can hold a human life to any standard less then what they themselves demand is what I wish I could erase from my mind. I long for the mindset I had as a youth where I believed everyone tried to do their best, to help each other and that there was no real evil in the world. Yeah, as naive as that was, I sure slept much better at night.....

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by gazerstar

The point about UFO's/ET's hoxers is something I hadn't thought about but am glad you mentioned it. My childhood mindset was that adults rarely lie which means anytime you heard about ufo's or saw pictures of them, you knew it happened. My dad, who was in the US Air Force for 30+ years never mentioned a thing about them and after I asked on a couple of occasions, I knew better then to ask again. It wasn't until just a year or so ago that I really started finding out that there were a LOT of hoxers out there which blew my mind. Since then, I have been on a mission to learn as much as I can about ufo's/et's and the many government/3 and 4 letter agencies that deal with them. That is one area that I don't regret learning anything about.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 08:21 AM
Great thread just what I was looking for.

I regret learning words involving any sort of negativity. Establishing a lock system on whats possible.

Levitation would be intense

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:10 AM
What hot dogs are made from and that microwaves are bad for you

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by On the level

Please, please don't list what are in hotdogs as I have PURPOSELY not learned what is in them.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:45 AM

Originally posted by andy1033

On a plus note i see why christianity is the best religion on earth by far, as its the only one that sees human as being same as another human.

I can't think of a single piece of info I've ever learned that would back up this statement. Could you please extrapolate?

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:46 AM
I regret learning that the saying "Ignorance is bliss" is the most accurate three worded sentence in the entire English language.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 10:17 AM
I don't regret learning anything at all and I see no reason why I should.

To me life is the pursuit of survival, knowledge and love and they are all intertwined in various ways.

I [assume] the OP was asking this because somethings may make us sad or bummed when we learn them. It doesn't matter to me though, I want to know.

The things that bum us out are often the most valuable lessons of all. And they tend to stick with you. I suspect that's why drill sergeants are so mean. Lots of important things to teach in a short period of time, but I'm only guessing.

I don't know if these things really qualify as answers, but the only things I can think of that I don't care to know is how the book or the movie ends, or who wins the game or the fight on TV.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 10:52 AM
I regret learning about IKARIAM.Com

I wasted a lot of valuable time playing this stupid online game.

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