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Originally posted by earthdude
So we must look at the glass as half full, not half-empty. This could cause all the problems to go away, or maybe not. Good idea, hope it works.
Originally posted by srsen
Over the 12 months I have noticed, as have many other users, a new trend slowly taking over. It is something that it is no way restricted to ATS, it has become a symptom of modern life, but acting as a microcosm for modern life ATS is a great example.
It has become a cancer. The loud voices are getting louder, the quiet ones just stare out at the stars and shake their head in disappointment.
So what is it? It is exactly what 'they', The Powers That Be, want it to be. And it is going to plan. Quite possibly it is 'their' biggest, most successful endeavor ever - and most of us are totally falling for it.
Look around guys. You can see it for yourself!
Analyzing the "Recent Post' page provides an interesting insight into it.
Of approximately 60 posts:
- 20 focused on Government/Politics/Financial Meltdown
- 10 focused on Israel/War
- 5 focused on Gulf Oil spill
- the remaining 25 were mixed
That's astounding! 35/60!! Over HALF of our recent posts focused on negative current events. Add to that 6/6 'Hot Topics' and 6/7 'Most Flagged Topics' - all negative current events!
So here's the point...
We are focusing on everything the machine wants us to. It is almost as if we are CRAVING that negativity. Almost as if we are feeding off of it. Almost as if we are ADDICTED to it..... Think about that, really think about that.
Yes, I know that we discuss current events and currently there are many negative events. I totally get that, but I'm going deeper here.
As a collective we now NEED to pull together and as a whole say NO MORE to the negativity thrown right in our faces 24/7.
**There is something else you can do - love, live, be happy.**
There are forces at work who want us, no, NEED us, to focus on the negativity. Why do you think there is so much of it? We keep feeding it and the beast grows fatter!
Please ATS, it is time we LEAD by example. It is time we look for the good in life and stop dwelling on the negative. Stop ridiculing people. Stop thinking how superior you are. Stop thinking you know better than everyone else. Stop thinking with your ego.
I know it is hard. No-one ever said it wasn't. But if we don't make an effort to change the way we think and the energy we put out, who knows what horrible world we could create. We have the CHOICE to live and create how we want. We CAN choose negativity, but surely there is a better way.
If we don't at least try to change the way we think, act, live, then 'they' win the battle. It is as simple as that.
[edit on 9-6-2010 by srsen]