posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
I've noticed that the threads that are 5 pages long supplied with numerous links, charts, images, quotes, and take forever to read are in fact the
threads that are receiving the most stars and flags on ATS as of recent. What the hell happened to us? Are we that hungry for knowledge?
To be honest I am lazy in this regard and prefer to read clear and concise threads where the demand to read and analyse charts is kept to a minimum.
However, I do admire when people take the time to compile threads that are loaded with useful information - even when they are excessive. I have given
quite a few S&F to people who have made elaborate opening posts because while I may not agree with their point of view on the issue, I respect the
time and effort they have placed into creating the thread.
A wise man once told me "everything in moderation".... that should include your quest to deny ignorance.
Wise indeed. But, can "taking everything in moderation" be taken in moderation too? Have a think about that one...
I look around ATS... and what do I see?
I see people seeking for the truth... Suddenly it dawned on me that the "Truth lies within you"
Not sure about that yet. If it is within us then why do we seek acknowledgement and the company of other people? Why is it that some people can bring
out the best in us while others can bring out the worst? If you yourself gained the above knowledge from ATS (and I assume you probably did) then why
did you need to become a member before arriving at this knowledge?
All I'm saying is that... your mind is probably polluted right now. You've set out on a quest to find the truth outside of yourself and
you've probably already formulated an opinion on what that truth is.
It is literally impossible to find somebody whose mind is not "corrupted" to a certain degree. Every single person on earth is subject to some form
of programming from a young age and it is extremely difficult to succumb many of these things we have been conditioned with.
Sometimes I feel like my APPLE computer is the forbidden knowledge I should of never bit into.
Nice metaphor disguised as a pun
[edit on 10/8/2010 by Dark Ghost]