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Originally posted by fordrew
I am having an identity crisis here. I always avoid associating myself being put into a group in any way possible.
I hate politics, but I do have political views. It is against my every desire to be put in a group within politics as I have beliefs from all sides of the political spectrum. Mainly, I hate politics in general and I prefer avoiding politics at all cost.
I hate religion, but I do have religious/non-religious views. It is against my every desire to be put in a group within religion. I may fit in unorganized religion but that really isn't a group because there are vastly different opinions amongst them.
My views of good and evil and therefore my morale views are completely distorted. The issue of good and evil is the most important issue I have conflicts with. It tears my apart every single time I think about it in depth. I want to make a topic about good and evil one day but I fear I will take many days to write the topic because I can pretty much write a book on the subject.
I have trouble being associated with my nationality. I am not proud to be a Sicilian American, and I view the world from the world's point of view. I do not have opinions from an American point of view. I constantly question myself in world issues ALWAYS from a neutral point of view.
So am I crazy? Am I the only human who exists with these exact points of view? Is there some kind of neurological disorder associated with me? I also do not like being admired. For instance if I were a celebrity I would not like the attention.
Or perhaps am I just over thinking and people always never fit into groups? I think there are always people who fit into groups. In example, people who are model Republicans or model Catholics.
Am I naive to think that populations love to associate themselves completely with those groups associated?edit on 12-2-2011 by fordrew because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by QueSeraSera
Firstoff, please try to embrace your cultural heritage and yourself as a person. Once you feel comfortable in "your own skin", so to speak, you will attain a freedom that will allow you to freely examine other ideas without considering yourself somehow deficient in either intellect or experience.
Originally posted by andy1033
Amazing the labels people put on people. If they want to label me something so what, but as long as its dangerous to me, or ruins my life why should i care? The labels are always wrong like above anyway, and people do not like it being wrong, but they are in my life.
Originally posted by fordrew
reply to post by NorEaster
Perhaps you are right. However though, I think I am at a stage of my life where my ideas are well explained and rationalized. I am 21, and in an intellectual field of work/study. Teens, for instance, have trouble with their beliefs because they are starting to "get it". Perhaps that is why teens are considered to be rebellious. The beliefs and ideas they once held they now have a different meaning to them because now they are starting to realize why they exist. For instance a teen growing up and starting to rebel against religion. Their parents forced religion upon them and religion forced ideas upon the teen. The teen did not come to religion; religion came to the teen quite forcibly.