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The conspiracy to dumb us down.

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posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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I've always been a muti-tasker. Doing fifteen things at once, putting out "fires" here, there, over there, waaaay over there, ad nauseum. It has made me successful in my line of work. It has garnered me promotions, and awards. I have received more money because if it.
Now some, would also diagnose me with ADHD. (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I would probably agree.


But read what "they" have to say.

Today, the American professional comes standard with an arsenal of instant-gratification gadgets: the Internet, the cell phone, the fax machine, the Blackberry. We can get any information we want exactly when we want it. The weather in Kazakhstan? Done. The latest Madonna-inspired fashion trend in London? You bet. The options are limitless, but the consequence of all this convenience—all this instantaneous knowledge—is that the modern workday never ends. Our stress is higher, our deadlines shorter, and, worst of all, the office can follow us home. To counter this breakneck pace, busy Americans everywhere rely on multitasking—the art of doing more work in less time by juggling several tasks at once.

Enter the adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, who are hardwired for hyperactivity, distraction and impulsivity. These individuals struggle with organization, prioritization and time management. They overlook details, need extra motivational nudges and may not socialize well with the rest of the staff. Perhaps the biggest difference of all, however, is that people with ADHD have difficulty transitioning from one task to the next. They are the modern world’s anti-multitaskers.

health.msn.com...


My thought to you kind folks is this; if they can label anything that makes a person successful, inhibit it with drugs, then those people would be servants, sheep, instead of leaders. Thus keep the potential "alphas" calmly as "omegas" and securing their own patronizing future.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention.





posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Chemical lobotomies for everyone!!



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by lonegurkha
Chemical lobotomies for everyone!!


Huh? *drool*

Exactly! 30 years ago, if you were fidgity and hyper in class, a teacher would give you MORE work.

Now?

Take a pill.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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You keep on using your smart phone and purchasing your digital idiot boxes, that will allow everything and everyone to fall into exactly how we choose.

Now that you are aware of it, is it going to change your daily life. ? I think not, welcome to the New Age.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by tristar
You keep on using your smart phone and purchasing your digital idiot boxes, that will allow everything and everyone to fall into exactly how we choose.

Now that you are aware of it, is it going to change your daily life. ? I think not, welcome to the New Age.


But it already has. When my son (7) was diagnosed at his school and I was faced with a room full of "authorities" who wanted my son medicated, I looked at the floor and said, "Where do you want the body?"
They said, "What body?"

I said, "His being medicated will only happen over my dead body. Give. Him. More. Work. You're curriculum is boring him."
I smiled when I said it.
I was also in uniform.



Since that day, not one problem. It's ok to stand up to "authority". They have no clue as to what to do when someone does.

Edit to add; I don't own a smart phone and only watch tv when I'm in hotels.
edit on 14-2-2011 by beezzer because: because Nirubu is going to crash on me



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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I've been having problems understanding why kids have to be on drugs.If I didn't pay attention in school the teacher sent a note home and dad twapted me in the way that said "don't be stupid" and I paid attention.Problem solved.No drugs necessary.



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