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How many of you hide your alternative thinking from those around you?

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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I'm not going to get into what conspiracies I think are true or not, because I don't want this to turn into a debate thread. But I'm curious... how many of you keep your thoughts to yourself regarding faith, conspiracies, current political and environmental issues, paranormal activity, 2012, NWO, chemtrails, etc.

I am the type of person who compartmentalizes my life. Not by choice really. I think it started when I became a single parent. I keep my boys out of my personal life. Then I realized that I let work affect my home life too much. So now, when I'm done with work, it stays done until I start again. I do this with my faith as well. Unless asked, I don't get into my beliefs. And even then, I try to stay as neutral as possible and just get into what I specifically believe in. I never say I'm right, you're wrong.
On the surface, I look like a young woman who isn't necessarily dumb, but seems to be oblivious to the world. I have shocked a few people over the past few weeks with my knowledge on survival. And that's what got me thinking about this. I do hide my ideas mostly because the crowd I keep are very oblivious to the happenings in the world. Either that or they hide their ideas as well. But I'm you're average 27 year old mom who's a little on the trendy side. I do divulge in entertainment news and watch horrible TV like the Kardashians, Basketball Wives, all that god-awful stuff! I love to listen to pop music and I'm a big fan of the Bieber. I love sports. Especially basketball and follow the playoffs better than some of my guy friends!
HOWEVER, there is this whole other side to me. Fight or flight? I've always chosen fight. I'm prepared for moderate disasters. And I'll be darned if we go down in one. My kids are well equipped to handle themselves in the event something were to go down. Not that I come across as fear mongering to them. But they know where the hand operated radios are "just in case the power goes out" I tell them. They know where the extra water is "in case we have a drought". Stuff like that. Don't worry, I don't preach the scary stuff to them.
I read and read and read about the different religions of the world as it fascinates me. I'm a huge history buff. I am very much into alternative medicine. And I stay very much on top of current events. So the person I appear to be on facebook (yes I love facebook as well) is very different than the person I am on here. Or while I'm reading the news. Or researching subjects just for the fun of it.

So I'm just wondering if there are any others like that out there. Are you open with your ideas to everyone? Just people close to you? Or not at all?




posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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I basically say what I think or feel, I'm too honest and sometimes I hurt a lot of people without realizing. I really don't care if people call me crazy for believing in certain things.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Why should I? There is nothing wrong with have different views on a subject, being closed minded is what get's people into trouble. Take for instance the ubiDICKudious Hitler, pretty sure that was closed minded thoughts not open thoughts that caused his issues. Unmelodious ways of thinking get on peoples minds, and the melody playing lately seems to be one that is a heck of a lot stranger then what I have read here. That is all, thanks for reading and enjoy.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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I personally try to keep to my own. Most people don't wanna hear about UFO's or 9/11. Truth is most people are just scared of just of the truth.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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I hide it from almost everyone.

I don't enjoy the judgement passed onto me by others just because I ask questions and think alternative theories, however untrue, are at least interesting to think about.

The only time I get into conversations about them is when someone else brings it up during a naturally progressing conversation. There are a few that I work with who are sensationalized by things on the History, Discovery, and N-GEO Channels that I can't have any type of actual conversation with, because they lack the capacity to think for themselves still.

I feel like there are super thinkers, thinkers, and then the average person.

This is definitively a "super-thinker" website, and I'm glad I found it.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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I dont hide my thoughts on things, but i find most of the people i know dont care for it.. they want to live the life they lead, so i dont try to sway them.
But my family knows me well, as do my friends.
I have been know to point the odd stranger to ATS as well, if i hear them talking about some strange ideas suited to this way of thinking..
great post btw..

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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I used to be the type that wore it all on my sleeve. It became a problem as my wife just felt overwhelmed with all of this information and simply didn't want to discuss the topics in question anymore. So as of late, I try to keep my opinions, in real life that is, to myself.

Obviously if someone broaches the topic I respond, but I'm not the type to get up in someones face or try to "wake them up". If you were to meet me and hang out, if you didn't bring any of the alternative topics up, I probably wouldn't either, I have plenty of other interests we can discuss.

Anyways, this is one of the main reasons I actually signed up here and started posting instead of lurking, without a support network around me to discuss this stuff, it can become an obsession and it steals your passion away from other parts of your life.



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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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When I sense the moment is appropriate, then I will impart what wisdom I can to those who have ears to listen.

Sometimes it's good to be quiet, but not always. If you know things you should indeed spread that knowledge even if it seems far out. It may open eyes, make others think, and most importantly: you are being selfless with your knowledge, and not thinking twice whether people laugh at you or embrace you.


Just, don't force what you know on others, that's potentially destructive.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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I don't talk about it except for when I am behind my TETRA.X mask.
My significant other yelled at me too many times....VERY DEEP SLEEP and aggressive when being nudged awake......

I can live a double life with no problem...because I have all of you here!!!!!



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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There is an individual I talked to last weekend that seemed to share every perspecti e on every idea I have. It is my husband's friend and we got into a big discussion. I am more than happy to share my views with someome who will listen, but I do not tell anyone on if I am stocking up water, food, etc. We have said "we would love to have a self-sustaining lifestyle" but we kostly chalk it up to being brought up in the country and we love horses and fresh eggs. But for the most part, I keep it out of the limelight.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by Serizawa
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I basically say what I think or feel, I'm too honest and sometimes I hurt a lot of people without realizing. I really don't care if people call me crazy for believing in certain things.


I wish I was like that. And I'm getting there. But I don't know... my relationships are important to me. I guess I'm a people pleaser. Which will suck in the long run.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Good thread really. My ideas are mostly kept to myself for very similar reasons that you list. I have tried to talk with a couple of co-workers and they have responded to point, and I think they may be starting to wake up. My parents though, shot me down fairly quickly with a “what weird stuff are you reading” kind of comment. I haven’t given up on them though, as I think that in the near future they will see that some of what I have mentioned was correct. My wife though, she is in a denial kind of phase right now. I think the talk of some of this got her down a little bit, because most of it isn’t that positive. She told me that is was getting her down, and that her idea to avoid that feeling was to do fun stuff now and live life to the fullest. So, that is kind of a benefit of her denial. It isn’t that she doesn’t want to know about it all, but I think it makes her sad for our kids about the future that they may have. We also recently put together our SHTF kit with all the needed supplies including a gun. She was actually really supportive of all this and helped a lot with the purchasing of the right items. We put together an Emergency Plan too, and sent it to all our family members. To some, that was kind of shocking, but it was right around the Japan earthquake, so everyone just kind of chalked it up to that. I mentioned to a couple of friends that I was putting this kit together and I got mixed reviews, some in support, others though I was weird. Otherwise, I don’t tell the average Joe about my supplies for fear of them coming to me when it all goes down.

I think you have to be careful how you talk about these types of things. What you may support, other people may be offended by. 9/11 is a huge one of course, and the people are pretty divided over this topic. I just try to be as aware as possible, and listen to what others say and how they say it. If I hear a sense that someone may be waking up, I might mention something lightly to see how they react. If they respond positively, I may go further in depth. But, there aren’t many…yet. I hope more and more come around, because we need it!



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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I keep myself to myself but not out of hiding. I just don't talk much about anything unless it is pertinant to the conversation.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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I blab my Conspiracy drivel to anyone with a brain.

I try to back up my statements with facts.

Although, I don't think everything is a Conspiracy.

There are a few juicy ones out there...



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Yeah I just met my neighbor for the first time the other night and we were having some beers. I met a girl downtown and brought her home to record some music. We were hanging out, and out of the blue she takes out this End the Fed card and gives it to my neighbor (she didn't know what it was, someone gave it to her downtown).

He's like "oh no, your not one of those people?? " "one of those conspiracy wackjobs".

So I just kinda kept my mouth shut since it was the first time meeting the guy, but soon enough I'm sure we'll have some interesting conversations, cause he seemed pretty cool other than that. lol



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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I personally say what I think and however someone wants to process that information is their prerogative. I don't expect anyone to think like me or even entertain my ideas, however if I keep my mouth shut then i feel that I am not opening someones eyes to an alternative way of thinking. Not that it's better, just different views on life.

I do not care about being judged by anyone because the fact of the matter is, who are they? No better than you or I. So ya, I say what I believe and I am usually glad I did as it spawns plenty of interesting conversations. Sometimes they go nowhere and sometimes I am surprised at how many people are on the exact same wavelength as I am.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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Trust me my life is nothing nice and I need to get some serious anger management lessons very soon. I guess it's my anger.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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I think with me it depends on the topic. As a veteran of twelve years military service, I am a firm supporter of The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. There isn't a soul around me, who doesn't know this! I share information from the Fragile Earth discussions as well, but other than that I keep my thoughts to myself. I don't think it's because of the controversial nature of some topics, but more because most everyone I know or talk to is so closed-minded. Although I am a lifelong Christian (and I'm now 50 yrs old), I tend to stay out of discussions about it online or with people I don't know well. I will tell you that I appreciate all threads on this site, and the work that goes into them. You guys really keep me up to date with my world and your opinions do matter whether I agree at the moment or not. Long live ATS...



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by phishyblankwatersI used to be the type that wore it all on my sleeve. It became a problem as my wife just felt overwhelmed with all of this information and simply didn't want to discuss the topics in question anymore.


I highly doubt that your wife's refusal to tolerate your conspiracy fantasies was the result of being 'overwhelmed with all the information'. She was more likely embarrassed that her husband - a grown man - was harping on about subjects that (rightly or wrongly) are considered the preserve of adolescents, the gullible and those with learning difficulties.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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That is one hell of an assumption.

I also noticed you used the word "harping".

Perhaps a Freudian slip ?



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