posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:30 AM
I really liked this thread. I was kind of creeped out by the Walmart chant when I was watching it play. Which is funny, because I bet if I worked at
Walmart and had to do that, I'd be right there clapping along, and thinking how fun this was, and how I was glad we did that because it improved
group morale and made people happier, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I totally agree with the source amnesia too. If there is one thing I learned in life, it's that the mind is fallible. There are so many times I'm so
sure that so-and-so was in a certain movie, or that such and such was the answer to a question. And I even would argue with friends over what and what
was true. Oftentimes I was right, but sometimes I was completely wrong, and I start wondering in my head, how could I have thought that was true and
be so sure? I think this is really connected to source amnesia because it plays on the idea that you really think something actually happened or is
actually true, where in reality it's not the case.
And whenever reading about politics, it's always conservatives vs. liberals, and it's so hard to be middle of the road. If a liberal is too
conservative, liberals don't like him, and if a conservative is too liberal, it's the same way. Or if a politician is honest, people get upset about
how can he say something like that? but of course if a politician is dishonest, people get upset about how corrupt they are. The whole political world
is such a lose-lose situation when it comes to winning people's hearts and minds, where the only time you can appease everyone is when you don't
take a side at all, and use fancy language to make it look like you are answering the questing without either consenting or dissenting.