posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 05:19 PM
This is my first post here on ATS so let me introduce myself briefly before I go on to my first topic. I was born in Oklahoma, and moved west soon
after I was old enough and had the wherewithal to move around the country, I have lived in AZ, CA, NM, OR, AK and have recently landed on the East
Coast, Long Island. I have an extensive and ongoing education in the Native American Indian history that started in school, but that I have researched
extensively along the way in my search for the real history of civilization. I have been interested in alien, ufo, Sasquatch and various conspiracy
theories all of my life as well in my quest to see and know truth in a simple way. I also have firm beliefs on the spiritual side of life, though I am
a realist before anything else. I would like to say thanks to everyone who posts on ATS in the same quest for knowledge as myself, as I have used this
site for years as an alternative news source, and have come to know a lot of the famous perspective handles around here over time. It is time to add
some of my own, and I am happy to get to know some of you through the posting and debative processes.
Okay now to start my first thread I would like to try and break down the living beingness behind ATS.
ATS is a news source for tons of people who do not participate in discussions, as I can attest to myself.
... For a second though, before you start to think about what ATS is in the sense of being a living being, try and look at it without it's own
handle. Try and strip it of it's name, and it's colors, images and all of the preconceived notions that go along with that. See it as a great living
hall, full of information and perspectives that is constantly growing and changing.
How does this discussion take on a life of it's own? Well I am not going to go to far into defining it for you, take your own ideas and insert them
here. There are a few ways, we feed it our words, and it grows and evolves along with world events, discoveries etc. We feed on it as well for our own
knowledge and perspectives, in a cherry picking sort of manner. Each of us dives into the realms that we individually are interested in.
So it is a living entity in more than a few definitions...
How do we take this opportunity to use it to our own advantage without letting it consume too much of our time. How can we let it help us in the
future in an efficient way? I am sure that most here can see how ATS can become addictive to those using it as a source of knowledge. It can be
dangerous to those who are already a bit depressed by life. Too much knowledge of the negative sides of life can become a downward spiral in the hands
of those who are unprepared.
How do we take this great wealth and learn to use it only to the benefit of individuals as well as the community, without getting caught up and
becoming addicted to the constant flow of info?
And... How would you see ATS as a living entity? How do you see it growing and adapting to the onslaught of internet regulation.
Will the halls of ATS, and it's wealth of knowledge become a reference point in the future that has much more importance than it currently does?
How does ATS bleed out into the current struggle of humans, how do we sharpen it as a tool?
What is ATS in your words, and how does it help you?