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Originally posted by decepticonLaura
i don't want to be rude
or derail the thread
but this has come up a few times recently so i may as well talk it out
i don't understand this whole awake/asleep dichotomy at all.
sure, some people are 'more' or 'less' ignorant
but as you can see for yourself on this site
there is a lot of variation as regards what even constitutes ignorance...
i have since my earliest memories been questing for 'truth', reading every account of aliens and conspiracy i can get my mitts on. does this mean i am 'awake'?
i have also, since my earliest memories, been taking my findings to my brother, who brings a much more... err, let us say 'rational' frame of mind to proceedings, more based in our current mainstream understandings of culture and science.
does this mean he is asleep?
together we tend to find some middle ground, though it is rare that either of us will be entirely dissuaded of our original position.
more worryingly; what if i find a 'truth' that satisfies me? am i then asleep again? must one always be questing to be awake? what does that mean for the long term?
what if it turns out that accepted mainstream sciences are wrong, but so are all the concepts i have been assembling over the years? are there more successive levels to awaken to? where can that end?
am i just overthinking?