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Originally posted by GhostLancer
reply to post by EndWise
People are people. Some people get pretty deep in conspiracies. Some go over the edge. But, it's not unlike anything else out there. Maybe your friends think you're too deep into watching NASCAR or football or wrestling or Dancing With the Stars or Survivor or America's Got Talent. There are thousands of outlets for our interests and it's probably wrong for anyone to be overly critical of someone else's preference. For you, your friends might be too far into conspiracies. Why be judgmental like that?
Again, in our modern age, some people lose themselves in Facebook and Twitter. Others play World of Warcraft (or other games) until they stink and pass out from lack of sleep. Other people get into triathalons or marathons and are forever training for the next one. Point is: TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING can be a bad thing. Another point: Who is to say how much is too much?
Specifically about conspiracies: you will find that the more you look, the more you research, the more you read, the more you study, the more you become open-minded and less dismissive before looking into a "conspiracy theory," you will discover that there is FAR MORE GOING ON than you were previuosly aware.
Once you realize that things are really not how the government and mainstream media portray them, and that (yes) we have been lied to by both in the past, you may want to find out what is really going on. This is called in these circles "Waking Up." Frank Herbert of DUNE fame said it best: "The Sleeper must awaken."
You'll know when you are awake in this sense. And then, possibly (probably) you may want to apologize to your friends. In fact, you may want to look into things with them. Who knows.
Conspiracies aren't everywhere. But there is a level of perception gained when you awaken, and then you'll start seeing the real world, and not just the shadows on the cave wall.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
about 93% of the individuals i come across on ATS