Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Contrary to the beliefs of some members, there was no hidden agenda or ulterior motive for creating this thread.
I believe you but it seems that you would label others as having an agenda against you!
Unfortunately, it seems there is an effort by a small number of members to be cynical, pessimistic and negative in relation to the content of
this thread. People like this exist in all areas of life.
It would be interesting if you addressed these posts in order to explain yourelf rather than merely label them unfavourably as being negative
"efforts" by members.
They see a positive construct - something that connects and inspires people - and they feel the need to shoot it down or destroy the positivity
that it creates.
I didn't see alot of positivity in you OP.
I think what was positive was that it enables people with similar insecurities and doubts to know that it is O.K. to feel like this and that they are
Whether this is done for selfish reasons such as taking joy in spreading misery and negativity to ease one's soul, or playing the role of
contrarian remains to be seen. Either way I do not feel anger or resentment for these people, I feel pity.
Why not ask them by replying to their posts rather than inferring or injecting the reasons for the replies!
I mean, that would be the positive thing to do?
After all, this is a discussion isn't it?
Another important point to note is that while some members insist that this thread is evidence that I and others like me are not eccentric
because there are apparently so many of us, the truth is that even the number of people viewing this thread is but a minuscule representation of
number of the greater population.
You OP hs nothing to do with eccentricity.
ec·cen·tric (k-sntrk, k-)
1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. See Synonyms at strange.
1. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
It has everything to do with insecurity.
1. Not sure or certain; doubtful: facing an insecure future.
2. Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe:
3. Not firm or fixed; unsteady: an insecure foothold.
a. Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship.
b. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties.
Do you feel different? An outcast who doesn't fit in with most other people.
You feel in awe of others that you admire, but you dismiss these feelings when they are directed at yourself
What is your passion? What is your drive? You are not sure of your ambitions or your purpose for being here.
you struggle to define what it is that makes you happy and complete. You do not know, nor do you claim to know. This makes you appear
indecisive to the average person and contributes to your feelings of alienation.
you worry about where you see yourself in 10 days.
You don't just worry about the future, you focus on the past and are apprehensive about the present.
You feel like you don't belong, yet you long to be.
So lets see, Outcast, feeling different, dismissive of praise, unsure about ambitions and purpose, unsure what makes oneself happy, feelings of
indicision, worries that one looks indicisive. Worries about the future, the past and present.
Worry, anxiety, insecurity.
Eccentics couldn't give a flying f@#$ what people think. They know what makes them happy and persue it regardless of other peoples opinions. Thats
what makes them eccentric. Oscar Wilde was eccentic because he used to walk around with a lobster on a leash, not because he felt sorry for
Andy Warhol, Jim Morrison, Howard Hughes, The lady in my city that dresses as an opera singer and performs Turandot.
You OP just makes you look scared about what people think, that you don't fit in but you really want to, that you don't know what makes you happy and
you worry about the present and future and are stuck reflecting on your past so much so it seems to hinders your progress in terms of happyness and
hope about the future.
Your OP is entirely a reflection on the negative.
What would be positive would be admitting that you need to overcome these issues rather than simply saying you are eccentric.
Appealing to others to reinforce your own fears is even more negative.
What is important about your thread is how common these insecurities are!
edit on 17/6/12 by atlasastro because: (no reason given)