Originally posted by Dark Ghost
reply to post by atlasastro
I didn't imply the OP itself was positive, I meant the reaction from other members to what was written has been overwhelmingly positive - the
way people are able to connect with each others' feelings and not feel embarrassed and ashamed.
I totally agree, and I have said as much.
As you said, that they are not alone in having these sensations. Sometimes it is the worst of situations that bring out the best of people.
The same goes for the OP. It's some pretty dark stuff in there, I admit, but look at many of the positive responses it has elicited.
I think you may be missing the point my friend, and it is an important one.
What you are feeling, how you are describing it and approaching it is fundamentally dishonest. Not only to yourself, but to others and this community
as a whole.
Feeling depressed, insecure, unsure and alienated is not being odd or eccentric, it is being unwell.
Can I ask you a question, has merely considering yourself eccentric helped you in anyway other than to merely give in to a label?
I generally don't respond specifically to the negative posts for the same reason I don't respond specifically to the positive ones: I'm not one
of those people that likes hearing the sound of his own voice (or seeing the text of my own typing).
Well you have responded to mine, so I
thank you very much. I would like to think there is a reason and maybe a purpose for our discussion. Perhaps it is the dissenting voice that is harder
to listen too over all others who merely agree to your lie?
While I do enjoy discussions, on these forums I especially enjoy seeing the opinions and mindsets of other people, it fascinates me.
This thread isn't really about me, but rather a state of existence that many people can relate to. I would prefer to keep it that way.
Oh, my friend, but it is about you! I dare say it is about all of us!
If you feel that my post is more to do with insecurity than eccentricity then that is fine and I respect your opinion. I am aware of the
definitions of both words and still feel that I am an eccentric character as opposed to an insecure one.
You could be both, they are not
mutually eclusive, but your OP is rife with insecurities and they have nothing to do with eccentricity. I think the discussions deserves to have an
opportunity to consider that, rather than have that perspective merely dismissed as being cynical, pessimistic or negative. As you say, the OP is
Do I have insecurities? Yes, I believe everyone does to a certain extent. I am not overtly eccentric but rather my eccentricities begin to
appear the more you get to know me.
We all have insecurities, the difference is primarily how we deal with them!
Calling them eccentricities is not dealing with them.
Insecurities and fear are prisons of the mind, and cages for the soul.
"Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is
not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom
of mind is the proof of one's existence".
Thanks again for replying to my post.
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