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Originally posted by Phenomium
You have just described everyone on ATS except the skeptics. Skeptics are pretty much the lead orators for the voiceless, stupid sheep, that fall for every promise that politicians make and fall for the vernacular prowess of the likes of Obama, and while the politicians destroy the country, these same blind sheep seem to be disgusted as they never saw it coming....and then they go and vote for the next 3 disappointments that they are given to choose from. We who believe in the truth yet are mocked for thinking different from the tribes and tribes of idiot savant sheep.....are eccentric because the truth is about as easy to find as a golden unicorn.
Originally posted by MagnaCarta19
reply to post by Dark Ghost
dude throw the "medication" out (unless it's weed, NEVER throw out weed) and tell the "professional" to go diagnose his own ass.. no-one has a mental health "problem" (just different neural configurations that everyone can deal with personally through meditation) and no-one needs any kind of "medication" produced by big pharma
I totally agree, and I have said as much.
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.
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.
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?
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).
While I do enjoy discussions, on these forums I especially enjoy seeing the opinions and mindsets of other people, it fascinates me.
Oh, my friend, but it is about you! I dare say it is about all of us!
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.
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 "dark stuff".
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.
We all have insecurities, the difference is primarily how we deal with them!
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.
Perhaps it is the dissenting voice that is harder to listen too over all others who merely agree to your lie?
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
If only conversations in your head counted as social interaction with others, you would be the social butterfly that society expects of you.
Originally posted by shaluach
I completely agree, Dark Ghost. I don't even fit in in my own family. I'm so different from almost everyone in my family. I've always kind of walked my own path, also. For instance, I'm a person of faith. I believe strongly in the "Bible," but organized Christianity never sat well with me. I later came to realize that what Christianity teaches is not what Scripture teaches. So even in faith I'm eccentric and do my own thing.