reply to post by yougetwhatyoudeserve
What the hell is wrong with you???
I get the impression you feel threatened for some reason, why do you feel the need to insult him again and again for no reason whatsoever?
What are you threatened by?
And for those saying this would describe a majority of people, yeah right.. ATS isn't really representative of the population even if it has become
more popular these last years.. so now all of a sudden ATS ISN'T filled with nonconformists or eccentrics?
All the other days of the week you've got people complaining about mental illness or people out of touch with reality.. of course you'll get a bunch
of people that can relate to 'being different' on a site about FRINGE subjects, that's simple statistics, it doesn't make it the norm.
Try talking about these subjects around regular people at work and tell me they won't look at you like you're absolutely nuts.
I get the feeling that a certain demographic on ATS feels irritated or threatened by people that declare themselves to be 'different', or from their
point of view, special in a narcissistic way.
Maybe they're conformists.. or perhaps they're nonconformist nonconformists.. that cute little slice of the fringe movement that feels the need to be
the contrarian among the contrarians, since being 'special' isn't special enough.. lol, I don't know man.. this world is crazy, all these subcultures
and groups.. my head is spinning already thinking about this subject.
Personally I am what I am.. I don't try to fit in, and I don't try not to fit in, I don't care for social games or the rat race, it is what it is..
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the
aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries
of the crowd.
Love that quote.. "entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
Isn't that ATS in a nutshell?
To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out
danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
Never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.. both ends of the spectrum can be shallow in their own way.
In my experience it's most often the 'normal people' that tries to be special, like leftist hipsters trying to define themselves with keffiyehs and
second hand clothing, not appreciating the irony that they all end up looking like each other, on the other hand, outcasts or people that don't fit in
often TRIES to fit in without succeeding, not always though, it varies of course, perhaps depending on confidence but I bet most go through a period
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