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Originally posted by dirkpotters
reply to post by watcher3339
For the most part, great post. If I am reading your conclusion correctly, we are the problem. And in that, you are correct. My frustration and disgust came to a head about a week ago with the realization that it is hopeless.
We can't get rid of human nature. There will always be people that strive only for money, power, and prestige. There will always be people that want something for nothing OR to take from those that work hard when they refuse to work. I have found this to be true in the system: politics, big business, and religion. I have found this to be true within myself
I have allowed my ego to rule my emotions. I have allowed my emotions and my wants to rule my own philosophy and my decisions. I did not like the rules given to me because they conflicted with my wants and my emotions. I saw the hypocrisy of the system, and I saw the hypocrisy in myself.
In the last couple of days, I have found peace with it. I have found rest...despite knowing that it is all going to get much worse.
I started on a trek (a search for truth) when I was just a boy; looking for the answers of: "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" When I found the answers, I pushed them away because they did not conform with my own ego, my own depraved and immoral desires, my own selfishness. I spent a lifetime emotionally and logically defending my immorality. I confused love with lust. I demanded efficiency because of laziness.
Many of my posts here WERE not to share truth or find truth, though that is what I told myself. They were to satisfy my ego: to attempt to show that I am a little bit smarter, a little bit wiser, to be critical and to hand out judgement.