posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 11:34 PM
I've never felt extra special or "enlightened" or anything like that.
But I have always been curious about the world, as you said you have. I've always had a love of astronomy, religions, ancient history and
civilizations. More recently, I've also become interested in survival, preservation of the earth, weather, GMO's, government and yes, conspiracies.
I love reading and love discussing all sorts of topics, which is one reason I love coming on ATS, but like you and many others, I find it hard to find
people who want to talk about any of those topics in real life.
I find that most people shut down, so to speak, when I bring up anything that could get into uncomfortable territory. I don't bring up things in an
angry, know-it-all way. I don't condescend. I don't judge.
The moment that I start discussing anything, it usually ends rather abruptly with them just going "yeah...well, I don't know. So, did you see The
Amazing Race the other night...I couldn't believe that blonde girl..." It's even worse when I mention something that could have a detrimental
effect on our lives. Like our rapid use of resources, nonrenewable energy, Fukushima, etc. and all they want to talk about is some celebrity wedding
or something similar.
It gets frustrating. I don't think these people are any less intelligent than me, otherwise I likely wouldn't have brought up the topic with them to
begin with. (And I know I've still got a long ways to go before I'm as well rounded as I'd like to be) I don't think they're sheeple, blinded by
the MSM. I think they just don't care. And that, to me, is almost more sad. At least someone asleep can be shaken awake.
I know it may sound like I can't have "fun" conversations with people at all, and that's certainly not the case. I have been playing lego batman 2
for the past week and I do have a couple of tv shows I enjoy just for the sake of enjoyment, so I'm certainly still plugged in a bit! - but I don't
like to completely immerse myself in Hollywood gossip, and who's wearing what.
There are more important things, and it's upsetting that most refuse to even talk about it. Because how can we fix the issues, if we won't even