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Originally posted by RSF77
Originally posted by _R4t_
I blame the school system at some point for pretty much manufacturing clones with no self awareness just to keep doing the same repetitive task or giving awards to everyone because "everyone's a winner" which turned out the new generation into cry babies that can't accept being wrong or losing at something as a sign to just apply yourself and get better.
I blame popular culture (though in a free world nothing you can really do about that), horrible television that encourages emotion-driven behavior and utter lack of disciplinary parenting.
Freedom and responsibility don't seem to mix very well. It's a shame.edit on 3-9-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by saladfingers123456
reply to post by definity
Good grief! I was just about to post this very video!!! Your posting of this before me offends me! I am now going to get leprosy! Darn you!!!!
There used to be a longer cut of this video on youtube, but I can't find it. This guy is excellent and right on the money.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
"Being offended" is often in the eye of the beholder, just like beauty.
The people that take it to far though must beware...they are living in glass houses.
I believe in standing up for ones own beliefs, but be civil about it and listen to others as well. (And hope that they treat you the same respect)
Of children ages 9 to 17, 21 percent have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment.
In any given year, only 20 percent of children with mental disorders are identified and receive mental health services.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.5 Over 90 percent of children and adolescents who commit suicide have a mental disorder.
Depression is a chronic illness that exacts a significant toll on America's health and productivity. It affects more than 21 million American children and adults annually and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for individuals ages 15 to 44. Lost productive time among U.S. workers due to depression is estimated to be in excess of $31 billion per year.
Pathological narcissism has been linked by some researchers to suicide. A pithy explanation of the link is in the phrase coined by the late pioneer, Robert Litman: “My way or no way.” Others have expressed the same idea. The point is that a self-involved, uncompromising outlook on living may lead to self-destruction under some circumstances. What are those circumstances? A precise answer must vary from person to person, but in general it means any stress that threatens a person’s core identity. Not just any stress, but a stress that hits an individual in an area of great vulnerability.
Carl Jung was having a conversation with a Native American chief.
"The chief pointed out that, in his perception, white people have tense faces, staring eyes and a cruel demeanor. He continued, 'They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want. We think they are mad.'"
~ exceprt taken from "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle