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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by FormerSkeptic
let kids be kids and find their own path within general guidelines. That is a first step in my opinion. They aren't guidelines these days, they are narrow stone passages with armed guards and Obey written every few feet that must travel. They may grow to be happy...but happy is a relative term when viewed from outside, eh?
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
Personally I have no problem with the associative word...Sheeple. It is just a word and on it's surface is associating people with sheep as in that animals habit of herding and following all the others rather than being independent.
As far as disclosure of the existence of E.T....we will not see this in our lifetimes...nor should it happen.
People simply are not ready and if one looks at a group of Religious Fanatics attempting to KILL someone who made a cartoon using one of their Religious Prophets...I think it is safe to say that groups such as these would react BADLY to the disclosure of E.T.
having funds to fulfill things like vacations and nice cars and nice homes..
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by lookingfortruth79
What I find amusing is how people in general think that others will have the same logical thinking as far as what they believe is right or wrong or what to them seems so cut and dry but to someone else is not so.
I have been around and the one thing that I have learned with some cost is that people from different areas of the world do not think alike at all. Logic is not even the same and at first this can be maddening but after years of experiencing it you tend to make exceptions for it.
The worse thing you can do is attempt to convince the other person that they are looking at the issue wrong...this just makes things even more difficult. All you can do is make sure that what the other person thinks does not adversely effect you and that is not so easy sometimes.
If you are there to effect change while trying to help others it makes things a pain in the ass. It is much easier if they are the enemy as such issues can be solved without debate. It is much harder if they are allies.
Originally posted by FormerSkeptic
Concurrently, there are many generations of marriage-focused rituals, groups and lifestyles. These are the churches, schools, clubs, debutant balls, office parties, college parties, joining the military, hanging out at military bases, etc. There are countless social organizations where members "belong." They're increasing in both variety and reach.
Grandparents and parents alike encourage their eligible kids to be social, befriend similar-minded youngsters, join proper organizations — essentially keep up with the Joneses and not lose face. It becomes not only encouraged behavior, but generation after generation there's really no other way to reproduce and pass on the same traditions. There's no other conceivable life!
Add it all up and the predominant population becomes a bunch of social groupies, joiners, belongers, faithful followers — Sheeple!
how in the world (in THIS SHEEPLE WORLD) can a radical concept like extraterrestrials ever be disclosed and gain traction?!
Originally posted by MrSpad
UFO and aliens permiate every aspect of out culture. TV, books, comics, internet, movies etc. I hate to tell you but aliens and UFOs are followed by "the sheeple". To be an independent thinker now one would have to not buy in to any of it.