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Originally posted by FredWreck
. I always thought it was my fault for being such an outcast, instead of just talking actually thinking, questioning everything always seeing the "what ifs" in life. I think everyone here sees the greed my friend, at least i know there are other who avoid it as well.
Originally posted by Flyingclaydisk
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edit on 2/12/2013 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Jedimind
I think it's safe to say that many members of ATS have most likely felt this same feeling expressed in the OP.
I think the best thing to do (aside from the obvious avoiding the usual traps of becoming a debt slave, swallowing mainstream media propaganda, ego games, vanity, obsession with material things, etc) is to always reach for that next paradigm shift which allows you to see the world with new eyes. Ultimately, maybe enlightenment will happen. Knowledge of self can really take a person pretty far to overcome problems of ego and delusion and at the same time it also helps shed much light on all the other 'selves' out there acting in their own particular expressions of ignorance and delusion day in and day out as expresssed in the opening post.
It can be overwhelming to try to make sense of all the corruption and stupidity in the world but I think it helps to try to get down to the root causes of these problems.
For example, when you see some typical sheep like person acting in the typical modes of the herd, it helps to realize what has brought that person to such a place;
One day long ago they were a beautiful, newborn, innocent baby with all the potential in the world. Then, they slowly grew up and were sent to their local indoctrination center from about 5 years of age to 18, spent thousands of hours staring at the glowing, flickering screen, possibly sent to church for more brainwashing and mind control, the list goes on.
So yea, it's all about knowledge. Get as much of it as you can and the anger and frustration will be overcome by understanding and sympathy.edit on 12-2-2013 by Jedimind because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by votan
reply to post by FreeThinkerbychoice
who hurt your feelings