Originally posted by Onami
What do you think of the idea that it is not lve, money or power that makes thw world go around but denial.
How many times have you heard the following;
Don't worry, it will all be okay.
Tomorrow is another day.
The future is bright.
It's fine, honestly.
Nothing to worry about.
I'm not just talking about government, but what we say to our loved ones and to ourselves.
Is curiosity mental self harm? Is is better to be ignorant and in denial?
I've wondered this a few times.
I do believe that even if we had no chance we'd still be confident. This is indeed probably one of our key traits that has kept us alive. We don't die
easy because of our faith in ourselves.
When I look at people around me, it's the ones that get absorbed in their work that seem to do the best. They also tend to be the type I think that
thrive in a social environment.
What gets me mad is when somebody equates existentialist thinking with depression. To me, this is the most absurd thing ever. It's like a gay living
in the closet saying the world is like a closet. For me, questioning existence is something I've always done. Why? Because it's like the ultimate
mystery. Even after we discover the rest of the universe and explain its processes we will still have to wonder at existence. There must be a limit to
our ability to gain knowledge about this universe, its origins and its fate. Thus, there's an element to all this that will always remain lingering in
the unknown. I do not believe we can know all things. I believe that existence will always be something to question.
And then there're those who believe that existence is something to experience, not ponder.
For all we know, we could be living in hell right now. Conversely, we could be living in the best of all worlds. Nobody really knows for sure.
There're optimists and pessimists. The overriding rule seems to be that most people are bittersweet. They drift between the two, leaning towards
The thing that bothers me is that if somebody has stumbled on a profound and disturbing truth that has sent them to a place of misery, do we
automatically assert that this is depression? Obviously, if somebody is in a hole and can't seem to get out of it, they're in a mental quagmire. It
seems to be the rule that if somebody cannot see their life and this world in a optimistic way then they must be mentally disordered. Does this mean
that all suicides in history were caused by people who were mentally disordered? Could we simply pop them a pill or send them to the psychiatrist and
fix it? And what're we really fixing anyway? The structure(s) of the processes in the brain? Are we not playing God and determining what thoughts are
deemed genuine and which are illegitimate?
Aren't we saying as evidenced by our actions that there's NO way to view this life in a pessimistic way? If one does, by chance, view this life
pessimistically then they must be mentally broken? In my view, this is dictatorship of thought. Why don't they just say that pessimism is
Aren't we breeding optimism and weeding out pessimism? By doing this, aren't we making optimism the majority? Majority always rules? Are the
minorities now disordered and broken?
edit on 13-4-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)