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"Well, why don't you learn how to express yourself clearly and properly"?
Originally posted by Serdgiam
Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
reply to post by charles1952
It is a totally unconscious act, I believe.
Do you believe that you have no choice in your own actions? At what point did you give up your power?
Thanks, but looking back over it, it was you and the other posters that made this worthwhile. It is, to continue in the religious vein, a real blessing to me to see ATSers discussing a subject calmly, and thoughtfully, even though we have to look into ourselves and judge ourselves. Thank you.
Great Thread Charles.
You're absolutely right. When I started this thread I was wondering why some people are like that, and my first guess was low self-esteem. But maybe it is a form of mental illness.
But you do have those that are in it to "win it", by what ever means. Making it a game within their own minds. Those folks don't need ATS, and are not looking for common ground, or answers. You can spot them a mile away.
Yeah. It would take about 4 pages to say everything that has to be said. After that it's "How can you be so stupid? I told you what the right answer was. Here, I'll tell you again."
After reading through some of the Zimmerman threads, I see how this thread can bring back focus and awareness to those who are truly vampires.
Is this a case of "Turning the other cheek," or, perhaps accepting the "martyrdom" that was mentioned on the first page?
The children that are brought up with the the belief that each is more special than the rest and that everyone is a winner and that they can literally do no wrong. When these kids grow up they are in for an extremely rude awakening,
It is a sad situation, and unless people wake up, it will only continue to get worse. The situation here at ATS merely reflects what is happening today in our society, I am sad to say.
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by jiggerj
As another poster pointed out, that was a nifty piece of writing. It gave me the impression that you believe the "Mad Dogs" are mad dogs to the core, that's who they are, and they're never going to change. If true, that relieves us of the responsibility to try anything to help them. Did I understand you correctly?
And, if so, how do we live with them? They're not just on ATS, although that's the immediate problem. They're in real life, too.