reply to post by Aelfrede
I don't think this guy has high blood pressure or problems with his eyes, I think it's much simpler than that. While getting them checked is a good
idea, it's not going to do anything. The problem is that it's not just physical health related, but also mental. And you know these people will
never float their claims by a shrink.
Don't get me wrong, I believe in the paranormal, and have had my own strange experiences. Having a paranormal experience doesn't mean you are
But some people get carried away. Look at stuff like Psychic and
. People have convinced themselves that they feel better, stronger, healthier, after "draining energy" from someone, or
after sipping a teaspoon of blood from a donor. Any validity that those phenomena may have are zapped away as soon as you see the people who usually
make the claims. The fact that these people usually only "discover" their "illness" after they become obsessed with vampire
fiction/lifestyle/roleplaying is proof enough that they are just living in a fantasy.
Now let's look at this fellow. Do I think he is "crazy?" No. Do I think he is delusional? Sure. He thinks God Himself is speaking to him
God is giving this guy business advice? Business advice that has, apparently, not panned out all that well? This individual
is lying to himself.
These are just a few of the threads that really paint a clear picture of where the fellow is in his life right now.
Half the time I don't even know what I want out of life anymore....
How do you stay motivated when you're inbetween jobs???
I just often wonder what the future holds.....
I kinda decided to give up on life today....
I was kinda taking inventory of my life today...
How do you know if you're an Alcoholic???
He's in a rut, living with family, trying to get back on his feet and get a business going. I can empathize, I'm in a similar position.
As stated in the last thread:
So life is stressful, so I tend to seem to charish the moments when I can get ____ and or drunk to just escape real life.
The other threads he makes show that escaping reality is a common coping mechanism he uses.
What would you do if you won the lottery???
Pet project....off grid cabin...your thoughts?
What if you found out that you were actually a Cylon???
If money was no object what would you go do in life???
DOOMS DAY - flipping the kill switches....
Super Hero Suit....
Would you ever consider living out of a Van???
When I read these it struck me as someone in their late teens or early twenties, not a guy in his 30s-ish as he's indicated elsewhere. A lot of
"what if" type scenarios and looking towards the future. A head in the clouds kind of mentality.
We're all entitled to our fantasies and escapism when times are rough. Trust me, I enjoy sitting back and daydreaming about stuff too, a little too
much, even. But this has crossed over into absurdity. I know this is the paranormal section, but this guy does not have the ability to sense good
and evil in a room, and he certainly isn't being personally spoken to by God.
And the people who frequent the paranormal section, the folks with thousands upon thousands of posts under their belt who come in here and feed his
(and other's) delusions aren't doing this guy any favors with their lack of skepticism, whatsoever.
Like I said, my main point is: will that be enough? Will any such investigations ever be enough for the hard skeptics? And if the answer is no, we can
justifiably wonder if the doubt is really coming from a healthy skeptical view point.
Healthy skepticism and common sense should lead people to the correct conclusion in this thread. Since he can't really present any evidence in
support of his claims, and since he's been quite the open book in regards to his troubles, I'm going to say it's more likely that he's just a
fellow who is in a tough spot in life who is looking for -something- to believe in, and hoping -something- will go his way. Again, I can empathize.
I wish him luck in his future endeavors, and encourage him to take a breather, and just take things one step at a time until things start looking up,
as should everyone else.
I'll certainly take a look at your new thread as well, I'm interested in where it will lead.