posted on Dec, 16 2003 @ 05:09 PM
Why is it that so many people want to hate themselves so much? I have been following the board for some time and have noticed a few little things
that I cant understand.
When there are discussions about aliens on this board, I notice something troubling. This is what I see.
A common theme is humans being inferior to just about everything. This includes "the aliens". "We are so primitive compared to them." and
"They are so much more advanced than we are." are two common statements on this board. Another one is "We are so violent.".
We are so primitive as compared to what? We are unadvanced as compared to what? We are violent as compared to what? Or who??? Why do people need
to trash themselves so much. How can they compare themselves to something that may not even exist?
If aliens do exist, how are we to know if they are violent or not? Maybe they are so violent that we cant even comprehend it. Maybe we are the most
advanced life form in the universe. Lets say UFO's are actually alien space craft. Who says that they are more advanced than us? Maybe they are a
life form that lives in the void of space, traveling endlessly until they stumble upon a rock and crash. With that example, even the act of an alien
life form getting to earth doesn't ensure that it is more advanced than we are.
There is no basis to compare aliens to humans. We cant know what they look like. We cant know how they act. We can only conjure up pictures that we
create from images that are known to us. We can only imagine behavior comparable to our own. An alien could have 10 arms, or no arms. Maybe no
eyes. Who says they need to see where they are from?
I think that a lot of people have serious self confidence issues when they speek that way. They either hate themselves or they hate humans.
Perception is reality. If people constantly put themselves down in this way, and assume that we are so unintellegent, we might just stumble over the
oppurtunity to prove alien life exists. Because hey, you can only achieve what you believe you can acheive. And according to a heck of a lot of
people...we are pretty darn stupid.