Originally posted by TheNetherlands
You dont tell people they are sick because you CANT experience what others CAN.
Come on dude,..
Come on dude... you think you remember an actor dying, who was only sick, and instead of assuming your memory was flawed (which it entirely, 100% is,
everyone of us, i'll put my psych degree on that) you jump to the conclusion that the fabric of time has altered. Think about that. Normal,
average, faulty memory vs. a change of causality in the universe. That doesn't seem odd to you at all?
As in, instead of admitting I may have been wrong concerning a fact about a has been actor that I remembered from a few months ago, I'll just assume
the timeline of this universe shifted or I moved to a new one.
Come on dude...
Will you at least say you may have remembered incorrectly? Can you at least say that the logic used to create your conclusion is absolutely
illogical? If you believe it, that's one thing, but when you are so adamant about the situation, or so unwilling to accept other possibilities, it
really gives you no credibility whatsoever. Because when you say things like this...
"You dont tell people they are sick because you CANT experience what others CAN."
It really gives the impression that you feel you are special for this, that others who disagree with you are not, and wholly incapable of even
understanding what you mean. You won't even allow others to disagree with you, which is a hallmark trait of narrow minded delusion. You change the
world to fit your beliefs or memories. You assume your word or testimony is valid and just, but others are full of it. I don't even know what else
to say to you, and honestly, I already think this post is a waste because you don't care. This thread will go on as long as people allow you to say
the same, unconfirmed statements over and over. Let's hear about that American Idol show again, or maybe some interviews. I'm out.
After reading this again I felt I should add to it.
, I'm sure you're a great guy and you just have a natural curiosity for things like this. And like I, you may be willing to
believe in things that others don't, and maybe in a way feel that you have to. Because if you want to explore these things you feel that you can't
disbelieve it, like you couldn't experience love without giving yourself into the belief, if you didn't, you would never experience the true
potential of it.
I think this may be part of the case with you, in that, you've experienced something you believe is odd and want to do everything you can to
investigate it. If your assumption is wrong then you have nothing to investigate, therefore, you must assume that it is and disregard others when
they don't agree. You think, they could be right, but if
this is real then the only way I'm going to figure it out is to 100% believe that
it is and then go from there. Because you have to make choices which would make logical sense only if you knew the phenomenon to be true. If it's
not true then it's all a bunch of bull.
If this is all generally correct (and there's nothing inherently wrong with it, many scientists go through work assuming a hypothesis to be true and
making tests along with it) then I get you. However, my point in my original post was meant to focus on the absurdity of this particular situation.
It's entirely a dead end. There are no means to verify, test, or falsify what you have said. I understand that coming here to ask others is one of
the few ways to research the problem, because only another persons perspective or shared experience could validate anything.
I really doubt anything will come of this scenario for you. Eventually you'll dead end and say there's nothing more you can do. What I worry for
you personally is that you carry these types of things with you. It's like we build a repertoire of unanswered questions that haunt our choices and
lives. You mentioned what if this happens again, what if your family changes, well... there's nothing you can do. You would just have to deal with
it, you can't control it. So 'worst case' scenario is you must adapt to whatever change comes. But in another way, the 'worst case' scenario is
you letting this affect you. Do you realize how much stress this has, and potentially could cause you? If you're always questioning the very basic
elements of reality and your loved ones you won't find a real peace or comfortable level with life. I don't know you but I don't want to see that
happen to anyone. Just try to take these things with a grain of salt, think about it as a possibility, take what you can from it, and then leave it
be. An unanswerable question can drive a man crazy, a few of them might kill him. (Ok maybe not kill him but it sounded more like a quote by adding
I'm sorry if my original post sounded rude. I took out a bit of my general frustration with this issue on you. Best of luck and have a great
[edit on 15-12-2008 by Parabol]