Thanks for the thoughtful responses.
This reminds me of Rene Descartes and his famous quote "Cogito Ergo Sum", which means "I think therefore I exist".
I will remember that quote. Unfortunately it only works in one direction. There are some people that I wonder if they ever think, yet they most
Someone mentioned dreams. I have some of the most interesting dreams (I have sleep paralysis). They are the most intense sensations I ever feel, yet
it is the least real thing that happens to me in the worldy view.
A word of advice,,,
turn off the tv
turn off the computer
Envision a better way.
Enjoy your abilities.
Thanks for the advice. I lost the tv 3 years ago and could not be happier. The last time I saw tv, at families house, I was disgusted with the
commercials, shows, everything. Tv is definitely fake. I would lose the internet but I need it for college. I read news and information about once
a week, but I feel like I'm reading an interesting fictional short story, modern-day literature.
I am trying to re-energize but I feel like I have no time to think and be alone, which is what I want for a little while. I am 24 and have been in
college and school my whole life, which I think is starting to drain the life out of me. As I get ready to begin another year of college, my "what
is real" sentiments become even stronger. For the first time in my life I'm not looking forward to starting school this year.
I understand your doubt..Let me add we are all questioning the same questions...especially here on ATS...We want answers ,,,proof...But most of
all we want to know people are not lying to us...I wish this was a world were the truth was always told...but for me somethings we are told are
That is what I like about ATS. Although I don't believe all of the conspiracies, I know there are things I see that should cause every American(just
saying because that's where I live) to scratch their head. I see chem trails, cc cameras everywhere, and forced vaccinations of people in my college
9/11 was actually the catalyst for my beginning of disbelief. I was in 9th grade when it happened. Until I was about 20 I believed everything that
was said on the likes of CNN, Fox, newspapers, etc. One day I was watching the news and an anchor made a snide remark about someone being a 9/11
truther. I was curious what that meant and did a lot of research (google). I was convinced very quickly that 9/11 was committed by the government.
Still sad and confused about that.
Science is always changing (a good thing) but can sometimes give feelings of accepting a lie and never knowing the truth as chances are it's
going to be altered again. To what degree do you accept them?
I love science, one thing I feel that I understand, at least the parts that I study. Unfortunately I now see that much of science in America is a
mere extension of the government. I attend one of the most highly NIH funded(top 20) health colleges. I used to think research was a nobel pursuit,
now I see it is driven by politics and putting on false impressions to be awarded grants. This leads my professors to research what the government
wants, and to publish what the government agrees with.
Descartes was correct. If he existed. However, the question then presents itself, "What is the nature of my existence?".
That is a logical question. I kind of feel like I am going through a phase, or change in life. It's as though the older I become and the more I
experience, the less I think I know.
It is really nice to know there are other people that have similar feelings. Most of my classmates, although intelligent, have no idea why I say some
of the things I do, and they cannot relate. One issue we tend to disagree upon is public health policies, I think public health is a mirage.
Bukowski put's it best:
You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics
I am beginning to think the best way to enjoy life is by becoming introverted, not worrying or wasting time on things beyond the scope of my reality.
And only share time and thoughts with a select few friends and family members. I don't know how possible that will be in our current society, which
bothers and concerns me.
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