I guess I just think it’s strange how confident so many people are in their opinions. You’d think people would come here because they don’t have all the answers, or because they weren’t sure of whatever answers they thought they had and want to discuss them. It makes me feel like some people are only here to show off how smart they think they are. I guess I just expect to find something different when I log on to HE, but it’s often the same judgmental attitude, elitism, self-importance that I see everywhere else.
@geryon89, i just joined this community today, and I’ve already noticed the kind of posts you are talking about. Yeah, i mean it’s alright to have a differing opinion, but there are ways to respectively disagree that some posters need to learn.
And you say you’re a little unclear about it all. well honestly no one knows for certain. it’s all postulation. i personally subscribe to the idea of a cosmic consciousness. That i am just one aperture through which it is living, my ego the product of my current experience and brain chemistry. I’m not saying this is correct, only that i as an individual have come upon this answer through meditation and personal spiritual experiences that hold only meaning to me.
I know what you’re saying man. Everyone is, more or less, on their path to their own happiness. Sometimes we can’t see that in others and we think that because our own happiness, at this or that time worked, that it will work for others during their unhappiness or maybe even their current happiness. It’s selfish and we need to be selfless. But then again, this is just my opinion and i may be wrong, just as yourself ;)
Some people just want to watch the world burn! @geryon89, I see what you mean, but there’s also good to note that saying something and expecting that everyone would agree with you is plain fucking stupid since it’s impossible. That’s why there are discussions to see who agrees and who doesn’t and why not. That’s the journey, to get to know how people think so we get to know how we think and have more confidence about it. The more experience you have with people’s beliefs the more you’re going to be qualified to choose if they should be in your circle. Nothing but logic.
Over-confidence though is something I don’t see on HE, except on rare occasions where people still have a brain in their head for seeing things from a different point of view. People really don’t have all the answers, but if you are even having a debate with them you could be sure that they have the answers that are important for them.
“am i the only one who feels this way?”
How you feel is a completely different topic. :)
I’m way too confident in my opinions. . . Once in a while on here someone really gets to me and changes my beliefs.
But yeah I rub myself in other’s faces :)
I agree, it just doesn’t bother me. What you are complaining about is the same old shit you have faced and will continue to face, no organization that you will ever join has completely over come this. Any bulk of knowledge, no matter how good its intent, serves only to cloud the distinction between righteousness and judgementality. To simply be aware of that often is not enough but one has to realize the disposability of knowledge to achieve impartiality.
But most of them are not looking for someone to tell them or show them they are wrong, they are looking for things that will help them decide for themselves to adapt their belief or change it. As you said, it is a work in progress for all of us.
You speak the truth. I find myself saying the phrase, again and again, that everyone is at a different point on their way to enlightenment, and so to judge others based on their position is to show how far YOU have left to travel.
I can only hope that the tone of HE supports itself through the rising number of users, or that someone can come up with a way of aiding in keeping the nature of everyone’s journey in mind while using the HE.
Everybody else is “YAH!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-0OXcNGB6M
90% of people in the world walk around with a naggy little (sometimes very loud) whisper in the back of their heads criticising and negatively judging every action they put forward in the day.
The other 10% are super confident, really coool looking and appear most at ease with themselves.
Daniel Simonsen -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgTM6ArASI
Like the inquisitive ambivalence of you questioning Ian.
Right and wrong, yes and no, yah or nay?
Hope you enjoy Mr. Simonsen :)
“but it’s often the same judgmental attitude, elitism, self-importance that I see everywhere else.”
Please confront the persons who do this. We are all here to learn, and sometimes we need a bit of the bitter truth.
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