How would you explain 'us' as in HEthens?

i.kno.but.idont (@robniski) 9 years, 5 months ago

My first post, So bare with me.

21 yr old guy from Wisconsin. Ive been on this site for about a month but just to look over. But the other night a question pop in my head.

How would you try to explain us to an average person?

Mostly every single topic, video, photo, quote on this site is relevant to me and whats going on in my head. I was previously shrooming with one of my buddies who is very down to earth and a good guy. But he isn’t about the things that we are and when I would get into a topic where im sure any of us would be more than thrilled to talk about he would sort of try to ‘get it’

Now I didnt say things like “Oh, yeah HEthenism” I just mentioned things that are talked about on this website. Enlightenment, stars, who we are, perfect harmony and so on.

I tried explaining the it to him and I couldnt.

The next day while sober (if thats what it is) i tried doing it again, but failed.

I honestly have it like 95% figured out in my head but when it comes time to put it into words or on paper I simply cant.

Thats where my name comes from because I know..but I dont.

I guess im asking how do you go about explaining without offending or weirding the other person out?

August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Nick (554) (@splashartist) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@robniski, We are HE-men! (he man reference) haha I don’t know we’re people on the spiritual path more so then the average joe. Why? Who knows! Why was I born with big ear lobes? Hahah! Cheers man!

Minch (297) (@minch) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I have had the same problem when trying to spread the grace of HE among my close like minded friends. I think it is something that has to be discovered on your own, otherwise most people you explain just dont get it. My only friend to actually start looking at HE was the one I showed rather than explained. I simply said “look at this” and for 2 hours i walked him through the site as we browsed the content together. words cant really describe the thinking that goes on here, but if I had to tell someone in one sentence it would basically be. High existence is a forum and multimedia website where open-minded individual share, view and discuss topics that are unique, radical, and otherwise ordinarily. everything from relationships, to popular culture, to dreaming and drug use. HE is a diamond in the ruff that brings together information for a certain crowd to on easy location. without diversity I would never learn about new things. basically HE is for the modern philosophers that aren’t content living their lives “asleep”. I may have side tracked myself there but I hope this helps. what I’ve learned in my attempts to share HE is that it’s not for everyone and most people can’t handle it or just don’t seem to care about all this new and amazing stuff life has to offer. good luck!

BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

I don’t have a strong identity has a “HEthen”, I have a strong identity as a curious person whose interests occasionally go into the realm of the nature of reality, drugs and their effects, art, music, rebellion… etc.

I think it is better to be open-minded about who you are (why do you want a label so badly?)

Iflookscouldreallykill (50) (@iflookscouldkill) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Hmm. I guess you could just grow past the need to verbally explain and justify your beliefs and interests and let your actions, behavior, and life display it all to those who care enough to look. :)

Anonymous (0) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@robniski, I feel the same all the time where I feel like I know something but can’t bring it to words. I think it’s natural tho, all words were ideas first.

DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

We are just people, man. No average, no standard, no advanced…we live and we happened to find one another. I’m proud of what was been found, but I know that to be the essence of discovery and exploration…I pleased to have found people so eager and forthcoming with their urge to find this too.

Anonymous (216) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Internet-bound vagabonds with great minds and intentions.

i.kno.but.idont (0) (@robniski) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

All very good answers guys. I think Ill take a little bit from everybody here and tell him what I think.

A for labels, i personally dont need/like them, however they do help the understanding of things.

roninindigo (12) (@roninindigo) 9 years, 5 months ago ago


Anonymous (0) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Like minded individuals just got attracted here. We searched for arcane answers and here we are now conversating about the mystical and other topics. I wouldn’t divulge much information concerning my ideals to an average person because it would be similar to talking to a child. I’m not saying people are a child, but it would feel like I’m talking to one speaking of life, universe and it’s mysteries.

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