Special vs Normal

Fictitious_Z (@ziggy) 9 years, 9 months ago

You people definitly fit into to the fromer category.Now my question is,did you ever ponder how things would’ve been different if were all just normal,happy,and satisfied with our lives?

No questions asked,no thoughtful ponders about the origin and end of the human race.Nothing.

I look at my classmates,I think it’s better to be stupid and happy than knowledgeable and sad.Now,I’m no nerd,and some of them are,but they never really ponder about the stuff I do.No one does,actually.What good is being able to just be numb,cold and hollow?

And this was sort of inspired by the thread ‘Are you Crazy?’

Thoughts are appreciated.

August 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm
icymore (11) (@icymore) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Maybe more people think about it than you realize. Or maybe I’m being too optimistic.

Ben (148) (@cognizantelephant) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@ziggy, You may be looking at it wrong. To be knowledgeable you don’t sign a contract saying ‘you must be numb, cold, and hollow’. Those emotional reactions are entirely yours. Unique to how you handle your issues.

Anonymous (291) (@) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@cognizantelephant, What this guy said.
You can either let yourself wallow in the black hole of knowledge.
Or you can glow vibrantly and sporadically with the abundance of knowledge.

Having so much knowledge is absolutely pointless if you can’t have fun with it.

Smile, live a little. Share what you know, even if people think you’re fucking crazy. Why is everything going back to this “crazy” shit. Is this the theme on HE this month? Did I miss something?

Mr. Arbiter (86) (@snaysler) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Part of me has an admiring and nostalgic feeling towards those who can go through life blissfully unconcerned with the big questions. Whether they be practicing religious folks who believe those questions have been answered for them, or people who can somehow choose not to think about it, and put their focus to other matters that bring them happiness. Some of them are so happy, you know? Completely satisfied that there is nothing left in the world for them to question. They have it all “figured out”. For the rest of us, we’re playing a game we will never win, and we may know this, but we trudge on because if we didn’t then what would be our reason to live? When these questions drive me to frustration, I will sometimes bench them and take a break to smell the roses and admire the beauty of our world.

Ben (148) (@cognizantelephant) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@alexa, It’s gotta be because somewhere deep we all want to fit in a little. We need that connection with people, but some haven’t had the privilege to come across that understanding on their own or with family. Luckily we can nudge them in the right direction here.

Damage_Controll (18) (@simple7enigma) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@ziggy, I would sit in class and think the forsaken thoughts and big questions. Eventually digging myself a rabbit hole from which stemmed depression, loneliness, being numb etc.. So it would be easier to be full of ignorant bliss, but that isn’t who i was. Neither was being a pessimistic ahole to everyone because they didn’t have the answers to my questions or think like me. Naturally i was a happy kid at least in the past. When i was 15 i tried to off myself, in a easy sense of words, for i couldn’t stand being surrounded by all this ignorance and what have you. Now im 16 and still alone i figured that you dont have to be cold and numb. It’s not worth it after all. But i could let go of who i had become. I decided to change myself or at least balance my mind. Through a lot of anti depression lifestyle searching and personal resolving i found some form of peace. Also finding HE,mainly the image page, helped me too. There honestly is no good in being that way(cold), but unless you’re willing too full reverse the person you are then neither is being dumb. Just try to find balance within it all. Stop focusing on those unanswerable q’s so much and kind of work with what you have. Hell im still trying to get equilibrium myself. Its challenging but i think its worth it.
Sorry if i got a bit off topic.

Will (10) (@cooper2023) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

“I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.”- Blaise Pascal

Stealf (124) (@stealf) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Without realizing the faults and negatives of our existence, you wouldn’t be able to fully comprehend the immense pleasure and euphoria when presented with it.

Anonymous (512) (@) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

“Depression is good for a man, if only for diversity.”
-Steven Deeds

Ben (231)M (@benjamin) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

Personally I love the fact that the whole “big questions” mentality is an infinite pursuit. Thinking about that kind of stuff is one of my favorite things to do; I would hate to have it all answered cause then I wouldn’t be able to ponder anymore!

TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@alexa, “Why is everything going back to this “crazy” shit. Is this the theme on HE this month? Did I miss something?”

Haha yea, see, it’s kinda like clockwork. Crazy month, shrooms month, sex month, then back to crazy month again. Rinse wash repeat…….c’mon guys! Let’s try to find some new stuff….as for me I’m going to go through my “watch later” list and see what I can find. Maybe check out a documentary or two, and see if we can’t find some new topics!

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

We are similar, I came across a thought that it would be very nice to rework things with my current co-workers and show them a personality I suppressed, but in order to do this I have to completely play the ignorant and bliss role. But I’m not necessarily good at that and besides my knowledge would never let me come to terms with their style of life. War.

Fictitious_Z (21) (@ziggy) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

People! You misunderstood me.By the ‘cold,numb and hollow’ part,I meant them being that way.By that I was asking the advantage of this.All of this.How being stupid as a pile of rocks is better.

Anonymous (254) (@) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

“You people definitly fit into to the fromer category.”
“but they never really ponder about the stuff I do”
“By the ‘cold,numb and hollow’ part,I meant them being that way.”

Do you just enjoy thinking you’re special/different or would telling you that you’ve no idea what other people think about work? Presumption isn’t intelligent, stop compromising yourself.

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@mimic, I am tired of this too. But then again, I just finished watching Bronson and there’s a person I am going to beat the fuck up. A special one.

Paralleladigm (29) (@paralleladigm) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@snaysler, Well said.

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

No person or thing has ever been specail. “Specail” i made up.

Normal… is a very temporary concept. It has no substance, normal is just what most people do, that shit changes all the time. No person is ever normal for more than a moment.

Fuck it all. Just be you. Be real.

yas (24) (@yasmine) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I agree with @benjamin. The whole journey to answering these questions is breathtaking. It takes you to places you would’ve never gone to if you weren’t thinking about these “big questions”. What else would you be thinking of under the starts, on the edge of a waterfall, on the tip of a mountain??? These mysterious questions are what make life that much more interesting and exciting. Fuck that’s the reason ppl get high!!! It is the pursuit of these answers that make us truly LIVE life.
@ziggy I know what you mean though, I went through sort of the same thing in high school. I was kinda distant and cold cuz i thought what everyone else was doing was unbeleivably immature and stupid (i’m talking abt how they were acting not what they were doing cuz they didnt do shit). But then i came around and i asked myself, is this how i wana spend my time in high school?? and that’s when i just ignored every reasonable fibre in my body and went along with it, i literally told myself i was gonna act stupid and come back to my normal self afterwards…it worked! :D and i enjoyed it! So go for it! fuck it, what do u have to lose.

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

@ziggy, Normal is the word used to defined those who are mentally enslaved, who can only think within the bounds social norms have imposed on them; at least in my opinion. The only problem with pondering deep question is that you feel isolated, you are but one of the few who think this way and you have difficulty finding others like you. It’s because you can’t share it with many that you feel hollow. After all we, as a species, are a collective, we depend on each other, it’s only natural that you feel lost when it rejects your way of thinking.
That is why sites like this exist, so that people like us may exist and be part of a community once more and not feel alone.
Your thoughts are accepted here no matter what.

Dominika (55) (@dominika) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

there is no special or normal. everybody is wierd as fuck, some things are just more socially acceptable than others

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I think it is quite the contrary, stupid people are not happy because they spend all their time in drama, fighting with each other about stuff the other did. A knowledgable person can analyse cause and effect and rather than hating others they can see the strengths and weaknesses of people and understand motivations. Many people who behave in ways that bothers others simply don’t understand why it does, or hate being bossed around.
I like the Bible verse; Matthew 13:11 Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.”
How could you hate people for not being as lucky as you to have such an advantage that they never recieved? That would be like saying a child deserves to starve because he does not have bread.

Webshea! (9) (@thelightofgod) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

This is correct

Fictitious_Z (21) (@ziggy) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@yasmine I read in your introduction you lived in Saudi Arabia? I live in the middle-east too.

@vadistin well,your reply just made me see it in a different point of view.Thanks.

,thanks for your opinions.

Woodsy (30) (@woodsy) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

I don’t think that what you’re discussing necessarily exists. If you examine a lot of great minds, you will find that there’s some famous western artistic individuals who remained tortured throughout their lives and even ended them with suicide, and then there were some famous great minds from the east that lived life to its fullest and had a life full of happiness. (I only brought up east and west because it seemed the easiest and quickest way to draw random well-known people to mind of the reader). I think what you’re feeling could do with the relationship of a conscious individual with their empathy towards everyone else in the world. With depth of thought also comes great responsibility to handle that thought and think further on what to do to not “sink” in the deep sea of reality. From this, some people choose ignorance because it does feel more blissful to cancel out on the inner journey and look for a ways of living that consume one’s attention and deter it from making the progress along a journey that sees like a lot of work (and is). The more experience an individual acquires in the deep waters, the more he or she is interested in conversing with someone that has more relevant experiences, problems, thoughts. This sometimes creates a feeling of being unfit because one’s vision is narrowed and hungered for that specific thing he or she wants to find in human interaction to relate to that something that is much bigger. That’s only my opinion on it. ;-)

yas (24) (@yasmine) 9 years, 9 months ago ago

@ziggy, no way, where about??

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