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    Quote Originally Posted by sabro
    Hmm I guess it goes to the point of whether we believe what "society" tells us about ourselves? Do we believe the messages that we are given that tell us who we are and what is important?
    it does not matter, nothing will change regardless.
    there is no a way out, only death (maybe) no that i wish to die, but i think that maybe if people are not happy of living in this dimention, that could be the only way, sad or not sad.
    concept are meant to be broken

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandoro
    it does not matter, nothing will change regardless.
    there is no a way out, only death (maybe) no that i wish to die, but i think that maybe if people are not happy of living in this dimention, that could be the only way, sad or not sad.
    That does sound quite sad. Is everything okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabro
    That does sound quite sad. Is everything okay?
    I was just generalizing man!
    my self is ok, just interesting to see it from a different angle.
    when people feel so low to the point of getting out from this planet, that is the only prerogative.
    influences and brainwashing from us and everyone else cause suicide,
    nobody is immune, once that happen there is no way back.
    unless you are able to be brainwashed to the point of coming back from where you where before which is living and not ding.

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    But if one kills oneself, how can the man exploit him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabro
    But if one kills oneself, how can the man exploit him?
    I never died before so I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandoro
    nothing wrong with been brainwashed,
    in this case is nice to be brainwashed feeling the need of the stuff you have mentioned.
    Sounds like the brainwashing worked really well on you! (just kidding ) I feel lucky that I managed to deprogram myself. I work 3 days a week, live in a tiny house with an aging car and don't take foreign holidays. I feel great to know that I have a lot of leisure time (though still not enough!) and can still pay my mortgage off within the year!

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    I'm similar to Tsuyoiko, except that I don't have a car or a mortgage, and I have to work 5 days a week (cos there's only one of me! ).

    Well, I lie, I go abroad sometimes. Flight for 99 p, anyone?
    I guess you could say the money I don't have to spend running a car, I can save up to go see MUCC play live in Germany.

    I certainly do think that people believe they need too much. I know many people who, when leaving home, think they're living in the depths of poverty if they don't have a freezer and a microwave. I still don't have a freezer... and neither does my mom, after living almost twice as long as me! it's hardly a major hardship. I've also lost count of the number of people I know who's parents buy them a [new!!!] car as soon as they pass their driving test! As a family when I was growing up we could never have afforded more than one old banger between us.

    God, I sound like one of those irritating people who moans "I don't know what the young people of today are coming to"... It's not young people though... it's those my age and above mainly... who seem to be so affluent, living in big houses, running cars, etc, etc, but then you find out they are in big debt, and why? They are earning tens of thousands, like 20, 30, 40 K a year, and they have to have a debt?

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    I am ok with these stuff,
    since i keep moving around I don't need any of the stuff, i only have a motorbike the allows me to keep moving aorund, but i am getting tired phisically.
    by doing that, i probably don't have time to think about my brainwashing state of mind.

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    Of course we are.

    But it goes deeper than our parents, or our society:

    Our entire perception of reality is conditioned into us.

    Can a person lift a car?

    Likely, the first answer that occurs you is: No. You might also remember the stories of parent's lifting cars off their children after an accident and conclude than it is possible in extreme situations.

    Perhaps you can already see how that response has been conditioned into us? Have you ever actually seen someone lift a car? Have you ever seen someone do something you didn't think was possible?

    So really, how can you be sure either way?

    Here's another good one, if you'll permit me to borrow from "Stranger In A Strange Land":

    Is cannibalism uncivilized?

    Your first reaction was "Yes", right? Perhaps accompanied by a mental image of a bunch of people with bone jewelry dancing around a large cooking pot?

    But why?

    Certainly it's an untapped resource--people die all the time and we just let them go to waste. Wouldn't civilized people be able to regard human flesh as a potential food source without giving into the urge to barbecue the neighbors?

    So really, it is because we are not civilized enough to avoid butchering our fellow man that we have such a strong taboo against cannibalism that the very idea seems revolting.

    Even such things as psychic powers, or the nature of gravity, or the possibility of time travel--we have opinions on all these things programmed into us, but do we really have an informed opinion, or are we just following "conventional wisdom"?

    Gravity does indeed seem to pull things down--or towards the center of mass--depending on who did your programming. But what do we actually know about it ourselves?

    We can't even prove whether or not any of what we see and hear is actually real, but we are not only conditioned to believe that it is real, but to interpret that sensory information a certain way without question.

    Here's something to ponder:

    According to physics, the light we see is actually reflected off of objects--it's color being determined by what color is reflected rather than absorbed into the object.

    So a "red" apple is in fact every visible color but red.

    How can we even be sure the physicists got it right? Especially considering all the evidence they based their theories on came to them through their limited and deceptive senses?

    Bottom line:

    Question everything!
    Baka ningen.

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    every .. but you can say that so quikcly

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