Sheeple.

Maybe some people have noticed (or likely nobody noticed) that I’ve been writing very, very, very little lately! There are quite a few things I’ve wanted to write about but I never feel like I have the time to dedicate to writing something that does them any service. Taking Adderall is a roadblock as well because it gives me so much social energy that I rarely want to sit in front of my computer and write.

I’ve also gone through a sort of metamorphosis intellectually over the last couple of months so I don’t want to pour my soul out about the things that I’ve been thinking about until I’m sure of what my actual opinions are. I’ve definitely noticed, though, that all of my life I’ve allowed myself to be bullied and manipulated into saying that I agree with certain viewpoints and ideologies when down to my core I don’t at all. It’s hard to think for yourself, legitimately. There are a lot of biological and neurological processes that make being agreeable preferable. Everyone loves to believe that they’re “free thinkers” who form their own opinions but the overwhelming majority of people are always looking around to make sure it’s okay for them to believe what they believe. A big part of me is really over that game and I’ve been getting a lot of push-back because of it but that’s why independence is so uncomfortable and rare. Even science is just a politically correct mess these days. I don’t think we’re in a good place.

9 thoughts on “Sheeple.

  1. Lately I’ve been trying to “educate myself” by reading and listening to points of view from multiple perspectives, realizing that each side is only giving you the part of the story that THEY want you to know. I was thinking that I could somehow get the whole story. But I’m getting frustrated, finding that people don’t seem to be listening to one another but just getting angrier and angrier. I may have to go back to not listening to ANY news, and just try to brighten my corner of the world as best I can on our way to hell in a handbasket. :/

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    1. News is harder because it’s completely opinion. There’s this flawed idea today that we don’t get the facts from the news anymore. We never did, though. At least not as far back as I can remember.

      I’ve noticed that a lot of the things I used to believe prior to my alcoholism which I was shouted down from and pushed away from by “friends” ended up being true years down the line (looking at the past is always easier) so I’m starting to just trust my gut. You can also kind of see if someone is being genuine by their actions.

      So much of what people focus on is just smoke anyways. If you can’t find some objective truth about something after doing some genuine research, it’s probably not important.

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    1. Very good point, and I’ve noticed that a lot of normal people don’t even agree with those majority opinions, they just don’t want to deal with what happens when they disagree so they pretend to. Everyone I’ve expressed my real views to has been happy to find someone else they can be honest with. A good sign maybe.

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  2. Finding your own opinion requires thinking on both or all side of something. Most people cannot be bothered to truly think for themselves. It is far easier to go with the flow. And people don’t like to be questioned either. And they certainly don’t like it when you change your opinion or evolve.
    Welcome back!

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  3. Good to see you back! ☺️ I tend to speak aloud weighing up both sides of an argument until I decide what my opinion is on a matter – drives everyone crazy, especially when I keep contradicting myself 😆 It’s good to have an opinion on things though 👌🏼

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    1. That’s probably a good way to do it actually. I don’t think that thoughts alone give us the ability to really analyze them and when you say things out loud you can see much more easily when an idea is ridiculous. Lol

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