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Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)15:10 No. 13579 ID: 110691

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Let me ask you a question, how different do you think you are from other people?

How many people, do you see in life that makes you say, "this person is like me" ?

Don't just bring up any sort of ism, just discuss me the idea

Of you being whatever you are, and the others being them.

Let me know

Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)17:21 No. 13580 ID: 7ff13b

I was only telling my therapist the other day how I feel totally alien and unlike everybody else. An anomaly.
I've encountered (including online encounters) maybe 5 maximum people that have made me say hey this person has some similar traits to me.

Truth is, im not different than anybody. Everyone just feels this way. I'm not special.

Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)17:30 No. 13581 ID: 110691

I'm really glad of your awareness but how can you explain if at all that how come you think makes you feel special somehow?

If that's not true why did you make mention of how everyone feels this and you're not special.

What gave you this conviction that you would judge this behavior, or rather yourself so harshly?

Hope the therapy goes your way.

Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)21:30 No. 13582 ID: 7ff13b

>explain if at all that how come you think makes you feel special somehow?
It's just a dissasociation. My brain feels so different to everybody else. I get this feeling that im ultra weird and dont seem human to people and people seem disgusting to me.
>If that's not true why did you make mention of how everyone feels this and you're not special
I don't know.
>What gave you this conviction that you would judge this behavior, or rather yourself so harshly?
I don't really understand.
I've always been hard on myself. I feel defected.
>Hope the therapy goes your way.
thank you.

Why do you ask these things? doing a project?

Anonymous 18/07/30(Mon)11:50 No. 13583 ID: 083ba9

Nope. But I do believe this to be one of the otherwise most ignored yet one of the foremost important concepts one must be aware of as they live and do whatever they’re inclined, if not constantly, as a step in their path of life where they disillusion themselves from what I would call dogma for lack of a better word; That would be better from personal growth to clear interpersonal thinking.

Also allow me to rephrase my key question, that I meant to ask;

Why would you shame yourself for feeling unique?
Is it because it’s a behavior that is looked down upon so you discourage yourself and furthermore prevent yourself from feeling stupid when the ugly realization hits that everybody thinks they’re god’s gift to earth solely built on the point that they experienced life from their perspective.

Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know.
Just a thought.

Anonymous 18/07/30(Mon)17:41 No. 13584 ID: 0f52f2

How "like me" does someone else need to be in order to be considered "like me?" On top of that, it's conceivable that someone is close enough like me for one purpose and shockingly alien from me for another. The boundary seems very mobile, and the boundary's placement seems arbitrary.

Anonymous 18/07/31(Tue)11:57 No. 13588 ID: 208348

I see what you’re pointing out to, and it is sensible

But the main frame here is identification.

Someone that would make you think you are alike.

Not so much the limits or parameters but a sense of belonging.

You can share a country, favorite sports team, hair color, culinary preferences and might not even come close to relating to them.

What would make you think you are of the same ilk with someone, try answering that question first.

Anonymous 18/08/01(Wed)05:53 No. 13589 ID: 050eac

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I think that we, humanity as a whole, have become even more isolated and foreign to one another - the driving force of this aforementioned isolation is deeply rooted in the "us versus them" tribal mindset ; what pushes that driving force is certainly technology and mainstream media with a hidden agenda or some sort of sinister underlying reason that is responsible for so many individuals becoming schizoid, avoidant, or schizotypal, and whatever else...

Anonymous 18/08/02(Thu)16:22 No. 13590 ID: 110691

I wholeheartedly agree. People are given a meticulously crated reality where they are the eye of the storm. I think a notable example that would help one understand would be how hollywood depicts any sort of outside power with any given protagonist character. A bully for instance is almost always so well designed that there's never any need for space or even the thought of humanization. They're just a perfectly (re?)presented "other".

I think the aim is somewhat obvious, with the divide and conquer approach. People are made to defend whatever they are implanted to have as a group identity, individually even. Choosing to fight for opinions not remotely their own, with nothing except for the name of "independent thought". I guess a more simple way to put it would be reading the words you are given that say you're free to say anything you want. Fear of excommunication leads down complicated roads.

Also I'm glad you brought some aesthetic perspective but don't make it so blatant if you could, personally I think it loses value, almost like waving a flag.

Filosophia 18/08/12(Sun)19:46 No. 13596 ID: 050eac

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At first, I didn't even think anyone would reply to my post, but...
>defend whatever they are implanted to have as a group identity
>choosing to fight for opinions not remotely their own

I am glad you brought up this, sometimes it seems like certain people deny whatever it may be, just because some figure on CNN or Faux News said some inflammatory statement that provokes either side on the political spectrum

Take into account for example, an individual who digresses from the general and popular narrative of the local population, whether they deviate from society by their political stance, or go against social norms present in that region (remember to not forget about cultural relativism, where something something may be the norm in region A but it may be considered inhumane to region B) ; life may be quite spiteful and as a result, that same individual may be very unhappy, helpless and hopeless, toxic or bitter in their life as they feel like a minority and thus an "outcast"

Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) plays a role in not only misinforming the people, but also dividing them with false and untrue narratives

>almost like waving a flag
Well, in the irony of humanity, people tend to gravitate towards certain imagery, symbols, representations, whatever it may be and they too look for people who happen to identify with the same "object(s)"

Anonymous 18/10/22(Mon)09:04 No. 13680 ID: 848b2c

Either I am not human, or I am the only human. There are no other possibilities. The distance between myself and others, the way I see the universe, the way I think, the way I feel and process information, is so totally different as to be almost impossible to compare. More than the difference between a man and a woman; more than the difference between a man and a dog; more than the difference between a man and plant life; more than the difference between a man and a sentient shade of the color blue. More than any description a human language can possibly create, because it is limited by its scope in being a human language.

I'm not even really here. The self which calls itself me is like a lump of matter protruding into reality, projected out out some alternate somewhere where the "real me" actually exists. Sometimes when I close my eyes, when I concentrate, when I lose myself, I can feel it: this terrifying sense that I can just pull out of this body like a ghost and leave this plane of existence.

I don't belong here. None of this is rational. The only explanation that is sensible (aside from absurd ones such as involving souls) is solipsism. There is only me, and the rest of you are but fake shadows on a wall for me to see. Who put them there...? I don't know. Maybe I did, a billion years ago when I tired of being alone and decided to play God.

Maybe I'm God; or maybe I'm a soulless Antichrist. But it must be one of these extremes; there is no normal here.

Anonymous 18/10/25(Thu)21:50 No. 13686 ID: 48521f

man who fucking cares lol

Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)19:43 No. 13743 ID: 24af14

I’m different from other people because my genetics (my fundamental makeup) is different from theirs. I’m also different from other people because my life experiences are different from theirs.

Likewise, most of my genetics are similar to theirs, and many of my life experiences are similar to theirs. This way, myself and other people are quite similar.

Anonymous 18/11/24(Sat)00:51 No. 13747 ID: de8fc6

Well, I don't really know. All I know is that my behavior is quite different to most people around me. It's not just me either, I'm constantly told I'm weird by the majority. It's not really alienating, but I do find it harder to talk to a vast majority of people because I don't understand them. In my current school, all the people know me for being that weird motherfucker that can be funny sometimes. It all feels very strange, because I always expect to be segregated from the rest, but they just tolerate me, albeit probably at a whim.

Anonymous 19/02/19(Tue)06:57 No. 13889 ID: fd97ae

I feel the same way, and I always have. It's a sort of doublethink; I simultaneously hold the notion of being a solitudinous anomaly while knowing I am utterly unspecial, both in holding the former notion and in general.

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