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Honestly, how many voices do you hear in your head?

 
 
Germlat
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 08:08 am
@One Eyed Mind,
One Eyed Mind wrote:

My voice enjoys criticism. It also does not partake in the activities of condescension. It also does not down vote, because it's counter-intuitive. It looks for people worth up voting; I see no purpose for down voting anyone, when you're well aware of their stupidity. It's personal malice and vice to vote someone down - it's meaning to say that you want others to know your malice and vice, which is a mental issue.

Yawn
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 11:43 am
@Joe Nation,
Actually, i would advise against interfering in your dreams. This will require a long story. When i was about eight, i read a story in "My Weekly Reader." The burden of the story was that this girl dreams that she and her family are cruising in outer space, and she and her father and brother do an EVA. Her father and brother are attached to a single ring bolt, which parts. So she is paralyzed, not knowing if she should save her father or her brother. After posing the moral problem, they asked "What should she do?" then the reader is directed to a page at the back of the magazine. So i turned back there and the answer they gave was that she should just wake up, she was dreaming, remember? I was disgusted, they had co2mpletely avoided the moral conundrum.

But here's where it got weird. I never really had nightmares, just anxious dreams. But i once did have what might be called a nightmare. I was in the garage, and i just knew there was a hunting cat outside. I was trying to figure out how to get to the house safely, when i saw, through the garage window, a tiger prowling in the yard. Then my conscious voice intervened, saying: "Wake up!"--and i did. Over time, i was able to extricate myself from anxious dreams in this manner. It got stranger. In a dream i found a flintlock rifle, and was very excited, knowing it was valuable. My conscious voice then said: "It's not real, you're dreaming." Talk about a buzz-kill! Over the next 20 years, i began to take control of my dreams. The simplest form of this was the ability to fly. I would take a run, leap into the air, and will myself to say aloft, until finally, i was flying. I love flying dreams, so that was good. But, increasingly, there were problems. When i was about 28 or 29, i had a dream that i was in a laundromat in St. Louis, and stepping outside for a smoke, i was confronted by a trio of gang members. One of them reached out with a razor and slit my throat. I reached up with my left hand and closed the wound, and with my right hand, i poined at them and ordered them to freeze. I went back into the laundromat to wash my hands, and when i went back outside, the gamgbangers were still frozen in place, staring wide-eyed. I could not get back to sleep that night, though.

Increasingly, if i had an anxious dream, i would simply wake up, and ususlly could not get back to sleep that night. That was not good. I abandoned all efforts to control my dreams, thinking it was a sort of mental health self-maintenance, and i should leave it alone. Then i began to have the bizarre dreams. The motion picture dreams were like being in a theater and watching a movie on the screen. I was not in the action, and it wasn't about me. I don't recall them all, but as an example, in one of them James Garner played the male lead and Meryl Streep played the female lead. Yes, i had dreams which were animation. The most elaborate that i recall was about animals as the characters, but this wasn't fuzzy, cute bunnies. It was about animals facing their own mortality and the prospect of sudden death. It was done as though one were using art crayons (if you know what those are) on bristol board. With art crayons, you can take a watercolor brush, dip it in water and make a watercolor wash. The background was the watercolor wash and the animals and trees, etc., in the foreground were strongly drawn with the art crayon. I had monochrome dreams--all in shades of green, or all in blue. These were the dreams i had when i stopped trying to control my dreams. At least i could finally get a good night's sleep.

Over the following 20 years, things finally returned to normal. The only thing i regretted was that i could not longer create flying dreams. Otherwise, i think it was a good thing that i gave it up. My advice would be not to try it, i don't think it's a good idea.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 01:36 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
Only in your own mind. It not necessarily impolite to refuse the braying of a determined solipsist twit, you solipsist twit. I bet you just suck the life out all conversation in every room you walk into and attempt to "join in" with.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 01:40 pm
@Germlat,
And those crickets are snickering quietly and shaking their little heads.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 03:36 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
Why ask me:
1. You've forgotten more about it than I could possibly ever know and as you keep telling us you are a superior intellect.
2. I don't exist so you can't ask me for anything.

I'm putting you on ignore.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2014 11:43 pm
@One Eyed Mind,
I disagree. I vote-down any and all threads I have no interest in. I also vote-down threads by those I've ignored - For no other reason than having to confront them (threads) in my directory.
Scrolling through the same pointless threads (Such as - "I fancy my stepdad, Is this wrong?" Or "Homework due, please help?" is time-consuming.
This doesn't signify mental-health issues or ocd - Just good housekeeping.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 10:18 am
@One Eyed Mind,
They've all been discussed in one forum or another; you just missed them! LOL
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 10:24 am
@cicerone imposter,
You're just saying that because you want to say something. Especially when you used "all" - oh really? Go link us up "all" of them, or forever admit that you don't actually know what you're talking about.
MWal
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 10:37 am
I was having a conversation mind to mind, and the guy I was talking to responded verbally, I was so shocked I could have fainted.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:13 am
@One Eyed Mind,
Go on the hunt on your own if you're interested. I'm not your gofer.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:15 am
@cicerone imposter,
A hunt on what exactly? You made a claim, without an explanation. The onus is on you. You're the one that used "all". Now deal with your own responsibility for using absolution to compensate for your arrogance.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:19 am
@One Eyed Mind,
I made the claim that your list of topics have already been discussed on a2k.

Tell me which topic you listed wasn't. We'll then have something to argue about.
One Eyed Mind
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:31 am
@cicerone imposter,
Let's start with: "Where is the thread that doesn't consist of know it alls who somehow believe they couldn't be wrong no matter what, despite them never living life even 1% of that of a wise man's life, but 100% living it to that of a cowards life?"
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:49 am
@One Eyed Mind,
But my priorities differ to yours - And visiting an online forum is 'bottom-rung' in my opinion.
I, like now, am tired, ready for bed, fed, and my dog's all puffed-out.
Only called in coz I had mail...
So, regardless of thread-quality - Foruming (No idea if 'foruming' is a word btw) is not even a priority to me. I would rather be up a mountain watching nature in action.
As for your thread choices - They've all been done - Go to the directory, you'll find them.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:52 am
@One Eyed Mind,
Why do you visit this site DAILY?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2014 11:54 am
@One Eyed Mind,
You're a newbie on a2k. Some of us have been involved on a2k since its creation by Robert.

Here's a hint from another old timer on a2k.
Quote:
As for your thread choices - They've all been done - Go to the directory, you'll find them.
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