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Solitary Psion

"Developing my psi and changing the world"

Missoula, MT, USA
male, age 25
Speaks: english
Joined Oct 28, 2006

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Groups Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Elysium Garden
Hometown Missoula, MT 
Birthday Sept 26, 1992  
Languages english  
About Me I'm sort of pensive. I have Asperger's Syndrome, and one of the traits of AS is a narrow intense range of interests. My current main interest is psi. I have a pessimistic outlook on human nature, which I think is understandable. I want to do my part to make the world a better place with better people.
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Pets one dog named wimsey  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions I'm agnostic  
Eating Habits fairly normal  
Wild Fact About Me I got high on Dayquil once. It was pretty fun.
My Philosophy My belief is that the fundamentals of human nature are basically good, but has evolved into something worse mostly because of an increased seperation between the subconscious and the conscious part of the mind and to some extent, decreased intelligence.
The first step of human corruption is self-deceit. People lie to themselves of something other than the truth for several reasons. Something might have occured that's too painful for them to think about and they need to force themselves to stop thinking about it. They could really want something to be true and convince themselves that it is true. Self-deceit can be beneficial in traumatic conditions like being raped or having gone through the Holocaust so that people don't go insane or at least have a better chance of not developing PTSD, but people have become accustomed to self-deceit as this psychological defense is a natural part of the human psyche and has gotten to the point where people practice it in excess. People could be too used to one concept and, out of fear of change, not accept a reality that denies their own. Whenever self-deceit is confronted people usually go into a state where they try to prove themselves right or whoever or whatever is challenging them wrong. They tend to use feverish and dubious logic. If, in this stage, they're unable to defy whatever is challenging them, there mind will practically shut off. They'll almost completely stop thinking about the subject and just insist that they're right. In self-deceit, the subconscious knows the truth, but the conscious is deceived, or sometimes only partially deceived. From this, people it would be possible to find self-honesty: if a person had a deeper connection with their subconscious the truth wouldn't be quite so far away and unknown and people would reach the state where the conscious part of their mind is only partially deceived.
From here, three things are needed to abolish self-deceit: intelligence, a desire to become self-honest, and the ability to recognize blatant self-deceit in themselves. People will need to catch themselves before their mind shuts off which is easier with a strong connection with the subconscious. With people who tend to think a lot and be clear-minded, sometimes they'll be more clear minded in a situation like this than someone with less intelligence. The chances are significantly improved when they have a strong desire to catch themselves when they're lying to themselves. But, of course, this isn't helpful when they don't know what they're doing so it helps to be able to quickly recognize the denial and feverish reasoning. Recognization of the symptoms of self-deceit wouldn't come right away, but I don't think it's 100% nescessary to being honest with themselves when deceiving themselves over a much more minor issue when the truth is a little closer to them. Every time someone realizes that they've been deceiving themselves, they recognize the symptoms easier and there minds become a little clearer with one less lie to confuse them. Hopefully, the rate at which they become more self-honest will be exponential because of this.
I think that after a while all of the other parts of human nature that derive from self-deceit eventually go away after their root is abolished.
The second part of human corruption is racism and prejudice. People generally fear what is different and what they don't understand. I think this goes back to more archaic times when anything someone didn't understand was potentially fatal. Through natural selection, those who were cautious of the unknown animal with big teeth were the ones who survived, so this characteristic has carried on to modern times. People who are confronted with something that might kill them will feel a fight or flight response. But you can't just run from gay people in society, so the only option left is fighting. When a squirrel is backed into a corner it will attack and this isn't different for people. Also through natural selection, the people who are the most angry when forced to fight are the ones who have a better chance of survival. Anger releases adrenalin, makes people appear scarier, and cancels out fear. Again, this carried into modern times, so people will feel anger towards things that they can't understand. The anger has to be directed towards the source; they will be more motivated to inflict as much pain as possible and have a better chance of winning. After this, self-deceit locks everything into place. People will come up with any reason that they can to justify their anger, usually falsely accusing the source of prejudice of something negative. If they didn't do that, they'd realize how stupid and futile their anger is.
When people become accustomed to something, they usually like it to stay the way it is, sometimes even if what they're accustomed to is something they don't like. Anger works this way. Also, a relatively recent study has shown that people who take out there anger in ways such as breaking or hitting someting are more likely to have their anger just continue to grow. The anger from prejudice becomes a constant in people's lives and that anger becomes a part of their character. This anger indirectly results in rapes, assaults, and murders.
Social anxiety disorder or paranoia can come in someone who has been hurt in social situations before. They become to scared to trust people to not betray them and eventually become socially isolated. As they focus on the negative, they only see the negative. Their trust in people diminishes with each person that they think might be against them. After a while they begin to think that small, insignificant gestures imply that people are angry at them. Of course, if they begin to think that everyone is against them, they'll become angry at everyone. I think this can result in occurences like the Virginia Tech murders.
Self-deceit accumulates and branches out into all of these and results in large ammounts of corruption and suffering which could be solved by a connection with the subconscious, intelligence, a desire to become self-honest, and the ability to recognize the symptoms of self-deceit.
What Gives Me Hope Psi. It helps me go on, like faith does to religious people. It's what gives me a chance to do something important before I die.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by The first thing that comes to my mind isn't the kind of thing that you can change by just issuing laws. But I think I might try to put some restrictive alcohol laws into place.
What/who changed my life and why I can't think of anything in particular.
What Bugs Me faith, idiots, self-deceit  
Passions Psi  
Inspirations My dog  
What Scares Me nihilism, cheese (I have no idea why)  
Role Models sigmund freud, nietzsche, jon stewart, my tae kwon do teacher  
Quotation "The only learning that really sticks is that which is self-discovered"
-Carl Rodgers
Interests psionics  
Books "misery" by stephen king, "prey" by michael chricton, The Bartimaeus Trilogy  
Music the pogues, jimmy eat world, dead kennedys, bauhaus, bad religion, fictional, voltaire  
Movies the austin powers movies  
TV Shows family guy, psyche, house, scrubs  
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Can't Live Without feeling important  
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