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The more you try

  1. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    The more you try to be different ,,,  than THEM! ...
    the more like them you become.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i think it is interesting thought...and i guess i agree with you..

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Pisean, doesn't it depend on how well one knows themselves? hmm

    2. aka-dj profile image79
      aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's not a matter of trying to be different.
      It's about being yourself. Be who you are, and let "the chips fall, as they may".
      At the end of the day, not everyone is going to like you. I can guarantee it!

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is definitely the truth. smile

      2. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is exactly right!

        But that is difficult to do without seeing someone that you do not want to be like and making too much of an effort to be different than.
           Polar oposits can have the same affects upon its enviroment.


           Or something like that ... sorta.

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        BunuBobuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I totally agree.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Huh?
      I don't find that to be true.
      But then, I'm not sure what you're talking about specifically.
      Anyway...

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Howdy Brenda 

          I should apologize to everyone for being so sporatic when it comes to answering in a timely basis. (spending time in forums)

           Been real busy starting everything all over again.

           ????

          I'm just saying that it seems to me that the more we attempt to NOT be like everyone else the more we are like them, but in  a different way.

           The more we HATE something; the easier it is to be consumed by it.

           Kinda like rebelling against rebellion.
           Wageing war against war mongers.
           Spanking a kid for hitting some other kid ?
           

           The greater we try to be different the more we become the same.

           aka-dj  stated it correctly earlier ...  and if and when we do that...  that is a good thing!  But that is much harder to do that it sounds like.
          If everyone could just do that, honestly; their own lives would be such a better place for themselves.

    4. Dave Mathews profile image59
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have always always been true to God first and true to myself. It doesn't always please others that I am this way, especially bosses, but I don't care.

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is good.  But I must ask;  is there anything that you hate?   If so then there is something that has power over you.
        Speaking figuratively.  Not directed at "You" personally.

        1. Dave Mathews profile image59
          Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jerami: There are only things I hate. One is stupidity, and the other is disappointing Almighty God.

          The first,stupidity I can try and correct, and the second I do my best to avoid.

          1. aka-dj profile image79
            aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You can't disappoint God.

            He knows the end from the beginning, and your very thoughts and intents.
            If anyone is going to be disappointed, it will most likely be yourself. Once you see who you were meant to be, but didn't quite make it. hmm

            Well, that's how I see it, at least. big_smile

            1. Jerami profile image78
              Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              YEP   you are right!   
                Disregard my earlier comment (the last one)   but it still kinda makes a little sense in its own little, cut disapointing way.

          2. Jerami profile image78
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well that just about covers everything ...   we are ALL stupid in our own cute little way  AND  we have ALL a disapointment to GOD in our own cute little way.   

              It is them other people that aren't so cute with "THEIR" stupid disapointing ways that I can't stand!

    5. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your philosophy disgusts me, I am offended that you would press your rediculous beliefs on this community. People are only allowed to post scientific assertations or Darwin theory in the religion and philosophy forum. I hope this retoric gets flagged.
      wink

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank You for you concern

        1. Onusonus profile image86
          Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          By the way, Good stuff. smile

  2. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    The more hate you have for something  the more like it you become.   

      Don't become a reflection of that which you hate; If you hate,  before ya know it ...
    it will BE  YOU

    1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
      stilljustwonderinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think you have to just not dwell on the thing you hate.  Think on the posative things that you love.

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is true!   BUT ;;;   When we see things in others that we hate the most ???    If we are willing to look withinside ourselves ?  we can usually see that in some abstract way; or (not so abstract) we are guilty of the same things though "WE" aren't as obnoxious with it as "THEY" are.
           When we do that !   "WE" can put up with them a little better.


            BUT as you say,  it is easire if we just focus on the positive.   And that other stuff isn't there .....  until they bite you again.

        1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
          stilljustwonderinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, you can generally find something good in that person that has a trait that you hate.  I really don't think it means you have the same bad trait.  Liars for instance.  If some one tells a lie about you, that doesn't mean you lie too. 

          Some times, you can live your life in a way that gives them no opportunity to bite you.

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Posting to yourself I see. lol lol Good luck with that. lol

  4. kess profile image60
    kessposted 6 years ago

    what if  am the negative observing the positive...what should I do..? hate them or be like them or remain me?

    what if I am the Positive observing the negative...what should I do..? hate them or be like them or remain me?

    So then we see the First and most important question is this ......

    Who Am I?

    So without Truth to answer the first question....You are still in Chaos/confusion/death.

    w

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    I get what ya saying, kinda like if ya fly with ducks long enough,

    sooner or later  you'll start to quack wink

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That too!   

         Had to go fix my favorite drink.  and drink half of it before sitting back down here.

  6. khmohsin profile image61
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    exactly right

 
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