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Is This Forum Psychologically Harmful In Your Opinion?

 
Irisa

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I think it is harmful, period. I think it's entertaining and it's a comforting habit, but I also think it detracts from really living your life and gives many an excuse not to do something they were called to do. A quick perusal of the news here can turn into hours spent reading and posting. To me that's an unacceptable waste of my time yet I feel I get sucked into it all. Kind of like when you drink a beer and that's all you say you're gonna have, then next thing you know you drank a 6-pack.

I know there are some people on here all day long, no names mentioned, and I just wonder how boring their lives are. I can't wait until I "get a life" and get out of this place, that said, I will be part of it for a long time I think. I just really think people can spend too much time here. If you are depressed then you should stay away from all bad news, period. It really does make the depression worse.

Someone said something about not like people anymore since being here for a few years. I can totally get that. People vent here a lot so you see the worst side of them and then you can't help but start thinking "wow, there sure are a lot of assholes in the world". Like with all the woman-hating that I see. I started thinking men have really changed and that women were better off single, but then when I go out in the real world I really don't see or experience this. I experience nice guys and nice people. I am starting to see that real life is the best experience I can have and that coming here will never change my life for the better. It's just for information, and I think we're all overloaded with that anyway. JMHO.
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For a large group of people, the mentally unstable and susceptible, conspiracy theory fora in general is absolutely harmful. Especially for those who get their information exclusively from conspiracy theory fora.
 Quoting: Psych


Are they better off with the MSM and Hollywood?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 860229


Mentally unstable people shouldn't watch news at all, nor hang out on conspiracy theory fora. They should focus on themselves instead of the world. They should focus only on which is within their sphere of influence.

Hollywood isn't really an issue because a: people know Hollywood is about make-believe, b: people are not constantly exposed to it, and c: Hollywood provides different genres besides 'doom'.
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NOPE.
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Sites like this keep our minds open if nothing else and when things do go down, chances are it's already been discussed here along with theory months or even years back.

But it's probably not that good for people who live in fear... Like me!

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It seems like there is very little in the world right now that doesn't do some sort of damage to you, either or both mentally and physically.

I think it depends how strong your mind is.

GLP doesn't intrinsically do any more damage to one's psyche than watching FOX News or listening to Glenn Beck does/would. IMO.

But then if y'all are paying attention, you'll notice the 'concerned' Mental-Health amateurs, the Psychiatrist wannabe types, are out in force on the Internet at the moment.

All weepy they are because you're like a rat in a cage.

Boo-hoo.

They just want to help us all be "normal" don't they?

Not.
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I think the effect is perhaps more subtle and nuanced than most people are ready to admit. Maybe a good vacation from it all would make that more apparent...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1252230


The nuanced subtlety of it all is simply insidious, but apparently unavoidable because everything in this mad, mad world has become defined in terms of its opposite.
 Quoting: Random


Or the making of opposites have made the world appear mad. Stepping back from that should reveal a more sane landscape...
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Yes, I think that you are right. Perhaps a long step back.
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It is REALLY harmful to people who are already mentally unbalanced.

It's also not recommended for the stupid...they don't do well here either.

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whats the logic behind your contention that the "less than intelligent" among us wouldn't do well here please?

not being sarcastic, sincerely wish to see it from your perspective thusly.

cuz it would seem to me that the "less than astute" would simply be in denial about most any and everything that they didn't resonate with (which would be anything cutting edge or new to them) in which case it shouldn't affect them in any way, shape, or form...

let alone adversely.

?

please help me to view this from whatever perspective you are seeing it so I can go there as well, I love me some good s t r e t c h, and am always grateful when I find some or when it finds me.

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I personally believe it is, wild theories, mind bombardment that leave many suffering schizophrenia, ADHD and other mental disorders. I have mostly disconnected from online conspiracy theory websites/forums now, and mostly limit it to books.

Just keep a check on your mental health guys because this activity can seriously impact on it. I think the sensitive among us and those prone to mental health issues are more prone to being effected so just take care guys and limit your intake of this madness.

Peace out.
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It's no more harmful than walking down the street and having to navigate all the bsflag you encounter 'out there'.

In a lot of ways, this forum mirrors the 'real world' quite closely. Maybe 50% or more of what gets posted is worthless and not worth a second glance; just like what you would run across and not pay attention to on a daily basis 'in the world'.

Just use discernment - and if you can't hack it - get professional help.

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Forget psychologically, its SPIRITUALLY harmful. This website creates paranoia. At the same time, it reflects many aspect of our society. Always thinking about the future and never living in the present, and always craving knowledge and emotional excitement.

The funny thing is that MOST people on this forum really believe that they "know the truth" and are above society's programming. Yet they're like slaves to this forum.
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Not if you're an adult
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Absolutely it is. People actually take the things said on this site seriously!
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Yeah, like the guy who believed it when someone posted that adding water to your gas tank will improve your gas mileage.
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Nope. I think this forum is helpful to be honest. I love it here.
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Of course you do, you're the golden girl here who everyone thinks is innocent. Stupid modfluffer.

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Interesting....


".....Trauma can be caused by a wide variety of events, but there are a few common aspects. There is frequently a violation of the person's familiar ideas about the world and of their human rights, putting the person in a state of extreme confusion and insecurity. This is also seen when people or institutions, depended on for survival, violate or betray or disillusion the person in some unforeseen way....."

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Sorry, what was the question?

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Yes and the time wasted could be used better.
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I personally believe it is, wild theories, mind bombardment that leave many suffering schizophrenia, ADHD and other mental disorders. I have mostly disconnected from online conspiracy theory websites/forums now, and mostly limit it to books.

Just keep a check on your mental health guys because this activity can seriously impact on it. I think the sensitive among us and those prone to mental health issues are more prone to being effected so just take care guys and limit your intake of this madness.

Peace out.
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If you were on solid footings when you came on, then no problems. If not, well then you can definitely find your flock of cuckoo to hang with.
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That "Kingdom of God is within you..." message from Sunday when GLP went down was amazing. Really scrambled my brian.

But in a good GLP kinda way.


The Kingdom of God is within me?!


WOW!!!
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I have.no where else to go.. Boo Hoo!
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For a large group of people, the mentally unstable and susceptible, conspiracy theory fora in general is absolutely harmful. Especially for those who get their information exclusively from conspiracy theory fora.
 Quoting: Psych


Are they better off with the MSM and Hollywood?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 860229


Mentally unstable people shouldn't watch news at all, nor hang out on conspiracy theory fora. They should focus on themselves instead of the world. They should focus only on which is within their sphere of influence.

Hollywood isn't really an issue because a: people know Hollywood is about make-believe, b: people are not constantly exposed to it, and c: Hollywood provides different genres besides 'doom'.
 Quoting: Psych

Your first point almost seems valid, except for the fact that many, if not most, unstable people don't recognize that they are unstable. Also, society is organized such that information is withheld from ordinary people. A site like this is a Godsend to many who are finding out that they AREN'T crazy after all, and that there are many like minded individuals.

Your second point is obviously false; since Hollywood is designed to fool people into believing that what they see IS reality. They give Oscar awards to those actors who are the most convincing and accomplished at fooling people.

The 'doom' is not all GLP gives people, but it has been successful at warning people about where our countries are going. Certainly GLP has a better track record than the MSM and Hollywood.
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It does have an effect on my other online experiences. For instance if I am on a cooking forum, and I disagree with someones idea on a healthful alternative to red meat, I have to remember I am not allowed to explain to them that indeed they are a fucktard.
 Quoting: Storm*

laugh attack This gave me a good laugh.....thanks.
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I personally believe it is, wild theories, mind bombardment that leave many suffering schizophrenia, ADHD and other mental disorders. I have mostly disconnected from online conspiracy theory websites/forums now, and mostly limit it to books.

Just keep a check on your mental health guys because this activity can seriously impact on it. I think the sensitive among us and those prone to mental health issues are more prone to being effected so just take care guys and limit your intake of this madness.

Peace out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1049599

prove it.

just cause your mental doesn't mean the rest of us are.
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yes it produces a dissociative state
no there are no deleterious effects

yes it doesnt...
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After seeing how some people reacted when the site was down...I would say there are some real fucked up people on here....some actually hoping for bad shit to happen because their lives are so shitty. Talk about sheeple...OMG.
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It cracks me up that people are so sadomasochistic they will claim that GLP is a front for the NWO, a psyop and mind control, and will totally hack your computer besides drive you crazy, but they are here anyway talking about it.

And what difference would being an AC make, they would get all the hacking attention above anyone else.

On the other hand with enough Internet research, you will find that many of the most "popular" conspiracy memes have plenty of documentation, patents, scientific white papers, DARPA projects etc.

The whole subject of psyops and disinformation is evident in the UFO field, and infiltration of fan groups over the years by intelligence types.

Look up the Aviary and guys like Col. Alexander. Everything you do on the Internet goes through the NSA anyways, so whether a place like this is compromised--it doesn't matter where you go. Some people here do seem to be too ready to drink the Kool-aid though.

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For a large group of people, the mentally unstable and susceptible, conspiracy theory fora in general is absolutely harmful. Especially for those who get their information exclusively from conspiracy theory fora.
 Quoting: Psych


Are they better off with the MSM and Hollywood?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 860229


Mentally unstable people shouldn't watch news at all, nor hang out on conspiracy theory fora. They should focus on themselves instead of the world. They should focus only on which is within their sphere of influence.

Hollywood isn't really an issue because a: people know Hollywood is about make-believe, b: people are not constantly exposed to it, and c: Hollywood provides different genres besides 'doom'.
 Quoting: Psych


Your first point almost seems valid, except for the fact that many, if not most, unstable people don't recognize that they are unstable. Also, society is organized such that information is withheld from ordinary people. A site like this is a Godsend to many who are finding out that they AREN'T crazy after all, and that there are many like minded individuals.

Your second point is obviously false; since Hollywood is designed to fool people into believing that what they see IS reality. They give Oscar awards to those actors who are the most convincing and accomplished at fooling people.

The 'doom' is not all GLP gives people, but it has been successful at warning people about where our countries are going. Certainly GLP has a better track record than the MSM and Hollywood.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 860229


Whether people are aware if they are mentally instable or not was not the issue but now that you brought it up. A large amount of mentally unstable people do feel something is wrong. That's why an incredible amount of people are on anti-depressants. Even though an anti-depressants usually isn't a solution, they do get prescribed to people who come forward with numerous genuine symptoms.

There is a huge difference between mentally stable and unstable people in the way information is processed, and reality is perceived.

An example to make it real clear what i mean. If people experience anxiety disorders, panic attacks or depression, especially if they are already on medication they really shouldn't be watching MSM, nor be here.

Hollywood is about make-believe, it's a way for people to escape reality for a short amount of time. It's an alternate reality, a temporarily state of mind you mentally prepare for, and allow yourself to got into.

With mental preparation I mean:
- If you are watching a news-channel, you expect facts, and critical thinking is required.
- If you are watching a documentary, you expect facts, and critical thinking is required.
- If you are watching a movie, you expect a story, and critical thinking is not required. You are not gonna start debunking a movie in theater, and if a Terminator pops up on the screen you not gonna start alerting your family and friends, or make a thread on GLP that a robot from the future entered our space-time.

Movies are not intended to convince or educate people that reality outside the theater is the way it's depicted on screen. Once the credits start rolling, you snap back to reality, and everything falls in the proper context*.

Actors get awards for their performance when it's as close as possible to the real thing, as natural as possible, and prevent people from snapping back to reality. When they were able to capture the audience and make them believe it's real for that short amount of time.

*Proper context is also the reason why the claim that people are influenced by violent movies, games or music is completely bogus. There is a clear distinction between reality and movies, games or music.

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Insane people have insane beliefs. The opposite is also true. If you believe insane things, you will go insane.
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Insane people have insane beliefs. The opposite is also true. If you believe insane things, you will go insane.
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Was Swedenborg insane?
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Whether people are aware if they are mentally instable or not was not the issue but now that you brought it up. A large amount of mentally unstable people do feel something is wrong. That's why an incredible amount of people are on anti-depressants. Even though an anti-depressants usually isn't a solution, they do get prescribed to people who come forward with numerous genuine symptoms.

There is a huge difference between mentally stable and unstable people in the way information is processed, and reality is perceived.

An example to make it real clear what i mean. If people experience anxiety disorders, panic attacks or depression, especially if they are already on medication they really shouldn't be watching MSM, nor be here.
 Quoting: Psych

Why are so many millions of people on anti-depressants? Who do you think had a better cure rate for the soul, our doctors, or the primitive Shaman? Our society tends to repress instincts that our ancestors had no problem expressing. I was just pointing out the obvious, that many people don't even know about their instincts, that they are repressing them, and that by repressing them they cause the symptoms you just mentioned. I like this site because it allows people to free-associate and to express themselves, and express their dreams, all of which helps to alleviate anxiety and give the person a chance to bring out what was hidden.

In some cases this site might help cure the anxiety without drugs and doctors. Shouldn't people relate with other like-minded people without the intervention of a doctor?

This forum gives people the chance to talk back to authority. It's the opposite of church, classroom, courtroom, doctor's office, t.v., military, or corporate structure. All of those examples are built on authority and hierarchy where energy and information flows into you from the world . Here the individual gets the chance to speak up and thus to reverse the flow. Even many families are arranged under a military command structure. No wonder this site can be addictive; people are addicted to finding themselves and being free to express what they see in the world.

We can't really say how many will be helped and how many harmed by this site, can we?

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