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Canuckchick
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People who ignore mainstream news or world events
So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
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really need some thoughts here...
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I don't watch any of it either. It is fear mongering propaganda put out by our government.

I may go online to see what is going on, but watching the "news" is a waste of time.
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So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
 Quoting: Canuckchick


The world is full of superficial people,instead of being informed they prefer to buy the latest crappy Iphone or flat screen tv

ITS PATHETIC!
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"Those who don't read the newspaper are uninformed. Those who read the newspaper are misinformed." Mark Twain

You friend may actually be ahead of you as he is, in effect, shielding himself from propaganda. News has always been what TPTB want you to believe.
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OP I had the exact same situation...was sitting smoking with some friends, asked what they thought about "Isis situation" and they looked at me like I was retarded lol, and so I was like "haven't ya heard" and they say "oh yeah bomb em"......no discussion. I really need new friends lol.

Some people can't be bothered with anything that doesn't directly speak to/affect them, I guess, idk....but I was very put off by the whole thing.
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So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
 Quoting: Canuckchick


You have a very smart friend.. What you put out into the world you get back in return.. The news is designed to play on you fears and emotions.. Negativity feeds Negativity..
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I don't watch any of it either. It is fear mongering propaganda put out by our government.

I may go online to see what is going on, but watching the "news" is a waste of time.
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That is different though, you still take the time to be informed. I'm the same way. I may catch a little local news on the mornings, but if get my news from alternative sources. People around me also do not understand. I often think back to when I was blissfully unaware, and try to remember what that was like.
"The more you know, the crazier you look"
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So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
 Quoting: Canuckchick


She sounds like a typical useful idiot sheeple.

Trust me, it's much worse with a hipster who thinks they know something and begin spewing Marxist slogans like Hope and Change then won't listen or learn anything because they are so brainwashed. Those f*ktards are the mist arrogant and ignorant morans evah!
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Well I am like this...I watch maybe 1 min per day of actual tv news. I spend 5 min glancing at newspaper headlines. and maybe half hr of my day checking out internet news sources, glp, alternative places, etc.
My key is I am aware. I don't let it fill my head or dominate my life in any way. But I keep an awareness of it.
The same way I have an awareness of the planetary weather events, etc, and know something is up with that too, but I don't think about it all the time.
This friend of mine has no awareness and has no interest. Yet he goes to a tanning salon daily and feels that has no impact on his health. And he is very pro-gun and thinks everyone should bear arms. He also thinks the sun shines out of Rush Limbaugh's arse and Ann Coulter's fanny.
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Well I am like this...I watch maybe 1 min per day of actual tv news. I spend 5 min glancing at newspaper headlines. and maybe half hr of my day checking out internet news sources, glp, alternative places, etc.
My key is I am aware. I don't let it fill my head or dominate my life in any way. But I keep an awareness of it.
The same way I have an awareness of the planetary weather events, etc, and know something is up with that too, but I don't think about it all the time.
This friend of mine has no awareness and has no interest. Yet he goes to a tanning salon daily and feels that has no impact on his health. And he is very pro-gun and thinks everyone should bear arms. He also thinks the sun shines out of Rush Limbaugh's arse and Ann Coulter's fanny.
 Quoting: Canuckchick


yourfriend is a empty headed superficial moron,but hey so is 90% of the planet


The tanning salon really seals it for him
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he also tried to say he had smart friends who read many world papers and had informed him that the uk was much more violent than the usa. yet he would not use his time to go and do his own research on this at all. just would listen to his "smart" friends.
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09/27/2014 08:10 AM
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I told him smart friends sound like smart meters and he said what is a smart meter?
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So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
 Quoting: Canuckchick


Well are you doing anything about it.

Or just talking about it.

If your just talking about it, why bother?

<not having a go>

Serious question.
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I don't watch any of it either. It is fear mongering propaganda put out by our government.

I may go online to see what is going on, but watching the "news" is a waste of time.
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That's precisely why they are throwing beheadings into the media mix. They've made large parts of the masses too ignorant or too fucked-up to even bother, so in order to draw their attention back they must "spike" their interest with something really horrible / "spectacular".
Canuckchick  (OP)

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I am not going to be his friend any longer, that is what I decided to do about it. I guess I just wondered if he was the smart one and not me but my gut instinct tells me he is truly ignorant. That, and the tanning salon daily. :)
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I don't watch any of it either. It is fear mongering propaganda put out by our government.

I may go online to see what is going on, but watching the "news" is a waste of time.
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You don't watch the news because of the fear mongering and propaganda but you see noting wrong with browsing GLP? The irony is mind boggling.

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IT is hard. I struggle daily. But we need to be aware of our energy, our thoughts create reality, positive or negative. So not only do we risk falling for and believeing in the propaganda spewed when watchig or keeping 'aware'. Beleive me, I have done the same for years it seems... have to dig deep and not even give the news energy and power as it only perpetuate it. HArd to do, but the law of attraction truly works, for or against us.
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I know plenty of successful people who ignore news.

They seem happier in their ignorance of the facts. I dont think it matters.
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our thoughts dont create reality.
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our thoughts dont create reality.
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clearly you have some chakra clearing to do and perspective changing... just because somehting doing manifest seconds, minutes, hours, days, or even years after first thinking and putting energy towards it doesnt mean we are powerless hehe. Too much american mindset for you? :(
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our thoughts dont create reality.
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clearly you have some chakra clearing to do and perspective changing... just because somehting doing manifest seconds, minutes, hours, days, or even years after first thinking and putting energy towards it doesnt mean we are powerless hehe. Too much american mindset for you? :(
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doesn't*
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Re: People who ignore mainstream news or world events
So I was having a debate with a friend. I brought up the news about the UK going into war on ISIS and my friend say what is that? I don't watch or listen to news as it has no bearing on my life.
I said to him, don't you want an awareness of what is happening in the world? Or want to know about world events? He says, nope, why bother? Who cares?
What do you say to that?
I mean, in my way of thinking, that is a really ignorant outlook or am I wrong to see him as being ignorant?
 Quoting: Canuckchick


I guess there is a difference between not watching the news and not caring and not watching the news because you think its all propaganda.

I think your friend fits the mold of most people. IF it doesn't impact you and your day to day activities then you simply don't care and have no use for it.


The real question, is being "awake" actually better?

Most people who claim to be awake don't really do anything about what's going. Sure they may "prep", but if the shit doesn't hit the fan in our lifetime, then it doesn't really matter that you are prepared.

The so called awake crowd visits sites like this to either find "real" news or get together to bitch and moan about the evil government and their evil plots. But still do nothing but bitch about it.


The awake stress about global events, nefarious political actions and natural disasters and in some cases wish for more destruction porn.


The so called sheeple, don't know and don't care. They visit facebook, line up for the latest iPhone and stress about the characters on their favorite reality show.

Try to emulate celebrities and drive themselves into deeper debt while trying to one up their neighbors with material things.


In either case, no one does anything to affect change.

So who is smart and who is stupid
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From a global perspective of issues affecting people, the ISIS/ISIL issue is waaaaaayyyyy down on the list - like issue number 6 billion and one. It doesn't affect my neighbors, friends, relatives or me.
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I forgot to add . . . it's pretty apparent the government and the media want me to think its important and to worry about it though.
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9 times out of 10 these people have their heads buried in their cell phones 24/7 proving the zombie apocalypse is real and in full swing as I type this.
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I listen to it a little and keep tabs on stuff but you really can't get a good picture of whats really going on by watching the mainstream news or world events, just because its always the side of the tale they want you to know. Its never the truth is it because if it was they would be saying about all these terror groups is the fact our own governments created, funded and armed them all.
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From a global perspective of issues affecting people, the ISIS/ISIL issue is waaaaaayyyyy down on the list - like issue number 6 billion and one. It doesn't affect my neighbors, friends, relatives or me.
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oh?
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really need some thoughts here...
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Well there are a couple of ways to look at this.

As an example, a family member pays no attention to any news unless it has some bearing on finances or money that could impact him either for the good or bad. Otherwise, he lives in a bubble.

Another family member is constantly worried about the news reports that pertain to humanity and the world around us. The terrible human rights abuses and such.

And then there is me, I am constantly looking around for ulterior motives for each news event I hear about or read about. Looking for the person behind the curtain manipulating events.

So what I am saying here is people have differing levels of perception and interest.

Not everyone cares about the same things.

The most important thing Canuckchick is do what you believe is right for you and your life.
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I will tell you the short form/version of this story.

Went into a bank a few years ago (when the BP thing was going in the Gulf) and was pulling some funds. I said to the teller, what about all this pollution and explosions and such ?
She was like what are you talking about. ?
I said the Gulf. you know the oil and explosions and leaking oil ?

She said she didnt know anything about it (this is about 3 weeks into the BP thing).
I said are you sure because it is everywhere in the news and everyone is talking about it.

She said well. "I guess ignorance is Bliss".

At that moment in my loife a lightbulb went off in my head.

I said to myself "she's right"

Think about it. "ignorance is bliss"

She hit the nail on the head.





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