:rollSo, believing that we, the socially anxious, often pessimistic; see the world as it truly is- only reinforces our S.A.D. and further reduces our chances at jobs, sex, and relationships.
The word "normal" is a very broad term, but I know what your talking about. I think about that question on a daily basis and have come to the conclusion that no, were not the normal ones.
Well, allow me put your mind at ease by assuring you that most do not live with severe or clinical levels of anxiety.I do sometimes wonder if everyone is just as anxious as us, and that they're just better at hiding it, and pretending to be confident. I couldn't stand it if feeling this way is normality :afr
I think a better word for what we are is natural. Meaning that we know and are constantly aware of the fact that civilization is not a natural condition and human beings are not supposed to be living this way. The perception that everyone else is "normal" because they interface seamlessly with an artificial construct is more of a delusion than it is for someone to think he is being negatively evaluated when he is probably actually correct.Statistically, we are not normal. Or by normal, do you mean that we lack certain negative traits that characterize most people?
Replace "No one" with "the majority of people I/we meet" and wat you wrote above would be very true.I think everything that's wrong with the world arises from how it is structured. People are cold. No one seems to want real friends anymore... people just want people to entertain them. No one shows any decency to anyone who doesn't align with their reality... and no one ever considers what developmental factors contribute to why anyone is the way they are.
It takes a very lonely and disillusioned person to see the world for what it is anymore. And I've come to see that loneliness as a gift.
This way of thinking is a nice confidence booster, I guess. I just have too many things to worry about than what is or isn't normal.
I knew i should've taken the red pill...I think that all the time.
It's like the Matrix. Everyone is part of a reality that isn't real. People like us, either by choice or by circumstance never learned the rules and as a result were left out. Some of us want to be a part of the game and some of us don't.