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good vs. evil

It is said that evil will attack people when they are down and out...or emotionally vulnerable.

I wonder what isolation, removing social interaction, removing family bonding, and most important celebrations of the year would do to people....especially when pushing a whole year's time.

dunno

Stay positive all.

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Comments (38)

Sir_T
I was taking a survey this morning, and I was telling them that I think the amount of mental health problems that governments are going to be facing after this is over is going to be immense. And it is. And mental health is something that a lot of governments in the west have cut back on, and in the east its practically non existent. That means that governments will face a mental health tsunami that they are right now hoping wont happen.

So ya stay positive!
Johnny_Sparton
Sir,

I am guessing that the mental health of individuals have been studied extensively through the years...from the 1940's to the 1970's the most, I would assume. I am willing to bet they know the typical breaking point for your average person.

But, something tells me you might be correct.

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Johnny,

after all the distancing and staying home, and shortage of toilet paper.. it will take a lot of drinking to get people back to normal. Best to start immediately. buddies drinking cheers
Johnny_Sparton
Yeah...I wonder how long it take for somebody to completely change their personality. dunno
Johnny_Sparton
Maybe we will see how much our social environments, jobs, and families shape who we are as people.

hmmm
Sir_T
Johnny, I honestly hope I'm wrong. sigh

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I think it will be like a Black Friday give-away sale. When the light turns green or the gates open, the people will rush in or rush out and do things. I don't think there'll be too much holding back. The media is putting a negative spin on all this, when instead they should be more encouraging and positive with the people and the situation.

Get back to enjoying life! dancing
Johnny_Sparton
Sir....I hope so too. But the longer this draws out...
Johnny_Sparton
Robert,

I totally agree with that...about the media putting a negative spin on this.
Sir_T
Robrt, I read that in Thailand they are being very positive in ads about it, using dogs and cats to give messages and being upbeat. Your right they should start that
Thanks Johnny and Sir T,

Honestly, I think people everywhere have been put through enough in this tough year. Like a smiling positive nurse talking to a patient at a hospital, we have to think positive, give people hope and encourage good days ahead.

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_Luna_
The biggest problem is the continuous stress. We have been living under the constant stress because of COVID for a year now (that only adds to our usual everyday stress we all have in our lives). People just want it to be over, but they don't see the end of it. It's not just the illness itself, there are so many other things - future economy, for example.

The media and conspiracy theorists don't help. Instead of encouraging people, giving them hope and some light (positive influence) the media keeps scaring people: "You are all going to DIE if you don't wear masks!".

Conspiracy theories are another side of the story. Before COVID, conspiracy theorists were someone everybody laughed at on the internet. Who could take seriously people believing that the Earth is flat or that the reptiles rule the world! But, when this pandemic started, they went wild all over social media with their crazy theories making people completely confused and even more scared. A few weeks ago social media finally woke up and started deleting and banning all that nonsense, but the damage to the psyche of an average and not very educated person (and the majority of people on this planet are like that) is - irreversible.

In the crisis - most people need strong leadership. They need someone to tell them what to do and how to behave in order to overcome the crisis. This is not the time for indulging yourself and your whims (that's how "freedom" is usually perceived nowadays). All those confusing and sometimes opposite information media and governments have been offering day after day have made people feeling insecure and even more stressed.

People are resilient and strong animals, so they will recover, but enduring too much stress for a long time - must have some consequences. The COVID stress affected my patience with people, especially older people that need constant explaining and repeating and calming down and reassuring and - I don't have much patience left for dealing with their patronizing either.
Johnny_Sparton
Hello Ms. Luna,

You look like another member here.

I agree with everything you wrote.

No comment on he reptile deal though. But who knows what is really what with that. dunno

But, I do know there is much power in the association of true friends with true laughter. We should not lose sense of that...and remain level headed...my 2 pennies anyway.

Thank you so much for your analysis....always enjoy your thoughts. thumbs up

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_Luna_
@Johnny_Sparton

I am that member. laugh

Whenever I spend too much here - I cancel my account. If I want to come back - then I have to open another one and wait for 7 days to post something, which means - 7 productive days for me and not timewasting mindless surfing and banter on CS. laugh
While there is some truth to that, I do not view Washington's attack on the Hessians as evil.
I prefer to perceive it as prudent tactical planning.
Thus, the action itself is not necessarily evil. Instead, one needs to see how it fits into the more complex reality, than to simply isolate and judge the action itself apart from the entanglements.
Ocee102
Luna, it's been a few years since I've tried, but last I checked cancelling an account did not prevent it from being logged into and reactivated.
I believe that a sort of mass hysteria can occur among tight knit groups that form in mass communication (even Radio, remember Orson Wells?) .

The more advanced the social media the more likely it will affect whole populations.

.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_hysteria_cases.
@ Luna It could be you used a different internet addy.
_Luna_
@Ocee102

Before cancelling the account I change my e-mail address into something that doesn't exist and type in some complicated password that I cannot remember and I don't write down anywhere. That way I prevent myself from logging into the old account, so I have to be patient and - productive. laugh
Ocee102
Ahh, I see.


Job well done then. laugh
_Luna_
@Ocee102

It's not easy to trick yourself. professor laugh
What makes you vulnerable is the first consideration before the so called "evil" can attack you when you are down or emotionally vulnerable. There can be inumerable factors that can force you down or....So choice exclusively, is yours...if you are a balanced person, nothing on earth can get you down or make you vulnerable... factors are common for all...you can be escapist to blame anything for the fate you met for this reason or that person. doh
Crazyheart38
we will be in lockdown so there will be no loud and merry Christmas and New year celebrations.

been feeling stressed and depressed the past few weeks but trying to focus good things and stay positive.
Johnny_Sparton
I figured Luna. :) Now I even know why. grin That is good...it keeps you more in line with your fundamental objectives you hold for yourself. I too like staying productive. Although, I think at times I keep myself too busy...have to actually start slowing down a bit and enjoying life.

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Johnny_Sparton
Thank you for that analysis Jim. I think it holds much truth on a macro level...however, more so on a micro level is perhaps more what this blog may then therefore address.

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Johnny_Sparton
Raph...

That is interesting. I think I will give that link you provided a check out. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It has got me fascinated when you introduce technology in with psychology.

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Johnny_Sparton
iot,

I do agree....in realistic, it is easier said than done to maintain that level.

Also, I think I understand what you are saying about before the evil takes hold.

I wonder how long before it takes evil to take a firm grasp on one and turn them into pure evil where the deeds they do are of evil nature. dunno

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Johnny_Sparton
CH,

I believe many many many people can relate with you on how you feel. This is sorta the reason why I brought up this blog. I was listening the Father Malachi Martin a few months ago (I have brought his name up before)...but I found it interesting when he was talking about possession...he mentioned when you start feeling that dark heavy weight internally bringing you down....he says that is the beginning of evil infiltrating somebody.

dunno

Stay positive Ms CH....is about all I can say...in my opinion.

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_Luna_
@Johnny_Sparton

You are self-disciplined when CS is concerned. I'm not. I'm weak and get easily possessed by the demon of CS addiction. blues Each time I come back I promise myself that I will just drop by - half an hour when I have nothing better to do - but that never happens. blues Even if it's boring and there's nothing interesting going on, I surf mindlessly and read old threads and blogs. hole

It seems that my only cure is - to stay away from the source of evil for good. blues
Johnny_Sparton
laugh good play on words at the end.


I think I am fairly well disciplined. But I have my weaknesses....like sugar. laugh

I bet you have yourself in life right where you want to be...for the most part.
_Luna_
@Johnny_Sparton

I was VERY self-disciplined in the past, then some things happened, that all went to ruin and now I have to rebuild my self-discipline from scratch. Wasting my time here doesn't help. scold

These are stressful times and CS is all doom and gloom. Even if you try to bring in some light - it's like lightning a candle in the deep dark cave with a strong wind blowing. Each time I came back, after my period or productivity and visiting some relaxing and nice sites on the internet, I was very positive with lots of ideas for funny and entertaining threads and blogs, but - only after a few days - this whole atmosphere would begin to suffocate me - politics, COVID, dark news from all over the world, confusion, paranoia, people fighting over nonsense... And I would lose the desire to write anything nice and - literally get depressed. blues

Maybe it's better to look for some more cheerful place - at least until this all gets over and people cheer up a little... dunno

Maybe CS really needs some exorcism. dunno
usha123
Johnny wave

You too.thumbs up
Johnny_Sparton
exorcism...laugh That is funny.

Another thing that helps, for me anyway, is keeping a clean and tidy house. I don't do well around clutter and dirt. ...it feels like chaos to me.


Also, the negative news says to eat healthy and exercise. I know exercise is a tremendous help to the mind.
Johnny_Sparton
Hello Ms. Usha...

I hope you are doing well and staying positive during these days. It is very nice to see you again.

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As a side note,

I am kinda drooling as I hear the coffee pot making it first batch. grin

Take care...
_Luna_
@Johnny_Sparton

After today's discussions about politics, wars and COVID - I think that I have no energy left. There are definitely some energy-sucking demons on this site, we just don't see them. scold

The time for closing this account is approaching fast... laugh
CelticWitch64
Johny wave
Because I don't believe in the divil, I dont believe in evil either but I suppose lack of strength and belief has to be blamed on something more so than accepting wrong with right....anyways perhaps I've confused you a little but thats my thoughts all the same wine
Johnny_Sparton
Hello Luna...I just read your other remarks on the Hate blog. I am sorry to hear about your life experiences. Do as you feel necessary...and hope you do decide to come back. You have contributed much here.

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Johnny_Sparton
Hello CW...I just heard today from somebody. He told me the greatest lie the Devil ever told was telling people it didn't exist. dunno

Nice to hear from you...stay safe over there...and positive.

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