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Oct 5, 2008 2:02 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.
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Oct 5, 2008 2:26 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
samora77
samora77samora77Staten Island, New York USA46 Threads 724 Posts
AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT - HAS TO IMPRESS, KEEPING UP WITH

THE "JONE'S. dunno
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Oct 5, 2008 2:29 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
Imasquirly1
Imasquirly1Imasquirly1Springfield, Illinois USA155 Threads 3,161 Posts
Very true Paws....applause
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Oct 5, 2008 2:32 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.



Once in a blue moon I do...wave hug grin
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Oct 5, 2008 2:36 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.


True words.

I went to University as a 'mature' student.

I was totally shocked how students seemed to totally reflect the views and conditioning of their parents - and they thought they were rebels but 'no way' - they expressed exactly the same prejudices as their parents which kinda disappointed me.. these were/are the new generation and exposibng themselves to 'higher' education and one would have thought trying to learn to think for themselves.

They did not think for themselves. 99.9% were 'clones' of their parents.

It made me sad. I was kinda pleased to go to Uni as an older person; I was certainly not closed in my mind to new idea if they were backed up by good, solid reasoning - I love being exposed to a wide range of views and ideas!¬

I'm 100% positive I was affected by my own upbringing and also being 'conditioned' by 13.5 years in the military after a boring and short career in banking; HOWEVER, once I accepted that my environment MUST have affected me, I was able to question my own thoughts and reasoning and know, for example, that I am not right just because I think I am right and other people can be more right than me - sometimes!

thumbs up
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Oct 5, 2008 2:39 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
rusty_knight: True words.

I went to University as a 'mature' student.

I was totally shocked how students seemed to totally reflect the views and conditioning of their parents - and they thought they were rebels but 'no way' - they expressed exactly the same prejudices as their parents which kinda disappointed me.. these were/are the new generation and exposibng themselves to 'higher' education and one would have thought trying to learn to think for themselves.

They did not think for themselves. 99.9% were 'clones' of their parents.

It made me sad. I was kinda pleased to go to Uni as an older person; I was certainly not closed in my mind to new idea if they were backed up by good, solid reasoning - I love being exposed to a wide range of views and ideas!¬

I'm 100% positive I was affected by my own upbringing and also being 'conditioned' by 13.5 years in the military after a boring and short career in banking; HOWEVER, once I accepted that my environment MUST have affected me, I was able to question my own thoughts and reasoning and know, for example, that I am not right just because I think I am right and other people can be more right than me - sometimes!


Proud of you. Now that's what I'm talking about.
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Oct 5, 2008 2:41 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
mylifewithu
mylifewithumylifewithuSpringfield, Missouri USA298 Threads 31,072 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.
Yes and then some one comes in and puts it down with a freaking easter bunny crack.doh very mad
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Oct 5, 2008 2:42 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
Ocee35
Ocee35Ocee35Jackson, Michigan USA94 Threads 2 Polls 6,057 Posts
I haven't had many original thoughts lately Paws,

and it's starting to annoy me,

I need a muse... soon'ish.
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Oct 5, 2008 2:48 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
mylifewithu
mylifewithumylifewithuSpringfield, Missouri USA298 Threads 31,072 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.
You claim this , but you come in another thread and put down my beliefs. I am real , I have been thru shit only your mind could never dream up , but you put down, my belief. I no longer believe in you Leo.doh very mad
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Oct 5, 2008 2:49 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
Ocee35: I haven't had many original thoughts lately Paws,

and it's starting to annoy me,

I need a muse... soon'ish.


Me too. Thanks for your reply.
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Oct 5, 2008 3:00 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
mylifewithu
mylifewithumylifewithuSpringfield, Missouri USA298 Threads 31,072 Posts
mylifewithu: You claim this , but you come in another thread and put down my beliefs.
Hey , I am real , I have been thru shit only your mind could never dream up , but you put down, my belief. I no longer believe in you Leo.
doh doh doh very mad
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Oct 5, 2008 3:25 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
mylifewithu: You claim this , but you come in another thread and put down my beliefs. I am real , I have been thru shit only your mind could never dream up , but you put down, my belief. I no longer believe in you Leo.


Neither do I.
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Oct 5, 2008 3:29 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
CuspofMagic
CuspofMagicCuspofMagiclight, South Australia Australia320 Threads 2 Polls 10,696 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.


---for use of a better word--- helleluyah!!! -go- Paws yay
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Oct 5, 2008 3:36 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
riyablossom
riyablossomriyablossomsomewhere, Pennsylvania USA201 Threads 21 Polls 13,583 Posts
Being different usually carries the weight of being branded a wierdo.
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Oct 5, 2008 4:01 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
RillyNiceGuy
RillyNiceGuyRillyNiceGuySoutheast, Arkansas USA1,208 Threads 1 Polls 18,965 Posts
I never had one! But i do wonder about things. Like: If they could make an ice cube cold enough.....you could drop it in a swimming pool and it would freeze over in 60 seconds in the middle of summer.....then you could play ice hockey!confused
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Oct 5, 2008 5:55 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.
Feeling the Weight of the World again?sigh wave
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Oct 5, 2008 5:58 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
venere08
venere08venere08Puglia and Autumn, South Australia Australia147 Threads 2 Polls 14,452 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.


Oh, yes. I have had many an original thought.

Until I find out someone else has already thought it!!!

rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 5, 2008 5:59 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.
But then,THE EARTH IS FLAT,is almost Concave I think!
Proof?
What I need Proof for?rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 5, 2008 6:04 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
venere08
venere08venere08Puglia and Autumn, South Australia Australia147 Threads 2 Polls 14,452 Posts
gentlepaws: The only way for the world to climb out of this mess is for people to start thinking for themselves. Forget what your parents told you. Forget what the mainstream media attempts to define. Why do you drink Pepsi or Coke ? Because you've been told to.

We all have a brain, which has for the most part simply become a Xerox copier. If your parents were Baptists or Catholics, then you likely are too. If your dad drove a Ford, you likely do too. If you saw it on TV, then it must be true.

Think. Please think. At the time of Christopher Columbus, people thought that the world was flat. Way too many flat-earth thinkers still exist in so many aspects of this age of media defined consciousness.


A bit more seriously now.

Yes, I once came up with an idea for a particular type of dog lead, which had a click on clasp on the handle. It would allow you to just about tied the old pooch up anywhere when took it for a walk, eg pop into the shop. I got a prototype made up, and then a patent search revealed the 'idea' had been patented. Someone had designed something that tied around a person's waist. Would you believe it?

Then I came up with my latest business name. So pleased that it was so original. Well, already been thunk up! At least I could register it though, as the others were not incorporated. And so it goes on...

Bt a couple of ideas I have, would require me to be in cohoots with a scientist, and or/engineer. Which could happen.

I say drink up to the creative juices the world over!

cheers hug
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Oct 5, 2008 6:13 AM CST Ever have an original thought ?
Leana76
Leana76Leana76Prescott Valley, Arizona USA48 Threads 1,205 Posts
It's great to be different. I know I don't stay with the "norm" most times...
Instead of a Coke, I just might have a Corona.
Instead of a long skirt, I'll wear a mini-skirt.
Instead of a one-piece, I'll wear a tankini (or bikini. I have both)
Instead of the usual jeans, I'll wear low-risers.
Instead of fast food, I'll eat a comfortable restuarant.


I'm very different and not ashamed of it... head banger cheering applause cheers kiss lips
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