Is freedom just perception? (Public)
Well, on one level all of our subjective reality is perception. Take for example the agoraphobe. Their door is not locked but they cannot go through it. they are not free. Take the fully actualized person. Such a person would be free in solitary confinement within a prison.
So, I suppose the short answer would be “yes”.
do you ever just listen to someone’s problem and you have nothing to say except “I’m sorry” because there is literally no way for you to help and you get sucked into a vortex of guilt and despair because you are useless
You just like the idea of me. You like the person I present myself under circumstances that I can control.
I choose what I say and how I say things. It’s like being attracted to a fictional character in a book. They are scripted and made up. If you think about it, through writings, we all script and make ourselves up. I don’t share the person I become when I am upset. I don’t show you how I look like when I sleep. I don’t tell you about all the times I’ve made someone cry. All the guilty things I’ve done and the bad thoughts I’ve had.
I can’t wait until I get hot so I can show up to my high school reunion like
"YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE DATED ME"
women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego
this post is stupid as hell
case in point
I was watching ‘12 years a slave’ on the large tv we’ve got in the living room, and my dad comes in just in time to watch one of Lupita’s scenes.
He asks if she’s the actress who won the Oscar and “they’re all making a big fuss about”, and goes on to mention that she’s “ugly as hell” and “as black as dark chocolate; at least the other ones are whiter”.
I reply that he’s not exactly pretty to look at either by any standards whatsoever, and he said “Well, I’m a man.”
And that’s it. I just mentally lost it right there. I stood silent, but….
Yeah. Real nice to know your own father is not only racist, but also a misogynist. I guess I should have figured that out from the way he treated mom, and from all the ‘brilliant’ comments he spouts out in general…