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Old 04-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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Default Reality - Face it or run away?

I'm struggling with this right now.

...Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

Refuge from the trouble or face it? Stay cozy and warm behind the screen, in our world, with the Na'vi; or rather get rid of them and join the courage we have remaining in our hearts to fight for a better world? Inside it's comfortable, outside it's cold and aggressive.

I am between this two worlds. Mine, in which I can write about my characters and be their God, fill my social needs with typing and wait for replies; and the real world, a world in which I am with no support further than my family and that's almost unknown to me, a world where I'm certainly not God, neither a perfect person and who has nothing under control.

If I am to choose the first one, I know I won't ever be anything else, but a coward. A weakling that just chats and talks with big words, with people far away from him, and won't ever make big things.

But choosing the other one leaves me alone and powerless in front of the nothing I created myself with this isolation. I have no people outside this world. And I don't want to be with momma. And I also know, that things here suck. Not for me, but the whole world is just wrong, and I can't do anything to change it or get out of the scheme to do something worth with my life.

I won't choose the first one, because I don't want to end up like that; and I can't go with the second one, because I have nowhere to go.

It's painfully confusing.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:38 PM
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Reality is a thin line between what we see, and what we want to.
Truth is subjective.
Right and wrong are simply morals and ideas adopted by society,
there is no inherent good or evil.
Make yourself. We are gods.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:01 AM
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Find something you truly want to do and you can making a living doing.
Don't just think. Try as many of those things as possible and learn to enjoy at least one of them.
I found poker, but I couldn't make a living playing it, so now I just have to try other things.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:24 AM
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Go with option 2 to the extent of your ability - fight. (I'd like to elaborate this a bit more but am in a hurry at the moment so it'll have to wait til tomorrow(in a hurry to sleep 5:30 am))
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:14 AM
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Face it 100%. That doesn't mean you can't come in here as well. Just don't close yourself from the "world."
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:12 AM
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Oie... how can I say this. Your in a position I had to follow through in my Junior year in high school. I was debating either I go along with the Fads in every little bit of their aspects or should I remain myself and make myself the person I want to be. It was an extremely hard choice, and even a harder one to fully comprehend the answer (Who do I want to be? How can I go about being who I wish to be? etc. number of other questions). I learned you can live in a fantasy world while maintaining yourself in this one. There is nothing wrong with that! Regardless what anyone says, it's better to believe in fairy tales than schemas that revolve around society (which really don't exist, it's all a big lie). If I may say something, you are in a rut I presume, intellectually and subconsciously (thinking and the thinking that results in an action). If this is true, this might help alittle bit:
Work is salvation, even if you have to deal with what the world has to throw at you. If your volunteering, you get respected more at the workplace that earns you money (Karma, if you believe in it), if you work for money the paycheck will keep you afloat financially speaking, and if you work hard at your passion you'll see it float to a whole new level that you couldn't possibly imagine. (Although you have to be smart and active if you want to find a job that could sustain you + living expenses. McDonalds or any other place with minimum wage will not due!) If you keep your head high, work hard, persist throughout all of your troubles, and have a goal will help you make it in the real world. You will need to adapt of course, but you must accept your surroundings but know that your ideas, dreams, aspirations, everything will always be with you no matter where you go. Work will break your chains of helplessness. Work will give you control. Work will set you out into this world, with only you providing.
Don't let anyone discourage you about living on your own. It's hard at first but it get's easier. Plus being smart about your expenses will give you more money for leisure foods and maybe a real nice comfy sofa to relax on after a hard day's work. Ahh a nice cold bottle of Powerade with a fruit snack. Mmm.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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I don't see it as running away... There's nothing left for me here. Nothing is worth it.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:32 PM
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I feel exactly the same way, I'm not making a descision till my vision is a little less blurry. Probably after Avatar Bluray....
I want to forget about every challenge life throws at me, and stay in our little Na'vi world where everything is so nice. I know burying my head in the sand so to speak wouldn't do me any good. I'm not going to make a descision, I'm going to see how life pans out.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:39 PM
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I don't see it as running away... There's nothing left for me here. Nothing is worth it.
This is somewhat how I feel, but the thing is that we are real, and thusly we need tangible things to sustain ourselves.

I'd hate to live in a delusion, but is it any better to live a miserable life in reality? Sure I could probably live a "normal" life so to speak, but I don't want to be "normal". Maybe it's being selfish or something, but I don't want to do things as they are done, but the dull reality leaves no choice in the matter.

There are no alternate ways to life in this reality, there's only one proper way to do things, and others just lead to fail.

Then again I don't know if there could ever be such thing as true freedom of choice in such matters, but this time around it seems we have to make due with what we have, and just hope for the best.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:24 PM
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Too bad I don't know the origin of that quote.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:05 AM
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I learned you can live in a fantasy world while maintaining yourself in this one. There is nothing wrong with that! Regardless what anyone says, it's better to believe in fairy tales than schemas that revolve around society (which really don't exist, it's all a big lie).
Well said Apollo! I agree so very much with everything you said.

You don't have to choose one world over the other, not completely anyway. You can coexist in both, and I honestly believe that you, I, everyone needs to do just that. There has to be a give and take...you can face reality, fight against those things that need to change, but you also need to have space to retreat, to regroup, to remind you what you're fighting for, otherwise I believe you lose sight of the goal...we fight for peace, of many different varieties.

The answer is in finding the balance between facing reality and fighting for what we believe is right, and retreating so reality does not break you. There must be that balance.
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