what is this tho really...are people just joking about this for real or is everyone really that concerned about being weird....is it just about wanting to play? or is this something most people concern themself with at one time or another? you know what i think? everyone is weird and those who appear not to be are the weirdest of them all...have you ever sat and watched supposedly normal non weird people? they think they're being normal and many others would say the same but they're all freaking nuts...with their odd face contortions and posturing and silly questions and thought processes....people...the whole lot of em..totally freakin nuts.....i sometimes feel like i'm the only one aware of it.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
Yes, definitely. Of the ''I am always right'' variety.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
This thread has some slightly irritating qualities to me.
First the question "Am I weird?" is ambiguous. Some people when asking mean "Are my interesting and unique qualities and combinations readily apparent to others, that some (who I find interesting) are willing to continue to pursue a connection with me?" Others are instead asking "Am I creepy? When I walk into a room do some people run away screaming in horror?"
The answer to the latter question is yes, you are creepy. But so am I, and so is everyone. The question you should be asking of yourself is "Am I repulsive to people I want to pursue an association with in my life? If so, how am I repulsive? Should I change some of my 'creepy' behavior or is it worth the effort? Why do I want a connection with these specific people?" Questions using others would be better used by asking what behaviors can seem creepy and how to fix that particular problem.
The question also speaks of insecurity not only due to seeking self assurance of the non-creepiness, but because instead of asking the direct question one has chosen to ask using a more ambiguous and neutral word choice to soften the blow to the ego, if someone does say yes.
To the majority of the users posted in this thread , can you please use less tact? My guess is that people know the social expectations outside this thread and then choose whether to follow them or not when posting elsewhere in the forum. Whereas this thread asks for less tact changing these rules leaving people unsure and therefore they tend to follow the social expectations from outside this thread making this thread have more tact than others in the forum. This irony annoys me. I am not asking people to be assholes, but I would like to see if we are mature enough to have a direct truth thread as some users have advocated for without this thread ending up in the graveyard.
Love wouldn't exist without loneliness to inspire it.
Peach yogurt is made of love. And gnome kidneys. - Domino
I can cope and will cope without polluting my lungs. - Saslou
@violaine: sometimes it helps me to remember that people who behave that poorly don't even begin to understand what it's like to feel respected or loved. You have to deal with bits and pieces she's thrown at you but she's got to go to bed with herself every single night- and even though it may not seem like she's suffering, comparatively it's still a very shitty existence.
I wish I had something brutal to throw in here, but I got nothing.
Oh man, this is my kind of thread. Although, as some have pointed out, its kind of lacking in brutality.
Too bad I don't know anyone well enough yet to contribute.
But just wait.......heh heh.....just you wait!!!