My Dark Side

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peter74
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2009 05:21 pm
At times when I'm feeling cynical, deep down I feel that it would be a better world if everyone deferred to my opinion. That my opinion is the only one that matters and that freedom of speech is irrelevant.

Anyone else get these delusions of god-hood?
 
Krumple
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2009 08:03 pm
@peter74,
peter74;90442 wrote:
At times when I'm feeling cynical, deep down I feel that it would be a better world if everyone deferred to my opinion. That my opinion is the only one that matters and that freedom of speech is irrelevant.

Anyone else get these delusions of god-hood?


What exactly is your opinion? Because you might be right. :surrender:
 
richrf
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2009 09:22 pm
@peter74,
peter74;90442 wrote:
At times when I'm feeling cynical, deep down I feel that it would be a better world if everyone deferred to my opinion. That my opinion is the only one that matters and that freedom of speech is irrelevant.

Anyone else get these delusions of god-hood?


I wouldn't say I have these feelings. But I think it is healthy to see all aspects of oneself and even to articulate them.

Rich
 
rhinogrey
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2009 09:23 pm
@peter74,
My dark side is much more twisted than that, consider yourself lucky.
 
Pangloss
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2009 10:43 pm
@peter74,
peter74;90442 wrote:

Anyone else get these delusions of god-hood?


Suffering from hubris?

Herodotus wrote:

"Seest thou how God with his lightning smites always the bigger animals, and will not suffer them to wax insolent, while those of a lesser bulk chafe him not? How likewise his bolts fall ever on the highest houses and the tallest trees? So plainly does He love to bring down everything that exalts itself. Thus ofttimes a mighty host is discomfited by a few men, when God in his jealousy sends fear or storm from heaven, and they perish in a way unworthy of them. For God allows no one to have high thoughts but Himself."
 
Taboo Fixation
 
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 03:06 pm
@peter74,
I think a lot of people feel that way. If not well... I definitely do. All the time. It's not even when I'm feeling down or angry. No. All the time. Even now.
 
Octal
 
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 08:16 pm
@Taboo Fixation,
Why would have opinions if you didn't think they are right? So thus everyone should follow exactly what your opinions are.

If one accepts one's owns opinions as merely opinions, then they clearly don't believe what they believe.
 
GoshisDead
 
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 08:20 pm
@Octal,
Your opinion is the only one that matters, isn't it your opinion that normally other people's opinions matters?
 
 

 
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