I Am a Free Thinker

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    Love is not enough. Love is not the answer to

    everything. It's a necessary ingredient but it's not the only thing we need. It's a driving force among many other forces. It's our inspiration today but it doesn't guarantee forever. Junk fairytales. Love is not enough.
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    My Thoughts On My Thoughts...

    What is "thinking", exactly? Basically, it is a neuro-chemical process, okay?Okay... Doesn't help much, now does it.In fact, "thinking" -besides a more technical explanation- is basicall a constant comparing of intake.Things you see, smell, taste, feel and hear, the information...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump
    51-55, M
    13 Responses Feb 23, 2011

    Friends Say...

    How diverse your thinking is! How many things you think about during the day, you have your mind on a number of things at any one time. Multitasking? I do think about a lot of things, it's how I have been raised. To think about things is to realise them, the pondering helps...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2013

    Why be a free thinker

    when it's easier to be a group thinker? So many act like free thinking is too much work.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    I Am A Free Thinker

    Or at least I like to think I am.. I like to be open to new things.. New possibilities.. New encounters... And if I let too many things influence my way of thinking I wouldn't be able to grow as an individual... So.... I believe that being a free thinker is almost a must
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    8 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    Trust those who seek the truth

    but doubt the ones who say they have found it.
    pandaoreo pandaoreo
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    In the spark of new risings of violence in

    Israel and Palestine, it is important to remember the 1967 war and the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Gaza ***** and the west bank. It is approximated that during the 48 years of occupation: 'Relying on various NGO sources, it shows that 28,000 Palestinian homes and...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    We should put an end to the terror in Israel

    and Palestine. All terrorist organisations should be condemned! 'Settler terror underground', a Jewish terrorist organisations that wants to take entire Palestine for Jews and wants to impose Jewish religious law in the country, has killed a Palestinian infant! Here, read this...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Aug 7, 2015

    If Christianity is true.

    .. Why are there still Jews? Why does Jesus resemble Apollos? Why does the scenario resemble Demi God status? Why are you cursed if you don't follow Jewish teaching AND believe in Jesus.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    Freedom of Thought (part I)

                    One of things I have always prided myself on is my ability to think outside the box. Right or wrong, I have never been one to go about life without a sense of curiosity...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek
    36-40, M
    9 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    Recently I was discussing on the possibility of

    the existence of a multiverse with someone. I have to admit that it was pretty convincing, but when you look at it you might find that it requires the same leap of faith that religious does. First off, its obvious that our universe is finite, the fact that it is constantly...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 25, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    Who says Americans don´t like socialism?

    They just do it a little bit differently…The Fed has just used their politics to redistribute the prosperity from the poor to the rich. According to the “Wirtschaftswoche” the American households have a common net assets they had in 2007, before the big...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Aug 21, 2015

    I read that people can be iconoclast thinkers

    when they don't let their fears stop them and unlock ways to think differently from the usual boxes people limit themselves in. I want to be like this. Right now I have many worries but I am doing what I can to surpass them. Need to keep the ball rolling. I want change.
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    We're living in a culturally

    and sociologically quite backwards period when it comes to the perceptions of religions. In the Eurocentric west, it is widely believed that Europe and the western civilisation is the birthplace of all modernity, and, on the opposite, Arabic and Muslim world is considered to be...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    I Wish - Sheeple Rant

    I get really annoyed at times at the people who surround me. They go through life with blinders on, seeing only what they want to see. Their lack of knowledge about the world which surrounds them astounds me. Sometimes I wish that I could be like them and allow...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek
    36-40, M
    15 Responses Jul 2, 2009

    I am always trying to get at he cause of things.

    Always considering in my mind the motivation and the details of any topic... So I ask questions. I once went to a retreat with the head honchos of a church for three days... The deacon asked me..."so do you feel like you learned anything" and I was like..."no...this is all the...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    Jun 10, 2015

    I like to think what I want

    and I don't like being preached to unless it's at church, but even then I don't follow everything by the book on my life. I don't like big government or others telling me what to do all the time, in saying that I do my best to be a law abiding citizen.
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2014

    While the Syrian rebels are heavily aided,

    funded and armed by the west, rebels against Yemen regime do not really interest the west that much, and for the more, USA and the Britain are aiding Saudi led coalition in fighting the rebels in the country (which is an act of aggression under the international law...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    Freedom of Thought (part Iii)

    My biggest complaint is with American mainstream media (MSM).  The American Public is largely misinformed about most current events; 15 second sound bites are the dietary staple.  The news is purely profit driven. Nightly they sell all manner of...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2009

    Fluoride: Detox Seems To Be The Only Way Out

    I have been reading up on fluoride for the past couple of days. The information on this subject makes me question the humans, and how we're evolving more slowly. How it's keeping humanity from "knowing true self". It has been found to lower IQ's, calcify the pineal gland (which I...
    Enfinehti Enfinehti
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2012

    I have an interesting idea

    for all of us dreamers and deep thinkers. It is often difficult for us to find people to have deep and meaningful conversations with. We enjoy deeper connections with people, but they are often hard to come by. I started a new blog called "outsider olympics". I have always...
    lesliel33 lesliel33
    22-25, F
    Feb 29

    There are no Americans,

    Canadians, Chinese, Japanese, Israelis, Iraqis, Bosnians, Libyans, Nigerians Italians, Palestinians, Turks, Kurds, Cambodians, Germans, and all others. There are just people who feel like that. They can feel as Marshans or Venerans as well, but they're still just people. Just...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Oct 28, 2015

    Why our children should be taught

    philosophy: (in other words, why our children should be taught to think) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/03/why-kids-now-more-than-ever-need-to-learn-philosophy-yes-philosophy/ That article was a very good read. I think it's important for children...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Mar 2

    What are your thoughts?

    I really liked this
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Free Thinking... What an incredible concept.

    In theory, should we not all be free thinkers? Are we not all relatively in control of the way we think? Unfortunately, no. Free thinking is an active process, rather than a passive one, meaning that in order to be free thinkers, we must all pursue the privilege to create our...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    I Am A Free Thinker,I Believe That We're ALL

    Are Created Equal and Shall Be Treated As Equal.I Believe That We Should "Never Judge A Book By Its Cover,Rather,By The Contents Of Its Character"~ Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.."I Have A Dream." Simply The Truth and Nothing,But,The Truth ~ "Benji" Franklin~
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27

    I have noticed since last night

    after I decided to resign from a part time position... I have noticed like it sounds weird ok... But little songs going through my mind. Sometimes just s part of a song... And then deeper more quieter thoughts about people in my Life. It's so weird. I noticed it when I was...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    Oct 27, 2015

    I Choose To Parent Differently.

    I have 4 incredible kids, ranging in ages from 8- 19. They all are intelligent, witty and college bound. They also, like all kids I know, test boundaries and test me to see if I'm paying attention. They are amazing, but not perfect. Lately, it's come to my attention that my...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2013

    USA is, as always, just creating a mess of chaos

    and destruction. Its goal is not to win in the war, because it has no allies that would be loyal to it in Syria and Iraq, so, they want to sustain the war as long as they can, to weaken all of the forces included and eventually come up with a solution that will suit them. And as...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Sep 10, 2015

    I am someone who doesn't believe a word I'm told

    because it is all lies. Society is programmed to become a sickening unity where no one thinks different. Fortunately, I am not one of those programmed "people" as I think outside the box from most of my peers. Numbers and grades shouldn't define me, as I am wise in ways that can...
    xxhappilyeverafterxx xxhappilyeverafterxx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    They can't comprehend Or

    even come close to understanding him I guess if I was boring they would love me more Guess if I was simple in the mind Everything would be fine Maybe if I was jerk to girls Instead of being nice and speaking kind words Then maybe it would be OK to say then I wasn't a good guy to...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Mar 1

    I really do try hard not to engage in religious

    debate. Quite frankly it’s counterproductive and normally only fans the fires of hate. What really irks me though is the religious ignorance of number of people. This is not a debate on theology or a critique of the any singular view point; to each their own believe what you...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    I don't let myself become too influenced by my

    society. I have my own values and opinions, dispute what I've been taught since I was young. I question my surroundings and refuse to just accept whatever is shoved in my face.
    Rose11231 Rose11231
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    Always felt like my vision been bigger

    than the bigger picture Crazy how you gotta wait until it's dark out to see who really with you
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Mar 17

    I'm trying to let go.

    Let go of the expectations. Let go of the judgments. Let go of the fear. Let go of the regrets. I want to start my day with an empty palette. I want to focus my mind on the process rather than the results of my efforts. That way my life will flow naturally. The best artists...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 24
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Sep 9, 2015

    Exploring My Free Mind.

    Ever been raised to believe a certain way? Or ever been told you can't dress this way, think like that, blah blah? Guess that makes a billion of us. Lets just say I learned to think for myself when I admited that I'm not like everyone else, nor should I strive to be. My mother...
    Evlana Evlana
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

    Euthanasia: The Debate.

          You decide.
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2013

    lol I hate how people make all these judgements

    about you that can contradict like oh you're quiet oh you're fun. Wanna know why? IT DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION/PEOPLE INVOLVED/VIBE lol. Like why do I need to be boxed in like that? And I hate when people use judgements like "quiet" or anything like that cause that's kinda like...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    I never write anything about my life

    and my hobbies here... all i write is, about my problems and how my heart is so broken. It only shows that my world revolves around the guy i love.. But let me tell you something, it's not true, i have my own life i do love him, but that doesn't means he controls my happiness...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    My dreams will never die

    because I carry the hope of the people inside my soul..
    FeelingsOfTheEnd FeelingsOfTheEnd
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18

    Remember Dan Price? Heard of him?

    Dan Price, the owner of 'The Gravity' is the guy who ***** himself of his 1 million dollars a year sum of money to a 70 000, and raised his minimum wages of the workers in his company on 70 000 dollars a year. It was a move that many economics condemned, called him socialist...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    I'd enjoy it so much

    if I'd live in a world where I don't hear: Heil Hitler. They say it around me all the time, they just spell it and write it as: Go Erdogan, Go Netanyahu, Semper fi...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    "Free thinkers are those

    who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it i essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    If you aren't happy with something,

    you are the only person with the power to change it. When you blame others for your unhappiness, you give up your power to create your own happiness. The true definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Nothing can control...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Apr 14

    When people issue expectations there is no need

    to get ruffled. Disappointment is natural and when their high expectations are not met they will experience it. Look around you. There is a world of possibilities just waiting to be explored. Authority figures are just that...figures, not actual authority. You can step out...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    I just checked my profile

    and boy did I post a lot of depressive stuff. I guess I was too lonely during my early stay here on EP. But bear with me my friends, expect changes. I am doing what I can to turn over a new leaf and I promise to compensate sad posts with positivity. I don't want to be a downer...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    Apr 9, 2015

    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    Have any of you heard of Waldorf Schools,

    or better yet, have any of you sent your child there? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/opinion/sunday/how-to-raise-a-creative-child-step-one-back-off.html Loving this article about raising a creative child. Makes sense! : )
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Feb 23

    I think the root problem of the world is lack

    of individualism. People are blind, they lack education, character integrity and critical judgment. They are insecure and weak and because of that they need some 'bigger powers' to rely on. Is it God, or a nation, it doesn't matter the point is, because people are too weak to...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    Right now I'm thinking

    that I do not want to deal with my family at Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or Columbus Day. Or the 4th of July. He'll I don't need a holiday. Let's call the whole think off.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 24, 2015

    There is something that's on my mind tonight

    and I wanna talk about it! It is: Fascism! We've all heard of fascism right? Good all mustache salute. :) We've all heard of it and we all know it is something bad, it is something very evil and deeply condemned. If someone usked us, are we fascists? 99 percent of us would say a...
    Levat Levat
    22-25, M
    Aug 5, 2015

    An interesting new discovery in Turkey.

    http://www.nationalturk.com/en/1500-year-old-syriac-bible-found-in-ankara-turkey-16624
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2015

    Quote From Bertrand Russell

    I'm not sure I'd call myself completely atheistic. Maybe agnostic-atheist. In any case, I hold fairly strongly the conviction that organised religion is intellectual and philosophical suicide, and I just don't have time for people who want to kill themselves or drown in pity and...
    sunmirror sunmirror
    70+, M
    Apr 22, 2013
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