I found some truth in the humor and hyperbole, did you?
people try all kinds of things to get you to belive in what they belive. usually their 'beliefs' are whatever happens to be popular. you stick to your guns. if you know something with every fiber of your being, you cant be swayed. shame on people that try to get you to doubt yoursef, just because they like the 'popular belief of the week', doesnt mean you have to.As a child, I had some wild notions. I babbled openly about imaginary friends, magic, fantasies, rituals, etc. I don't recall my age or the strength of my beliefs at the time, but that no longer really matters.
What stuck with me all these years was how others treated me. I still remember having hurt, defensive feelings when a close relative mocked me. Looking back, it was an attempt to shame me into changing my mind. But my mind was not swayed in the slightest by disdain or mockery. However well-meaning, it resulted in my loss of respect for that person and a convictions hardened by the desire to be taken seriously. I focused instead on somehow avenging this perceived hostility towards me and retreated into my imagination even deeper. In contrast, my dad eventually engaged me in a discussion about it. He admired my unconventional ideas and encouraged me to be curious and seek knowledge. He regarded me without judgement and always treated me with respect. He motivated me as I developed to think critically, to reason, to observe. Through his example, he taught me how and why rational people make distinctions between fantasy and fact.
My dad's is a very bright scientist who works on solving mysteries of unexplained events. He is a critical thinker, but his mind is always open. He investigates all accounts because he recognizes that every shred of evidence is worth knowing - even if it proves false. All information is ultimately valuable, no matter how implausible.
Giving someone the tools to for critical thinking is no small thing. Some people go through their whole lives without those tools. It may be too late for some, and perhaps they're not even our responsibility anyway. But from my own experiences, convincing others to come to their own rational conclusions is far more valuable than ridicule.
if you saw magic and things when you were a kid, that sucks they closed that door on you.
i basicly want to know why i can read minds?
actully, there are some eye colors that do appear to change with what you wear. are your eyes hazel? your one of the lucky ones, people spend billions on contacts just to match their eyes to their outfit. if you can do it naturally? sweet!I can change my eye color by wearing different clothing.
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