Who here considers themselves red pilled?

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11 May 2022 12:10 #368018 by Wescli Wardest

One’s perception determines one’s reality. For many, the “red pill” moment comes when they have lived long enough to notice the passing of a time, a way or the spirit of an era.

“It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.”
― Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure


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26 May 2022 14:12 #368313 by Streen
I'm pretty sure I've taken a lot of huge red pills. The Jedi path provided one, in a sense. After that though they kind of just kept coming as I grew older. I made a comment about this before, that I tend to have a "universal" view of things; in other words, I look at the bigger picture. I started to ask the big question, "WHY?" to just about everything happening in my life and the world. Yoda and I would have a philosophical argument over that one, LOL. That word, the why of things, is probably the most important question one can ask.

Every why that you find has no answer—that there is no reason behind a thing—that is a red pill. Much of what we're taught in life eventually has to be unlearned. That is at least something Yoda and I would agree on. Unlearning is probably more important than anything you could learn.

Objective perspective is hard to achieve, but I do think it's possible.

There is a fine line between insight and insanity.
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26 May 2022 20:09 #368325 by Morivou
I seem to need multiple doses of this "red pill" in order to shake myself from my own delusions. I think, anytime that I am fully present, I am "red pilled". It's just that I seem to forget when the moment passes.

As I get older, I spend more time in the here-and-now and less in the far-off searching.

But, I guess my point is that "red-pilling" is not a binary. The switch doesn't flip and then you've evolved. For me, at least, it is a process of seeing truth and then hiding from it. The goal is to bask in the light of truth more and more.

Our own deceptions and delusions are often not ill-conceived. They are generally earnest attempts at self-protection. It's easier to see your own version of reality than to tap into the Living Force.

My question for y'all is... what delusions are you catching yourself believing in today? lol. Mine? I didn't think I could even walk 40-minutes at a high speed. But, I proved myself wrong. Perhaps I'm more ready for my work-out program than I thought I was.

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29 May 2022 00:53 #368354 by Whyte Horse

Morivou wrote: I seem to need multiple doses of this "red pill" in order to shake myself from my own delusions. I think, anytime that I am fully present, I am "red pilled". It's just that I seem to forget when the moment passes.

As I get older, I spend more time in the here-and-now and less in the far-off searching.

But, I guess my point is that "red-pilling" is not a binary. The switch doesn't flip and then you've evolved. For me, at least, it is a process of seeing truth and then hiding from it. The goal is to bask in the light of truth more and more.

Our own deceptions and delusions are often not ill-conceived. They are generally earnest attempts at self-protection. It's easier to see your own version of reality than to tap into the Living Force.

My question for y'all is... what delusions are you catching yourself believing in today? lol. Mine? I didn't think I could even walk 40-minutes at a high speed. But, I proved myself wrong. Perhaps I'm more ready for my work-out program than I thought I was.

Yes, it is a process. It's even broken down into phases. First comes the anger/upset phase, then crossing the abyss, and finally being at peace with the world as it is. From the matrix analogy, Neo pukes/gets upset when he gets unplugged and learns the truth. Then he crosses the abyss by learning to bend the rules and save Morpheus. Finally he is at peace with the truth by handling the matrix on his own terms. Cypher never crosses the abyss and opts for being put back into the matrix.

Many people get stuck and never cross the abyss. I think this is the delusion most people catch themselves believing today. They think it's better to be ignorantly blissful than to acknowledge the sometimes-awful truth. But it keeps coming back and biting them in the butt. Like they know in the back of their head the steak isn't real and that they're a slave but they pretend otherwise.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

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