How abnormal are these thoughts?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I've been having a series of thoughts for the last several years that seem to be growing stronger over the last few months and I'd like some sort of baseline to understand how far "off" they may be from what is considered "normal" thinking. For context, I am a single (in a relationship) male, in my mid-30's with a stable, well paying corporate job, parents who have been married for a ridiculously long period of time and a general healthy background. I have several concepts that run through my head and I will try my best to summarize them here: (1) I think humanity is inherently bad and all inhumans have black souls at their core. If you look at society, anything that humans do which is "good" only benefits them or corrects some problem they have created. I believe humanity has taken over the planet like a plague and is ultimately going to destroy the Earth if left unchecked. I believe things like abortion, war, murder and the sort are actually good, as they purge mankind and help control the population. Humans are completely malicious to animals and nature and at some point, I believe they should receive retribution. (2) I do not believe in suicide, although I have contemplated the purpose of it and whether it is something I would ever consider and always come back to "No way". While ending my life would help control the population, I have not procreated and have no desire to and I spend the majority of my free time helping animals in need. (3) I do often have thoughts of violence or mayhem and there are many, many times when I wish that something like an apocalypse would happen so that I could truly test myself and make some meaningful contribution to this Earth. I believe that the mettle of man is only tested when the stuff hits the fan and crisis ensues. Solving day to day problems and doing chores and such does not measure the fortitude of a man. I honestly feel like, in a crisis or catastrophe, my spirit would be best utilized and I could truly make a difference. (4) I think that people who exist simply to get married and have kids are a significant problem. They think so much within the box that has been defined for them, that they never stop to try and understand that they don't HAVE to do that. They do not have to pour themselves in the mold that the rest of society wants them to fit in. The world needs no more children and people who have kids are selfish. Just as we neuter our animals because we have too many, we need contraception for humanity, as well. People think getting married and having kids is an achievement and it means nothing. Anyone can do it. How many losers do you see with kids and wives? It's no achievement whatsoever, it's just someone going along with what they are supposed to be doing. (5) I do not believe in the Christian God and think that religion is generally a crutch for mankind to support himself when he believes his own mind is too weak. I do believe there is some spiritual force greater than us, but whether that is a god or gods or an alien or what, I have no idea. I do not believe God was a white man in a robe, as that discriminates against any creature non-white and not a human male. I do not believe any sort of being would pick one race over the other or one species over the other if they were all powerful. Again, I feel like people and the Bible and religion just need a convenient path to follow. (6) I believe in aliens, I believe in ghosts, I believe in a lot of stuff that are abnormal to most. I have had an encounter with a ghost when I was a child and I know it was real. I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have been diagnosed by a psychologist and a psychiatrist as having moderate+ OCD. I am now on medication for it and it only helps slightly. I count numbers on signs, have to envelop people and creatures I care about in protective bubbles, knock on my knees and on my forehead when I have bad thoughts and things of that nature. (7) Despite all of this, I have advanced in corporate American beyond 99% of my peers and hold a fairly senior position at a large corporate, successful company that is on the Fortune 500 list. I constantly outperform my peers and am well respected and asked for on large projects. I hate corporate American and hate to think that I will end up making spreadsheets and presentations for the rest of my life. That is not a life worth living. (8) I often think that my life should be meaningful and how can I make it such. That's when I get back to responding to catastrophes and really shining when it means something. Whenever I encounter emergencies, I shine and I take pride in being able to respond quickly. I have helped at car accidents, stopped a mugging (and chased the mugger) and other such incidents, but they are all drops in the bucket. (9) Sometimes I just wish the Earth would explode or humanity would be wiped off the face of the planet, but I would obviously never do anyt
Asked By: Dick Warlock - 6/14/2009
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I don't think your thoughts are abnormal at all. I mean, maybe most people would disagree to the way you feel about things like human existence and world crises. more ignorant people might think you're a terrorist or crazy or a bad person. but in actuality, your views make a lot of sense and don't differ too much from... More
Answered By: Tenzin - 6/14/2009
Additional Answers (4)
Wow those are some pretty strong thaughts there....... Mabye go see a doctor but wow....
Answered By: Death Note - 6/14/2009
Sounds pretty normal to me, at least I hope so, because I have a lot of the same thoughts... More
Answered By: Badpennyz - 6/14/2009
You are obviously not normal. But to call you that would be an insult. You are extraordinary indeed if your description is honest... More
Answered By: Bullfrog21 - 6/14/2009
Its almost like you took the words out of my mouth... o-o
Answered By: Taintedwish - 6/14/2009
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