Well frankly i'm glad you lied an told me but not glad you lied.
A cursory glance at this sort of phenomena indicates that it is stress-related and quite common.http://www.julianjaynes.org/related-articles_hallucinations.php (not sure why this didn't hyperlink).
In a more metaphysical vein, 4 is an unlucky number in Chinese for its association with death (the words sound almost identical). Maybe this is based on actual phenomena.
Stress; well i can't deny, i was under stress at the time. It's quite common for people worried about malevolent spirits to get a bit up-tight.
I've herd that about Chinese numerology aswell, it may well be an important factor.
In what sense? In the sense that people don't believe children who claim to have bugs crawl all over them (one of the most common descriptions)? The research seems to indicate that the focus is entirely on the why, rather than the how, so I don't see where you get this idea.
My bad, i'm.. intentionally talking out my arse their to see if you'd spot it.
I get the bug thing, not all the time, just now an again, i don't know what it is either but it's not small insects.
can you call any sensory distortion a hallucination?
I think everyone's life has surreal moments, but chalking that up to some sort of magical ability is too grandiose for my liking.
Why dose magic have to be so grandiose? you have to admit that once you realize it's existence seeing it as anything more than an ordinary biological function for humans (an probably other life) is quite foolish,
evolution would seize that advantage an take it much further as soon as it had opportune to do so, magic is just a name, your functioning mind will be using it's principles right now, it just gets weirder under certain conditions.
Its the extremes that teach us the quality's of the medians.
What about times when you have seen someone making a decision, observed it, needed a certain outcome an got it.
What about times when you might have had other needs (hunger, tired, nicotine withdrawn) an the people around you start to get the same motive without the need.
I believe in coincidence.
How good is your memory for remembering what you were thinking when something happens? because this is the science of the effects of your personal existence on everything else,
when something happens while something else is happening, repeatedly, you can use that knowledge like an algorithm, the tricky bit comes once you realize that your own knowledge of it can up-set the equation.
So much of the 'knack' to this stuff is objectively understanding what happens in day-to-day life and forgetting enough of it to let it continue undisturbed but still utilizing the process to get results.
Doing that without fooling yourself is important an vastly easier if you are 'true to your self', don't make promises you can't keep to yourself or break them when you do.
That's important because to learn what an how aspects of your existence effects the universe without effecting your state of mind you need to not-know what you know yet still be guided by your knowledge.
I... don't feel emotions the same way normal people seem to.
Dude, i was assumbing you had 98 years of experience to look back at when i wrote that, i wouldn't have otherwise.
i'm going to assume your not even in your late teens yet,
i didn't start to get emotional about lots of stuff until my mid twenties, now i cry my eyes out watching silly films, i think it's a boy thing, from ages 8-17 i didn't feel them in the same way either.
Your not the first person to say that, you won't be the last.
That must really piss you off, i can see why you would lie (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
I think it comes as no surprise that I am lying about my age. I wanted to remove my age entirely but the website restricts that. I find that presumed assumptions about age (and therefore life experience) affects interaction with others, especially in this sort of setting.
While i knew their was a high chance you where lying about you age, but i like to assume honesty in the kind of environments where lying isn't productive to understanding.
Because despite the frustration of seemingly being talked down to you will benefit far more from people who know your limitations.
Most 98 year olds have a very different agenda concerning this stuff, they are stubborn an much less capable of changing their mind and primarily concerned with the pressing engagement with death.
i.e. no ones going to challenge them about anything, they have had enough already.
You will probably want to get laid an impress your friends an work out whats actually happening in the world an your future place in it, nothing wrong with that,
that's still my agenda if i'm honest.
i.e. old gits like me will see you as an opportunity to unload as much worldly advice as possible in the vain hope you don't f%*!-up as much.
Basically your right, your young age will effect your interactions with people here, but hopefully for the better.
You can still be arrogant, you can still pretend to know more than you do an you get the bonus of being able to be childish if it suits you.
Nothing to loose everything to gain.
Do they still bother you?This post has been edited by Draw: Feb 20 2012, 09:25 AM