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Holding Out For A Hero – The Ideal Man And/Or Dream Man?

Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero

William Vs Jeff Character Traits Ideal Man Masculinity

Conclusion: There are none. Be Your Own Hero.

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‘Eleanor you’d be better off with cancer, because cancer is easier to cure than Schizophrenia’

I agree with her view about being compassionate with yourself and others suffering in such situations but I disagree with showing compassion to voices – whether your own, those that sound different or ‘others’ (as some believe e.g. cultural/religious) that want to, claim to and do you harm let alone extreme harm. I don’t believe people create voices externally or internally to mimic trauma and extreme shock they’ve been through, it sounds like memory and repetition but not recreation as new characters. If it was the old ‘people’/experiences in your life or even continuing people/ones, you don’t always hear them as current, it’s easier to deal with such voices in/as past tense.

From most of the research I’ve done the more compassionate you are, the more consolatory and placatory/diplomatic you are with ‘them’ the more aggressive and malevolent they get, for longer. Once you give up the ‘fight’ which includes working on trying to lead as normal a life as possible and make yourself feel content as well as not working with/going along with the voice(s), they take over and you lose yourself.

The people who get on with voice(s) tend to see them as ‘angels’ or past loved ones, even ‘djinn’ style friends/allies.

P.S I’d also note – don’t listen to ‘answers’ voices give you like she did on an exam 😉 that could be cheating like she says even though some would argue you’re just listening to yourself/part of yourself and many authors/singers/creative people cite their works being dictated to them but imo the voice(s) could/can always be wrong and quite frankly, less intelligent than you.

That said she expresses herself very well, her horrifying circumstances, her methodology and her achievements. Well done Eleanor. I shed tears listening to that, what a brave person and I’m so glad she had helpful and loving people in her life.

An interesting experiment (reminds me of a documentary where ‘regular’ people sat in a room and each was surrounding by three to four other people talking at them to the point of feeling like being harangued, it only lasted a few minutes but it was devastating for some):

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“Plants Are Alive Too”

“They look after each other, communicate with other plants and animals and feel/react too so vegans are fake.”

Well D’UH it takes people of all diets so long to remember/realize and acknowledge what is common sense and observable – of course plants are alive and have sensory perception. That however doesn’t make vegans and wannabe vegans illogical, this argument is in the same vein as happily spiteful, extreme and/or exceptional examples used as statements against anything and the first thing it reminded me of was when I used to debate in a teenage/young adult forum and one of the topics that came up alot was homophobia and the ridiculous “if gays can marry each other, what next, marrying animals?” 🙄

The point of veganism is to consistently reduce harm done to others and to yourself, absolutely as much as possible. There are very few people in the world that can be ‘true’ vegans and they’d have to live in enclosed environments and not tread on the grass. The same goes for tons of not-really-but-call-themselves ‘vegetarian’ pescetarians and it’d do less damage (although of course either way the animals end up the same and distributed to all manner of industries like those experimented on too) if actual vegetarians gave up dairy/eggs/honey instead of meat – that goes both for vegetarians in general and those doing it pre-veganism. Also self styled human carnivores who are obviously not just consuming/using animals. But vegans (not the same as plant-based dieters) are trying, hard, in a world where many think that doing more – adding more steps, processes, ingredients, business/transport links etc is normal and wanting/doing less is extreme.

Then there are those of us who want to get to fruitarianism and breatharianism/inedian – the former being fruit/nut based but some types and still actively done in parts of India for example are those who only take what has fallen/come off the plant or do not destroy the plant while harvesting, and those who do not eat veg/fruit (which are designed to be eaten btw) that grow underground part of root systems or are roots. I know I that thrive the most as a fruitarian but due to accessibility cannot do that. Breatharianism is something I’d really love to do but do not believe it possible for most in polluted and highly electrical environments (that’s on top of natural background radiation) but there have been examples and kudos to them for being stronger than I.

Then our bodies are hosts to innumerable flora and fauna and that’s before getting to the unwanted and parasites proper.

Not being able to prevent/save or do enough in one area is not an excuse to see life as a free for all to partake or even indulge in any and all areas.

“Vegans have a hidden agenda” or “they’re hypocrites and unnatural”

are not reason to think that it’s ok to take from the backs and energy of others let alone making yourself ill in the process (physically and/or mentally and for those that believe – spiritually – and no I’m not talking about people who mistake detox symptoms as ill health from apparently ‘going vegan’, uncomfortable cleansing means there’s alot to deal with.) If anything it should make people wonder what can be done to cause less pain and continuance of creating life to suffer or for your own ends, like vegans are doing and like those vegans who are doing it for the planet as a whole.

P.S – Today is ‘Water a Flower Day” so go ahead (don’t stamp on it in a defensive, bullying way as a reaction to this post/me and perhaps even laugh at such immature behaviour) and hey why not talk to it, they make good listeners 🙂 (and no I don’t mean artificially made spy rocks&plants used by US border control.)

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