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Does everyone feel like a true outcast at some point in their lives?

A few weeks ago, I had to write an essay regarding this topic, and I'd really like to know what others would have written. Do we all truly feel ostracized at least once in our lives or is that experience only limited to a certain type of individual?

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If you die before you feel like one, you're an outcast as you're too normal.

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I have always been an outcast. My entire life. Simply because I question things I am not supposed to question.

Side: Not quite
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I have always been an outcast. My entire life. Simply because I question things I am not supposed to question.

Same here, this is what all truly intelligent people have to deal with.

It is for this very reason that Mingiwuwu is not the genius he thinks he is, he values popularity too much and does not have that sense of being separate from the rest of humanity that all true geniuses have.

Side: Not quite
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this is what all truly intelligent people have to deal with.

I believe this is what it essentially comes down to, brother. Intelligent people have different views about things precisely because they are intelligent. They therefore don't fit in with "normal" folk.

Side: Not quite
Mingiwuwu(1094) Clarified
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You have defined being a true genius as including being incapable to socialise. Your definition is why you think I'm not one.

Side: Yes
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Oh, I've been ostracized a few times, but NEVER felt I was an outcast. O.k., I can qualify that a bit by saying that, when dealing with right wingers, THEY consider ME an outcast, but THAT'S irrelevant! I have always come out a winner. It may have taken a while, but, in the end, I won..... except in matters out of my control. I always seem to be on the side of the majority, so, I win.

On second thought, I WAS on the side of the majority in the last election, but I LOST. So, in that "point", I was an outcast. Hopefully, considering the consequences to our democracy, I will win in the end. Otherwise the majority loses …. and WE will feel like outcasts! At least I won't be alone. In the end!

Side: Not quite
FactEnforcer(34) Disputed
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I always seem to be on the side of the majority, so, I win.

I guess Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Isaac Newton and Galileo must be idiots then because most of their ideas went against what was widely accepted. Every smart person is considered a crack pot because the majority of people are mentally ill.

Side: Yes
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I guess Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Isaac Newton and Galileo must be idiots then because most of their ideas went against what was widely accepted. Every smart person is considered a crack pot because the majority of people are mentally ill.

That is actually the fundamental problem of the formal academic system, when coupled with the fact that those people tend to have unbelievably fragile egos and therefore demand thought control over their students, as they are insecure about their own ideas (for very good reasons). Resources as such can be very useful for a beginning and perhaps intermediate phase, when basic/general knowledge is still being acquired and guidance, direction, etc. can be helpful, although one must keep their own conflicting thoughts to themselves as not to "set off" the authority figure. However, after which point, it is absolutely imperative to cut off from the "master" and seek full independence in thought, as well as reflect on where the "master" was going wrong, filling in the holes, and letting one's independent creativity thrive.

I am not sure if you may have seen a recent post of mine, but as I have become more fluent in Mathematics and some of the closely tied sciences, you realize that Math & the Sciences have exactly all the same issues (and successes) that the Humanities & "Social Sciences" have. I used to think the enterprise of science was "air tight", however it is anything but--not due to the methodology, but to the people participating, with the "less than adequate" being the majority.

It is no surprise at all that much of the great work in the history of the Sciences/Mathematics has come from people outside the formal constraints who had full freedom of thought.

Side: Yes
AlofRI(1962) Clarified
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Yeah. That's why outlaw60 considers me a crackpot, he's mentally ill (he's also part of todays Washington majority. ;-)

Side: Yes
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One thing I hope you learn quickly in life. The Democrat Party has become the Socialist Party and young people such as yourself will be brainwashed by peer groups, Liberal Professors, liberal late night comedy shows, MTV, Hollywood, liberal biased news outlets, etc. etc.

If you have intelligent Conservative parents, you will have a huge head start on the rest of the indoctrinated millennial's.

The Left will try to tell you that you are perfect just the way you are. COMPLETE LIE!

None of us are perfect and we all need to improve on our faults and our irresponsible choices in life.

According to the Left, our faults and immoral irresponsible choices are simply mistakes that everyone makes. They say don't worry, we all make mistakes.

NO, a mistake is adding 2 plus 2 and getting five.

When a young person chooses to have that one night hook up, or take that first drug, or abuse alcohol, he is not simply making a mistake. He is making a conscious choice to play Russian roulette with his life.

He could get Aids, he could get a girl pregnant, he could create an unwanted child with no father in it's life, he could become a drug addict or an alcoholic, etc.

It would be a huge drag on any future goals and aspirations.

If you make good decisions in life, you will most often have a good enjoyable life. You will be secure with who you are, and not feel like an outcast when the Left calls you deplorable and irredeemable for speaking out on important moral issues that destroy so many people's lives.

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