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2020-10-25 9:29:02 AM  
Once you're on the back nine, you see things much more clearly.

1. If wishing worked, we would know by now. And I would be 6'3"

2. Set a goal. Assess the actions required to reach that goal. Begin.

3. Get off my lawn.
 
2020-10-25 10:08:30 AM  

August11: Once you're on the back nine, you see things much more clearly.

1. If wishing worked, we would know by now. And I would be 6'3"

2. Set a goal. Assess the actions required to reach that goal. Begin.

3. Get off my lawn.


I want to win the Powerball. I bought a ticket. Nothing.

Back to work
 
2020-10-25 11:25:36 AM  
Eh.  The prosperity Christians have been doing this for a long time.

Name it and claim it!
 
2020-10-25 11:46:55 AM  
With Space Star Ordering, a person can get whatever they want. Just draw your wish on a piece of paper, stand with your back to space, throw the paper over your shoulder and bam wish granted!
 
2020-10-25 12:19:38 PM  
Like my dad used to say: wish in one hand and shiat in the other. See which fills up first.
 
2020-10-25 12:22:22 PM  
Well, if there's anything I've learned, it's that beggars can be choosers
 
2020-10-25 12:25:42 PM  
Logical positivism. A philosophy so idiotic that even Ayn Rand ridiculed and mocked it.
 
2020-10-25 12:26:56 PM  
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2020-10-25 12:30:35 PM  

jso2897: Logical positivism. A philosophy so idiotic that even Ayn Rand ridiculed and mocked it.


Coming from the source I'd take that with a grain of salt.
 
2020-10-25 12:31:16 PM  

Naido: Eh.  The prosperity Christians have been doing this for a long time.

Name it and claim it!


That's exactly what drove me away from religion.
 
2020-10-25 12:31:40 PM  
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2020-10-25 12:32:28 PM  
Oh horse shiat.
 
2020-10-25 12:32:29 PM  
All fueled by confirmation bias. Didn't get what you wanted? You didn't wish hard enough!
 
2020-10-25 12:32:38 PM  
Isn't "manifesting" just good ol' fashioned avarice and selfishness?

You're praying to the god of capitalism, the Almighty Invisible Hand, to throw you a bone. Think that'll make you happy? Think again.

And again and again and again if you can.
 
2020-10-25 12:33:06 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Like my dad used to say: wish in one hand and shiat in the other. See which fills up first.


I live by this too, but at what point do you just lay down and give up? shiatting on positivity doesn't do anything but make those around you more miserable. I get that everyone loves company, but if all you're going to do is biatch, then don't expect to make any friends at parties.
 
2020-10-25 12:34:23 PM  

reveal101: jso2897: Logical positivism. A philosophy so idiotic that even Ayn Rand ridiculed and mocked it.

Coming from the source I'd take that with a grain of salt.


Given the source, better make it an Ayn-Rand-sized grain

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2020-10-25 12:38:21 PM  
Don't care what they may say
We got that attitude!
Don't care what they may do
We got that attitude!
Hey, we got that P.M.A.!
 
2020-10-25 12:42:43 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Don't care what they may say
We got that attitude!
Don't care what they may do
We got that attitude!
Hey, we got that P.M.A.!


I like you.
 
2020-10-25 12:44:32 PM  
Wow. Nothing like writing an article that shows exactly how the author dismissed the whole process before even starting. Excellent negative bias and closed mind example.

I'm very irked, too, that the author sounded so smug about blaming pagan and new age sources and astrology. *snort* Like Christians haven't been doing manifestation since the book of Matthew was written.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and (the door) shall be opened unto you -- Matthew 7:7.

Also, the author's fundamental misunderstanding, deliberate misunderstanding, is highly irritating, as is her cherry-picked examples that are all mocking of the topic.

Overall, a bad writer wrote a worse article. Sounds about typical.
 
2020-10-25 12:46:37 PM  

jso2897: Logical positivism. A philosophy so idiotic that even Ayn Rand ridiculed and mocked it.


That's not logical positivism. Logical positivism was the notion that only technical, denotative language had meaning. In other words, that meaning was a matter of logos alone rather than couched in pathos, ethos or context.
 
2020-10-25 12:46:52 PM  

reveal101: Crewmannumber6: Like my dad used to say: wish in one hand and shiat in the other. See which fills up first.

I live by this too, but at what point do you just lay down and give up? shiatting on positivity doesn't do anything but make those around you more miserable. I get that everyone loves company, but if all you're going to do is biatch, then don't expect to make any friends at parties.


It's got nothing to do with negativity, it has everything to do with self delusion.
 
2020-10-25 12:49:26 PM  

Crewmannumber6: reveal101: Crewmannumber6: Like my dad used to say: wish in one hand and shiat in the other. See which fills up first.

I live by this too, but at what point do you just lay down and give up? shiatting on positivity doesn't do anything but make those around you more miserable. I get that everyone loves company, but if all you're going to do is biatch, then don't expect to make any friends at parties.

It's got nothing to do with negativity, it has everything to do with self delusion.


And that's the crux of it, being real with yourself AND appreciating what you have and what could be, is the secret to survival, both physically, and mentally.
 
2020-10-25 12:52:40 PM  
WOW! I am now tall skinny and rich. It worked...Oh nope. Still short heavy and broke.
 
2020-10-25 12:56:41 PM  

Nylter: Wow. Nothing like writing an article that shows exactly how the author dismissed the whole process before even starting. Excellent negative bias and closed mind example.

I'm very irked, too, that the author sounded so smug about blaming pagan and new age sources and astrology. *snort* Like Christians haven't been doing manifestation since the book of Matthew was written.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and (the door) shall be opened unto you -- Matthew 7:7.

Also, the author's fundamental misunderstanding, deliberate misunderstanding, is highly irritating, as is her cherry-picked examples that are all mocking of the topic.

Overall, a bad writer wrote a worse article. Sounds about typical.


She's mocking a fundamentally illogical idea. Matthew 7:7 isn't pushing the power of imagination, which is what a lot of these self-help books kind of peddle. Rather, it's saying essentially that one should make their best efforts at whatever they want to do, rather than sitting around and grousing about not being able to do something.

There's a big difference between positive thinking and positive acting.
 
2020-10-25 12:57:04 PM  
The secret sold that many copies?! Damn people are dumb.
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This is the only one that works anyways.
 
2020-10-25 12:58:04 PM  

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Rusty dont believe too much in that crap
 
2020-10-25 12:58:23 PM  
Well, there was "Manifest Destiny", and the U.S. spread all the way to the Pacific Ocean, so...

sorry about taking your land, American Indians Native Americans!
 
2020-10-25 1:00:48 PM  

groppet: Damn people are dumb.


Of course people are dumb. How else can you explain, that in this day and age, people still believe in religion?
 
2020-10-25 1:02:16 PM  
You can solve a lot of internal problems (specifically your thinky bits) that way. That's kinda why therapy is a thing and often works. But if you want to manifest a sandwich, you need to use your hands after you get done with all that self-motivation.
 
2020-10-25 1:03:16 PM  

Nullav: Y But if you want to manifest a sandwich, you need to use your hands after you get done with all that self-motivation.


You mean it's not just going to materialize out of thin air?
 
2020-10-25 1:03:58 PM  

Nullav: You can solve a lot of internal problems (specifically your thinky bits) that way. That's kinda why therapy is a thing and often works. But if you want to manifest a sandwich, you need to use your hands after you get done with all that self-motivation.


Too bad I can't randomly manifest women, complete with squeezy bits.
 
2020-10-25 1:04:19 PM  

khatores: Nylter: Wow. Nothing like writing an article that shows exactly how the author dismissed the whole process before even starting. Excellent negative bias and closed mind example.

I'm very irked, too, that the author sounded so smug about blaming pagan and new age sources and astrology. *snort* Like Christians haven't been doing manifestation since the book of Matthew was written.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and (the door) shall be opened unto you -- Matthew 7:7.

Also, the author's fundamental misunderstanding, deliberate misunderstanding, is highly irritating, as is her cherry-picked examples that are all mocking of the topic.

Overall, a bad writer wrote a worse article. Sounds about typical.

She's mocking a fundamentally illogical idea. Matthew 7:7 isn't pushing the power of imagination, which is what a lot of these self-help books kind of peddle. Rather, it's saying essentially that one should make their best efforts at whatever they want to do, rather than sitting around and grousing about not being able to do something.

There's a big difference between positive thinking and positive acting.


Yes, the whole idea is basically cognitive behavioural therapy, but presented in a way that those who can't understand the concept, are enticed into doing it for the betterment of their own mental health. People need to lighten up a little.
 
2020-10-25 1:05:49 PM  
"What ya want and what ya get is two different things." I remember being told this as a kid. I proved them wrong.
 
2020-10-25 1:07:16 PM  
We're all about love because we're mammals it all goes back to boobies baby
 
2020-10-25 1:08:20 PM  
5 D baby
 
2020-10-25 1:12:48 PM  
LOL

WOOP

what I tell you, wet p*****y and bOObs
 
2020-10-25 1:15:40 PM  
Yeah, I have manifested porn stars pretty much my entire life, Erica Boyer, Seka, Nina Hartley, Amber Lynn, Janine, Asia Carrera, Skin Diamond, Dana Vespoli, Abella Danger, Riley Reid, and ain't none of them ever knocked on my door.
 
2020-10-25 1:19:06 PM  
W.A.F.W.O.T.
 
2020-10-25 1:20:11 PM  
So deluding one's self is now an accepted practice? Cool, let me know how that works out for you.
 
2020-10-25 1:22:43 PM  

reveal101: Yes, the whole idea is basically cognitive behavioural therapy, but presented in a way that those who can't understand the concept, are enticed into doing it for the betterment of their own mental health. People need to lighten up a little.


I dunno...I know quite a few people who have all these audio things they listen to, books, go to various "seminars" and repeat these positive-sounding mantras but it never seems to particularly benefit them. It seems like if they spent less money and time on prosperity gospel and more time actually investing and working, they might get somewhere.
 
2020-10-25 1:24:07 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: So deluding one's self is now an accepted practice? Cool, let me know how that works out for you.


Surprisingly lucrative
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2020-10-25 1:25:28 PM  
*thinks back to the second season of Fargo*

Hmm. No.
 
2020-10-25 1:26:03 PM  

khatores: Nylter: Wow. Nothing like writing an article that shows exactly how the author dismissed the whole process before even starting. Excellent negative bias and closed mind example.

I'm very irked, too, that the author sounded so smug about blaming pagan and new age sources and astrology. *snort* Like Christians haven't been doing manifestation since the book of Matthew was written.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and (the door) shall be opened unto you -- Matthew 7:7.

Also, the author's fundamental misunderstanding, deliberate misunderstanding, is highly irritating, as is her cherry-picked examples that are all mocking of the topic.

Overall, a bad writer wrote a worse article. Sounds about typical.

She's mocking a fundamentally illogical idea. Matthew 7:7 isn't pushing the power of imagination, which is what a lot of these self-help books kind of peddle. Rather, it's saying essentially that one should make their best efforts at whatever they want to do, rather than sitting around and grousing about not being able to do something.

There's a big difference between positive thinking and positive acting.


*snort* Matthew 7:7 is one of the best ways to state how manifesting works. Manifesting is about asking for opportunities, being aware of those opportunities when they crop up, and taking advantage of such opportunities, even if the result isn't initially beneficial. Sometimes, totally farking up from beginning to end is the path to getting the desired result.

Positive thinking isn't manifesting. Like I said, fundamental misunderstanding, conflating two different processes. Also, positive thinking is pretty much gibberish no matter what the person wants. Humans are not single pole; negative, neutral, and all other points in between as well as positive thinking is natural and normal. Trying to cram everything into "positive" is a great way to appear negative, i.e. undesirable to others.
 
2020-10-25 1:27:07 PM  
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2020-10-25 1:29:56 PM  
Rumor has it these crazy kids came up with this thing called sex. I hear it pretty neat.
 
2020-10-25 1:34:13 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Like my dad used to say: wish in one hand and shiat in the other. See which fills up first.


Is your dad my mom? Because she always told us that too. :P
 
2020-10-25 1:35:24 PM  
Manifesting success is using a thesaurus and rewriting previously published books and maybe getting a movie made

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2020-10-25 1:36:21 PM  
And its not about Ezta Klien...
 
2020-10-25 1:37:31 PM  
Positivity is excellent. In general and not overboard. The main thing is that you act on what you want. Figure out what you want, figure out what you need to do or change to get there. Make a realistic plan with detailed steps on how to achieve it. Stay positive in the face of adversity (perseverance) and just keep at it.
Be real about what you want. If you want to be a rock star at age 30, don't know how to play an instrument, or and don't know how music is made or done. Then forget that. At the same time you can set up a more achievable goal: learn to play an instrument, learn about music, form a band and not expect to be a rock star, but enjoy the experience (it really depends on why you want to be a rock star. Fame, money and women? Move on. To play music in front of crowds for mutual enjoyment. You can still have that without being a rock star, so it's achievable).

It also depends a lot on the intelligence, determination, motivation, and general strengths and character of the person.

As far as manifesting. That seems like not only is writing down, say a crush's, name 100 times a day not only a way to expend energy uselessly, but it's setting them up for failure if that crush then turns them down of ignores them.

On the medical side of it, IDK,  someone extremely ill isn't going to cure themselves through positive thinking, but I remember a story on NPR that talked a bout a woman who had a tumor behind her eye and was given six weeks to live. She visualized wrapping the tumor up or something of that nature and when they eventually operated on her and removed it, the tumor was completely surrounded by some tissue that wasn't there before that had effectively stopped it's growth and spread (again, this was on NPR, not some bs website, so I trust the reporting). There are a lot of links between the mind and body that we don't fully understand
Did ever visualizations help? I honestly see no other way for her body to have done that. Clearly there is something there. It's like the placebo effect. I don't know the functioning of it, but your mind does have some power over your body.

/I was literally thinking of the phrase "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me" right before I came to fark and it was the top head line
//clearly I "manifested" this and whomever submitted it was just a pawn of my will
///To bad my mental barrage to have Trump die has failed. I guess fark submissions are the limits of my "powers".
 
2020-10-25 1:40:12 PM  
RKL - Think Positive
Youtube K-2mxxblgSI
 
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