Inamorata Question #15 ~ Self Deception

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Inamorata Question #15 ~ Self Deception

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:27 am

pg. 317 “What amazing things people are willing to believe,” she was quoted as saying, “in order to avoid believing the things they don’t want to believe!”

Do we deceive ourselves?
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Unread postby QueenofKings » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:26 am

Oh, heck yeah! You know what they say: Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

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Unread postby lumineuse » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:34 am

QueenofKings wrote:Oh, heck yeah! You know what they say: Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.


What she said! In some respects, our entire system of reality is one giant self-deception.
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Unread postby KYwoman » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:08 am

Well, I'd like to think that my feet are firmly planted on the ground and that I am not operating under any false delusions.

Now, if you'll excuse me, at any moment now I'm expecting a very important call from Johnny .... any time now....just here in a very short while that phone is going to ring....I'm waiting...
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Unread postby lumineuse » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:13 am

KYwoman wrote:Well, I'd like to think that my feet are firmly planted on the ground and that I am not operating under any false delusions.

Now, if you'll excuse me, at any moment now I'm expecting a very important call from Johnny .... any time now....just here in a very short while that phone is going to ring....I'm waiting...


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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:24 am

KYwoman wrote:Well, I'd like to think that my feet are firmly planted on the ground and that I am not operating under any false delusions.

Now, if you'll excuse me, at any moment now I'm expecting a very important call from Johnny .... any time now....just here in a very short while that phone is going to ring....I'm waiting...


:biglaugh: KY, can I come live on your planet? :please:
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:59 am

I think I'm a realist, but I am sure there are plenty of gullible people out there ready to be decieved.

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Unread postby SweetSam » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:37 pm

lumineuse wrote:
QueenofKings wrote:Oh, heck yeah! You know what they say: Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.


What she said! In some respects, our entire system of reality is one giant self-deception.


Yes, I think our whole perception of everyday "reality" isn't actually real.

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Unread postby KYwoman » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:52 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
KYwoman wrote:Well, I'd like to think that my feet are firmly planted on the ground and that I am not operating under any false delusions.

Now, if you'll excuse me, at any moment now I'm expecting a very important call from Johnny .... any time now....just here in a very short while that phone is going to ring....I'm waiting...


:biglaugh: KY, can I come live on your planet? :please:


Sure, there's plenty of room...as you can imagine! :lol:
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Unread postby Liz » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:03 pm

I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one. :lol: I think I'm in a constant state of self-deception. It’s more fun that way. :grin:
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Unread postby Betty Sue » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:12 pm

Liz wrote:I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one. :lol: I think I'm in a constant state of deceiving myself. It’s more fun that way. :grin:


I'm with you, Liz!! I think I even did that to make this story come out the way I wanted! :blush:
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Unread postby Theresa » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:08 pm

Actually, I think deceiving ourselves is a form of self-preservation. There are some things in this world that our logical minds just refuse to accept, so we contrive a plausible explanation for them. And occasionally the plausible explanation is much more far-fetched than reality.

I think I fall somewhere in the middle – there’s no doubt that there are things that I deceive myself about, and there are things that I face straight on. Then again, there are just some people who can’t accept reality in any form – Yes, I’m talking to you, KYwoman – because Johnny is going to call me, not you.

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Unread postby Liz » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:20 pm

theresa wrote:Actually, I think deceiving ourselves is a form of self-preservation. There are some things in this world that our logical minds just refuse to accept, so we contrive a plausible explanation for them. And occasionally the plausible explanation is much more far-fetched than reality.

I think I fall somewhere in the middle – there’s no doubt that there are things that I deceive myself about, and there are things that I face straight on. Then again, there are just some people who can’t accept reality in any form – Yes, I’m talking to you, KYwoman – because Johnny is going to call me, not you.


:biglaugh: In your dreams, ladies--and for some of us, not even that. :-/
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:34 pm

The Planet Delusion...welcome ladies! :hypnotic: :grouphug: :lol:
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Unread postby fansmom » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:01 pm

QueenofKings wrote:Oh, heck yeah!
It's so funny to read the question, have a phrase pop into my mind, scroll down a little, and read the very words!

The thing that amazed me (in a tidbit? the book? something else I read online?) was about mediums who were discovered to have acted fraudently, whereupon their supporters said, "well, this time she cheated, but usually she's honest." Amazing. To me, if you have to cheat once, it proves you're a cheater and puts everything else you've done under that shadow. Pretty much the exact opposite of what Mina was suggesting.


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