It Is Good To Feel Heard

Goy Philosopher tells me: Yes and that’s such a rare experience, feeling that you’ve been heard and truly heard the other person. And especially rare for people with our outsider beliefs and attitudes. One reason why I like your blog. I have lost a lot of friends over the years. I am always being told that I’m ‘extreme’, that my ideas are ‘disturbing’ or ‘menacing’, symptoms of some mental problem. ‘Why are you so angry all the time?’, ‘Why do you always focus on the negative?’, ‘Why do you hate so many people?’, and so on. Even close long-time friends and people who are fairly tolerant and open-minded will usually eventually end up saying things like that. I don’t know how to respond. As far as I can tell, I’m just right, basically, about what is going on. I didn’t make the world, and I can’t help caring about myself and my descendants and the cultural world that my ancestors created. My whole civilization and race are dying, and no one cares. I wish someone could convince me I’m wrong about this. I’d love to never think about these topics again. But no one has anything convincing to say. So how else am I supposed to be? Anyway, I’m grateful that there are some like-minded people out there.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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