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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
Why do you come to TED conversations?
I was shown a talk by my therapist, and my "HW". Was to check it out maybe even sign up, the purpose was too seek help in the form of others life experience etc. I thought it was stupid and a waste of time, so I put it off for a month. Then when I finally got around to it, and have checked it everyday sense! Can't get enough! I also like the higher quality of conversation (more intellectual) usually when I'm bored or need to kill a few minutes I would check the Facebook feed or twitter or Instagram, but now I just go straight to Ted which is nice cause it's good in many ways
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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
what is the most inspirational quote and or video you have seen that inspires hope and or the will to fight?
I think there is definitely something great that happened, that's when I realized how I let people treat me, and realized that I was extremely unhappy, it was honestly so weird because I realize now my thinking hasn't drastically changed whatsoever, I realized I have always been this unhappy I just somehow hid the truth from myself, got comfortable with the pain, until I guess one day I just woke up and starting realizing that I'd never actually been "happy" I mean and I starting noticing all the things in my life that wernt right which was practically everything. I think that's when it went to where I'm at now. Anyway would you be comfortable explaining with more detail the event? If you wanted it to be privately, you could email me at brentley_smith@yahoo.com If not I understand but I think hearing the details would help a lot, One more question? Did you kind of understand what I've been trying to explain about how I'm pretty past the point of will power being able to superceed it, as in (i dont know if read all my posts) but if you can relate to how I can't really explain it and how it isn't, i dont know I hope you understand what I'm asking. Just can find the right words when it comes to this for some reason
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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
what is the most inspirational quote and or video you have seen that inspires hope and or the will to fight?
That's a good question indeed, but I think it can be argued reasonably for both points. I guess that's where faith comes into play, not necessarily faith in god, that too if that's what it means to you but also faith in your fellow human being. You can only have faith that the good outweighs the bad. One thing no one could argue against is NOONE. Is perfect so there's gonna be some bad. But now I feel bad cause I unfortunately partake in the nasty habit, bows just really not the best time to try and quit though honestly
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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
what is the most inspirational quote and or video you have seen that inspires hope and or the will to fight?
I definitely appreciate this because I have a HUGE problem with letting stuff just go when it clearly bothers me immensely But in this case, I think I understand where it came from, the first time I read it though I took it the wrong way, I guess just because I'm used to people meaning the wrong way haha Glad I was not quick to answer and read it again though hahaha
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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
what is the most inspirational quote and or video you have seen that inspires hope and or the will to fight?
I appreciate you taking the time to read and throw in a suggestion, I am definitely always looking for a good laugh, the only problem is these days, things that I would usually love and think are funny and relate maybe, are just not anymore, it's really kinda sad. I think the reason I was specific with inspirational, it's hard to explain , but it usually in my experience it makes a deeper more profound thought process start, which sometimes makes me confront things I wouldn't otherwise that need to be confronted, OR make me feel good for the rest of that day, which is HUGE. I wish I could put it a better way, I feel like I've lost the ability to explain things all together! Haha BUT If you do have any favorite funny sayings or whatever you might have that you wouldn't mind posting for me, Always worth a try, haha I'd almost consider paying you if you could make me laugh out loud (my real laugh not the fake one, that I have gotten way to good at by the way ha. Anyway thanks again
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Brentley Smith
Posted 6 months ago
what is the most inspirational quote and or video you have seen that inspires hope and or the will to fight?
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world. I guess I like this one because it reminds me that especially right now I can't let myself get overwhelmed with problems to fix, taking it one day at a time one thing at a time and all that good stuff. And it also helps me remember that I may never be completely free of this but even though I have several years under my belt with this, these things cannot be timed. Because the second you try to put a number on it, and you lose faith in even a smallest believe that it could get better, well unfortunately that usually means your time expires