Chris Holly's Paranormal World - Before we get into why a skeptic is the most boring person on earth lets discuss the supplies you're going to need if you happen upon one. I think of it as a skeptic survival kit.
The skeptic survival kit contains dark sunglasses, earplugs, a good pair of earphones that block out everything but your music, a load of music loaded onto whatever you use to listen to your music , a book, and a large size 15 steel toed man's boot (this can be interchanged with a bat if need be).
Once you have your kit at hand you will be equipped to deal with the most boring people walking on this earth- the skeptic.
I know you want to know why this group of humans owns the title of the most boring of all humans but first let's get the survival kit taken care of.
After assembling your kit you will need to follow the instructions with care as you may come upon one of these creatures at any time.
As soon as you realize you are in the grasp of a skeptic quickly rip open your kit and place your dark sunglasses on to block direct eye contact with this being. It may prevent you from having to have direct contact with them. If that fails keep the glasses on so that the skeptic is unable to detect if you are keeping eye contact with him or searching the area for an escape outlet. The glasses are an easy way to conceal your eye rolling as the skeptic will soon be on a rambling rant of repetitive drivel that will cause this eye rolling to occur uncontrollably by those forced to endure prolonged contact with the skeptic.
The earplugs are to provide needed sanity as if caught listening to a skeptic for any amount of time can result in mind numbing headaches that approach torture. One can only listen to the same old denial repeated so many times before madness sets in.
Take whatever action needed no matter how drastic to break away from the skeptic so you can quickly attach to and turn on whatever music device you have in your kit. Remember you can always loudly sing over the constant stinging whine of the skeptic before you if all else fail. You may need to whip out the book you packed in your skeptic survival kit to aid along with the music to keep your brain from numbing up as the skeptic bores you nearly to death with whine denial and talking in circles.
The last objects in your kit are for the mean down and dirty skeptic who comes at you in nasty attack mode and personal insults simply because you find his reasoning ridiculous and do not go along with his opinions.
This is when you are forced to use the last items in your kit. Upon giving up on adult conversation, debate or explaining how the universe works to a snapping mean skeptic no other choice may be left but to apply repeatedly that large size 15 man's steel toed boot or bat as needed until the skeptic is silenced.
Why you ask are these tactics needed to deal with skeptics? Well it is because a true skeptic is the most boring, close minded, limited thinkers out there and without precautions taken can bring you pain and agony if cornered by one.
I have been dealing with skeptics for a good portion of my life. I have learned to tune them out, walk away, and ignore their existence.
I am not talking about the average person who is confused by unknown things and really does not have a hard opinion on that which they do not know. I think many people simply do not think about the unknown and are suspicious of things they read and hear but do keep an open mind that many things may be possible. That is a normal intelligent attitude about subjects we do not understand or have not experienced.
I am referring to real skeptics. The ones who have decided they know all there is to know and that no matter what anyone else has experienced, seen, endured, or studied, they know better. I am talking about the people who just refuse to listen, expand their knowledge base or consider other views.
Living a life with a closed mind is a foolish dangerous approach but one many skeptics hold on to with a grip that is unshakable. The skeptic does not seem to live in silence however. Skeptics have a life mission to bore every single thinking person around them to the point of tears. The reason for this is that the skeptic is so terrified of thinking outside of the box or in a new fashion that he tries to insist he is right and the world wrong at any cost. That is where the repetition of limited information, refusal to listen when others speak and anger stems from in the skeptics world.
If you study the average hard core skeptic you soon find they all have the same features and behaviors. First they force their presence on those who are trying to expand their thinking and follow those who think differently. The skeptic does this for the sole purpose of being annoying.
This need for forcing themselves where they are not wanted is routed in many basic problems in the skeptic's makeup. The first one is obvious. The skeptic has a deep need to stop others from thinking differently than they do. They are forced by either limited ability to think past the opinions they have, fear of the unknown, or a need to have life the way they can handle it. This can result in total denial of things they are not able to cope with, understand or reason out past the tightly formed opinions they made with limited knowledge and no experience in the subjects at hand.
I will not include those who work in science and simply hide, lay low and refuse to step out of the closet due to the fact it could cost them their jobs. Science and free thinking or open investigation has long been apart. The old sods of science keep it a rather dull group at best. Until the new thinkers in science are no longer punished for wanting to think outside the confines of accepted thinking science will remain constrained.
I am discussing your every day skeptic who thinks they are smarter, better educated and somehow born with the knowledge of the universe and decide not to listen to or expand their knowledge or views past their cemented small thinking. Skeptics are not the worldliest people. I once had one tell me all about China. Of course he had no idea what he was talking about. He never had been out of the United States. I had just returned from China the week before yet no matter how hard I tried to explain to him his ideas and facts were simply not true he continued spreading his ignorance and false facts while attacking me with insult. I guess he found his information by way of fortune cookies! He was the typical skeptic acting out in a typical skeptic manner. It is a shame as he had built a huge opinion of a large world power on false data and beliefs. This is dangerous and sad in a world floating in a universe of rapid change. The same thing applies to the subjects of the unknown.
The next time you come up against a skeptic watch how he operates. He will torture everyone in sight with his limited boring whine of why everyone else is wrong and he is right. If you listen with care you will soon find out that most skeptics have similar traits. First they have a little rant of assorted facts that they use to prove they are right. If others around them disagree or even point out the skeptic is confused or flat out incorrect the skeptic simply rewinds. The skeptic will wait a few moments and then will repeat over and over the same loop of why he is sticking to his skeptical way. They never listen; they rarely research to see if the other people are correct, they just repeat over and over the same stale whine.
If the skeptic is losing ground and their safety net of denial is shaken they attack. They turn aggressive and mean. That is when the only thing left to do is use that boot or bat!
I have written this article in jest yet it is obvious that I do find skeptics to be some of the most boring people on the face of this earth. It is as if they were taught to count to ten and refuse to count past that no matter what- returning to one each time they hit ten. They are not able to grow and they seem terrified that life is not nearly what they need it to be.
I am sure there are thousands of reasons why skeptics do what they do and think as they think. I do not think it has anything at all to do with the subjects of the paranormal or science. I think that kind of denial and insistence is rooted in other areas of their lives. Keeping their thinking of unknown subjects tightly closed seems to be the only way they can deal with life. The reasons for this may differ from skeptic to skeptic but I would guess most are based in fear.
I always say that those who find the paranormal hysterical are those who have never had an experience. I also know they soon stop laughing when one dark lonely night they are the ones looking into the eyes of the unknown. And yes, that can happen to anyone, even a skeptic.
For now keep your survival kit close at hand and try to pity those who refuse to look forward as life will keep happening and the unknown will unravel like it or not.
Be careful out there, pay attention to your surroundings and always keep looking up.
Thanks to Chris Holly at Chris Holly's Paranormal World
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Why Skeptics are the Most Boring People on Earth!