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  •  joezoe tortureman is a crook-psychopath (2+ / 0-)
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    bluebrain, PaulGaskin

    I had a friend who was incarcerated for most of his life, and he experienced something similar. He had no ability to make his own choices. I called it "institutionalization"

    once, when my friend was just released from one of his many spells in prision, I took him grocery shopping

    the Dude had NO ABILITY to make choices. The cereal aisle was too much for him to handle. The choices overwhelmed him

    after years of eating what was on the tray he was given, my friend had no clue what type of cereal he wanted. after 15 minutes of consideration, I just stuck a box of Trix in the basket

    that was an acceptable action, and we went on to the vegetable section, and repeated the process all over again

    it took 90 minutes to choose 10 items

    I see similar traits in the freepi

    freepers don't want to be free. they want to be told what to think

    •  They want to be told what to think.... (4+ / 0-)

      ...which is what I discovered as an 11 y/o Catholic child.  It suddenly occured to me that it was the easiest thing in the world to be a Catholic...I never had to think for myself at all...all the rules were spelled out by the priest, nuns (and, of course, the Pope)and all I had to do was obey or go to confession and then start over.  It blew me away.  I went 'over the hill'...

      Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

      by oldpro on Wed Nov 29, 2006 at 01:47:22 PM PST

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