SRS Ever wonder if you were brainwashed as a kid?

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  1. Navvik

    Navvik Active Member

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    I was idly wondering today what love was, and I realized that while i love my parents ( my father specifically) that I dont know that I love anyone else. Not my boyfriend, or my mother, or any of that stuff. I thought about my childhood some more and realized i was kinda like a soldier to my dad for no reason. He'd say jump I'd say how high, I did chores in his name, told lies in his name, all sorts of stuff. But he only had to ask. I know i'm probably rambling and crazy but... still food for thought. i guess.

    ETA: i've been awake for.... 26 hours at this point... I think. Feels like one long ass run-on day.
     
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    I wouldn't say its brainwashing... it's child psychology. Very Freudian too :o with some Klein mixed in. If you haven't, you should read Freud's "An Outline of Psychoanalysis" and stuff by Melanie Klein... not sure how true it is but it's an interesting perspective.
     
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    cliffs?:o i cant fucking sleep for some reason
     
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    Everyone gets brainwashed as children. Your brain is designed to accept without question the lessons your parents teach you until you reach a certain level of maturity. That's why parents have to (or are supposed to) be so careful about what they expose their children to.

    As for helping your dad, kids like to be trusted with important tasks. I don't understand why, they just do.
     
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    I don't believe I was but many are. People grow up to be racists because of how they are raised sometimes.
     
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    cliffs on his two lines after that 5 line shit you posted?

    really?




    obligatory opinion: every kid is brainwashed. it's called parenting.
     
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    no, Cliffs on Freud's "An Outline of Psychoanalysis" But i Bet its probably long. Now that i'm not so damn hyper and sleep deprived I think i'll read it.
     
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    The latest research agrees with you. :bigthumb:
     
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    Ok now that i'm fully awake, I'll try to explain better. I havent seen my father physically in at least a year or two( they came to visit me last april i think or 2 aprils ago) But just about every crisis or issue melts away when he talks to me, his favorite son. I feel like his right hand when he praises me, and his left hand when he tells me he's dissapointed. My happiest memories in life and when he told me he was proud of me, and the saddest when he dissaproved. But i'm an adult now and he takes a backseat to my life. Yet it still feels like everything would be okay if someone could tell my father what they've seen me become.
     
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    You can't not be brainwashed as a child. Children's brains soak up so much around them and they spend a lot of time with their parents basically molding who they will become both positive and negative. Being taught right from wrong in their opinions, how to do things their way, and they are dependent upon their parents. Ideal brainwashing enviroment.
     
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    Unless they are feeding you lies the entire time.

    I feel as though I was brainwashed as a child, but only towards my view points on religion. I was raised in a religion most would probably refer to as a cult and I believed the teaching until I was mature enough to step back, open my eyes and actually realistically rationalize the ideals they were teaching, which is the reason I believe I am so put off towards any religion/belief system.
     
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    I never wondered about being brainwashed, at least not seriously.

    You sound like you just had a good father, a good relationship with him. Yeah, it gets harder as you grow apart, but that bond is still there. Its not a bad thing. I dont understand what you are upset about?
     
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    I made this thread after being very sleep deprived. I guess the distance between my father and I is great, so he's not always.... on tap so to speak to dispense advice and the like. I feel a lot more doubt in his absence. I mean I'm 24, hes.... almost 60. He needs dual hip replacement, he's got arthritic hands and blood in two discs in his back. He knows his time is short, as do I. And i just wonder if I'm like this now, when he's only 1200 miles away wtf will i be like when he's dead? when i was a kid he taught me how to fight and said " i know 38 ways to kill a man bare-handed, i'll show you 37, one day when you're ready i'll show you number 38" and dumb shit like that would keep me going through all the crap and learning and training and everything. He's like that. Promise after promise. and he makes good. always has, always will. i hope :o.

    ETA: yeah i sound like a whiny cunt.
     
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    You dont sound whiny (nor brainwashed). It sounds like you are coming to the realization that eventually you are going to lose him. Its difficult, but its something most people go through. Enjoy time with him while you can. Dont feel that you are nothing without him though. Dont feel doubt, trust in yourself and the lessons he taught you throughout your life.
     

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