This has bothered me for sometime and I just kind of needed to talk about it. It's no secret around ADISC I have some friends that are into conspiracies and believe them with a feverish passion and have on numerous occasions called me a 'sheeple'.
One even called me a traitor because I don't support Ron Paul or other Liberty movement figures. I believe I may have made a post on that subject because I was so distraught after the incident.
I have since decided to distance myself from these friends for a while to give myself a break... and time to reflect. I have wondered if anyone else has had to do that; take a break from friends because you felt like they were pressuring you on your belief system.
That was one of the reasons why a few weeks ago I had issues with a member who has since been banned- because when I come to ADISC it's for a chance to escape, forget about my RL friends and hang with fellow ABDLs and not worry about conspiracy theories. That; plus I was not sleeping well at that time and very short-tempered.
I decided that I'm going to take a break for a while and do my thing. I have a lot of projects I'm working on that have relaxed me; projects such as model kits I've been building of famous warships and some books I've been reading as well. I have felt better since I decided to distance myself from my friends in the so-called Liberty movement and those who believe in conspiracies.
I wonder if anyone else has had to do that; take time off from friends because of the pressure you felt from them to believe things that you quite frankly don't?
And if so, what were there reactions to it all? I just tell my friends I'm busy and don't have time to talk... seems to be working thus far.