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Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than USA

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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Rock » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:19 pm

Winston wrote:Rock and Repatriate:

Your comments above were very asinine and IRRELEVANT as well. I told you a thousand times: This has NOTHING to do with my appearance. I never said that I got a lot of attention or adoration in Europe. What I said was:

1. I was happier in Europe because the culture, vibe and people fit my personality and soul better. The collective soul, culture and architecture there is much more RICH and is closer to my ideal type of society. So it matches me better in terms of my personality and soul, which is rich as well.

2. The people there are more down to earth, broad minded, and intellectual, so I connect with them better since we are more alike and on similar wavelengths. There's better synergy there for me. People are more fun and freespirited and do not live to work like Americans and Taiwanese do, so I feel more validated and accepted there. People are also more open to talking to strangers as well. And they are not hollow, empty and materialistic as Taiwanese and Americans are. Nor are they as petty and judgmental.

3. The vibe there feels more positive, fun, open and freespirited, at least compared to the US and Taiwan. That's for sure. Thus it is energy I can feed off of. Food for my soul, in other words. I don't get that in Taiwan or America, that's for sure. In contrast, the US and Taiwan have negative/repressed/paranoid/antisocial/toxic energy that feels like poison to my soul.

4. The cultures in Europe are more interesting, stimulating and attractive to me as well.

5. I feel at home in Europe and a strong sense of familiarity too, as if I have had many past lives there, perhaps in Ancient Rome or the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It's as if I had a long lost history there.

As you can see, NONE of this has anything to do with my appearance or looks. It's obvious to anyone with a basic reading comprehension. The thing is, you two guys love playing devil's advocate and nitpicking rather than accepting truth and reality for what it is.

How is it that I can explain the above to people like El_Caudillo and Falcon JUST ONCE, and they will understand what I mean completely and relate as well. Yet when I explain it to people like Rock or Repatriate 1000 times, they still don't understand and twist what I say to mean something totally different? SO WEIRD! Just because you guys don't have a Euro soul, doesn't mean that others don't. At the very least you guys should be able to understand this intellectually, but you don't for some reason. How odd.


Are you losing your marbles? The comments you are addressing are over 3 years old! Repat is loooooong gone lololo.

If Europe is so fit for you, why have you spent all your time in Taiwan, USA, and Phils? If actions are what counts, I would say Europe falls way down on your list of priorities. Flat earth, moon hoaxes, Murphy Law, JFK, posting threads on fake AFA girls, and hanging out in Chiayi seem to be your true passions lol.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Winston » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:42 am

Rock wrote:Are you losing your marbles? The comments you are addressing are over 3 years old! Repat is loooooong gone lololo.

If Europe is so fit for you, why have you spent all your time in Taiwan, USA, and Phils? If actions are what counts, I would say Europe falls way down on your list of priorities. Flat earth, moon hoaxes, Murphy Law, JFK, posting threads on fake AFA girls, and hanging out in Chiayi seem to be your true passions lol.


I already told you. Some evil dark force tries to keep me ties to Taiwan. Are you deaf? I wrote the above to you because you seem to fail to grasp it. Do you understand it now? Will I ever have to repeat it again? How come I can explain this just ONCE to el_caudillo and he gets it but you can't??????? Why?????

Btw my external hard drive just broke while I transferred my files from my phone's SD card to it so that I can transfer it back to a new SD card. So I can't even use my phone now and my external hard drive can't even be read.l from. This problem took up the whole day yesterday. Im still unable to fix it and recover my crucial files. This NEVER happens. So you see, a routine transfer went wrong in the most improbable way. These hard drives are sturdy and never break. But the evil force in Taiwan can break them. It makes things that never go wrong suddenly go wrong. Thats another proof right there. There's an evil force here for sure.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Winston » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:53 am

Anyway rock, please answer the question that you dodged. Do you understand the above 4 or 5 points about why I'm happier in Europe? And do you see that it has NOTHING to do with my looks or appearance as you and repatriate FALSELY insinuated? Comprende? Does that compute?

How come other people get it but you don't? You're not dumb or illiterate. So how can this be? Is it because you're too eager to play devil's advocate or you don't want to acknowledge the truth since you have a Taiwanese mindset and not a European one?

Can you logically address these questions full on?

Also why did you falsely claim that I wouldn't like Europe anymore because my appearance isn't as good as before, when the 4 or 5 reasons I listed above had NOTHING to do with my appearance? Thats totally ILLOGICAL! Spock or Data wouldn't have made that mistake, so why would you?!
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby IraqVet2003 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:32 am

Winston wrote:* Updated: November, 2016 *

Good News: Intellectuals, Freethinkers and Freespirits will be Happier in Europe than in America. Here's why.

Here is something interesting that is not usually pointed out. Freethinkers, intellectuals and deep thinkers tend not to like America, because American culture is predicated on a great deal of fakeness, phoniness, hype, lies and illusion, all of which are pet peeves to deep thinkers, who are able to see through these things. They tend to prefer Europe, where the cultures are more conducive to being intellectual, philosophical and genuine, and the people tend to be more authentic, down-to-earth, open-minded, friendly and social. Europeans also tend to prefer substance, not flash, whereas Americans go for the latter.

So the good news for freethinkers and intellectuals is that they will be a lot happier in Europe than in America. They will feel more at home and validated for who they are, and have a far easier time meeting new people, making friends, having fun and getting dates. Here are the reasons why:

1. People in Europe are more open-minded, more curious and more attracted to novelty. Being naturally curious, they have a wider variety of interests and are more broad-minded. Thus they will be on a more compatible wavelength with a freethinker and vibe better with them. This is true of European females too, who are more open-minded, mature and down-to-earth than their American counterparts. They also try to learn from those who are different than them, such as foreigners. So differences garner curiosity from Europeans, whereas in America, differences are seen as a negative thing and divide people. If you are different from others in America, you are shunned and ostracized, and seen as weird. You won't be met with curiosity or fascination. Thus being different can be more of a positive factor in Europe, rather than a negative one like in the US.

2. Europeans are more apt to having deep conversations about life, philosophy, history and culture. Believe it or not, having deep discussions in pubs is normal and common in Europe, whereas in America it would definitely be abnormal and weird to try to have deep/intellectual discussions in a bar or pub. This is even true of young people and young women as well, which act much more mature and down-to-earth than their American counterparts. In general, having meaningful substantive discussions is the norm and common in European societies. So overall, a freethinker will connect better in Europe and feel more at home.

But in America, people are more superficial and prefer talking about something polite and meaningless, like the weather. Talking about something deep and intellectual with mainstream Americans feels awkward and beyond their scope. After all, Americans tend to prefer flash over substance, whereas Europeans prefer the latter.

In fact, even some of America's founding fathers such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were happier in Europe, because they were intellectual geniuses and felt more intellectual stimulation and connection there than in America, which was lacking in those areas. This is evident from their diaries and journals, which PBS biographical documentaries about their lives have noted. So even in the 1700's, America was not the place for intellectual types. Historically, America's immigrants came only to make money and obtain private land, not for social connection or intellectual stimulation.

3. The social atmosphere is more inclusive, friendly and sociable. People do not live in fear and are not paranoid of strangers. They are more comfortable and relaxed about meeting new people. So they will engage you more easily, even if you're alone. Social interaction is much more smooth and natural. Thus one can go out alone and meet people easily, even in casual public settings such as in a park or cafe. You can't do that in the US though, where if you go out alone, you will stay alone, so if you don't have a pre-existing clique, you are screwed and look like a loser.

4. In Europe, people have richer souls, and are more authentic and down-to-earth. So if you are the same way, you will feel "surrounded by real souls". Thus you not feel alienated or isolated, even if you are sitting alone and drinking coffee at a cafe by yourself. That's the beauty of it. You are surrounded by your own kind, so the depressing empty feeling you get in America isn't there anymore. Since people are more genuine and down-to-earth, you don't have to act fake around them, like you feel compelled to do in America.

5. The cultures in Europe are more interesting, stimulating and attractive. So you feel more stimulated and excited in them. European cultures are "food for your soul". They are full of rich history, art, beauty, music, cuisine, creativity, legends, aesthetic beauty, soul, passion, romance, cathedrals, etc. This is reflected in the architecture too, such as in the Old Towns and historic areas, as we all know. A country's architecture reflects its culture and people, so in this case it speaks volumes.

In contrast, US architecture tends to be bland and soulless, especially in the suburbs and strip malls, and designed for efficiency only, not aesthetics. That's because in the US, you are only supposed to care about working and consumerism, not about having a rich soul. That's why the US feels so empty and depressing for those with rich souls, like me. The cookie cutter buildings in the US indirectly tells you that life in the US is all about conformity, efficiency and obeying every little rule without joy, passion, love or freedom.

6. The vibe and energy in Europe feels more fun, open and freespirited. Thus it energizes you and makes you feel good, especially if you are freespirited and fun loving. It's food for your spirit and feels healthy. Hence it's better for your mental health which affects your physical health as well. And it make you want to go out more too. In contrast, the vibe in America feels uptight, negative, paranoid, antisocial, repressed, and stressful. It tries to suck out your soul and deflate you and bring out the worst in you. It makes you feel reclusive like you don't even want to go out because it's pointless to.

Life in the US makes you feel full of angst, tension and stress, like you're about to lose it. So many people go psycho and crazy in America. Even the World Health Organization reports that America has the highest rate of mental illness in the world, and the highest rate of antidepressant use, as well as the highest rate of psychiatric visits. And many immigrants in the US report feeling lonely and stressful, not free or happy at all. So you see, the vibe and energy of a culture is very important and affects your mental and physical health. And Europe provides a refreshing contrast to the US in this regard.

7. Fun activities and cultural events are more frequent and inclusive in Europe. You will have more fun than you ever had in America. There are always cultural events going on around town, even in a small town. And you can always join in, celebrate and party with others, without feeling awkward around strangers. There is a feeling of inclusiveness in such social activities that you could never dream of in America. Trust me, I've experienced it and can personally attest to this. You will truly be amazed. Also, holiday celebrations tend to be stretched out over several days. Even Mother's Day is celebrated for several days with festivities, performances and events, not just one day like in the US.

Note: The above attributes of Europe apply to Russia too. However, I do not mention Russia because although it is a very fun, exciting and dynamic country, it is also more dangerous, has a higher crime rate with muggings and scams, and is more of a hassle to get into because you have to buy a visa to enter the country. But Russia is a very exciting and soulful culture, so if you don't mind braving the risks, I would say go for it. :)


Hey Winston this is a great post!!! I agree with you 100%!!! This is because I find my personality (being a intellectual/deep thinker and artist myself) fits more into a European mindset then an American one.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Falcon » Sat May 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Yes indeed Winston, I get it just once too. :wink:

Shouldn't Rock get it just once too? I wouldn't expect him to NOT get it.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Eric » Sun May 14, 2017 12:54 am

I'm agreeing that its been a long time, and its unfortunately changed as well. I have vague recollections of what you're talking about, but I think its negligible now...the difference.


Its really depressing to think about, because I know what you are talking about.

The biggest thing here is, I feel that I'm surrounded by idiots...its not that people are antisocial, its that I can't stand them, and they have the depth of a sheet of paper, they are shallow and yes...the culture is competitive.

Overall I just don't care anymore, I think going to China put that nail in that coffin for me.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Eric » Sun May 14, 2017 1:02 am

I may go join the Peace Corps and do something for a couple years. There is a lot going on, a lot of different cultures and mindsets clashing in our heads, when we feel the ways that we do - we've got to sort them out.

Winston I'm going to be honest with you. In my hopeful maturity...I'm figuring out some things about myself, and mellowing out quite substantially. I really used to read and resonate with the things you said, ways you described them. It was as if you were speaking and reading my mind, of my own feelings I had about Europe, and America. I mean you used to say everything I thought to myself, but in ways I couldn't describe. I feel others felt the same, too.
However, as I'm getting older I realize that it's not what's outside me that has to change, it's what's going on inside. I don't know if that's just me - but I suspect although we came from different backgrounds, something in our past alienated us, and we are seeking to escape that somehow.
Maybe you are just really smart. I think that I'm pretty smart too, and smarter people generally have a harder time in dumbass or predicted cultures like the US, that's true.

But, as I get older I realize that I can calm down and not make impulsive 'feeling' decisions... a lot of how you feel are just feelings, I get the feeling you are pretty impulsive in other areas of life as well. Am I right? Maybe you should dedicate your life to improving who you are, where you are... finding calm, maturation in your areas, etc. Then you can ...work on getting out of America and going back to Europe in the meantime?

It turned out I have a lot of areas of ironing out, for myself while I am still and maybe always here.
*There are so many things in American culture that pull at you from side to side and left to right. It's hard to even get out alive from that, but when you do reach "maturity" and hopefully get out of that storm, and get your head on right (as I'm feeling that I finally maybe have) ...then you have a chance to organize, think and to plan. Not impulsive decisions based on irrationality. You'll find you're happier where you're at, and able to make choices. You don't need to go, you may go. That is up to you but, you're more comfortable where you are. That's my experience at least. You'll have confidence, which I feel is what's lacking in so many people and all men in particular. Maturity is a choice, one chooses to have it, you're always working at it.
It's been a long, painful time for me to get to this point. I hit a point where I stopped blaming, stopped being angry at everything, looked at my own depression and the sources for it, my own irresponsible behavior - I started reading uplifting and coping things that empowered me to change my life, and I stopped reading any depressing things or things that made me feel helpless like a victim. There are no shortage of those, here in America. I also hit a point - and this is important, where I got real with myself and promised myself that I'd face and work on the uncomfortable things, whenever they came up, and make myself a better person. No matter how hard it hurt, or what I'd have to do to do it, that was important and ultimately liberating for me.
I'm 30 years old. I don't blame you for wanting to get out of America, as I still do want to. But, I'm asking you look at yourself and work on yourself where you're at. You'll then be in a better place.
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Re: Why Europe is better for Intellectuals/Freethinkers than

Postby Eric » Sun May 14, 2017 1:38 am

You're right about most of the things here in America, there is a lot of bullshit and most of the conspiracy theories are accurate. But I can't focus on that I'll miss my mark. You have to keep going and do what you want.


You have to just keep going. Take life into your own hands it removes alibis and it's responsibility but it gets rid of that anger and it gets you contentedness; look around at your fellow Americans, how many of them are like that? None...almost because everyone has put something outside of themselves. It's a lot of responsibility and work but I assure you, it's worth it.
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