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Why Don't The 'Voices In Your Head' Ever Tell You To Do Something Positive?

Transquesta 2012/11/17 06:58:57
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We hear about people who commit various heinous acts because 'the voices' made them do it, but we never hear about 'voices' which instruct or compel us to do something positive? Why? Why can't we have 'voices' which tell us to plant a community garden, find a cure for cancer, help the needy, etc.? Are we just naturally rotten/evil?

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  • No One 2012/11/18 22:21:47
    I think. . .
    No One
    +1
    They probably do but we just don't call them the voices in your head when they tell you to do something positive.
  • Ryan Gleeson 2012/11/18 06:57:19
    Uh. . .
    Ryan Gleeson
    +1
    Human Nature.
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/11/18 06:09:09
    I think. . .
    timothy.hill.14
    +1
    I think that many people who claim that voices were responsible for their actions are trying to avoid appropriate punishment and develop grounds for copping a 'not guilty by reason of insanity" plea while those who do good usually just say "It felt like the right thing to do" Of course we all know which stories make better headlines and is the reason so many good things never are heard about b/c some corporate type doesn't consider them newsworthy.
  • Czimba 2012/11/18 05:29:13
    Uh. . .
    Czimba
    +2
    They do, just THOSE voices aren't as loud
  • jimrthy BN-0 2012/11/18 01:41:34
    I think. . .
    jimrthy BN-0
    +2
    The "voices in my head" tell me to do positive things all the time. Like...well, I can't discuss that in public. Or, um...the statute of limitations hasn't run out on that one. Then there's...no, never mind, I promised I'd never talk about that.

    But, hey. They're always in favor of bacon! :-)
  • Transqu... jimrthy... 2012/11/18 01:45:10
    Transquesta
    LOLZ!
  • Meagan 2012/11/18 01:37:43 (edited)
    I think. . .
    Meagan
    +2
    They do. You just don't hear as much of the good stuff. If you are nice to your spouse they don't thank you but if you aren't nice they complain. If they do good at a restaurant you don't go online and leave a review but if they stink you do. The news focuses on most of the bad. Of course this isn't the case for everyone. I feel that most peope focus more on the negative. I know the voices in my head tell me to do good things. I feel bad if I don't do good things or compliment my employees, family, spouse and friends. I write good reviews online. Get gifts for people for no reason. Bake and share. Why not? If it makes people happy. I feel obligated to do nice things.
  • freedomsox 2012/11/18 00:58:38
    Uh. . .
    freedomsox
    +2
    They do.
  • Zepland 2012/11/17 21:32:42
    Uh. . .
    Zepland
    +2
    Constantly. It's the little red guy I don't want to hear from.
  • rand 2012/11/17 17:16:51
    Because. . .
    rand
    +2
    ...we're genetically geared to attend to the negative; it's been a successful survival tactic. My mind does tell me to do positive actions, but those actions will seldom make the news. Do consider and read the reports of philanthropy when you see them.
  • Transqu... rand 2012/11/17 21:49:33 (edited)
    Transquesta
    +1
    If this:

    Do consider and read the reports of philanthropy when you see them.

    Was meant as a question, then the answer is yes. In fact I do.
  • User Deactivated 2012/11/17 16:11:29
    Uh. . .
    User Deactivated
    +3
    Mine do. All the time I hear a little voice telling me to do the right thing, even when i don't want to.
  • john.newell.771 2012/11/17 16:04:09
    Because. . .
    john.newell.771
    +3
    I thought they were positive, sounded good at the time. Unfortunately the police and judges don't have the same "ear" as me.
  • hermit57 2012/11/17 15:26:02
    Uh. . .
    hermit57
    +3
    Because when people get an idea to do something good, that little voice in their head that compelled them to do good, is just an idea they had to do good right before they did the good thing.So they take credit for it, instead of giving credit to the voice in their head! ;p lol
  • Barbara 2012/11/17 14:58:42 (edited)
    Uh. . .
    Barbara
    +2
    Mine do! Jack s Wisdom
  • Crische 2012/11/17 14:55:31
    Because. . .
    Crische
    +2
    Excuses. Many people realize the thoughts and images in THEIR head are just part of yourself and your imagination, no matter how farfetched they seem.
  • makaro 2012/11/17 14:35:25
    I think. . .
    makaro
    +2
    In my opinion its not their fault, is your fault because you doubt your self too much to tell your self "Hell, I'm fabulous and i can do this!"
    They will always be there,but the way i see it: you can either listen to them or ignore them! Its up to you!
  • mike j 2012/11/17 14:30:27
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    mike j
    +2
    Well I dont know about the voices in my head , but real human voices around me tell me that folks here in America may start selling off anything that they have in their house that they absolutly do not need after January 1 , 2013 , they feel jobs and financial things are going to become much worse than today.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/11/17 13:56:33
    Because. . .
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +2
    In those cases they say "god told me to do it". It really is the same thing, just arbitrarily attributed to different things.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/11/17 13:32:20
  • Omni 2012/11/17 10:58:49
    Uh. . .
    Omni
    +2
    Uhm... If you're speaking about Schizophrenia, the voices in the "head" are delusions, usually birthed from some sort of traumatic past. Because of the delusion's origin, it's not going to be positive.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/11/17 10:57:26
    I think. . .
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Yes...
  • Alex♥Adam 2012/11/17 10:35:25
    I think. . .
    Alex♥Adam
    +1
    Because we ourselves don't wanna do good.. we ourselves control us and our actions, nobody else. If we are really determined to do good, those "voices" will also tell us to do good... but nobody thinks that positive these days.
  • Transqu... Alex♥Adam 2012/11/17 21:52:54
    Transquesta
    So if the person were basically good, his or her voices would be basically good. Interesting.
  • Alex♥Adam Transqu... 2012/11/17 22:02:06
    Alex♥Adam
    +2
    "It only gets better if we want it to."
  • starguide 2012/11/17 09:51:56
    I think. . .
    starguide
    +1
    have you ever had thoughts in your mind that reels like a movie,, bad thoughts?

    i think it is caused by a chemical imbalance,,

    i dont know the reaction that causes these thoughts to go away
    but after time they do go away
  • Healingme 2012/11/17 09:36:19
    Uh. . .
    Healingme
    +2
    I pray every day and most of the time the voice in my head tells me To Do Something Positive
  • courtney.epperson.96 2012/11/17 08:43:30
    I think. . .
    courtney.epperson.96
    +2
    Mine do. :)
  • goatman112003 2012/11/17 08:17:15
    I think. . .
    goatman112003
    +2
    If a person does good nobody cares if the voices told him to do it.
  • courtne... goatman... 2012/11/17 08:43:55
    courtney.epperson.96
    +3
    lol good point :D
  • genuineLolita 2012/11/17 08:12:51
    Because. . .
    genuineLolita
    +3
    It's a blame game. They can do something terrible, get caught, say 'the voices' made me do it, and lose some responsibility, at least that's what they think. If someone does something good, of course they want full dibs on that responsibility, hence no voices.
  • Duke----The Non Racist, Fun... 2012/11/17 08:05:06 (edited)
    Because. . .
    Duke----The Non Racist, Funny Duke !
    +3

    Well, I'm a Gemini, so my voice in my head is usually telling me good and negative things constantly.

    As you can see, heck, sometimes it just climbs out and just runs about naked all over the place.

    And that's when my voice that was in my head really gets interesting.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/11/17 07:59:50
    Uh. . .
    dear•LT13☻
    +4
    nobody ever talks about those voices :/
  • Death The Kid 2012/11/17 07:39:24
    Uh. . .
    Death The Kid
    +2
    My head voices tell me to compliment fantastic asses.

    That's positive, right?
  • Transqu... Death T... 2012/11/17 07:52:56 (edited)
    Transquesta
    +1
    If you are or have a fantastic ass it is. :-)
  • Death T... Transqu... 2012/11/17 08:01:19
    Death The Kid
    +3
    I'm not crazy!

    Huzzah
  • Transqu... Death T... 2012/11/17 08:02:57
  • rootbeer29 2012/11/17 07:38:06
    I think. . .
    rootbeer29
    +2
    I think my epiphanies are mainly positive.
  • Transqu... rootbeer29 2012/11/17 07:53:55 (edited)
    Transquesta
    +2
    Excellent! Epiphanies are the positive variant (antithesis?) of prophecies. I like it!
  • OBEY 2012/11/17 07:21:41
    Because. . .
    OBEY
    +1
    We get control by you know who.

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