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Not from that world by Exileden Not from that world by Exileden
I need to unlearn what I've been programmed to believe since birth. That software no longer will serve me if I want to live in a world where everything becomes possible. That truth I am able to see when I'm at the arctic edge on our beautiful planet Earth, being so far away from manipulative west civilization.
I was truly happy.
PS: No one has to agree with my personal experience. I do not need to justify anything. Feel free to believe in what you want.
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Jagdwolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
what a beautifully peaceful shot
ezliribs-apprentice Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture. I'm going to the Arctic this summer (Greenland and Baffin Island) so this picture made me excited:)
MithiorenIthere Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
That is a great thought. I'm happy to see some people still think like that ^_^
Anna-95 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, technology makes me kind of depressed. Living today makes me kind of depressed. I wish I could live many, many years ago. But then again, there are things that are today, which weren't then, that is good. Haha... I'm feeling constantly tired, can't wait to summer is here, so I can go and be by myself. x)

Oh, and just a side note: This isn't my opinion, I fully agree with you that the ways of civilization today can be, and is often, manipulative. But it's not just what you call "western civilzation". It's pretty much the whole civilization of today. And so, I think some people got offended, because they think of themselves as "western" people, and you called them manipulative, which certainly isn't a positive word. Leaders are manipulative, media is manipulative. But not each and every person of the western civilization. I think it's important not to judge each and everyone of one single culture. It's like saying you don't like dogs, because one dog bit you - when there actually are many nice dogs out there.

Anyway, it's a beautiful picture - would love to experience what you have for myself. Have a nice day. :) And yes, indeed, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But when you state it as boldly and publicly as you do (you being a known person) you should expect and tolerate the fact that people will argue on it. Everyone is different, so no double morals. ;)
Exileden Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Ah, well, term of "western civilization" is not meant to be a geographic location, or specific culture but general term of our civilization i.e. people from cities, media, tv, technology, that system of beliefs and governing, our flags, language creations, that whole system of politic governing that creates one site and money value (such all 193 our United Nations plus off nation tribes that were influenced by our civilization). I dont want to name it whole civilization because we dont want to refer to WHOLE humanity on this planed because there are very faraway, different world, tiny tribes which are cut off from western civilizations- that have far different living values than ours. As well that includes animals ;)
That term is not made by me but is general psychological term stated by journalists and scientists.

Also, that my personal note has a very deep meaning and yes, there aren't many people who are aware about this but honestly, I didn't intend to write a whole essay about it. If I were about to explain to people if I wanted to share my knowledge what I've experienced that would be a really decent writing and essay because I'd have to go on points of the past, how our consciousness and subconsciousness works in brain and so on. But, honestly, I do not expect anyone to take what I write. I am absolutely fully flexible to those who disagree but if they do, I don't owe to them any explainations (though that point you have pointed- I get it what you meant. Though, I thought it was a mere common sense.). Because I wrote something personal, it doesn't mean that I have to twitch or change it.
I don't want to explain them because sometimes no matter how much I'll be explaining, the more and more I'd have to justify and explain and because when people have coded in their brain this values of our civilization, convinctions and beliefs- whole essay of explaining will be more or less a failure where I waste a lot of my own time. Once the mind is convinced, I think it's the best on their own to find answers or discover LATER that whole meaning. That meaning yes, requires a lot more spiritual deep thinking. I think explaining like that will not help them and that would be the best for them to find out on their own. And our world became so complicated it's because we constantly demand more and more explainations and justifying. Sometimes the best is silence.
If someone doesn't agree, simply can ignore it. Walk away. No one has to take this meaning. It's more a mental/spiritual meaning, not physical. ( btw people above there who were arguing were leaning on physical meaning i.e. it's thanks to our civilization that we have technology to reach to arctic or faraway places and find beauty. Technically it has nothing to do with civilization. It has nothing to do I REACHED to arctic and found peace but meaning that I reached out of expansive civilization and without tech, I would have much more flexible reach to out of civilization areas- perhaps we would live in nature and wouldnt need to have such crazy mental escapes. The real meaning of it, the beauty lies everywhere in the world, not in arctic. If we did not have technology, we would have wow factor in our local place or 100km away by foot which is reachable. Arctic or forest in your local area is very regardless in "which is better". Now because we live in the land of machinery and expansive civilization we use only technology to "exit" from it and here exit is more far away so that's why we have to use. Now pure nature is shrinking more and more so there we have to escape to the edge of world. Actually, technically more gains of nature and long journeys we would have if tech would not exist. Tech only makes it to shrink. I hope you get the point :>)
Like I said, I'm fine when someone doesn't agree but no one should to twitch my own experience :>
Anna-95 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to write such a long answer back to me. I totally respect your opinions, and I was not trying to change any of your views. I'm sorry it looked like that. Still, it is understandable that people get defensive and misunderstand the term.

I agree with you, the best way would probably be for people to discover things for themselves, to experience things so they can form their own opinions. But I still stand by my opinion that when you voice such strong opinions yourself, which can be offensive, it's decent to at least just explain that you're not out to offend anyone. Of course, you don't HAVE to do anything. It's your life, you decide. But the way you come off when you so offhandedly answer people, you can seem a little arrogant. However, this might be a language barrier.

In the end, I respect you philosophy and agree that "western civilization" have created some problems. I myself, as an individual who do not fit in very well in this kind of hyper, extremely social society (sorry, I don't know quite how to describe it), suffer because I cannot adapt and change. Everything happens too fast, there are too many people crammed into too little space. All the artificial light in the city makes it harder to see the stars. It's never fully silent in the city, and I can't see many animals here, except the ones we have domesticated. Alas, I am depressed. Maybe living "off the grid," and somewhere I can be more interactive with nature and animals will be better.

Again, I am sorry if I offended you and made it seem like I don't respect your opinions. I do. :)
Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I agree. Beautiful picture by the way! I want to go far north one day.
MalinSama Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is amazing. I wish to see the arctic before it's to late as well :love:
Maskyr Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can agree. :) :happybounce:
I feel the same way
I just never really admitted it..
kaze26 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
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