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Stimulus denial.

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Here I am again with another intriguing idea. Tell me if you've heard this one before.

 

Tulpae, by nature, show us the mind's ability to control our senses - we add sight, sound, smell, etc. where it wasn't before, and it's no less real to us than anything else. That is the primary fascination most people seem to have with it (other than companion, memory, etc.) My idea is that if you can create sensory stimulation, you can ignore it as well.

 

The theory is that, through forcing in a manner similar to tulpa creation, or with a tulpa's assistance, one can willingly convince himself that something he senses does not actually exist, negating the sensory data. That annoying "What Makes You Beautiful" song on the radio? You'll never hear it again. Fart smell? Gone. Don't like the way your food tastes? You could potentially not only get rid of the things you dislike, but perhaps substitute something else.

 

Anyone have experience doing things like this, or if not, would you care to try?


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What experiment do you propose? And obviously it's POSSIBLE. Many people substitue food tastes as it is. I have a nice ability to often blur out music etc...


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I believe it's been talked about before, at least the idea of trying to deny of the idea of e.g. fear, like TOG attempted and succeeded in doing.

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I figured that one would be able to control emotions. That much is awesome. But by this I mean one would essentially turn off their perception of something physical.


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Life has bad emotions and stimulants for good reasons.

Doing this would put you in a candy land, where everything is good and perfect, and nothing is wrong or bad.

Where have we heard this before? Essentially we are creating our own ponyville.


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I think that despite Hawaiian's very valid point, this would still be something I would be interested in trying and hearing how it works for others who already have more advanced tulpae. I think one probably shouldn't remove EVERY negative thing (if indeed they had the ability to do so), since sometimes negative experiences teach you things and the like. However, small annoyances do certainly seem like fair game. For example, my neighbor's dog likes to bark all the time. I don't really foresee any negative consequences of simply not having to listen to it any more.

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Yep. As the old saying goes:

 

"Pain is God's/Nature's* way of saying, 'that was fucking stupid, don't do itagain'"

 

*Depending on your particular persuasion, of course.


"What did you do today?" "Oh, you know, got called a hater by a schizophrenic's marijuana-fueled wolf hallucination." "Righteous!"

 

I call her Philos. My BLOG is updated daily.

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I've watched a documentary of people who can't feel pain. Let me just say, instead of blocking it all together you may just want to nullify it just a bit.

I completely agree with blocking media though and that is something I will do once I get the chance.


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I'm not asking for the Stepford experience, and I'm not looking for bliss by tuning out everything I don't like. All the things I'm looking at are part of a bigger experiment; this experiment is me trying to define a few variables.

I'm going to hate myself for this metaphor, but think of the world as Facebook - a lot of things are things you like, hate, or are indifferent to, and then there's the occasional user you want to block because he's a tremendous idiot.

 

If nothing else, let's say you needed complete silence while you were doing something, and could turn life's volume on or off if you needed to. Useful? Yes. Awesome? I personally think so.


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I hate you for that metaphor too.

 

As much as I'd like to block out certain stimuli, I imagine it would require as much mental exertion as making senses does in the tulpaforcing process. You'd have to expose yourself to your undesired stimulus a lot, focusing on not taking any of it in, which I guess people kind of do when they're trying to ignore a noise or something. This would just be extended with practice? Sounds iffy... and uncomfortable.

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