Do you ever get the feeling that you've been subtly brainwashed into thinking certain things? Did you ever make any important decisions in your life based on notions that you *thought* were you those but when you gave them a harder thought, you realised that you were doing something *wrong* or maybe unnecessary? When I say brainwashed, it can be by anything. Be it TV or friends/family. Or maybe you were kept in some kind of facility for a few years... I feel like I got stuck in some very horrible scheme that led me to believe that I can't be happy where I am now. A combination of a good bunch of people I was (or still am but they're much fewer now...) close going elsewhere and *looking* much happier than they were before (or maybe that's something they want to project?), TV shows/films and the internet. (specifically: college websites) Then, on the other hand, I'm well acquainted with certain foreigners who, have similar reasons to mine for having left their country to come here. It's a vicious cycle. That's just one thing. I'll post of more as I think of them. It's unnerving.