While I was at work, some of my colleagues were talking about strange happenings when they visited Malaysia. They mentioned something jumping from one tree to another (not monkeys) and how one person felt the presence of something behind him at the kitchen table. I was totally intrigued, but others scoffed at the idea of anything paranormal. I kept my mouth shut, because I didn't want to be ridiculed. I was wondering how others feel. Do you join the conversation or keep quiet?
I absolutely would stand for what I believe in a manner that I won't express my opinions in an imposing tone. We are entitled to our own opinions and beliefs, if the other party doesn't believe in the possibility of the paranormal then they should at least respect the opinion of others who do.. if they are mature enough. I would also be democratic with expressing my opinions and try to make a point and somewhat open their mind a little bit if possible.
I guess I won't force the issue so much.. I would respect what they think and keep my thoughts to myself. Maybe one day they would experience the paranormal first hand and eat their words in the end.
Most people are afraid to admit it. I wouldn't let it bother you.
I like to join the conversation. I've experienced strange things throughout my life. Some people scoff, but I don't care. Some people have really interesting stories.
I wouldn't bring the subject up at work. It's a good thing there are forums like these, so people can share their experiences without ridicule. I believe things happen to people.
Yes I kinda agree but it would be more reassuring and comforting to tell such experiences with people you know personally.
Oh, I wouldn't care what they think. I've been through some weird stuff and some of my close friends thought I lost it. I just said, I know what I saw and don't give a damn whether you believe me or not. They rode me for awhile about it but they knew I was telling the truth. Don't be bothered about the skeptics. One day, something might happen to them too.
I keep my mouth shut.
To each his own...
But Cory...Some people don't feel 'to each their own' they have to be downright hurtful and call them out as crazy.
I agree with you. People should respect each other no matter what.
I ask them, how would you know if it didn't happen? People who have never had any paranormal experiences will usually poo poo it away.
We had a ghost conversation at work today. Some of my colleagues scoffed at my suggestion of ghostly activities that I've gone through. This time I didn't care. I just told them, you don't have to believe in anything but when it happens to you, don't expect people to believe you either. They just walked off laughing. I didn't care.