I just realized i never replied back to your previous message about Eli.
Thank you for your kindness! I know it is not okay to be asked this, and i do not respond kindly to it. I do not act like it is funny, and i do not invite it. Bottom line is i dont do that and i make sure people know this! Thank you again :)
orwell hated change. it disturbed him greatly and he had a lot of difficulty accepting it. all of his essays on social, economic and political conditions betray this about him. considering the scope of the information revolution, television & the media’s impact on society and the decay of values, he would probably be a complete basketcase right now. at the very least, he’d put up a good fight. ’cause he’s the man.
that’s awesome about the seder. i love the wonderfully simple, solemn feel of jewish traditions. i left behind my catholic roots for their pompousness, which i found revolting, and joined the episcopal church. anytime i have the opportunity to do a project for any of my liberal arts courses, i try to do something on jewish history. their resilience amazes me. i did a paper recently that i loved about early medicine in the old testament, and i’m working on one now about the liberal jewish roots of hipsters. it’s nerdy good times.
i know what you mean about playing devil’s advocate. you’re married, so you don’t have this problem but i drove a guy away by manipulating the situation so i could have my debate. it was partly his fault, because he separated me from my friends and outlets, but on the same token i did a lot of sketchy psychological warfare. i promised myself i’d never do that again, so watch out for that, it’s evil! some people see debate as conflict and they can’t stand it.
i’m going to convince someone to give me a temporary ban for finals week, so i’m off for a bit. i’ll be back once things calm down a bit. take care, nice talking to you!
nooo that’s alright, i don’t need the perception of “last word”. thank you for the offer, i’ll save it for a more hostile situation :P
i have no hobbies! nothing long-term, at all. i have a list of about 30 things i want to master before i die, so i’m plowing through that. some of them are really dumb. i’m passionate about my job, george orwell, st. augustine, jewish culture & history, tutoring SAT’s for teens, my niece and medicine. i address my weaknesses more than i focus on my strengths. my friends are always down for a good debate.
i know, you’re right. it’s just that essentially i don’t believe in fighting death with more death, ever. give me the worst rapist or serial killer in history and i will TRY to kill him/her, but expect that the law is better than i am. i also understand that he would not be captured alive, and so on and so forth. even the sequence “a murderer has been executed” annoys me. anyway, hot air. good to hear someone else’s non-alarmist thoughts on the issue :) haha
I think that there is substantial difference between their cheering and our cheering. They were cheering because they had struck a blow against America, and they were happy that men, women and children were lying dead in the streets. That’s quite different from cheering because a murderer has been executed, which is fundamentally what we are doing.
that’s another thing, the blatant and obvious disregard for human life. i mentioned that to my friend, and she reminded me of the cheering in the streets that occurred in the arab world when 3,000 people died in 9/11. that shut me up for a bit, definitely. still is bothersome, though.
you’re right that they can’t possibly hate us more. but i remember a few history lessons about events like this increasing solidarity…
anyway, i’m not any more worried than i ever was. just finding hordes of people cheering over murder completely ridiculous, and i’m a US citizen. can’t imagine being on the outside looking in.
yes, that was a nice brunch with good people. all is quite well, thank you! hope all is well on your end, as well! do you get that doomsday feeling, with everyone cheering about osama’s death? he was just a figurehead…now every extremist in the middle east is going to want to wipe the smiles off our faces! argh, america.
I’m not on help much either. after months of hours a day, I decided to do a month cold turkey - but I needed something I had written here, so I’m on for a bit to answer shouts.
I get that god is found most when in desperation, like needing air. I saw my dad find god like that, and others. God for some is that needed golden thread that gives their life meaning.
I have taken the time to ask questions and sit quietly and wait for answers. The vipassana is all about that but without me having to digest the idea’s of the modern church or bible. I meditate often, but personally the name I give to what answers isn’t god, but I understand those that name differently. I also find it easier to explain why magical things like curing a loved one of cancer goes unanswered, but increasing love in my life is answered.
thanks again for your reply. If you felt like reading the post and answering it, id be interested to read what you say. Also, if you have any questions you’d like to put to me, I’d be happy to try and answer.
Instead of making a post and mass inviting everyone, I’m just personalizing things and resorting to shouts. And you’re the lucky recipient of this shout. :D
So I actually have a favor to ask, if you do not have time or do not wish to do it then that is fine, but I need someone to give me a blunt opinion/proofread about my essay for a college I’m applying to. I’m wondering if you could possibly help. :)
Yeah I left Atlanta in 85 and never moved back. Grew up in Cobb Co. It’s changed a lot, but I go back there several times a year to see family, so it isn’t a shock how it’s grown. I’m in a smaller town now and love it.
lol.. Yeah.. When we were little, we used to share the same bed. Its changing nowadays.. Families are no longer as strong as it used to be. Its particularly disturbing in India, where a well developed child care is not prevelent. Children are the worst hit when families fall. BTW, Is that your boy in the pic?? sweet…
Nah don’t worry you can ask any question you like. Right i’ll tell you what i’ve done/seen and then i will let you know…
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Community Psychiatric Nurse
Went2 a confidence building group at a Psychiatric hospital as an out patient
Ok..so basically i REALLY did find them all sh!t apart from the first counciller…but she was only there for 3months and we didn’t get to finish. Then the confidence building course was amazing. Really helped with confidence, being around other people and being able to talk about my problems.
And finally my last counciller was the only one that actually ‘cured’ me. She was absolutely amazing. All the others were on the NHS (free health service) and were paid by the government regardless if they helped me or not.
And the last counciller was a volunteer for a christian charity.
They didn’t even mention religion…she just helped me. Since her i’m the tablets and i don’t see anyone now. In fact i’m so happy and can deal with anything now.
I used to be on 11tablets a day and now i’m on none!
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