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Terra:
After reading alot of the posts, and the stories of others, I have come to a conclusion.

Life is a test. A test that you never studied for and forgot all your supplies at home that morning. It is a test of whether or not you can figure out the ultimate secret and ace the test. This secret?

                            Live your life...with the most truth that you possibly can.

In the end of every day, it is we, not our spouse or children or anyone else but US, us who have to look in the mirror. I think that is why we all strive as humans to better ourselves, that the truth resonates within us. It is also we who decide to bury, ignore, or distort the truth.

But the best, and possibly worst truth? You can't live in fear, ever. In the end if you truly want the truth, you must reach out and no matter who or what stands in your way, grab it and hang on. I am no longer afraid. If some bigot wants to hurt me, then they will. But I will NOT live my life in fear of said bigot. I will not kill, even in self defense, but I won't go down easy either, both in spirit and body. I'm tired of fearing the 'what if'. I'm tired of lies.

Sometimes to change the world you must first accept its wrath. Jesus did this when he allowed himself to be nailed onto a cross. He could have fought back, but he accepted it to bring home the truth to those who would listen. That is the secret of life and being a christien. To truly change the world, you must be a light for others to see.

I believe that my life brings peace to others, even if I don't know peace myself. I truly belive that every person in this world is a catylist for change. We have but a speck of time in this world, and we all have the power to make it a little better or worse. So even if noone else wants you to, live your life right, follow the rules, and turn in that wallet. Even if you know noone would do that for you, you must do that for others.

In all of this I believe that the people who come to terms with their problems, especially all of us here, are the most blessed. We can be the living embodiment of truth. We can change ourselves so that the true being, either man or woman, shines through. We can show the world that good has not gone into such short supply. That a decent human being does exist in this day and age.


We can show the world, the truth.  :angel:

Terri-Gene:
Truth is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it hurts like hell.  Wont kill? even in self defense? but won't go down easily huh?  Think that one over when you or yours is actually threatened and if you don't make a choice to defend yourself or yours to as far as it takes then you won't go down easily all right, you'll simply go down, in a lot of pain and misery over not having done what needed being done, knowing you have failed all responsibility toward yourself or yours.

Just a thought, Killing is easy, to easy in fact, you can even learn to live with it.  If you don't want to go down that route learn to be good at figering out how not to kill in situations where you have less then a heartbeat to make a final decision on what else to do and to much is at stake to make the wrong choice.


--- Quote ---Sometimes to change the world you must first accept its wrath.
--- End quote ---

Make peace with yourself first, after that, making peace with the world is a whole lot simpler.

Terri

Terra:

--- Quote from: Terri-Gene on September 10, 2005, 01:05:10 am ---Killing is easy, to easy in fact, you can even learn to live with it.

--- End quote ---

If this ever came the case, and I found it easy to stomach the thought and never have trouble to act on it, I would be an animal.

Lots of people in history have died and their deaths changed the world, both in positive and negative ways. Think on this, if suicide leaves such devestation behind it, what would a needless death do? We leave ourselves on each person we meet, so everyone is affected by what we do, even if we don't think about it.

In the end, i'd much rather be naive and full of hope, then cynical and change nothing.

Cassandra:

--- Quote ---If this ever came the case, and I found it easy to stomach the thought and never have trouble to act on it, I would be an animal.
--- End quote ---

Human beings are the only species on the planet that preys upon itself and kills other species for sport. Killing doesn't make you an animal, it makes you a human being.

Cassie

Shelley:

--- Quote from: Cassandra on September 10, 2005, 09:29:18 am ---Killing doesn't make you an animal, it makes you a human being.

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It is actually quite unfair to animals to refer to human beings as animals. As you say Cassie people are capable of behaving quite unanimal like.

If you look at Terri's comment in fact protection of ones own and self to the death is animal like killing for sport is not. Some of the behaviour in New Orleans is not animal like it is just wrong. How close we sit as a race to anarchy can be seen in that short time.

Having said that however, the search for truth is a human one and one that is a test as Luana said and one we all too often fail as human beings because of self interest. That is putting our feelings before those of others. If everyone put the feelings of others first we would be able to see many truths currently hidden, ignored or buried. This doesn't happen though because we are under attack constantly from others trying to get us not only to accept their way of life but to live it.

Why can't everybody just accept we are different in many ways from each other and just live and let live.

Shelley

[edit](Kimberly)Fixed el quote tag[/edit]

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