|08-26-2011, 03:11 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Wow. That really opened my eyes. I now understand what you meant when you tweeted: "Wealth cannot exist without poverty, and vice versa. Do you appreciate both sides as equally valuable to your growth?" Yes, now I do!
Love the shorter posting frequency too. It feels like you're forging a stronger connection between yourself and the reader when you remind us not to settle for less / open our eyes to new truths every day.
|08-26-2011, 04:06 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I have always been appreciative and grateful I have never experienced challenges people in other countries face (famine, civil wars, diseases) or challenges of my own ancestors (Irish potato famine). All of my basic living needs are met.
It is up to ME to make use of this opportunity and good fortune and not throw it away. Being born in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, etc we have all been given a gift so many others will never experience.
|08-26-2011, 07:35 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I followed Daniel Koontz's link to this post and I am very glad I did. I really appreciate Steve's thinking and his courage to write his truth. I had honestly never considered embracing the negative. This makes sense to me now. Thanks.
|08-26-2011, 08:01 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bahahahaha....I didn't read this yet, but your sudden increase in blog posts makes me wonder if your choosing not to post on forums is starting to get to you a bit. That's always been my experience...when I get away from forums, my writing spills over into other projects (such as blogs or novels or something).
|08-26-2011, 09:06 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Blimey. I think Steve's mischievous inner imp has got hold of his keyboard.
I feel compassion for other people's suffering, but as there is just the one of me and millions of people who are suffering there isn't a huge amount I can do about it. To treat it as some kind of learning or growth opportunity seems at the very least in questionable taste.
But it is hardly a cause for despair or self flagellation either.
For a start, things are getting better not worse. There are fewer people starving than there used to be. Armed conflict is decreasing. Newer weapons aren't necessarily worse than older ones. In fact personally a dagger frightens me more than a Stealth bomber.
As to disease, we have managed to eliminate several diseases already. When I was born small pox was still killing millions. Not one case has been reported since the seventies.
Things might not be perfect but humans are problem solvers and the problems are steadily being solved. I enjoyed the post as an original and thought provoking bit of writing, but I don't think I want to love bombs.
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