a reply to: liteonit6969
Well, first of all, we didn't bomb the hospital for the sake of bombing a hospital--the Afgan government requested our assistance and it looks like it
ended up being a mistake. Our country is set apart from other countries because it does not purposely hurt innocent civilians during wartime. You can
verify that via plenty of historical resources--and through the fact that, despite what you may feel, war is sometimes necessary and is a product of
the human condition. Now, don't get me wrong--I hate war, too. But I am not foolish enough to believe that it is never necessary. First, understand
that what your feeling is nothing new--and try to look outside of your own feelings and at logic, because otherwise you're just setting yourself up
for deception. So, instead of feeling disillusioned by recent media reports, I suggest that you take some time to educate yourself on war ethics and
history and comparative politics so that you can better understand and correctly assess the situation. If you'd like suggestions for resources where
you can look up and learn about said information, please ask--I just had a similar conversation last night and can provide you with the information if
you would like.
Anyway, life does have meaning. It's a test. It's an experience. Life is beautiful. Life only lacks meaning if you don't believe in the inherent value
that each and every one of us has. I understand what it feels like to hate oneself--and to realize that the world is rather twisted and only getting
I suggest listening to some Terence McKenna. I think you'd find what he says to be rather cathartic. I agree with his sentiments that we should focus
on creating, rather than merely consuming. What do you love to do? What was your passion as a child? Consider those things and go from there.
But I think your anger is rather concerning--and I suggest that you let it go. It won't do anything helpful for you. War, for instance, is a product
of evil and hatred (which, as I said, is an innate part of the human condition). ATS is not a therapist--nor should you treat it as such because
you're going to be let down. If you need a therapist--then get one. There's no shame in admitting that you want to talk to someone about what's
It is very easy to respond to things with platitudes, but as you said they do nothing to change anything. I think you need to start looking
realistically at life--and that means you need to start looking logically at things. It's a great thing to be a skeptic--but you're being cynical and
that is rooted in cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance. I think that perhaps also reading Plato's works would be a good idea for you.
I don't know who you are or how old you are or what your situation in life is--but instead of running to anger and hatred--run to love instead. You
will feel a lot better if you start with love.
I understand that it is likely that nothing I say will convince you to stop relying solely upon your feelings as your 'logic', but I still feel a need
to try to help lead you in a better direction. Everything happens for a reason--and don't ever give up hope because there is ALWAYS hope.