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What is the biggest truth you personally have found in life?

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 03:45 AM
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that the more I learn, the more I realise I don't know...and that the internet is a huge time waster, and even though I should turn it off and read from a book, I keep it on hoping to find something more...like a big ol'e fix...if someone dared to come over here to my desk and unplug it I think I would erupt into spasams and fall onto the floor and die...before the internet, I never felt this way about anything, except pop music, but I was young.

Finally, most people are good. I agree with the poster previously about that it's only a small amount of the international banker ilk that causes the bulk of our misery.

One more thing. It's ok if you like American Idol, and the Desperite housewives!




posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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Money, in itself, is not inherently evil. It is man's use of it, his misuse of it, his greed in using it that is "evil." But then again, "evil" is a man made construct that based on one's understanding at that moment. Good and evil, are one and the same. What you see depends upon where you stand.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:04 PM
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- It is true that blood is not thicker than water. They will always pick their friends over their own family members.


Who are THEY?
Because I would never desert my family members, even if they were WRONG in their actions. (And the same goes for them regarding me.)


- Good guys do finish last


Last in what? The "rat race"?
That's rather good, don't you think?




- People will always sell you out, stab you in the back, if they can get that one step higher on the rung of that social ladder or higher in that social group.



Who are these people, Tamtammy?
It sounds as if you and I weren't inhabiting the same planet!

I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but it seems that you really have to find yourself a better company than the one you currently keep...

(I don't mean this as an offence, so please don't be offended.
And I am quite serious.)



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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We MUST be selfish. We must love ourselves before we can truly love another or anything else. And all that is good and endures has it's source in love. Limiting selfishness with a label of negativity is not the highest view.



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by VenusOnTheHalfShell
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We MUST be selfish. We must love ourselves before we can truly love another or anything else. And all that is good and endures has it's source in love. Limiting selfishness with a label of negativity is not the highest view.


I must agree that a little selfishness is a good thing. Like if you are on a plane and the oxygen masks deploy, you have to breathe yourself before you can help someone else.

Or if you are walking down the beach and someone is drowning, "Help me, help me." So you jump in the water, swim out and the first thing they try to do is pull you under. You have to knock them over the head and hopefully out in order to help them and save you both.

So I think it is OK to be selfish at times.

regards.....kk





[edit on 10-4-2008 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:19 PM
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Sorry Triple post...

My computer is acting quite flaky.

Please delete.

[edit on 10-4-2008 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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Please ignore / delete.


kk




[edit on 10-4-2008 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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The biggest truths I have learned...
1) God exists (i suppose everything else pales to that but...)
2) money is freedom
3) wisdom comes with experience
4) family should be cherished and preserved
5) time goes faster the older you get
6) kharma is a bitch



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 05:38 AM
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The majority of people (approx 75%) are decent law abiding folks irrespective of their race or religion. The other 25% are greedy, lazy, arrogant and aggressive individuals who can cause such grief in life. Those 25% exist everywhere at all levels from the guy digging the road to the ones running the country.

There are no hidden agendas like new world orders or secret societies intent on taking over the world. What we have is that 25% being in control of complete departments (often), companies (almost 100%) and from time to time countries. They rule by fear and intimidation with closed groups of their pals to maintain control no matter how petty and insignificant that control is! When such nepotism and controlling fear occurs at higher levels those not in the "group" start to invent conspiracies which now and then manifest themselves in paranoid delusions about world wide secret orders!

By fear I don't mean just fear of your life or violent retrobution but mainly fear of losing your job, paying bills, feeding your kids, losing your house, retirement etc etc etc. These all allow those in control to maintain control and sustain their way of life.

They want you to believe in conspiracies! Because whilst you delude yourself with that you don't target the problem.......the attitude and effect of the 25%.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 06:00 AM
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Most people don't really want the truth; they'd much rather have their personal perception of reality reinforced.

~RM



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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I've learned that love is not granted. I hear all the people that want love and expect it to work on it's own. You have to work to make a relationship based on love. And no i don't mean lust. I love my wife but everyday i constantly find a way to make our love increase.

Oh... and one more truth. Sometimes a hug IS the best medicine.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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1) Money runs everything; the government is after money, the cops are after money, most people, regardless of their verbal denial, are after money and will do anything to get it or protect what they have.
2) the US government is completely corrupt; not all individuals in government are corrupt (most are just ignorant dupes), but the overall US government simply wants power over people and could give a damn about the welfare of the people, regardless of all their BS platitudes.
3) People are more different from each other than we think; we all try hard to appear like each other in terms of attitudes, behaviors, skills, etc, but we are extremely different from each other; that's why we can't just get along.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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www.abovepolitics.com...' then let's get on Lee Ioccoa's band wagon!



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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After 35 years the only true thing I have learned is you live and you die. Everything in the middle is your own opinion based on your life experiences, therefore everbody has a different truth. And that's not a bad thing it's what makes life great.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 06:26 PM
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I think the more one understands science, the more one is forced to believe in god. The human genome has 23 paired chromosomes, 20,000-25,000 genes, and about 3 billion base pairs. The earth is 4.6 billion years old and life has been here about 3-3.5 billion years. So in 3 billion years somehow 3 billion base pairs managed to line up in such a perfect way to allow me to type this message. That is a lot to swallow without a little faith.

[edit on 11-4-2008 by Draves]



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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Jesus was asked the same question and he answered, "Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself." Many would accept his view.

But here are a bunch of truths from a newspaper columnist. Wow, nice.


Lessons in Life

by Regina Brett

For over 7 years, Regina Brett was a columnist at The Beacon Journal in Akron , Ohio . During that time, she was diagnosed and successfully treated for breast cancer. Regina is now a columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio .

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

22. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple

23. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive everyone, everything.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Believe in miracles.

32. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

33. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

34. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

35. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

36. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

37. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

38. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

39. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

40. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

41. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

42. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

43. The best is yet to come.

44. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

45. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

46. If you don't ask, you don't get.

47. Yield.

48. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 07:01 PM
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I found that the only way to be happy is to be happy. Don't let others get you down just because they are. Hang around people that are happy and funny and always smile. (42) years young and it was 13 years ago that I found happiness. Now everytime I think about getting upset when hard times arrive I think about all the people in this world that have it a whole lot worse than me.
Also when you're positive and happy it seems that good things happen to you and life is fun.



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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- That there are LIES EVERYWHERE.


- The 2nd most powerful force in the universe is evil. IT IS REAL AND IT IS VERY VERY BUSY.


- The United States has been doing things that the people most definitely would not approve of if they understood it.


- God exists, but we have been lied to about what he/it is and how he/it works.


- This little planet and its people are nothing new in the universe. Yet, we are all important.


- The diversity and complexity of what we can find in ourselves and outside ourselves is beyond the wildest imagination.


- Politics is something you cannot understand unless you are on the inside. Otherwise, mostly you see what they want you to see and react exactly the way they want you to react.


- The constitution of the US is worth studying.


- Love is more powerful than anything.


- Powerful people are not happy. If they could be happy from having money, power, and control, they wouldn't be so astronomically rich, influential, and destructive. They are poor, sad victims of their own hubris.


- Life has a responsibility to life. This is the most important investment, and most rewarding business any living thing can involve themselves in. Far more than money...



posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 09:26 PM
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The biggest truth I've found so far, is religion is total BS. We've all been conned.



posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 10:09 AM
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4 (!) actually
My first encounter with spirits and I then knew there was a life after death
then out of bod experiences and finding out about the astral and that we are not alone.
Encounter with an alien being.
And the last one meeting something I can only call god or godly and having all my questions about the universe answered.



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