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Originally posted by Nohup
Well, all I can say is that I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
Over the course of my life, I've learned to accept that in order for me to live and have a relatively peaceful life, happily typing away comfortably at my computer, with food in my belly and a safe place to sleep at night, quite a few people and animals have to suffer and die.
That's just the way it works. That's the luck of birth. I suppose I could feel bad or guilty about it, but it's simply pointless to do so. I'm glad I have life so good. I'm happy to be so fortunate. Should I make myself feel miserable because I've managed to avoid a lot of the horror in life? No, thanks!
Someday in the not too distant future I will also die, and my rotting corpse will feed some little worm or contribute in some way to fertilizing the soil, so we'll be even.
[edit on 22-8-2008 by Nohup]
Originally posted by beforetime
not to mention it's the war on terrorism not the war for oil...
4,145 deaths coalition forces