That woman has a lovely mind. I think some of the people in here did not get the overall message she was trying to get through(though most of you
I share a lot of her views, if not all of them. Control, is the issue here, and how to control as well. People allow themselves to be controlled
because they have never been offered otherwise, they have been made to believe that the options that they have on the table are the best options that
they have, and that those options would represent their best ideals whether they understood it or not. People look at selfishness today as if it were
a bad thing, but in all reality, selfishness can be used to better the world. How? Well if you were paying attention to what she was saying, she was
saying that she shouldnt be made to do anything, she shouldnt have to be made to pay for someone elses inconvienences, but to rather pay for it out of
selfishness meaning that if she wanted to help them, it wouldnt be because she had to, but because she wanted to, not only to help the next man, but
to help herself. On the other hand, you shouldnt be forced to do anything, just because the majority of the people believe thats how you should spend
your money. If everyone in America told you that you had to buy a car, but instead you wanted a motorcycle, in todays age, you would have to buy the
car, for youhave no choice what to do with your money. But if it was up to your own self interest, you would say "I dont care what you want me to do
with my money, its my money, and I will buy what I want with it". That is just an example of what she was saying, and that message relates not only
to ones self, but to the entire nation. Simple fact of the matter is, people really dont have a choice anymore, I dont think that they ever did.
Reason, is the only way that this world can survive living much longer, instead of acting out on pure emotion or belief, cause that(emotion/belief) in
itself is being very naive and ignorant in nature.
Like I stated earlier, I think that the broader message here is that we(as a people) not our govt, should be the ones setting the rules regarding
whether or not things are needed for the better interest of ourselves, and we should be able to make our own choices in life about how to live our
lives instead of being told how to live it by outside opinions and interests as a whole. The people who are running things(our govt) knows this, and
they probably spend a lot of money to make sure that people dont catch onto the fact that they have been playing us since the dawn of time. We are
meerly sheeple without a voice being crackwhipped into doing what they want us to do, all while they smile and tell us that everything is going to be
alright. I think anyone who acts on emotion or beliefs are not only hurting themselves, but they are hurting the common good of the people.
The world we live in will not change unless the mindset of the people change, and Im sorry to say, thats not going to happen anytime soon, but the
more we fight, the closer we get to absolute harmony. Reason, outwieghs beliefs, because reason is the only true balance of right and wrong.
[edit on 10-2-2009 by Common Good]