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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by IHIPrelude94
Perhaps all that you say is correct ... like I said earlier she was aware this day was coming. But in all honesty, though it was heartbreaking to see, she wasn't the primary reason I wrote this thread.
Let's for the sake of argument take her presence out of the equation ... there's still something rather disturbing, and inherently surreal, in seeing well to do adults getting in a feeding primordial frenzy over stuff laying about on the sidewalk. At least for me that made a lasting impression. Perhaps I am naive.
Originally posted by rufusdrak
reply to post by IHIPrelude94
and just for your info some of us are calling this disgusting not necessarily taht people like you took the stuff on the curb which as you said may be is fine, but the fact that no one seemed to try to help the lady that was crying hysterically on the curb. Not one soul apparently tried to help her or ask her if she needs anything etc...
Originally posted by paranoiaFTW
Damn... My mother and I live on $1000 a month and I would never think of going through other peoples stuff to take/steal stuff. Then I see these people with nice cars and look like they are doing just fine in life going through all that stuff for probably like $10 worth of stuff just makes me lose faith.
"The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have--to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return. "
"It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb one's spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving."
Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman) - Wahpeton Santee Sioux
"As that word mine indicates, ownership implies an attachment of things to self. The more we own, the more we are. The constellation of me and mine grows. But no matter how large the discrete and separate self grows, it is still far smaller than the self of the hunter-gatherer. The pre-separation mind is able to affirm, all at once and without contradiction, "I am this body," "I am this tribe," "I am the jungle," "I am the world." No matter how much of the jungle we control, we are smaller than the one who knows, "I am the jungle." No matter how dominant we are socially, we are far less than one who knows, "I am my tribe." And far less secure, too, because all of these appendages to our tiny separate selves may be easily sundered from us. We are therefore perpetually and irremediably insecure. We go to great lengths to protect all these accessories of identity, our possessions and money and reputations, and when our house is burglarized, our wallet stolen, or our reputation besmirched, we feel as if our very selves have been violated. "