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Originally posted by kdog1982
My wife said something that hit me to the core.
I tried to show her some maps of earthquakes.
She said,I don't want to see them ,if it's going to happen,
it's going to happen,there is nothing we can do about it.
And then she said,you just need to spend more time with me.
At that moment a picture pop up in my mind of a movie,
I think it was Day after Tomorrow,where this women was hugging her dad as a tsunami
washed over them.
And she is right,you will drive yourself crazy with this stuff,
we know it's coming,spend time with your family.
Ignorance is bliss!
Originally posted by Robin Marks
Do you know what term I've come to hate?
"Let's agree to disagree."
This is acceptable if you live a life of luxuries.
If your are poor.
If you are starving.
If you are a political prisioner.
If you have war all around you.
This is absurd nonsense.
Our political system is broken. The majority is not always right.
Opinion means nothing when you are in pain.
Imagine two cavemen having a debate over a fuzzy distant scene before them. Caveman A thinks there is a big sabertoothed tiger perched ontop a cliff over a group of children ready to pounce. Caveman B thinks it is an old tree stump that just looks like a giant predator.
So should Caveman A and Caveman B agree to disagree and do nothing about it.
If I was Caveman A, I would forget the debate and run screaming and shouting all the way to the danger zone. I would be alerting the children, and trying to distract the big cat so they could make their escape. I would run head-long toward the beast with spear in hand.
Let's say it was a stump and I was a fool.
Should I have wasted my time arguing with Caveman B?
Should I have taken the time to politely agreed to disagree?
Call me rude. But I'll run right over top of you if I precieve great danger and you're in my way.
There is no debate in a life or death situation.
You just act.