posted on Nov, 9 2010 @ 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Le Colonel
Originally posted by graceunderpressure
This thread really saddens me. Come on, people! Life is a gift. Even when it doesn't meet your expectations, it's still precious -- exactly as it
is. Think of all the people who are out there right now, lying in hospital beds or confined in prisons, wishing they could do the simple daily things
that many of us take for granted. By dwelling on the future or the past too much, you can miss the present moment, which is really all you have. Go
watch a sunset. Play with a dog. Do something nice for an elderly person. Or just put the lime in the coconut. But please don't take Life for
Translation: Get over it, pay your taxes, no one cares about you.
Just because people are upset with the current world situation, does not mean they dont value life. Quite the opposite in fact.
Hmm...that's not what I meant at all.
As many of us ATSers go through an awakening process and see the unveiled world as it has become, it is only natural for us to become disgusted and
disillusioned for a time. Either:
1) Our parents, leaders, educational system, etc. did not truthfully prepare us for the reality that we now know
2) The world has changed, and it no longer has the innocence and brimming opportunity it once had
When faced with the disconnect between our former vision of life and today's reality, I see many people becoming depressed, losing faith that this is
still a great planet to inhabit, or worse -- living their lives "in waiting" as if what they do every day doesn't matter because Nibiru or an
Iranian nuke or the Cookie Monster is coming on such and such a date. And that's OK for a while. I just don't like to see people get stuck there.
Realizing that what we once considered "Plan B" has now really become "Plan A" and making the best of it (as some on this thread have described)
is part of a growth process. I applaud those of you who are doing what you can to fight the good fight and live a full, robust life -- not a
second-rate existence -- amidst the darkness. We still have the ability to create our own reality.
As C.S. Lewis once said about broken dreams, "Dream again, only deeper."
And by the way, Le Colonel...when I need a translator, I'll ask for one.