posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 12:45 PM
I decided to post this in this forum as I believe this subject has a lot to do with mental well-being, which is part of the description laid out for
this forum. I am not going to offer any links, proof, political talking points or agendas of any kind. All I offer is my thoughts, my positive energy
(for whatever it's worth) and a well-deserved thank you to all of you.
It seems like it is within our nature to be pessimistic towards our interactions with others on ATS, and even in real life. We bicker and blame the
other guy, right or wrong, and have no problem disrespecting another person to validate our stance. It's one viscous circle that is constantly
repeated. Well, I get sick of it. Even though I disagree with many on certain issues, I have come to the point in my life where I feel it's more
important to remain civil and respectful in order to maintain a debate that's factual and productive. But I fail....all the time.
So in order to address that issue, I want to say thanks to all of you. Thanks to those who agree with me and thanks to those who disagree. We must
maintain a good mix of views and I hope we can maintain somewhat at equilibrium within ATS. Thanks to the Mods and Admin for what they do and thanks
for not booting me off when I violate T&C.
Sometimes I think its best that we step back from who we are, and what we believe, and take inventory of what we have. It's not much is it? We only
have a small group of people that share in our lives that are worth any value, as our material possessions are worthless in the end. So I am grateful
and give thanks to those around me, including all of you.
I believe it's best that all of you say thanks as well. To be grateful and positive for what we have and for whom we interact with everyday. We all
have our differences, but I think we will find out very soon that even if we disagree politically or ideologically, we are all in this together no
The future holds many mysteries and dangers that we all feel are going to be coming to fruition within the near future. We will need each other as in
no other time in history. So I am trying to be positive, be grateful and clearing my consciousness for the journey ahead. I have done some horrible
things in my life, and I am taking this opportunity to counter those actions by being positive, being grateful for what I have and forgiving those who
have done me wrong, I'm sorry to those I wronged.
So I ask you to do the same. Be positive, be grateful and prepare yourself for the tribulations we shall endure in the future. A clear consciousness
is worth it's weight in gold.