reply to post by thebestnr1
for REAL HUMANS it means somthing else like showin compassion to peolple who are weaker then u cuz u realize them could have easily been u
Most "successful" people think they got to where they are at, all by their hard work.
Yes, most are "successful" because they did work hard...................however, sometimes, many times life throws some curve balls at ya that are out
of your hands.
Can a person born with a IQ of 100 (average) help that he/she does not have a IQ of 130?
Can a person born and raised in poverty, abuse or a war torn country help they were put down into this particular situation?
Case in point, my doctor mentioned the American Dream................I did it all on my own.
But, he was born into a middle class family, went to a middle class school, in a country that has not seen war upon it's soil for over 150 years.
Water when you turn on a faucet, never going to bed hungry, a soft warm bed, medical care when sick, a dentist, modern school books, a school bus that
now has to stop at ever corner because heaven forbid a kid has to walk a few blocks, a country where many still have central heating, air
conditioning, TV, available books, not having to walk five miles to get a couple buckets of water that is marginally clean. More knowledge in a PC /
on the net than in most libraries.
So many people that "have" think they did it all on their own.............again, yes many did work hard and were able to discipline themselves (ADHD,
do the research) - The part of the brain that dictates and helps one self control them self is broken...........is that their fault? No it's faulty
genes, compromised DNA resulting in a brain that is not functioning at optimum capacity.
And yes, there is a element of luck, being born, raised and appearing in the right place at the right time and knowing how to take advantage of
opportunities that arise.
What most people so arrogantly believe is "I did it all on my own" not considering all the luck that played into their life and but for one medical
issue, one job loss, one major "set back" they too are close (unless they have millions of dollars) very close to the edge like the rest of us.
Now with animals, like chickens, squirrels, etc...............the weaker ones, the stupid ones, the malformed ones are killed by predators or even
members of their own kind.
As humans, we have always thought of ourselves as above the other inhabitants of this planet, particularly the Christians who say, love love
love............aren't we suppose to be more merciful and help those less fortunate?
There are two types of people in my opinion:
Service to self = Kick a man when he's down - Take advantage of or ignore those less fortunate, they deserve it.
Service to others = Help someone when their down - Realize that but for the grace of God, I could find myself in this very situation.
Most people simply don't see the big picture because they are too focused on their own little me, myself and I world.
We are all interconnected, profoundly and deeply and what affects one of us will eventually affect all of us.
Wish I could give you 100 stars for your excellent contribution.
OWS again is fighting for equality and justice for all.
edit on 4-12-2011 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)