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YES I AM special and ENTITLED to a life!!!

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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What just happened somehow it posted before I finished typing in the entire post? AHHH well I can see the flaming now... but I will post on here anyway.
YES I AM special, there is not another living being that is exactly like me unique = special. Don't beleive me? Hmmm Webster seems to concur:

Unique:1— used to say that something or someone is unlike anything or anyone else ▪ The shape of each and every snowflake is unique.▪ His talents make him truly unique.

2 [more unique; most unique] : very special or unusual
▪ a unique opportunity▪ a unique feature/characteristic▪ She's in the unique position of running for office against her husband.▪ Humans are unique among mammals in several respects.

Merriam-Webster definition
So there you have it, each and every individual is unique in their complete make up, therefore, they are special as well.
Each and every human being has SOMETHING to offer even if it's just their ability to be a friend or parent or lover, if they have love to offer or a sympathetic ear, they have something to offer. Yes it won't make them money, but that also doesn't make them less of a person either if they have none. Money does not = worth, a person is valuable by that what they can provide society, and I say that every single person has benefitted society in one way or another.
And YES WE ALL ARE ENTITLED to the freedom of life, we didn't ask to be born, and it is not anybody's place to judge what we are entitled to, we are entitled to life, there is no denying that, we are not here to have sustainable resources withheld from us. If we can breathe the air for free just by living then we are entitled to be able to eat of the food provided by Earth, no MAN produced that food, nature did, yes he may have cultivated it, but nature made it possible, ditto for water. We are entitled to freedom and the unhindered pursuit of happiness, wow that's even in the constitution.
So to anyone saying what is with this entitlement mentality, I will tell you, it's the things that's being robbed from us that we feel entitled to, not what mine, yours or theirs, at least in my perspective. Yes we are entitled to be able to survive without manipulation and interference, and there is too many obstacles now for these minor standards to be free to all.

ETA: Really havign issues with my keyboard today :/



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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Mother is always right!



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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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If we can breathe the air for free jsut by living then we are entitled to be able to eat of the food provided by Earth, no MAN produced that food, nature did, yes he may have cultivated it, but nature made it possible, ditto for water. We are entitled to freedom...


Bravoooo!!! Earth never charged money to breathe...



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by TsukiLunar
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Mother is always right!


Is that Mother Nature, Mother Goddess, or our Heavenly mother to which you are referring????
Not that it really matters I guess.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Don't beleive me?


Sure I do...and quite the profound message.





Now, walk your 'special self' over to the fridge and grab me cold one...





posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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Funny...cold one of what? We don't carry beer here but I got some soda.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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very well. last night before i fell asleep i was thinking something similar.
this is something the occupy movement was striving for in a way. (if you visited a occupy site you would know)
unfortunately they were called socialist, communist, leftist and any other word that you can think of relevant to this thread.
i still wonder when we will live FREE (we do not live completely free) and when life will be as beautiful as it was meant to be.

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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I actually agree with what I think you are saying, so the following is not meant to criticize your main point at all. It's just that like many things we take it too far. What we are seeing these days is the first generation of people coming into adulthood who have been told they are special all their lives. So we have the Special Olympics so that those who do not excel can be made to feel as if they do. Rather than give awards only to those who excel, we give "Certificates of Participation" to everyone so that they won't feel bad for not having won by truly excelling. We've confused equality of opportunity with equality of achievement, and THAT'S where the 'culture of entitlement' has arisen. We even have a President today that has done nothing in his life, quite literally, but win an election. He was pampered with private and expensive education he did not pay for his entire life, excelled in nothing, and was vaulted to the presidency on empty promises and an excellent teleprompter giving speeches he didn't write himself. Not that he is the only one who has done that, but can you imagine Lincoln asking a speechwriter for a Gettysburg Address? "Make it short and pithy, Henry. I only have a few minutes."

Now I am not sure of your contention that you didn't ask to be born, but that gets theological quickly and it doesn't blunt your main point. Yes, you are "special," and now that you're here, you have a right to breathe the air. Beyond that you require significant help. Although you maintain "nature" grows the food, if I'm the one that tills the ground, I'm going to want compensation for that because I've got my own issues to handle and I don't work for free.

So here's where the fact that you are special and have a right to breathe the air starts to break down. When you start saying you have the right to an education or the right to transportation or the right to the work of your choice I say, Uh, no you don't. Nobody owes you. Mommy fed you and got you to the point where you could walk and talk on your own. But now Mommy is gone, and it's time to grow up.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Sorry "snowflake":You've confused"unique" with "valuable"...
Life's a "beeotsch" but here's "the real skinny":

To use your example: Despite the obvious fact every single snowflake is indeed a unique "crystallization".
"Uniquely crystallized" water is is a very common form of water(i.e."snowflakes"). I have a few billion layered a foot deep on my driveway awaiting disposal.
"By the same logic":
Just as there are seven billion + (?) unique individuals in the world; If a business cannot put your "unique" mix to work at a profit( creating a value); there are 6,999,999,999 more unique individuals who perhaps better fit.

You have NO "birthright"
Mom was just being "nice"..except to breath on your own, for as long as you can).
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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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We are all entitled to all of those natural rights. But when our pursuit of our natural rights gets in the way of other's...

Let me give an example: clothing. Clothing keeps us warm during the cold and in general keeps the human being comfortable as well as covered. Yet, a lot of the clothing we buy comes from sweatshops. We buy 200 dollar sneakers from children who work for 2 dollars a day. Then those children do not get decent clothes, decent food, decent water, because we are buying into the system that keeps them oppressed and takes away their natural rights.

So yes, we are entitled to good things. But so are a lot of other people, and when our system hurts those other people, we are obligated to evaluate our own actions and see how we can assert the dignity of the most human beings possible. For me, I only shop at thrift stores now (one step away from simply sewing my own clothes...) because I refuse to directly support child labor in other countries anymore (though it sucks that I am still supporting the consumerism that leads people to buy those clothes in the first place, there is little I can do but go naked otherwise haha and I am sure no one wants that...)



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by 46ACE
Sorry "snowflake":You've confused"unique" with "valuable"...
Life's a "beeotsch" but here's "the real skinny":

To use your example: Despite the obvious fact every single snowflake is indeed a unique "crystallization".
"Uniquely crystallized" water is is a very common form of water(i.e."snowflakes"). I have a few billion layered a foot deep on my driveway awaiting disposal.
"By the same logic":
Just as there are seven billion + (?) unique individuals in the world; If a business cannot put your "unique" mix to work at a profit( creating a value); there are 6,999,999,999 more unique individuals who perhaps better fit.

You have NO "birthright"
Mom was just being "nice"..except to breath on your own, for as long as you can).
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While I agree with the OP's main contention, and will not go to defend it in any way...I just had to add a bit a humour here...

Ever since the Punk movement of the early eighties, I have loved a particular quote (from a 'punk' no less), here it is...

'I'm an individual...just like everybody else!'...

Makes me laugh every time...

Akushla



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by OUTofSTEPwithTHEworld
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very well. last night before i fell asleep i was thinking something similar.
this is something the occupy movement was striving for in a way. (if you visited a occupy site you would know)
unfortunately they were called socialist, communist, leftist and any other word that you can think of relevant to this thread.
i still wonder when we will live FREE (we do not live completely free) and when life will be as beautiful as it was meant to be.

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"Live free!"(????) ("life will be as beautiful as it was meant to be".)

Just don't settle for"lemonade"!:



Today’s episode is called, “Lemonade My Ass!”. Sound odd or confusing, well it is pretty simple. You know the old saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade”, that is what my statement is in response to. Don’t get me wrong for people with an employee mindset “make lemonade” is fine advice but for entrepreneurs it is poison. To make lemonade from lemons is literally to say that someone else sets and changes the rules and you must accept and adapt to the situation.

This is NOT what a true entrepreneur does, real entrepreneurs don’t make lemonade (unless they are selling it), they stomp on the lemon and leave it behind. Real entrepreneurs break rules when they are in the way and write their own destiny. Tune in today to hear exactly how you have to think, if that’s what you want in your life.

(5 minute podcast)
www.jackspirko.com...
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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Yes we are entitled to be able to survive without manipulation and interference, and there is too many obstacles now for these minor standards to be free to all.

Food grows on land, true.However 7 billion people foraging for whatever grows by itself will eat it in matter of days. And cultivating crops takes an effort , why should anyone except the one who made this effort be entitled to whatever is produced.
And finally, what minor standards should be free for all? Can you please quantify what you are exactly entitled for free and who in your opinion has to provide for your needs.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Every human is entitled to adequate, nutritious food, clean water, clean air, shelter, heat, air conditioning, health care and freedom to create. These things are FREE, NO CHARGE. Why do we have to pay on a planet we were born on?



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by WilburMercer
Every human is entitled to adequate, nutritious food, clean water, clean air, shelter, heat, air conditioning, health care and freedom to create. These things are FREE, NO CHARGE. Why do we have to pay on a planet we were born on?

Wow. When things get tough, you guys will be the first to die. You have the freedom to create your own money to buy things by getting your butt to work.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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There is no doubt that we are entitled to our lives and the fruits of our labors. I can completely agree with the idea that food should be free but only if you grow it. To have someone else put forth the labor into growing the food and to then expect that food for free is illogical and honestly selfish.

I also would like to note that a lot of the OWS people have been screaming for a minimum wage as high or higher than $20 an hour. This wage isn't meant to give them the money to afford sustaining items; they want that money so they can afford luxuries such as iPhones and shiny new cars.

Do you feel that being born entitles you to gadgets, status symbols, and other such non necessities as well?



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Every human is entitled to adequate, nutritious food, clean water, clean air, shelter, heat, air conditioning, health care and freedom to create. These things are FREE, NO CHARGE. Why do we have to pay on a planet we were born on?

Heat? Air conditioning?? Use freedom to create to grow food, design stoves and air conditioners that do not pollute air and water. Your body needs things like water air and food to exist. It is your job to support it with those things.
Who exactly provided "free,no charge" air conditioning to people in stone age?
This is getting insane. Give me give me give me. I am entitled. No you are not. Work for yourself. If you want - work for others.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Air conditioning is not necessary to survival it is a luxury. There is a huge difference between necessity and luxury. Do you recognize that?



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Free power/food!!!!!
This vomit from the very people who advocate: "tearing it all down!".


Who do you think will farm your free food or generate and distribute your "free power (for your "free a/c comfort zone") ?
Once the system is "torn asunder" by OWS and society is reduced" to: anarchic- nomadic- scavenging tribes? With no time or land ownership to farm.????
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