Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
reply to post by MamaJ
I agreed with the poster you are replying to. I starred him/her. I wish I could have given many more to the post actually. I would love to know....
"what do you have"? If you want to reply with material things you have acquired then... .... case point!
What I have is much more important than material things. I have loving children, grandchildren, and a loving spouse and a happy life, BECAUSE I DON'T
put much value on material things. In addition, if you followed my posts and threads, you would know that I have many adopted children from 3rd world
Your star for the post in question indicated to me that you seem to believe that the poster's situation is not of his own making. We are where we are
BECAUSE of our choices. I tried to help that member, by showing him/her that they need to change goals and outlook, and that it is not healthy being
so miserable. If you don't understand that, then I feel sorry for you also.
Let's set the record straight here... what situation are you referring to that is not of my own making? I never stated my situation...
I have all of the material things I could ever want or need, some of which were NOT by MY choices but of family who passed away, but I ALSO have the
non-material. I have friends, children, family that love me as well. Best of both worlds? I would say not....
To your point, If I wanted your help changing my goals and outlook on my life, I'd ask for your help or hire you as a life-coach. I certainly
wouldn't take a suggestion on how to change my life based solely on your perspective because that is YOUR perspective and is meaningless considering
you know nothing about me or my circumstances.
Would I be happier if the money that I work so hard for was worth something besides paper? Would I be happier if there weren't greedy men in charge
of that money? Would I be happier if wars weren't created so that those same men could take the things that have true value and worth from the people
who earned them, like the Maya? What has enabled you to adopt children from other countries??? If I'm not mistaken, it takes MONEY... therefore, you
are just as much a part of the problem as anyone else.
I go to work every day knowing that I am taking care of my family... which is great, I feel good about that. I am loved and cherished by many because
of that, my donations to charity, my time given to those in need.
But in the same breath, I am feeding the machine, and so are you... making a great life today, for a horrible life tomorrow for my children and
grandchildren (when I have them). The Maya do NOT feed the machine.
I think you missed my point which is that the Maya live a much happier life because they know they are living in a completely symbiotic relationship
with nature. If YOU go to work, if YOU make money, if YOU spend that money, if YOU own any single material item that you didn't create yourself, then
you are NOT living that symbiotic way, and neither am I. Does that mean you are unhappy with your life? Probably not... I'm certainly not... but when
we're dead and buried, our grandchildren or their grandchildren might not feel the same, and that's the point I was trying to make.
Unfortunately, the "men who lack wisdom" are the ones running the show today, and they know this, and as a result, we are not able to have that
symbiotic relationship once we are born into the bondage of today's world.
The Maya (and not JUST the Maya) are more connected to nature and that relationship is something we should all strive for, but the mechanisms put in
place prevent us from doing so, like paper money.
Calling them (the Mayans) disheveled souls was a bit offensive in my opinion and is not indicative of someone who understands the impact of living in
harmony with nature.
I respect your opinion and your perspective, but I do not agree with it.