posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 09:40 AM
Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
reply to post by Nightaudit
Can you just accept this nice gesture of solidarity without trying to poke holes in it? What kind of a sad life are you living?
I'm living a life were people lie, cheat and steal. I'm living a life in the world where kids are abused and used in a variety of different ways
daily. I'm living in a world where the internet is used to manipulate people, to feed them false news, to sell ad space.
Where do you live?
This post really got to me last night. I wanted to say that I'm not unsympathetic. I have my moments - those times when it's hard to see any good in
the world. The thing of it is - it's there if we look. Sometimes you have to take things at face value - you have to risk being vulnerable, and being
Israel Loves Iran
One evening, as the governments of Israel and Iran renewed their calls to war 41 year old Ronny Edry and his wife Michal Tamir, graphic designers
and teachers living in Tel Aviv, uploaded a poster to their Facebook page.
The poster was a photo of Ronny with his daughter holding the Israeli flag. The written message: “Iranians, we will never bomb your country. We love
There are people all over the world working in their own way for peace. It's not naive, it's not goofy, it's not for nothing - sometimes this is our
only available, practical choice
I have such a hard time reading anything about Iraq or Afghanistan - even the good stuff. I tend to avoid it
There was no stopping any of it then - now what's done is done. But never really done - will be forever, if ever, before things are right there. There
are people there who will never recover - and no doubt they're not loving us, or anyone these days. Nothing left but to try and rebuild - it has to
begin somewhere, somehow. Gotta hand it to those Iraqis and also people from where ever outside that stay or enter after and try to make things
In a sense your OP was right - it is somewhat contrived. But it's not negative - and trying to give those kids a sense of hope about their future, and
also trying to show them they have a place in this world, and that they can relate to other people from all over will only help them. Doesn't matter
that this world is often ugly - what's the alternative?
We all have to work towards peace and reconciliation together - or abandon each other and give in to despair
Like Hawking posted earlier - kids all over in America do the same thing to show support to other people all over the world during difficult times -
and they do it in their classrooms with the help of their teachers. This is a healthy thing - as healthy as it gets right now
edit on 4/18/2013
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