posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 03:26 AM
I really like Magister's reply to this thread.
Leeda, I have read every one of your thread, and so, am acquainted with your point of view. And think this thread is a real state of moving forward
for you, though who am I to judge. I'm told daily I have no capacity to move forward out of the past, so.....take that for what you will.
But, compared to your other threads, I'm really liking this one....because it's concentrating and trying to identify and quantify the suffering of
all of us.....and there's nothing better than that to put our own consciouness of our suffering in some kind of perspective....though, it never works
to say, "look at the guy in the wheelchair, at least you're still walking." At least, in my experience, this doesn't really help any of us when
However, I have something to say about suffering beyond that, but still related. It does somehow, at some point, when we experience a needed
"shift" in our perspective, serve a purpose. In physics, for example, just the way things work on the most simplistic of levels, nothing occurs
with homeostasis, a balance of nothing changing. There must be some stress for anything to move, beyond, forward, onward....for realizations
to occur, for us to overcome whatever it is we are suffering.
I don't want to get into my personal suffering. It's been great, physically and mentally, from my perspective, but I know fully well there are
others who suffer more and greatly.....I used to pass people on the road, panhandling, crippled, missing a leg, and silently cry.....yeah, sometimes
it's a con, but sometimes it's really not. Sometimes it's really what they are enduring and have no other way and are that desperate. I know
The problem is, the longer I live, the more I find life is telling me to stop giving someone else my last dollar.....that I can't fix anything here
like that.....whatever that's worth. Appreciate your thread.
ETA: What I'm thinking about right now is the people in Egypt just like me and you, and everyone else, wanting to go to work, have work, feed their
children, live with dignity, etc.....and that isn't going to happen, I'm afraid, anytime soon for any of them. And it has absolutely nothing to do
with them personally, the way they've lived their lives, or everything they may have done "right," whatever that is, by anyone's estimation nor