There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
If we are laughing during the dark times we dont have time to cry
"If you recognize in man only the human, you betray man and wish him mischief, Because by everything which is essential in his being - the spirit- man is called to something higher than just human life" Aristotle
kind of reminds me of another "philosopher"
I am naturally an introvert and shy in real life. Only around people at work and in out of work time just read, game, or watch movies or tv series. I know : Pathetic. Im here for real relationships and conversations. No sexting or lechery. Just connecting with people with similar pains and problems, passions and interests, aspirations and goals.
I love star wars, animals, working out, reading, writing, music, gaming, and working.
I am coming out of my shell more on this platform as i realize there are others like me in the world.
In Real Life: ME
On TWS: ME
Im coming out of my shell. Im an chatty lurker. Im leaving the green light ON. Im lurking in broad daylight.
well i just puked my feelings out. Lets see what happens.
What is the impetus that drives you? Passions, appetites, pride, greed, money, fame, pretension, unbridled aspirations and ambitions, integrity, hope, love, purpose, justice, peace.
What is at the center of my life affects my perception, and perception governs my beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. I need a long term perspective but not one that is separated from the now. I must build bridges between the ideal (spiritual, idealistic, ethereal) and the real (mundane, gritty, everday life). That is the battle. It is easier to live independently rather than interdependently. I want to live by integrity. I even want my sense of humor to be with grace rather than cynical. I strive to blend my habits (real world) with my value system (ideal). This is my essential mission: work for noble purposes and help others while guided by just principles.
This is stolen and adapted from my favorite book "Principled Centered Leadership" by Covey. This book changed my life as I probed my own soul and inculcated the material trying to make it rote. We need each other as humans and I want to improve and grow a relationship not hinder someone elses growth. It took a long time in life for me to understand that. Im a natural introvert and hardly reach out at all for anything from anyone. Its a battle to even reach out to others. But sometimes I win a battle and the war isnt over yet.
"It is said that one should keep one's allies within view, and one's enemies within reach. A valid statement. One must be able to read an ally's strengths, so as to determine how best to use him. One must similarly be able to read an enemy's weaknesses, so as to determine how best to defeat him.
But what of friends? ....
....A friend need not be kept either within sight or within reach. A friend must be allowed the freedom to find and follow his own path. If one is fortunate, those paths will for a time join, but if the paths separate, it is comforting to know that a friend still graces the universe with his skills, and his viewpoint, and his presence.
For if one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone." Thrawn
I meditate on this often for i have clinging issues. I tend to try to oversaturate myself with the good people i do find. To allow freedom is the only wise way to keep friends and allow them time and room to grow. This mentality is death to the "cling"ons. But I also see the importance of when my path DOES cross the path of another. There are no coincidences.
You are given $50,000 with no strings attached. What will you do with the money?
@Cute_girl thank you for being brave enough to say that in this politically correct environment. Some of Trump's policies I do agree with if He would just shut his mouth and let his policies talk, but that wont happen. We need someone not bound by party and will capitulate to all american needs. That means not trump or biden, sorry.
@Rei_90 you have such positive energy. You are a blessing to whosoever your life crosses. I'm glad that my path has touched yours if even for a moment. Just keep affecting people for the good.
It is fun and who cares. If your saying something that anyone can use against you then dont say it on any public forum. I lurk to see whether i want to chat or not or to see who is on. OR to learn about people (there. is it that hard to admit). Sometimes i lurk for lurks sake. And If you are a bully troll, I lurking on you. and just know