Things have been keeping me busy like doctors appointments for my youngest. She had an MRI for her scoliosis. Things are alright generally. I am thankful for what we have, and for all those that make the world a better place. I appreciate all of you as well.
May everyone have a Happy New Year.
Enjoy your holidays.
"Hope is a very thin diet." -- Thomas Shawell
Probably the best thing you can do with your time is to waste it. We spend so much of our lives scurrying around being productive, using our time wisely, getting things done.
We forget we need to take time out, to smell the air, feel the breeze on our skin, listen to the morning chorus and watch the sun slowly set.
Will you remember all those spreadsheets you accomplished, all those targets you hit and the money you made when you are old? Or will you remember sitting on a dock by a lake watching the sun go down?
Waste as much time as you can.
Let the world wake up around you, watch as the sun rises and the mist slowly clears. Feel the warmth as it filters through your skin and takes the chill from your soul. See you breath as it leaves your mouth as vapour, rising and swirling creating patterns as you breathe.
You're alive, you are living, enjoy your life, enjoy you.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
" The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key." -- "Wonder and Skepticism", Carl Sagan
I am not sure how to describe myself. I guess when it comes to politics I am independent (or apolitical), but sound more social liberal most of the time when responding to such things. My husband and I are US veterans. In the end though I don't believe in any particular government or anarchy, and I really don't like politics. I just prefer the facts first over opinion.
I respect science and religious views in the aspects respect is earned. I am not sure if the two should mix in most ways. As such in cases of human history in it becoming a disaster to do so.
I am an agender ( or gender neutral) grey asexual, sex positive, grey romantic. When I must identify other than agender I prefer to be referred as a tomboy.
I enjoy art of all sorts, and what may be considered nerdy or geeky things. Steam punk, cyber punk, and gothic subculture in general I find fascinating. Grey muzzle a bit too in intrests.
Mostly a bit of a determinist and possibly other times leaning toward Compatibilism when given such things as philosophy questions and debate.
Freethinking secular humanist, skeptic, agnostic atheist, and an apatheist as well.
I enjoy learning new things and exploring cultures. I find critical thought and even imagination important in exploring the world around me.
Love the way that nature and the universe works even in all the chaos. The rest I think just gets complicated.
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