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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:49 pm 
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I'm not capable of suffering completely. Life is too good and too short.

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Human suffering will exist forever unless we fight harder...

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There will always be human suffering. We have already lived thousands of years with suffering. We know what suffering is, and because we know it, we will not forget it. The religious will suffer because there will be no one to cure, and the government would suffer because they could not have their way. People will not stop being selfish. There will always be someone out their to cause trouble, and if there is even one, suffering will spread like an uncontrollable bacteria again. People would start eliminating other people from the population just because they yelled. Don't cause suffering, don't cause worry or the disruptions of others lives. They would become diluted into thinking that they are eliminating peoples lives because it will end their suffering and eliminate our suffering. They would eventually be so delusional to think that others dying was a mere way of putting them out of their misery. It's called trying to create a Utopia . People think that living in a Utopian world would be wonderful, but that isn't true. In Utopia everything must be right. There must be no wrong, or no wrong done. You would live in a world of smiling faces, and knowing that you could not control the thoughts you used to have you would want to shoot them in the face just to make them stop smiling for five seconds.

People just suffer. It has nothing to do with sin. Mother Nature is her own, and you can not control her. She will rain when you want the sun. She will tear your house down when you just finished building it. She will give you hell because she is what she is. We decide to be sad and sleepy when it rains. We decide to cave when everything we own is destroyed. But if we didn't know suffering what would we have to motivate us to have a good day. Would we even know how to smile, or be happy. We would not know what happiness was if we were born into this world without suffering. Our faces would have no emotion. There thats what I think.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:59 pm 
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We suffer but we suffer more when we live in isolation, it is weird but the as the world has gotten smaller the distance between individuals has widened. If we recognized the humanity of other people we could reduce the individual suffering


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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:46 pm 
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Lydia1103 wrote:
We suffer but we suffer more when we live in isolation, it is weird but the as the world has gotten smaller the distance between individuals has widened. If we recognized the humanity of other people we could reduce the individual suffering



Lydia, you simplified human suffering with human nature, that's one great statement. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:16 am 
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I agree with Tommy.

We are inherently flawed to fit in with the scheme of things around us. Not big enough, but too big for some.
Not smart enough to understand, but smart enough to question and despair.
Do not have enough longevity to experience cosmic or geological shifts and other marvels, but live long enough to endure endless ennui.

I could go on...
The point is, we're misfits. And because of that, we'll keep squirming and writhing in our places, trying to get out, maybe, but with nowhere to go.

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