"All that pandering and backslapping.......bores the hell out of me."
I've been thinking - and you know how dangerous that is - about how so many guys here are complaining about boring, and statements about how "I gotta be me" even if it means being somewhat offensive to everyone else.
Whatever happened to the concept that peace is a good thing, and that it can be nice to get along with your neighbors? I thought I'd make a good honest stab at it myself.
And for those who would rather fuss to avoid being boring, are you going to be bored with the world at large when Obama brings peace to the world? is this human nature, that there will be some who start wars just to avoid being bored?
Ain't picking on you personally JJ. Just been reading your blog as a matter of fact. I think that is where some of this "thinking" got started....
you asked what I am doing to plan survival earlier. We do have too much debt, so there could be a disaster. IN the worst of times, I could cash in IRAs to keep stable for another year or so, but that is a losers game. I'm not prepared for the worst. If that comes - I have a lot fully paid for that we could put a teepee on, with a perennial stream - but hoping the very worst does not come.
Like what you wrote about the WAY. But I do think western/Christian thought - my understanding of it, includes WAY as destination as well as journey. But then my understanding of a lot of things is different from the cookie cutter. How many Mennonites who are life members of the NRA do you know?
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