All the same, it strikes me as unfair that I still have to defend myself against her moral judgements. My continuing need for her approbation is pathetic. Twice now I have stopped myself on the street to remonstrate with her, a crazy old coot talking to himself.
His face became a mirror, and in it I saw a monster version of myself, unleashing my anger like black magic. In front of my children, in front of my neighbors’ house. If I’d really been a witch Nathan would have been a column of dust. Not even a lizard, not even a toad. Just nothing. Nothingness,
Instead of seeing how much pain I can dish out towards those I disagree with, or who I believe have done me wrong, I seek to follow the golden rule and use my words and behavior to create more of what the world needs – love, compassion, and connection.
I am not here to merely argue about the perplexities regarding theism or philosophy, but to be a light to the world and to reach out to those who long to be a part of that light.
I leaned against the desk, ran my hand over my father’s paperwork, and picked up a pen. Turning around, I shoved it into my father’s hand.
“What’s this?” he asked, raising a brow.
“You’ll need it to sign my death certificate,” I said, pain vibrating my veins against my muscles and bones. “Are we done now?
Definitions are the foundation of reason. You can’t reason without them.
Arguing is a waste of time, because our attitudes need a quantum leap, not our knowledge. Arguing is a sport at best and a bad attitude at worst.
I worked on Mauna Kea for over five years and saw my health severely degrade during that time. The
two long term summit workers that I knew well died of disease conditions, another worker went on to
commit suicide, and others were argumentative.
You and I both know that love is for children,” he said. ”We’re adults. Compatibility is for adults.”
”Compatibility is for my Bluetooth and my car,” Teresa replied. ”Only they get along just fine, and my car never makes my bluetooth feel like shit.
Don’t fight to be right, but fight when you are right.