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3 comments27 Feb 2002 @ 00:37 by jazzolog : Speaking of Being Haunted
I never thought I'd have to read that comment of mine so many times again. I want to run and hide. I hope there's no implication that I don't care what goes on in the Universe (I do) or how we perceive reality (epistomology is a huge interest). I do get restless with a lot of the spinning and weaving that goes on in our newslogs though, when the site seems to have trouble getting to first base---or out of the dugout even. (Apologies to folks overseas who have no interest in baseball. Yanks do love jazz, baseball and crime, ya know.)
Anyway, this post is refreshing as can be. A real blast for the tastebuds! Thanks Mark, for stepping up to the plate.
27 Feb 2002 @ 18:09 by simpleman : WHO WANTS TO CHANGE?
This may very well put me in the doghouse, but lets look at this topic very carefully. Since joining NCN, which by the way, does not exclude us from the human race, I've seen and read peoples logs, which cover a large variety of subjects. I try to follow them on a consistent basis. This is what I see, like it or not.
I see alot of people sharing ideas, sharing thoughts, sharing life experiences. Then I see follow up comments referring to what was just shared. These comments take the form of dialog and can agree or disagree, agree and disagree, or just don't make sense to me. Agreement can take the form of mental agreement, spiritual agreement, humorous, ect.., and sometimes in the form of another shared thought, idea, or life experience, or it makes no sense to me. Disagreements, on the other hand are far more interesting. Now I see different thoughts, different ideas, usually to contradict something in the newslog. These contradictions may be kind in nature, or violent. At first I thought they were being presented, regardless of nature, as being positive. A chance to examine the WHY"S. A chance for self-improvement, examined with an open mind. Now I wonder. Over the last couple of weeks I've witnessed every form of negative dialog there is.
Every negative emotion we can express with dialog. One of the very reasons I thought we joined NCN for, being used to instill or provoke negative responses. All of us are acting like the assholes we say are responsible for the worlds problems. How the hell do we expect to live in a new civilization when we ourselves act like the old one. Lets swallow our pride once in a while and examine what were telling each other, SERIOUSLY. We are not PERFECT, are we? ARE WE? I myself feel embarassed at the way we have been treating each other lately. If we can't imagine ourselves as having imperfections, and be willing to admit to them, and attempt to CHANGE them, then maybe we don't deserve a NEW CIVILIZATION. SCREW US ALL, I GUESS
27 Feb 2002 @ 20:26 by ming : Negativity
Hm, yeah, I don't have the answers. It is both disheartening to notice how everybody's misunderstanding each other, and easily ending up being mean to each other, based on those misunderstandings. At the same time it provides a view into the problems of the world. As many people have commented: if a small group of well-intended positive people like us can't get along and get anything done, how could it possibly get to work for a world with 6 billion people. And my response to that is not despair or hopelessness about it, but rather a realization of how deep that problem goes, and a realization that we need to solve that. That for me is very promising - having a focus on a deep, underlying problem. I realize that we can't even all agree on what that problem is, or its importance, but I can say for myself that I understand it a good deal better after these last few weeks.
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