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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mr. Rogers Talks to the US Senate

Yes, feelings are mentionable, and they are manageable.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I've always despised the philosophy of selfishness, all that Ayn Rand baloney; it's just awful! But I guess there's a kernel of truth and a middle ground. Meaning, our fellow humans won't recognize us of their own accord, so it's up to each of us to create our spot, and to lay down the flowers, and to dust off our own plaques.

My big reminder to you (and to me) is to honor yourself. Meaning, there comes a time when we all have to set everyone else's needs aside and remember that we as individuals are just as valuable as everyone else.

And now I'm talking directly to you, so listen up. If you have a dream, desire, or purpose and that thing is likely to change your life for the better, don't be thwarted. Sadly, you'll need to stand up for yourself, to really fight for it, because while you really should strive to be kind, reciprocation is extremely rare. In fact, if you're doing something that's really positive for you, it might just interfere with the needs of those around you. Train yourself to say no, and if you mean to be kind, know that kindness is a sacrificial act, and be comfortable with the sacrifice. Alternately, you can trumpet your kindness and demand recognition. That's the way of the world.

If you realize that the rewards won't be great enough, be strong; sacrifice no longer.

Do you really mean to do good on this earth? Then set limits. Your efforts are much better served if you only give to the extent that you receive. Think of the big picture. If you want to give, give to the world, not to an individual. The world provides oxygen for breathing, oceans for swimming, sunsets for weeping, herbs for seasoning.

I wouldn't say this if I didn't love you.