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“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563460 Nov 16, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. know it when I see it but when asked to describe it, the knowing leaves me. Is it love? Creativity? Understanding? Empathy? Or, is it an energy that radiates from a person's words or actions ??..
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.. make the roses yellow as a sign of our binding friendship. The passion will come later ..
Hmmm...I hope it's a combination of all!

Yellow it is! Watch for the delivery guy!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#563461 Nov 16, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>How in the world have you not heard of pat robertson? He's a famous nutbag. He was the one who blamed the haiti disaster on voodoo and said that they deserved it.
Did he not also blame the Katrina catastrophe in New Orleans on the libertine attitudes of that city?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563462 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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That's the problem: Youth is wasted on young people.
First said by George Bernard Shaw......

Great story about Shaw:

Perhaps you've heard of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan.

She was quite a risque dancer for her time and was quite the beauty as well who became enamored with Shaw.

She wrote him a letter proposing they have a child together because she said that with her looks and Shaw's brain, they would have quite the perfect child together.

Shaw replied: But Madam, what if he has MY looks and YOUR brains?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563463 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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I don't know...as much as I enjoy having all the knowledge I've gained...I could do without some of it!:)
I'd probably take 19 and naive again...<reminisces>...y eah...scratch that "probably"
Ummm...... in as much as forewarned is forearmed, I'd only want to be 19 again if I knew what I know now and not even 19- 21 would be better- legal drinking age and all......

;-)

But hey- I am SO young in mind, heart and spirit that I've kind of trained my body to keep pace with my mind, heart and spirit- LOL!

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563464 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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In my view, it's all about empathy, which gives us understanding and compassion.
No gods are required for this.
True...no God is required for empathy. But I believe empathy will only go so far if we don't have love, which is actually what I think it's all about. Not a friendly or lustful love, but one that is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Do you believe anyone can have that kind of love for others?

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563465 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Ummm...... in as much as forewarned is forearmed, I'd only want to be 19 again if I knew what I know now and not even 19- 21 would be better- legal drinking age and all......
;-)
But hey- I am SO young in mind, heart and spirit that I've kind of trained my body to keep pace with my mind, heart and spirit- LOL!
Well do tell your secret! My mind, heart, and spirit are like 21....but training my body to keep pace is quite the challenge. Looking the part...I'm holding my own....feeling the part...different story!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563466 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>First said by George Bernard Shaw......
Great story about Shaw:
Perhaps you've heard of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan.
She was quite a risque dancer for her time and was quite the beauty as well who became enamored with Shaw.
She wrote him a letter proposing they have a child together because she said that with her looks and Shaw's brain, they would have quite the perfect child together.
Shaw replied: But Madam, what if he has MY looks and YOUR brains?
Another Shaw Story:

Shaw to Winston Churchill: "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend--if you have one."

Churchill's response: "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second--if there is one."

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563467 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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True...no God is required for empathy. But I believe empathy will only go so far if we don't have love, which is actually what I think it's all about. Not a friendly or lustful love, but one that is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Do you believe anyone can have that kind of love for others?
Yes, for one's child.

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#563468 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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In my view, it's all about empathy, which gives us understanding and compassion.
No gods are required for this.
.. is creativity empathy in action ??..

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#563469 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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Hmmm...I hope it's a combination of all!
.. can you add anything ??.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563470 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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Well do tell your secret! My mind, heart, and spirit are like 21....but training my body to keep pace is quite the challenge. Looking the part...I'm holding my own....feeling the part...different story!
Not sure it's a secret or how much my "training" my body has to do with it- I do eat right most of the time and I do a lot of power walking, but I have to give credit to genetics:

My mother's mother at 72 years old was passing herself off as 58 in order to get jobs and my mother- up until she became very sick with cancer- always looked a good 20 years younger than she was.

But I do find it harder to get up off the ground when I am gardening- and the reason I sit on the ground to begin with is because my back can't take bending as well as it used to, so at 58, I am feeling the effects of physical aging, but I can deal with that since my very youthful mind, heart and spirit really offsets it a lot!

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563471 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Another Shaw Story:
Shaw to Winston Churchill: "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend--if you have one."
Churchill's response: "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second--if there is one."
OMG- ROFLMAO!!

I'm sure you've heard this one about Churchill:

Not sure who the woman was, but she said to Churchill: If you were my husband, I'd poison your tea, to which he replied: If you were my wife I'd drink it!

Since: Sep 11

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#563472 Nov 16, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Did he not also blame the Katrina catastrophe in New Orleans on the libertine attitudes of that city?
Yep.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563473 Nov 16, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. is creativity empathy in action ??..
Creativity is a process, while empathy is the capacity to experience the feelings of others.

So, empathy can be a useful component of the creative process, but it's separate and distinct.

As Dave would say, or something like that.

Where have you put Dave, by the way?

“Michin yeoja”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#563474 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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I don't know...as much as I enjoy having all the knowledge I've gained...I could do without some of it!:)
I'd probably take 19 and naive again...<reminisces>...y eah...scratch that "probably"
Try not to underestimate me. That usually turns out badly.

:-)

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563475 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>OMG- ROFLMAO!!
I'm sure you've heard this one about Churchill:
Not sure who the woman was, but she said to Churchill: If you were my husband, I'd poison your tea, to which he replied: If you were my wife I'd drink it!
Faulkner, about Hemingway: "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

Hemingway, about Faulkner: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563476 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Faulkner, about Hemingway: "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
Hemingway, about Faulkner: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
Wow- such infighting among two of the greatest authors of all time!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563477 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Wow- such infighting among two of the greatest authors of all time!
Member of Parliament, to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some uspeakable disease."

Disraeli: "That depends, sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563478 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Yes, for one's child.
Definitely, but what about for our enemies? Or perhaps those who are not necessarily our enemies, but of no relation or aquaintance to us?

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563479 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Member of Parliament, to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some uspeakable disease."
Disraeli: "That depends, sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
Wow- such wit- too funny!

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