Discussion in 'The Pub' started by archey, Jun 20, 2017.
Fake it till you make it.
One person can change the world only one person at a time.
That's just it, Bob. I don't think it is pie in the sky platitudes. I think one of the biggest problems in the world today is a lack of empathy, a lack of kindness.
Often, people substitute the niceties of society, these scripts I keep mentioning, instead of a genuine kindness, and believe they are being kind simply because they go through the motions. There is a distinct lack of one in exchange for the other, and it is mostly a veneer.
I don't watch the news as I prefer to reflect on other things while participating in my evening hydration. However, you can watch the evening disasters report for the both of us.
Things always seem to twist back to that damn evening news.
You can do what I do during that time slot, brother, and watch Romper Room Reruns.
I find them less mentally fatiguing.
I just spend more time getting swole. I wonder if there's a correlation between watching the evening news and reading about exercise?
Both done best in a romper with the beverage of one's choice close by?
Ultimately, I'm a selfish person that working to benefit my own needs. I'm not joining doctors without boards. I'm punching a clock, buying dinner for me and the wife, and purchasing music equipment. I could be less selfish and lead a more fully involved life, and work to help others. I choose not to. I don't think that kind of self interest is a good thing or what I would consider good.
Regards the evening news, the reason I view this at all at dinnertime or 10 PM is to keep a watch on current events, in case something significantly related to us locally, nationally, or globally were to occur that might be related to me, my family or local friends.
Sometimes emerging legislation may have an effect on us regards our freedoms, but usually affects our wallets most often. You gotta keep up with that or risk not knowing what the future may hold...
Empathizing with victims of war, crime, and the things previously mentioned can have a profound calming effect on one's own psyche, simply because it places the burden that you might experience in life with someone else, and helps you comfort that person objectively. If your feelings are clouded with negative emotions it isn't as simple to objectively hear the facts or comfort someone.
By rooting out these negative feelings, we can see the good instead of dwelling on the bad, and empathize more readily. Kindness begins when there is a place for it not occupied by negativity. Like the sponge that fills with water; filthy greasy water only occupies the space not occupied by clean water. Fill the sponge with clean water, and there is room for hearing the facts and empathizing objectively.
Bob, this is very astute and I think keeping an eye on emergency legislation so it does not impact your wallet is wise.
What I think is very important here is that we only reason through analogies. If we do this we can make anything we want others to believe sound reasonable.
I find injustice mostly pisses me off. Clearly, you've attained a level of enlightenment which eludes me currently.
Pretty sure there is some serious mind ****ery at play here.
I try not to take anything in the pub too seriously. Though at times I've tried to wax eloquent on tgp. I will go back months later and read my post and realize what a blowhard I can be.
Derek, the victims, not the acts that caused them harm.
How first responders or reconstruction crews might react to natural disaster victims (e.g. tornado, hurricane, earthquake, etc). How "Doctors w/o Borders" or relief workers might respond to refugees' medical plight. That kind of empathy.
Truth is, when you're focusing on helping other people with their problems, you don't notice your own. Try it, it works.
Only used for illustrative purposes, AZ.