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  •  Troub, you've got some great points. (1+ / 0-)
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    The U.S. certainly has achieved some wondrous things in a short time. But our nation hasn't the benefit of centuries of history upon which to draw as other nations do (Egypt, Great Britain, and Greece, I daresay, to name a fraction). I'm not saying these nations don't make mistakes today just because they're older, but they do have longer resumes to support their choices.

    My definitions of "innocent" and "beautiful" have a lot to do with nature playing itself out without impediments from human influence. A predator eating its prey is no less innocent or beautiful because it is doing what the predator is supposed to do. A monkey dressed in a bellhop's uniform jumping around to make people laugh--that, to me, is neither innocent nor beautiful, but tragic.

    Your definition of conspiracy is priceless!

    As a dance teacher, I wish I could get hold of you. I've turned the most reluctant men into delightful dance partners with very little effort on their part. Mostly it's about breathing.

    Your point about education: Bravo! If only every student could embrace the revelations of life as you can!

    Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

    by Greek Goddess on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:54:45 PM PDT

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