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"I am a Def Con of Angora Goats." lyric by the The Mars Volta. Life is what you make it, dear brother and sisters. When people ask me if I'm doing okay I simply reply, "I'm not walking the Trail of Tears, and I'm not a man trying to survive in Ethiopia." That usually sets them up for pretty good responses. No matter how hard life gets in America, it can always get worse. I believe in being a realist and taking the day as is, no filler. "I am a Def Con of Angora Goats." lyric by the The Mars Volta. Life is what you make it. Pastor Thomas, I am not a religious man. I believe in god, the universe, cosmic conscious and all that, but I believe people manifest their own lives, Quantum Physics style. There is a book called "Prometheus Rising" that I think you would benefit from reading. It has to do with the relabeling of objects, in life, and it has to do with breaking out of the herd every now and again and realizing that life is pretty damn good if you just enjoy it for what it is. When people die, and we have funerals it's not for the dead, but for the living. They are headed for the next existance. There is no reason in trying to hold them back tethered to Earth, simply because of our own selfishness... Maybe that is a "dark" way of looking at it, but that's what I think is the way of things. Death is a part of life, and we are all going to have it happen. So why not let the time we spend right here and now be good, and quit our bitching about how bad we have it. Depression, I've been there. My first memory of life was my biological father kicking me across the floor to go over and get to my brother and beat him, because he was a drunkard. Now the man is dead. Do you think I suffered when I heard the news? NO... Drug addiction: Heroin, Candy flipping with Extacy and acid, alcohol, been there, still there with cigarettes, but I'm slowing down and I'm going to get on Chantix, and I'll quit. Now that we as Americans think we have it so bad. We are living like kings for the most part and people don't even see it. Everything is instant gratification. I am sensing a shift in the country and it's going to be hard for those that can't survive. That is evolution, and I can't get with most of the constant "Oh, I have it so hard, when they are shoveling two Big Macs, an xtra large order of french fries and drinking an Xtra large Diet Coke. Then they complain because they can't lose weight. What? People are spoiled in America and it's catching up with us.
Pastor Thomas you obviously care for these people in a way that I appreciate, but you have to separate yourself from their situation. When you surround your heart with negativity, eventually you start to hurt. I respect what you do, sir. I couldn't. I'd be telling people, "Quit your bitching! Let bygones be bygones and all that." Life is what we make of it. I'm just a wolf running against the pack, trying to find my own way. Later. i hope this helped. Go read that book!!!!