I'm in a slightly different position. Even though I have become distanced from many (not all) of the liberal locals that I used to think of as "my people", I have developed relationships with a few dozen amazingly intelligent and informed people around the world on Facebook. The information they share sometimes blows my mind. They also value my opinions and information I share. We can have conversations and respect each other even when we sometimes disagree or have different perspectives. After all, people learn by considering new information, views and opinions, not by having their preconceptions reinforced.So I do get the the opportunity to exchange information. But it's not quite the same as being able to go to lunch or do things with good friends that you can talk to.
Luckily for you there is a rise in free thinkers, the internet empowers them allows them to meet and discuss. Its a lot of fun!
@sawno, you're right, bro.
Seems to stem from not wanting to receive yourself. Truth remains of course that outcomes are not liniair. If you walk trough a town there is a chance you hit a crossroads. Nothing says you have to follow the road you are on, you can turn backwards at times or take a side lane. The solution is to stop thinking so far ahead that your missing the sidelines. Instead think about the possible routes that could be taken. You can rate in your head how likely it is but I agree it also depends on what you know.Take the protests for example, short term it's an absolute disaster but I don't actually fear for the US because a lot of these protests are not organic but organised. And the organic parts? 90% peaceful. That means this whole revolution the bad actors are hoping for is going to collapse and it will ultimately go back to normal. So while someone might only see a route of further escalation I see it's a lot of chaos with no fuel. Ultimately burning itself out in the coming week (s).
Not wanting to decieve yourself*
Fantastic answer, mk. Loved it. 💛👌
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Excellent 💯That took a lot of mental/emotional fortitude, mixed with flexibility to do what you did. Bravo and good for you. Impressive.
Thank you, much appreciated 🙌
@AmandaYVR @Solitude_asianSpeaking of underdogs, American Airlines (AAL) has doubled in the last two weeks.(Too bad I didn't buy it.)https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAL/
Yes, I love seasons too! I am from Canada but moved to Los Angeles, CA and lived there for 15 years and you barely even have seasons. It's one long run-on of hot and then not hot, but you don't get this sense of the circle of life, birth and death and all that. Like in Japan, they are so reverent towards nature, they eat with the seasons, and you have harvest and leaner times. California just felt like 'when will this end' to me (people thought I was nuts.)Yeah there are some really great thoughtful responses on this q. I've asked this before, but phrased differently. Pinks answer less on pretty much all qs on gag, but notice the even more pronounced ratio here, 17:1. Don't know what's up with that. The variety of answers and mindsets is tantalizing.
Yep totally agree about loving thoughtful responses!
Usually I wonder why I was in a box if I'm now thinking outside of one. 😳