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A bit of good news

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Principled, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Principled

    Principled Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant - I hoped that someone would reach out to reward him for his bravery, compassion and unselfishness, but this is better that I'd imagined.

    thanks for posting Amy.
     
  2. Principled

    Principled Well-Known Member

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    I finally found the Pause for Thought from Monday morning.

    "There must always be hope - it is what guides us and glues us together, giving us strength in our shared humanity."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053qv5w

    Love and peace,

    Judy
     
  3. amy green

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    Hope and defiance would be a winning combination! I do feel that, if anyone can turn this horrendous situation around, then true Muslims are more likely to succeed here. How strange that terrorists feel that they follow the Koran more than Muslims when the God is a God of mercy!!! [​IMG]

    There is a saying .... if it's necessary, it's possible. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Crowan

    Crowan Well-Known Member

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    I think hope is overrated.
     
  5. amy green

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    I think it is very important - it keeps people buoyant. Hope against all the odds may be a different thing....it can turn into faith.
     
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  7. Principled

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    A friend sent me this link to the NY Times. I hadn't realised that there were two homeless men who rushed to help the injured and this was so lovely:

    The tragedy may have also helped to heal a family rift. After hearing about what Mr. Parker had done, his mother reached out.

    “This is my son and I am desperate to get in touch with him,” she wrote on the fund-raising page. “We have been estranged for a very long time, and I had no idea he was homeless. I am very proud of him, and I think he might need me right now.”


    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/europe/homeless-hero-manchester.html
     
  8. Crowan

    Crowan Well-Known Member

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    And I think hope has got us into this situation where humankind might well be extinct in a decade or two. But we have discussed this before ....
     
  9. Zandalee

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    Oh my I hope not, think about the abilities we have as human for great change. I decided to join this forum to find like minded persons and see and hear different opinions. I am for sure learning that we all think differently.
     
  10. amy green

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    Principled Well-Known Member

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    Well you know what they say Zandalee - people are either a glass half full, or a glass half empty. ;)
     
  13. amy green

    amy green Well-Known Member

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    ...or, if you're a realist, it's the wrong size of glass!
     
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  14. Zandalee

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    Oh my goodness, really depends on the person...lol. I tend to go more positive half full.
     
  15. Zandalee

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    You sense of humour..makes me giggle.
     
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    And that is so much better? What's wrong with knowing that both half empty and half full are the same amount?
     
  17. amy green

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    Nothing 'wrong' but being optimistic is a much more enjoyable way of living life I would suggest. It's all about focus/perspective.

    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see....." (Henry D. Thoreau)
     
  18. Crowan

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    I appreciate that you find optimism enjoyable. But it's not more enjoyable for everyone. I'm certainly happier knowing how much I've got - which relies on knowing how big the glass is. That way, I can plan for the future and obtain more of whatever is in the glass, if I think I need it.
     
  19. amy green

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    I didn't say I was an optimist - just defending that stance from your criticism of it. Actually I am a realist but, where we differ, is that I am quick to balance life's negativities with being grateful for all the positives that I have. We take so much for granted, e.g. just having water at the turn of a tap.
     
  20. Zandalee

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    I so understand and am so grateful my self. Water coming out of the tab is a true luxury. We are blessed.
     
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