Do you really see a shitty world out there?

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,482
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



    Lol.  The ability to have a normal conversation eludes some of us. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Man, you missed the point by a mile.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



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    -James Allen










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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,331
    mcgruff10 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



    Lol.  The ability to have a normal conversation eludes some of us. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,482
    mickeyrat said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



    Lol.  The ability to have a normal conversation eludes some of us. 
    HEY!!!   I'm in the room you know.....
    That I do.  How do you drive an 18 wheeler and post?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,331
    edited August 2019
    mcgruff10 said:
    mickeyrat said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



    Lol.  The ability to have a normal conversation eludes some of us. 
    HEY!!!   I'm in the room you know.....
    That I do.  How do you drive an 18 wheeler and post?
    I drive nights. with frequent stops going terminal to terminal. like now, sitting in Indy waiting for my load home.
    Post edited by mickeyrat on
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    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • fifefife Posts: 3,327
    in my day to day work i see alot of sad things that can make people think that the world is a shitty place but I have faith in people ( maybe a stupid thing to say) 

    I try to look at the positive side of life.  Yes there are horrible things like climate change, genocide, disease, war but what keeps me going is that I know so many people who fight against these things.  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,549
    I recently watched a documentary on the musical "Come From Away" ...
    The planes that were in the air were diverted after 9/11 and the US closed its airspace.

    They showed a video clip of a fellow playing guitar and singing entertaining the stranded passengers...

    The musician made a great comment, he said "we were just watching on TV the worst of humans, and we are also seeing the best of humans, right here"... that is so true...often tragic events also bring out the best of humans.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    I recently watched a documentary on the musical "Come From Away" ...
    The planes that were in the air were diverted after 9/11 and the US closed its airspace.

    They showed a video clip of a fellow playing guitar and singing entertaining the stranded passengers...

    The musician made a great comment, he said "we were just watching on TV the worst of humans, and we are also seeing the best of humans, right here"... that is so true...often tragic events also bring out the best of humans.
    Great story- thanks!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 718
    I recently watched a documentary on the musical "Come From Away" ...
    The planes that were in the air were diverted after 9/11 and the US closed its airspace.

    They showed a video clip of a fellow playing guitar and singing entertaining the stranded passengers...

    The musician made a great comment, he said "we were just watching on TV the worst of humans, and we are also seeing the best of humans, right here"... that is so true...often tragic events also bring out the best of humans.
    What a wonderful example to use! Sure, there is shit out there, but this story exemplifies “the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate”
    I saw the play and I loved it, I laughed and I cried.
  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 8,227
    Renfield said:
    I recently watched a documentary on the musical "Come From Away" ...
    The planes that were in the air were diverted after 9/11 and the US closed its airspace.

    They showed a video clip of a fellow playing guitar and singing entertaining the stranded passengers...

    The musician made a great comment, he said "we were just watching on TV the worst of humans, and we are also seeing the best of humans, right here"... that is so true...often tragic events also bring out the best of humans.
    What a wonderful example to use! Sure, there is shit out there, but this story exemplifies “the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate”
    I saw the play and I loved it, I laughed and I cried.
    Agreed. It almost brought out a sense of Canadian patriotism which I quickly recognized in myself and made a point of snuffing. It did make me proud of a select bunch of truly beautiful humans and the good they did for people in an awful and scary situation. 
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    ;)

  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 718
    benjs said:
    Renfield said:
    What a wonderful example to use! Sure, there is shit out there, but this story exemplifies “the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate”
    I saw the play and I loved it, I laughed and I cried.
    Agreed. It almost brought out a sense of Canadian patriotism which I quickly recognized in myself and made a point of snuffing. It did make me proud of a select bunch of truly beautiful humans and the good they did for people in an awful and scary situation. 
    <3
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,382
    yes
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    The world is very sheety.


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,482
    My wie is a language arts teacher and put a "wishlist" of books on Amazon for her classroom; some random stranger sent her a $100 gift card!  There is hope!!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,787
    mcgruff10 said:
    My wie is a language arts teacher and put a "wishlist" of books on Amazon for her classroom; some random stranger sent her a $100 gift card!  There is hope!!!
    I believe!
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,331
    mcgruff10 said:
    My wie is a language arts teacher and put a "wishlist" of books on Amazon for her classroom; some random stranger sent her a $100 gift card!  There is hope!!!
    my SiL is a teacher in newport news
     she posted a gofundme thing for 2 area rugs in her classroom. $300 funded in a day and a half?
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    A woman I know found a middle east carpet at a yard sale for $10.  She had it appraised and sold it for several hundred dollars.  She later went back to the house where the yard sale was and gave the guy half the money she got for the carpet. 

    Another story I was told was the time my wife's business partner found a large batch of kids books for sale.  The seller wanted something like $25 for the lot and the partner said, "Those are worth a lot more then that" and gave her $100 for the lot.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 21,403
    the world is as it always has been. just now our bubbles have been popped and we don't like the new air we have to breathe. it's like our own real version of the matrix. 

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    the world is as it always has been. just now our bubbles have been popped and we don't like the new air we have to breathe. it's like our own real version of the matrix. 

    TAKE THE BLUE PILL. TAKE THE BLUE PILL. 
    Hmm... is it the one that makes you larger, or the one that makes you small, or is it the one mother gives you that doesn't do anything at all?
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,787
    brianlux said:
    the world is as it always has been. just now our bubbles have been popped and we don't like the new air we have to breathe. it's like our own real version of the matrix. 

    TAKE THE BLUE PILL. TAKE THE BLUE PILL. 
    Hmm... is it the one that makes you larger, or the one that makes you small, or is it the one mother gives you that doesn't do anything at all?
    And you've just had some kind of mushroom...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,401
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    the world is as it always has been. just now our bubbles have been popped and we don't like the new air we have to breathe. it's like our own real version of the matrix. 

    TAKE THE BLUE PILL. TAKE THE BLUE PILL. 
    Hmm... is it the one that makes you larger, or the one that makes you small, or is it the one mother gives you that doesn't do anything at all?
    And you've just had some kind of mushroom...
    Amazing, I have not that kind.  A particular cactus, an herb, yes.  But only ordinary store bought mushrooms. 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,065
    edited August 2019
    Yup. It is one of the main reasons I will never have children. I would not feel right subjecting them to what is bound to be an even shittier future. That doesn't mean I can't still see the good things in life though, and the beauty.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,065
    mcgruff10 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    Louis Armstrong, a black man recording in 1967 in the midst of the war in Vietnam, sang "What a Wonderful World" so genuinely as to make it seem like it really was wonderful.  Maybe we need more of that and less, "What a Shi-i-ty World".  It is shitty, but it's wonderful too.
    But it wasnt wonderful. You were napalming children. 

    Hiding behind a lie to not face reality is ofc the core of the US society with the ”American Dream” etc. But still. 

    Facing reality is important me thinks.
    Yeah Brian,  how could you think the world was wonderful while YOU were napalming children?  Face reality man.  This is why ABBA and Ace of Base spent their entire careers writing songs of atonement. 

    Good job,  SC. You set him straight and made more friends. 
     



    Lol.  The ability to have a normal conversation eludes some of us. 
    Oh geez. Is this stupidity still going on? Now I'm sorry I dropped by.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,482
    mickeyrat said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    My wie is a language arts teacher and put a "wishlist" of books on Amazon for her classroom; some random stranger sent her a $100 gift card!  There is hope!!!
    my SiL is a teacher in newport news
     she posted a gofundme thing for 2 area rugs in her classroom. $300 funded in a day and a half?
    awesome!!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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