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+4We have entered an era where people do not accept the opinions of others. Where certain viewpoints, means of communication, or simple appearances can immediately disqualify your very argument, leaving an individual with no choice but to kick and scream beneath the foot of those who have usurped the throne that they once sought to destroy. Exiling the townsfolk of that throne's kingdom simply for being within the same walls. Our internet has become more and more divisive, what with various organizations lashing out at each others' throats. Individuals on both sides opting not to communicate ideas, but to engage in primitive mudslinging before curling up in the confides of their cushioned cave, where fellow hermits pat them on the back and offer them a drink for all of their noble, valiant efforts against their illusion of a foe. In the outside world, our leaders have been placed at the switch of a speeding trolley, forced to choose between what is right, and what gives them more influence. Unfortunately, we all know what the result will be - what with the escalating violence and its justification being followed by stifled and stomped outrage, pressure is sure to build on either side, bound to give way once the cart dashes across the selected track, creating an immense blow that could surely damage the other side to some degree - if not annihilate them. We see it even now on our internet, where the people had pulled the trolley to one side, the resulting burst tearing at the other track - where each man woman and child laying upon the rails would then emerge bruised and scarred from the shrapnel. But why is this the case? We must take a moment and lower our arms and our hands, our fingers and guns, and reflect on the objective truth of each situation instead of the subjective hysteria we have all sunken into and now clamber within, forcing our arms to contort and our index fingers to point and our mouths to swear and our veins to pop. He must sit down and converse, seeking understanding of another perspective, not berating the individual. We must be open to let others understand where we come from and why we view the world as we do - and while it is the duty of each individual to seek their own knowledge, the only one with a true understanding of one's own opinion is the individual dispensing it to his or her audience.
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> > ZEN TEACHING > > 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just leave me alone. > > 2. No one is listening until you pass gas. > > > 3. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else. > > 4. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. > > 5. If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of payments. > > 6. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. > > 7. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. > > 8. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. > > 9. If you lend someone 20 bucks and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it. > > 10. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. > > 11. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree. > > 12. Good judgment comes from bad experience ... And most of that comes from bad judgment. > > > > 13. A closed mouth gathers no foot. > > 14. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one of them works. > > 15. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving. > > 16. When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It's difficult only for others. It is the same when you are stupid. >
Image for post > > ZEN TEACHING  >   > 1.                  Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just leave me alone. > > 2.        No one is listening until you pass gas. >   > > 3.        Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else. > > 4.         Never test the depth of the water with both feet. > > 5.         If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of payments. > > 6.         Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. > > 7.         If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. >      > 8.         Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. > > 9.        If you lend someone 20 bucks and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it. > > 10.        If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. > > 11.       Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree. > > 12.     Good judgment comes from bad experience ... And most of that comes from bad judgment. >   > >   > 13.    A closed mouth gathers no foot. > > 14.    There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one of them works. > > 15.    Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving. > > 16.   When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It's difficult only for others. It is the same when you are stupid. >
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