Your first kiss was not at all what you expected. The movies make it seem so idealistic and romantic but in reality it kind of feels like your face is being consumed, amirite?
@Bread_Child I've never had my first kiss. Watch as I'm a full grown adult at the age of 33 when I get my first kiss. No one...

Everyone has their own pace in life and your worth is not determined by anyone having romantic interest in you. When the time is right, it’ll happen for you, just focus on being the amazing person that you are!

I have worked in an underperforming school and the problem was NOT the teachers. They were amazing, lovely, caring people who were great at their jobs. Just some of the problems are:
-lack of funding due to people not holding property in the area
-students dealing with trauma from fractured home lives & neighborhood violence
-systemic racism that leads people to look at black & brown students as inherently less likely to succeed
-lack of individual support and trauma counseling
-lack of access to tutoring and academic support
-disconnected parents who model bad behavior that kids adopt

is it absolutely necessary to breast feed a baby immediately as it's hungry. Is it that hard to walk to a bath room or do some breast feeding women secretly get off on doing private stuff in public. amirite?

Or maybe women are just tired of strangers sexualizing their bodies.

@1994557

So is this post questioning whether God created the angel that became the devil (Lucifer) or questioning whether God created the devil as an evil entity? Because I took it as the first one but your explanation makes sense for the second interpretation

I mean, God created the angels, the devil was an angel who fell, so yes.

What is your reason for belief, or lack of belief in a god/gods. And why should that be a reason others should convert to your way of thinking?

To me, God is the transcendental feeling Emerson talks about, or the concept of "the sublime." (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...8philosophy%29)

It's the feeling you get when you're on a hike through the forest, or you read an amazing book, or you're looking at the night sky, or you're out with friends. It's a sense of peace and calm and awe that cannot be expressed in words. This is something everyone experiences, an inability to articulate the beauty or wholeness of the moment, and it's completely unrelated to religion. But, in my eyes, this sublime feeling, and these moments, are God.

I can completely understand a big disagreement with that, because feelings are not quantifiable. And that's fine—I am not trying to convert anyone or ask anyone to agree with me. I'm just sharing how I experience God.

I think you can seek out and see God in everything around you, even without being religious or wanting to be. I have felt him when I've prayed and when I've asked to. Not always, but when I've really needed him. And someone said this above, but you can feel him when he's working in your life. For example: When you decide to take a new way to get somewhere and end up meeting someone who becomes a friend, or a romantic partner, or someone important in your life. To me, that's God. That's his plan in action.

@1994178

Yeah, that's true, I definitely think there is a part of the soul that just knows that you're meant to be with the other person. But is that love, or more a kind of recognition? I guess as someone's who's never experienced it I can't really say.

I agree and disagree with this. I think it is certainly possible to be intensely attracted and even form an emotional bond to someone at first sight - just by the energy they give off, their appearance (of course), their mannerisms. But that's only a precursor to love. True, real love requires knowing the other person.

When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone face to face? I mean really opened up to them and they reciprocate. How often do you do this? They say it's hard for people to let others "in"; is it hard for you? I think it's sometimes the timing that's off. It's not always appropriate to talk deep. Or is it? Is this something you feel you need currently? Ever? At some point in your life?

I used to have a really hard time doing this and opening up to people, but recently I've been doing it more and more.

My best friend and I aren't going to see each other for almost a month so a week ago we went out to dinner. And somehow it evolved into us talking about our fears, our families, our hopes for the future. I think it's really important to have people in your life you can connect to like that.

There are 3 guarantees in life: 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. There's always money in the banana stand

Until the banana stand gets burned down.

It's really horrible and confusing to be in love with two people at the same time. Either one you choose, you will be hurting someone else as well as hurting yourself.
@Isn't the falling part gradual? Once you feel the initial feelings, we could not dwell on them (so we don't fall...

Yes, I agree with you. And I wouldn't say I'm exactly in love with the second person but as I said above I changed some things to make this post more general. I'm trying to ignore my feelings about it but at the moment I really have no one who I can objectively talk to about it so I'm here

It's really horrible and confusing to be in love with two people at the same time. Either one you choose, you will be hurting someone else as well as hurting yourself.
@freespeechfreelancer I think the OP was assuming and taking for granted that the 2 she was in love with also loved her. As a rule, most...

Yes, not exactly assuming but simplifying for the purpose of the post. I know that one of them loves me but the other one I am unsure about (but I wanted to make my post more general).

It's really horrible and confusing to be in love with two people at the same time. Either one you choose, you will be hurting someone else as well as hurting yourself.
@sparklingstaratnight you can't be in love with two people at once. .. if you were in love with the first one, then why did you fell for...

Love is not exclusive. If you can love more than one family member, how come you can't love more than one person romantically? I don't like when people describe love as a limited feeling. It's not as though you have a certain amount to give. "Oh well my boyfriend gets 50% of my love and my family gets the other half." No. That's not how it works.

What is your favorite Quentin Tarantino movie?

I've always loved Pulp Fiction, but Django and Inglorious Basterds aren't far behind. I also really love Hero but technically he played no part in the production of that.