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Cassy Lee

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Who inspires you most in life, & why?

So i was recently thinking about who has made an impact on my life & why this person has done so.

A family member of mine got seriously ill and was in intense care for 7 days. Fortunately she lived but then spent 7 months in hospital. Her illness left her with brain damage.
Before she got ill she was pregnant, about to buy a house with her boyfriend & finally got her dream job as a social worker.
When she got home she had lost the house she was going to buy, her job, her driving license & her memories.
It took her a long time to accept what had happened.
Now she is so thankful that her and her baby boy are alive and well, and that you have to live each day to it's max. She always says "I must have been horrible in my other life for this to happen to me in this one."

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    Jan 16 2013: who inspires me most is nature herself,persistently giving resources to mankind,yeilding up her eternal concepts of magnetism,gravity,continuity in design,laws of attraction..following the rules effeciently...which to me feels like truth...no cheating on such a huge undertaking...always yeilding forth the effort...yes there are many people who are good and will attempt such craft. but not one so maligned as nature...left to be harvested by religion and politics to be downsized to a servant class,not the mother of our species...now its a sky god,of eagles,or angles, a masculine concept that denies any responsibility for our actions.on a planet that rendered forth all we needed...and now poisoned food air, and water..and illness is our fate...we must have done something wrong to deserve this.
    • Jan 17 2013: Carolyn:
      "we must have done something wrong to deserve this"

      cheating
      harvesting nature
      religion
      politics
      a servant class
      angles
      denying responsibility
      poisoning our food
      our air
      our water
      creating illness:

      these are some of the things we have "done wrong"
      there was no "before", before, IMO

      There was no OS cause (original sin/cause)
      this is what we had
      and this is what we did
      and this is what we're 'gonna get

      If there was an OC (the Adam/Eve thing),
      methinks it was as simple as what might have been thought after eating the apple.

      What did you learn?
      "We learned how to provide for ourselves."

      and this is what we have done.
      If there was a Garden, earth was it,
      and is no longer.

      It will become unfit for us
      in order to get rid of us
      and maybe another species will value it.
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    Jan 15 2013: Me, myself & I......
  • Jan 14 2013: My personal motto in life can be simplified as "Never never give up on a good thing"

    so I am also inspired by those who dont give up. It takes great strength, in fact, uncommon strength to keep going when the going gets tough.
    I'm inspired by Nelson Mandela, 27 years in prison would not change his resolve to fight for equality and justice; I'm inspired by Gandhi, he achieved so much without violence and bloodshed, he didn't even have an army or a lot of money; I'm inspired by your family member Cassy Lee; more importantly I'm inspired by Jesus Christ who keeps loving humanity, who keeps loving me, despite my/our failings and imperfections and inadequacies.