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Henry Woeltjen


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Are you happy?

Are you happy with your life? Do you think all of your hopes and dreams will come true eventually?

What are your goals in life? Do you even have goals?

Who are you, and who would you like to become?

Are you experiencing road blocks? What are they? How do you plan on overcoming them?



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    Jun 20 2013: A nutty friend of mine and a very well known friend of mine believe but with a skeptics view that where ever you are drawn to strongly in this world but have not been there yet, for whatever reason, means you were there in another life.
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      Jun 20 2013: Ken,

      That's interesting. So what your saying is, we are drawn to the same environments in each life. That could be the case. Very interesting to think about. I don't necessarily believe in reincarnation, but I also realize how little we understand about life. Anything is possible.
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        Jun 21 2013: It's silly but it's a good psuedo answer to why some are drawn all through their lives to other places, is it a meme? I think so. Now, here's a kicker. What if you are drawn to another timeframe? Have you ever heard of the old term "A man born out of time?" My young niece every time in summer, when we go out, does the usual young lady thing and fusses about with her " Getting ready" ends up in a strange way wearing her clothes in a similar fashion to the early 20's. She, is definitely not interested in fashion as she is an Intro geek or we as humans are cyclic or.....(cue the twilight zone theme music).... It's most probably me and not having clue about their "Getting ready ritual"

        Happiness for me is having those rare moments when six different paths are presented to me to take with my life, that's when i feel truly free. The nodes are there yet not there....yet to be.

        In our male world, we are too concentrated with our toys or gathering for an "Ave" from the other males around us, can't help what we are but it can lead us to do stupid things and bad choices.

        Please don't become a logic bot Henry as so many young people and the top echelon thinkers in the world are opting for to relieve themselves of their natural built in affinity towards other humans.

        (I'm not saying that you are one but you are a tinker thinker)
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          Jun 21 2013: Ken,

          I have been through quite a bit in my life. In that, I see myself as a unique individual. I also believe the trauma I have experienced is a gift. It has defined my path in life, and I shall use my skills to help others. That's what I was put here to do. In what capacity I will help, has yet to reveal itself.

          I don't have toys and never have been interested in them. I love people, learning, and the idea that we are all going to finally come together at some point.

          I get what your saying about being presented with different paths. It is exciting when you realize how many doors are open for you. Some of us have a problem with that.

          I appreciate your responses Ken. Your views are definitely interesting.
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        Jun 21 2013: Ah! Then you're a great councilor because you've been to the "There" and back, It sounds ominous but it encompasses all "There's" relative to your natural past. Sadly this knowledge can be torture as the best action sometimes, is to stand by and watch.

        When you write a book, tell us and i'll buy it.
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          Jun 21 2013: Ken,

          It's really funny you say that. I am writing a book. It isn't even close to being done, and I have no idea if it will be published. We shall see. I appreciate the comment though. You just gave me a little more motivation to keep writing.

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