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What is the most precious thing in your life and why?

Everyone has something precious in his/her mind. This may be a material thing or non-material thing. I am not giving any option to make boundaries on your thoughts. One may answer anything.

Let us know how much value a man gives to a things and why?

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    Oct 1 2013: People do throw the word “love” around quite a bit don’t they!? You cannot “love” ice cream (even though a pint of Cherry Garcia might mimic the feeling lol). To me love means that you have the confidence to look out into the world around you, embrace it for all it is worth and to be able to share those experiences with those you love. Love is in the smile of my daughter, the tail wagging of my beloved dogs, the embrace of my husband, the sunrise over the outer banks, and the cup of tea from my mother when we visit. With that alone I am able to sacrifice everything for them and push myself to do better as a wife, mother, daughter, and a member of humanity. Love is also in the things that I do for other people outside of our immediate family. Something as simple as a kind gesture or a word of encouragement can make all the difference in someone’s life. Love is family, compassion, and caring; it is the song in your soul. Beyond all of the scientific analysis and chemical reactions that come with the feeling of love I am sure that we all will agree that in and of itself love it is simply unquantifiable and intangible. You cannot possess it but rather you have to let it possess you.

    Think about it, how blessed are we to be able to experience all of this wonderment! Life is indeed a beautiful mosaic that it ever evolving!
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      Oct 1 2013: Well Said Cassaundra - You cannot possess it but rather you have to let it possess you...

      Thats is why we say - 'Falling in Love' instead of 'Making love'.. love is already there, one can not make it. We just fall in.. :)
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    Oct 2 2013: (I am a Chinese student ,forgive my poor English ability,and you can point out my mistakes,thx.)Maybe being independent is the most thing in my life .Because as for me , from childhood to now ,my parents didn't make many decisions for ,so I have to face many problem on my own.For example ,as a high school stundent , whose aim was all Entrance Examination, I choosed come back home and study by myself .Even though it is a challenge period for me ,but I never regret making that decision, which made me learn many things that would never learn from school ,such as making decision ,self-learning ,and valuing my family .Besides ,in China ,most of family will follow their child to university , but I decided go to university by myself,which was the first leaving hometown in 18 years ,from Hunan Province to Yunnan Province .Even on the way to university ,I was afraid of many things , but I finally arrive there safely , it is also intersting for me . Finally ,it hard to change the subject you major in in university, and it is unfortunately that I am major a subject I didn't like at all, I want to be a translater .So I have to learn English hard by myself .
    So ,in my life ,being independent is most important for me , it let me understand the value of being a human .
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      Oct 2 2013: :) Your English is good Wu bingsong ! And thank you for sharing your thoughts with us !
  • Sep 27 2013: My sons are by far the most precious thing(s) in my life. At 33 years old and single I felt my life would never feel complete. I realized children were what my heart desperately wanted and needed. At 50, I have 2 teenage sons that I would literally lay down my life for...they are such miracles and precious gifts. I know I am blessed.
    • Sep 27 2013: this is bcoz u r single. truely ur sons grabbed ur feel and they really must have worked hard to make u feel proud.
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    Sep 27 2013: Hope. I cannot bear life without it.
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      Sep 30 2013: Ok :)
      So your answer is HOPE ! I agree hope is what makes us to wait for tomorrow. But still its a secondary matter, first of all LIFE comes to you, right ?
      Suppose you are in a queue, having millions of people waiting for their turn, and where GOD is distributing LIFE to deserving people,, Now give me a good reason that you Deserve it too. How would u ask for LIFE ?

      :) can u share your thoughts on this Pabitra..
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        Oct 1 2013: Talking of reason Manish, I will not stand in that queue to waste time :) It stands to no reason to ask whether I deserve something after enjoying it for 52 years!
        Even allegorically, I refuse to accept life as a matter of gift from a super natural entity (like God as you say). At best I can accept it is wonderful gift of chance of nature and the question of deserving it, figuratively, comes in the social and humanitarian contexts in course of life.
        Btw, I survived near death twice, once when I was 2 years old and had meningitis and other when I was 35 when I was stuck in a sinking buoy at sea.
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    Sep 27 2013: life itself?
    I cannot imagine a more precious thing than that...
    • Sep 27 2013: I absolutely agree. And I believe life is an expression of the moment. Everything else is food for thought.
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      Sep 27 2013: Yes, however, there're also many people who'd sacrifice their lives to help people or to realize their dreams to get happiness in their heart. Do you agree?:)
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        Sep 27 2013: I understand that you want to sacrifice your own life.
        In most cases, it is to protect the life of others. Most often your own kin, but it can be a group you belong too.

        I don't think they do it in order to get happiness in their heart, as that would logically be an error (if you are dead, you don't feel or experience much, so where is the point in that?... ok, people can believe in forms of afterlife, so that would be a valid thing for them to do.)

        As for happiness: I can understand people who don't think life is all that great. So if they want to cease their life, they could do so in certain circumstances (which are long and nuanced).
        But there are also people who are never quite happy and still value life very much.
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          Sep 27 2013: haha... Thank you for your reply. I'm so sorry if I've offended you. :)
          I want to enjoy my life's happiness with others as much as possible instead of sacrificing my life for errors. And I think in my situation ,happiness can drive me to find its essential components. That includes embracing hopes hanging in there to live longer.:) That's why I think happiness is the MOST precious.
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          W. Ying

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          Sep 28 2013: .

          Yes!
          (1) Life --- keeping our DNA alive --- is the most precious.
          (2) Getting happiness is for the life.

          (To scarify one's own life is for one's own DNA identical in others’ bodies.)
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        Sep 27 2013: In my opinion, when a person has values and follow them, it helps to his happiness achievment. If one person "philantropi" as a value, this will be the important thing that leads him to a hapiness state.
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          Sep 28 2013: I don't know how to apply "philantropi", but I do hope all the people can live happily with each other and the earth. Thank you again.
    • Sep 27 2013: Our analytical abilities separates us from other living beings, I believe it is the precious thing for us mankind.
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        Sep 27 2013: for mankind, that is indeed a precious thing... (and for me too).
        though other animals show signs of analytic thinking too (not to the same extent of course).
        nice one!
      • Sep 28 2013: Sunvik - I feel your statement contains incongruent ideologies. Analytical thought is a tool of science. Science clearly doesn't believe we are separate from other living beings. The belief we're separate from other living beings is rooted in religious thought.

        I find it's ironic that analytical thought separates the universe into parts to arrive at the idea it's whole. While religious thought approaches the universe as a whole and arrives at the idea we're separate.

        Which leads me to the conclusion only uncertainty is certain. And unless I deny the whole I'll always be separate from it. Or to put it another way…my sense of separateness suggests there's a whole.

        And to bring my ramblings full circle. Living in the moment means there isn't a moment…only life itself….which of course is an undifferentiated state of awareness. Not whole. Not separate.

        That's precious.

        [What was the question?] ;-)
        • Sep 29 2013: Hmm... But if we look at more broader perspective can we say everything that exists in our universe is precious... If we assume that universe is created with a purpose then everything that exists is meant for something and since it EXISTS it is precious.

          We are part of this universe and we are no less fortunate than any other particle. Our existence itself is precious.
          But life separates us from non living things, so compared to that life indeed is precious.
          If we compare living things among each other then our analytical abilities....our ability to question and pursue the answer is precious.

          I don't know what happens after death... But in some way we become part of this ecosystem after death (act as a fertilizer for a plant may be) but we exist... not as a living being but as a particle that is part of this universe. So our death can be precious to something in this universe.

          i believe for something to become precious there should be some context based on which it can be defined.
          I interpreted the question wrongly before... We are not looking for the most precious thing... We are looking for the precious thing in our life.
          Life cannot be most precious thing in our life... that's redundant.
          For me the most precious thing in my life is my family and friends... Life without them is just meaningless, unimaginable. My life has a purpose because of them i believe.
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      Sep 27 2013: Well Said Christophe Cop Sir :)
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    Oct 3 2013: the most precious is nothing ,because nothing means everything , when something has been gone , we will cherish it ,
  • Oct 3 2013: The most precious thing in my life is relationship.
    Because a human by nature is a social creature. We create words, communication tools, internet so that we can interact with people and build relationship.

    Can you imagine yourself do not have relationship with anyone?
    As I started asking myself this question, my main reason why this is the most precious thing is I will die without relationship and I am willing to die for relationship :)
  • Oct 3 2013: I think that motivation is the most important thing to me.

    As a student, I think that this is essential to everyone at my school. Going to a private school where teachers overload us with homework is hard enough, and much harder when you have five extra-curricular activities to attend to. Some days theres nothing to do, whereas other days I'm struggling to finish everything that I have to. However, this is not all. One cannot go without having relationships with others. Friends also require time.

    Every night, I go to bed wondering is this really worth it? After all, none of this is going to matter when your dead, and what is this all for? Motivation keeps me going. Where this motivation comes from, I have no clue. Maybe its everyone's incentive to make the world a better place, or share ideas with others.
  • Oct 3 2013: Though I am not religious in any way, my relationship with my higher power is what is most precious. Without it, I am simply unable to go through the difficultés of life and keep my inner peace, my inner child and my heart intact. After that, all is possible, all is well.
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      Oct 3 2013: Good Marie :) You are on right path. Although, you think you are not religious, however you are. I am really glad to know your inner child is still a child and remain intact :) GOD Bless you Marie !
      • Oct 3 2013: Hahaha! Is there such a thing as a wrong path? This is what I mean by I am not religious... Thanx for the paternal comments. Have a serene day.
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          Oct 3 2013: LOL.. I was expecting this from you Marie. And happy to see this comment :) A child first time experience that lie also exists when his parent says - "Don't lie to me!" . Child is so innocent that he can't differentiate between good and bad.

          So you are :) thats why i told you, you are on right path, coz you have not chosen any man made religion marie. You still are on your true religion .. hope ! the child within you will understand what i am trying to say :)
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    Oct 2 2013: Truth is a paradox, hence the contradiction...but I don.t expect people to understand, they reveal or unravel themselves. The Tao Te Ching is full of contradictions, read it and you may see for yourself. My comments are effortless as I have nothing to prove. The contradiction comes from the notion of right and wrong, which is the divided mind, meaning lack of awareness. In awareness, there is neither nor. In Truth, thought cannot be invited because thought brings along meaning rather thant discovering it. Only awareness can see what is as it is. Thought colours experience and we are back into the past.
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      Oct 2 2013: Johnny,
      Your comments may be "effortless", as you say, and you already stated that you "have no time to think of such a question".

      The topic question Johnny, is..."What is the most precious thing in your life and why?"
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      Oct 3 2013: Oh Johnny ! Now I understood :) i am also a big fan of Tao, yeah you are right... what seems contradictory is not in real.. Tao is the real religion everyone already having inside, but they are not aware of it.. :)
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    Sep 30 2013: The closer and longer you look the more you see and feel. I would not use the word beautiful for that is very cosmetic and superficial. Immediate gratification is not what I seek. A deeper connection with the natural world is the adventure I am on.
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      Oct 1 2013: hmmm,, I can understand this deeper connection of yours with the natural world. I liked it that you didnt use 'beautiful' word and do not seek immediate gratification... Infact, I must say, this is the right way to live life, being in the moment without being judgmental.... :)
  • Sep 28 2013: Precious in my life is the acknowledgement that the invisible becomes visible through my expressions; that the now tangible expressions flow into the creation that came from thought, forming some thing - or some new thought - that had not outwardly appeared before the invisible (thought) and the expression (words) became one. Life itself is a rhythmic dance or lively vision of that which is formed when one is able and, yes, willing to create. Therefore, life is never still, even when we believe that we are ! No, the renewal, the circulation of thoughts to words to newness is forever moving us forward, almost as if there is but one life among us. For this, I am forever grateful.
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      Sep 30 2013: Wow !!! Anne Alper... What a great reply :) Applause !
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    Sep 28 2013: My life , because without it anything else is meaningless .....isn't it ?
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      Sep 30 2013: Good Salim! This is the answer after that no any other question rise in ma mind. :)
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    Sep 27 2013: YOU (yourself) are the most precious thing. You are born to live and create a difference in this world. After all, each and everything you do is contribution to make this world a better place for you and your generations to come.
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    Sep 27 2013: The natural world. There is so much there to explore and understand. There is no greed, no control and no judgments, just good feelings and sometimes bad which makes the good that much better.
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      Sep 30 2013: The Natural World :) Hmmm...

      Ok Raymond ! tell me the ultimate beautiful thing you have noticed of the Natural World ?
  • Sep 27 2013: Unconditional smile, Because with a cool mind i can achieve whatever I want.
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    Sep 27 2013: Humanity. Humanity.
  • Sep 27 2013: My family and friends
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    Sep 27 2013: I think is happiness. Because it makes you feel you deserve your life.
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      Sep 27 2013: I agree with you , Yoka. Happiness or a well-being inner state.
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        Sep 27 2013: Thank you for your support. :)))))
  • Oct 3 2013: Today what is precious is my mind. Once it is gone I am no longer who I am. I am 47 and fear old age. Now tomorrow it may be something else; like my kids, my relationship, my friends, seeing a sunrise. What will never change is that Not One Thing that is a material possession is precious to me - never will be.
  • Oct 3 2013: To avoid the contest of who can be the deepest thinker, I would just like to answer the original question (of this thread before you critique which question I'm answering) and say : Freedom.
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    Oct 2 2013: For some people there may be something precious worth grieving over. For some other, it is the flow, with no way to measure as to being precious or not, no way to appraise because thought is not involved. That is all.
  • Oct 2 2013: Freedom is the most important. Without the freedom to be who I am there is nothing else.
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    Oct 2 2013: My Faith. My Family. My Friends. In that order I guess although like life itself it's organic. Sometimes one takes precedence over the other depending.
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    Oct 2 2013: That is a nice assumpton to make and fish for takers...and you have it.
    Any such proposition interferes with "the flow" and it becomes an obstruction, a hindrance. Living is a flow without room for regrets or attachments. A play of shape, form, appearance and vanishing of experiences. Either can block the rythm and harmony. I have no time to think of such a question, for thought itself obstructs the living by conceptualising and creating images. One then becomes attached to the image; one cannot speak of living or anything unless one is separated from it. In living, there is no such question.
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      Oct 2 2013: "I have no time to think of such a question, for thought itself obstructs the living by conceptualising and creating images" What do you think about it then if even your thought obstructs your living? How do you live?
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        Oct 2 2013: Catherine, Johnny Atman says -one can not speak of living unless he/she is separated from it !! But Johnny himself speaking a lot about the life (like a flow, rythm, hormony, etc.)... !! May be, he is not alive, i guess so... :P What do u say :D ??
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          Oct 2 2013: In a sense there could be a religious understanding to this sense of separation from living in order to live (abandonment, detachment, etc.). Sometimes living too close to reality, too close to the tangible so to speak can inhibit flow, rhythm, harmony in living... but yet I think you cannot separate yourself from living/life. You are life. You are living. It's how you live can encourage flow or inhibit it.
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        Oct 2 2013: "I" don't live, "I" is a word, words are not alive, even though they can have immense power over those that are under the spell, like some people here. There is no "I" that lives, living takes place outside words, and words that are not understood and put in their place can interfere with living, creating the :I:, the Ego, the feeling of separateness, of Right and Wrong of Fear, but also Greed. Most people live between these two energies. Where Life takes place, there is no room for Fear and Greed or useless talk. I've had my say.
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          Oct 2 2013: Wow! That's an incredible level of puritanical theory (I won't say "living" incase it impinges somewhat on what you're trying to get at). Can I ask (if "I" can actually "be" "I") if everything is outside of living and the "I" doesn't live than ""Who are you?" You know the basics of fundamental questioning: "Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I heading?" Does that actually happen for you or are you happy simply to "be" (if you're not being).. I mean what are you then? A spirit? A blip? Not even a "A" but ... nothing!
          @Manish.. Happy if you intervene, contribute... enlighten!

          P.S. The reason maybe I don't have a profile pic of myself is precisely so that "I" don't enter into the equation! (Trying to throw in a bit of sense of humour into all this!)
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        Oct 3 2013: Catherine,
        It is everyone's journe to find out who they truly are, not who society tells them to be. A journey of self-inquiry takes sometimes more that half a life. Yet, without finding out who we truly are, we are at the mercy of thought and the Egoic mind, that is, the divided mind and subject to right and wrong, fear and greed. I will not say anymore about it, if you truly seek to find out who you are, then you will embark on a beautiful journey of self-discovery, If not, you will remain slave to thought and public opinon. The choice and decision are yours.
        This may be a good start http://www.deikman.com/awareness.html
        If you disagree, please ignore the link.
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      Oct 2 2013: You said you do not have time to think of such question, but seems my question have interfered your "flow". You stopped flowing and gave your time to answer this. If thinking such thing is kind of an obstruct in your mind,what was the need to stop your flow for this useless question Johnny !!

      I do not agree that one cannot speak of living or anything unless one is separated from it. Infact, the truth is, the one who has experienced it, who has felt it , who is living right now.... is the only right person who can speak on it. One can describe the beauty of a garden having separation, by sitting in a closed room one can sing the song of the ocean... but then those words will be merely empty and superficial words without spirit, they will not come from the soul itself.

      You think you will be caught by an image and then it would block the rythm and harmony of your 'flow'. But i can clearly see you are already caught by this image that this may happen !!! Thats why you keep running away such things. Running is not called as 'flow' Johnny. life Flow is like air or water, neither water nor air make any decision to decide the path of flowing. Also flow is true only when it accept all things which comes in its path, without hesitation... but flow goes on.

      Nothing can stop your flow of living in your manner, No image, this is only YOU Johnny who can stop it.. like you did it now... :)
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        Oct 2 2013: Friend,

        The answer I gave is with two edges. One for those who can see, and one for those that can't. Now, it is obvious which category you belong to.
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      Oct 2 2013: Dear Johnny,
      I am curious....as Manish and Catherine seem to be as well.

      You write..." I have no time to think of such a question, for thought itself obstructs the living by conceptualising and creating images".

      So, even though you say you do not have time to think of such a question, you have contributed quite a lot in comments, which indicates that you are thinking and writing about it. Do you feel obstructed? Why do you choose to do that to yourself?

      I agree with you that the experience of living can be perceived as a "flow", and I believe thought is part of the human flowing experience.

      You write comments that seem contradictory and confusing, then you categorize people for not understanding? Is that "flowing" for you?
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    Oct 1 2013: The ability to be happy with myself without depending on anything external. That's a real freedom and that's the most precious thing in your life. Thank you for asking:)
  • Oct 1 2013: The most precious thing in my life, is myself.
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    Oct 1 2013: everything i have is precious.i try to be thankful for them.
  • Oct 1 2013: Carrying on from my most precious thing as “knowing when something is stupid or wise”. I have observed the following:

    Stupid things happen when a person is over-zealous and when they are carried along by a trend that they think will never end.

    Wise things happen when the wise one knows when to stop and what not to do. Wisdom is not found in analysis because the future is not predicable to any level of detail.
  • Sep 30 2013: My daughters are the most important thing in my life, everything else is secondary!! They always give me a reason to try harder and something to get up for every day. My girls are my world and i am so thankful to God.
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    Sep 30 2013: God is the most precious to me. God is my light, my hope, my home, my king, my guide, my life, my all in all.
    Without the word of God, without his light, I'd be lost, blind and hopeless.
    Nothing can replace the presence of God in my life.
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      Oct 1 2013: Good to know that Feyisoyo :)

      If God is the light, then what is darkness ? To whom it belongs to ?
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        Oct 1 2013: Darkness: absense of light, darkness belongs to those who choose to live without God.
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          Oct 1 2013: Oh ! means there is a place (darkness) where GOD does not exists !!! hmmmm...
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    Simon K

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    Sep 30 2013: I think that the most important thing in our lives is living with our neighbors, families, friends, and all the people around us. The reason is that there are plenty of things to learn from our nearby people, and some of experiences become valuable experience of our lives. I believe many of people have had contact with others, and the time with them would be fun, or giving important thoughts to us.
    Although it may be illogical, I think contact with others is most precious thing in our life.
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      Oct 1 2013: Thank you Simon, Its nice to know your opinion :)

      May I ask something, Are u afraid of loneliness ?
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        Oct 1 2013: Not really. Actually, I also like to be alone sometimes actually, Haha... I think having time with people and spending time alone both have benefits from each of them. Well, for instance, if I am alone, I could meditate or recall the past memories. How about you? Do you like to be alone?
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          Oct 1 2013: Yes Simon! same here, I like to be alone most of the time,, i make myself empty everyday... sometimes i find myself alone in a crowd too. ::)
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    Sep 30 2013: Hi Manish:>)
    I have been pondering your question since I first saw it, and keep coming up with the same answer......life itself is the most precious, because it embraces everything else that is precious to me:>)
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      Sep 30 2013: Yes ! you are right Colleen... :) sometimes i imagine this vast universe as a dreary desert, somewhere in a very small place there is a beautiful garden (life) which is our earth and this only garden having different kind of colorful flowers (us)... Life is Awesome.

      But don't know how some people can be so ignorant and why can't see this... :(
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        Sep 30 2013: Speaking of gardens Manish....have you seen the place I occupy?
        In a very small place....in a small village....there are some precious gardens:>)
        http://smugdud.smugmug.com/Quintessential%20Vermont )

        I believe seeing it, or not seeing it, is a choice, so perhaps those who do not see it, choose not to open their hearts and minds to the possibility? What we focus on expands.....where attention goes....energy flows. If we focus on everything that is "wrong" in our world, guess what we will see? If we focus on the beauty in our world, and the people in it, guess what we might see?

        We need to be aware of the changes needed in our world, and focus on the paths we can take to make those changes......yes?
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          Sep 30 2013: Yes Colleen I Agree :)

          I saw those pics, they all are awesome Colleen.. every bit of those pics is so alive... Really very heavenly place is your village.! I felt the positive energy flowing thru me, i closed my eyes and found myself right there in the garden... :)
      • Sep 30 2013: It's a very imaginative simile to imagine imagine this vast universe as a dreary desert,
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        Sep 30 2013: Thank you for the feedback and your kind words Manish. That is the idea for sharing the gardens and the photos of the gardens....to remind us of the positive energy flowing thru all of us:>)

        The gardens were build with loving energy, and any project we undertake with joy and good intent carries that energy of good intent, joy and love with it.....in my humble perception:>)
  • Sep 30 2013: i think life in general is the most precious thing, its like you are given so much opportunities to touch so many lives and be an instrument to many entities.
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      Sep 30 2013: Well Said Kaycee ! Thank you for your comment.
  • Sep 30 2013: Life itself is the precious thing in the world which god has gifted to each and every human being.Without life all the things are worthless and has no value.Every human being has a finite life on this earth.
  • Sep 30 2013: My slightly reckless nature that has taught me what will not work as well as what will. I see stupidity in others because of the stupid things I have done plus I know a wise person when I hear one. This is something that cannot be explained I just know inside instantly when I confronted with either. This is my most precious thing.
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    Sep 30 2013: :)
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    Sep 30 2013: Manish, all I described is actually beyond words. That`s why it is not easy to describe and unfortunately no correct language. I could feel it like a music (not from my past) and painting (not something was painted before). But it is just the third step, third level of interpretation of the process. On the second level it is pure movement, that`s why I described it like a galaxies. Movement is something exists, not something finished. The first level is so deep and powerful I can`t cope, just to stay on a distance. May be it is love, may be not. Too bright to be near and remains own personality.

    It is not a poetry. It is an attempt to describe something which have no human language because of limitation of language`s nature and how it represents in human brain. Things I described is from another part of a brain so any words is uncorrect. I learned several neuroscience researchs trying to understand why words is so poor and how to jump over the gap it creates. By the matter of brain activity in words it is impossible.

    But to answer your question I have to use just words, so... we need a correct understanding of it`s limitation. That`s why I spoke about movement, colours (painting) and music (vibrations) but not about poetry.
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      Sep 30 2013: Great Anna! :) Now, I have no any other question. you have said what can not be said. I know words are not enough to express these feelings. Words are just indications to 'THAT'. I have felt the soul of your words, they carry the essence of that unknown in between the gap... I m Happy ! Thanks a lot :)
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    Sep 29 2013: The most important think is to be happy with yourself, respect and love with other. Nowadays we live in a period of time where we have been losing our values. Money, power, sex are some of things that most part of us search in all societies.
  • Sep 29 2013: My life lived, for all its ups and downs, it as shaped who I am and who I will be.
  • Sep 29 2013: I can see somebody got the same answer as mine. LOVE.

    It can be for a material thing like the computer i use right now, books, rings and foods(Things around me at this moment), etc.
    And i can be for people i know. My friends, brother, parents, neighbors and my lover.

    The most important reason why i think LOVE is the most precious thing in my life and even people's lives is that Life is all about LOVE. Think about it. Why did post this question on TED.com? Why do you want to check others' responses on your question? Maybe you LOVE this sort of activity. You love to communicate, basically. So, i can say one part of your life consists of love about communication. And this process is able to fit everything.

    LOVE is like 'a root' for everything.
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      Sep 30 2013: Kyungdal Ryu :) No, I do not love to communicate! I wish i could communicate with others without any medium .. Without my mind's intervention... So that i could feel the same what other feels. But you are right in some extent ,,,, I love everything that makes me close to others... I posted this question to know the response of people for a very special reason.

      What is Love for you Kyungdal ? Why you think it must be seated at 'root' ? Will u plz elaborate this.. ?
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    Sep 28 2013: Love is by far the most precious! Love cuts through everything else and leaves a sense of purity, direction, fulfillment, and peacefulness. The many different variations in which love can exist (parent to child, spouse, pets, interests, passions, etc.) make life worth living. We all have someone or something that we love, without it we are just an empty shell.
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      Sep 30 2013: What is love for you Cassaundra ? People use this word to show their likes and dislikes, to show their interest. Do u think this love is something which can be used to say - 'I love ice-cream' ?

      What u know about love that u have declared this as the most precious thing of your life ? Tell me plzzzz :)
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    Sep 28 2013: my life without why plz :)
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      Sep 30 2013: yaa, no need to ask anything further if LIFE is the answer .. :) Thank you Riadh !
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        Sep 30 2013: you're welcome :) ,every human lives cause mine is one of them.
  • Sep 27 2013: The ability to communicate.

    Why? Because those that use this precious gift we humans have been endowed with, will be able to gain knowledge. And knowledge may lead to understanding. And understanding may lead to wisdom.
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      Sep 27 2013: But why Not Life Itself ?

      Whats the purpose of gaining Knowledge, Understanding and wisdom if there isn't a LIFE. I think, Even without knowledge, understanding and wisdom, if a man is alive and joyfully living his life, that is enough. What else most precious thing can be in a Life then *Being Alive* !
      • Sep 27 2013: I absolutely agree that our Life is precious.....it is a gift.

        When I read your question I thought the following.............

        You asked what is the most precious thing in your LIFE?
        You did not ask what is the most precious thing to me?

        So........in my LIFE.........appreciating the blessing of having a life in the first place, something I find precious inside human life is the gift of communication.

        I hope you understand my answer.
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          Sep 28 2013: hmmm.. i understand, I appreciate ur answer in that aspect :)

          But, I think my question was right. Its like asking 'what is most important thing in a 'Play Ground'?' One may answer - 'The Players' or 'The Rules' or the 'Viewers'.... but then the 'Play Ground' Itself' (as an answer) falls somewhere behind. If u want me to ask this question as - 'What is most important thing in a game?',, then 'Games Itself' falls from the thought. We do not go outside the box to see the fundamental truth.

          I asked '..Your life' in a broad sense, where 'me myself' can be included in the domain and one may choose his/her self or life as an answer, but asking 'to me' only, 'Me' becomes out of the thought.

          Life also can be included as an answer coz life happens in life. I asked the same. I did not want to give any framework to choose.. so i took ALL what belongs to you.... :)
      • Sep 28 2013: Oh, absolutely, your question was worded right (correctly).
        And YES.....without a doubt, Life in and of itself is the most precious thing, I do not disagree with that, like I stated before.

        I just added my own perspective, based on how I perceived your wonderful question.

        And to be totally honest with you, the MOST precious thing in my life is my relationship with the one who made Life possible to begin with......the Creator of heaven and earth.
        That in reality is the most beautiful precious thing I possess.......it is priceless.

        Thank you so much for this beautiful conversation topic, and for taking the time to exchange ideas with me personally.

        Like I said, communication is a precious gift, and you and I have had the privilege of using communication to understand each other's thoughts and feelings. For that, I am very grateful to you.
        Have a beautiful weekend!!!
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        Sep 29 2013: Sometimes life itself doesn`t seem as a gift, without of important things. Life is not only instinctive thing and needs more high things to be voluable.
  • Sep 27 2013: Dingity! Everyone has had at least one moment in life during which it seems to have lost everything. Exclusively in moments like that you realise, if you have your dignity, you will always have something worth living for. Whitney Houston used to sing "If I fail If I succeed, they can't take away my dignity". I am confident that it is possible to expound the concept to all bad, even terrible conditions and situations you are to deal with. It took me so much time to understand that being proud of what you are is far more important than being proud of what you have.
  • Sep 27 2013: truth, it opens all the other doors
    • Sep 30 2013: what if the other doors led to bad things..
      so sometimes its better to lie then to tell the truth cause sometimes a lie would lead to good doors whereas the truth would lead to bad doors.
      (im not promoting or saying lying is the answer, i for one dont aprrove of lying, but im just saying..)
  • Sep 27 2013: cant say. the answer will depend on different instances of time in your life.
  • Oct 3 2013: I have to agree with Taylor Cox.
    It's freedom, the one thing humans have been fighting and striving for since they
    realized they had opposable thumbs, and started using them to oppose and
    oppress another free person. i.e. put them under their thumbs.
    And we are losing it all right now.
    • Oct 3 2013: I started to re-read the Constitution and Bill of Rights after the shut down - and yep - our focus of freedoms and what it originally meant and is built upon to be a collective government is sooooo out of sync. I would love for our Government to travel back to 1776 for a week and get their heads back in the game. and Stop playing political games.
  • Oct 3 2013: Well,maybe friendship. Friends are those people who support and encourage me when I was in difficult situation. We laugh together, play toether, study together, even do something crazy or stupid together. I remember somebody said that we didn't find our purpose of life by ourselves alone, we find it with others. And the happy I spent with my friends I shall not forget in my life time.
  • Oct 3 2013: Yes I do... and I kind of like it! ;-)
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    Oct 2 2013: I think that my personal values are the most precious thing that I have. I think that personal values it´s what makes the person choices and that´s what makes you stay with others.
    Every choice and decision that you takes on life, it´s based on your personal values. I think that can´t change. Personal values can be prioritized differently in different moments of your life, but they’ll still there all of your life.
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    Oct 1 2013: Life itself! It the most precious thing we have. Life comes potential to be all that one can be. With life we are able to love and be loved, even if it is for a moment - Life is the only thing we have in common with every living thing on the planet - it's what connects us to everything in the world around us. Even if that life is seemingly cursed with hardship and deprivation in one form or another. Having life provides us with the opportunity to experience the good the bad, from which we can develop and grow. Thanks for asking.
  • Oct 1 2013: Memory of good times, enjoyable and important event time. Memory are all we are left in the end.
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    Oct 1 2013: Responsibility. It is my responsibility to myself,my parents,my country,that drives my life. I cant imagine live in a live without responsibility. My responsibility reminds me when I feel like to collapse,it instills energy in every single day.
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    Sep 30 2013: Manish there was no Reply click on your previous conversation, so I am starting a fresh one.

    Let me just refined what you have said because there are errors in your understanding but it is OK, I can understand.

    You have said ''Freedom of Living Life According to Own Will' Please just add the word Interest in it.

    Today the way our society is, you seem to be happy with it, it is OK for you to run behind Power and money, then Use that power and money to change others Destiny for own selfish gain, Satisfying your ego, and Puppeting others.

    If not the case then extreme questions would not have popped up in your mind, but it is Ok for me since I can understand now your curiosity.

    For me a society form out of Similar interest, encouraged and lead by similar interest person is well defined. It will not happen magically, but it will happen by its own due course.

    Today where we are is because of our efforts put in the past 2012 years and more. We have became obsessed for Power, Money and materialistic things i.e. is the reason 3% of world population is ruling on 97% of World population.

    For you let me put it in e.g. "TED" a place of similar interest group lead by similar interest individual; is any crime happening in this institution, is anybody getting harmed, is anyone leaving the children. I think your question was little immature, but it is OK I guess today you might have learned something or not its OK, I can't convince every one, till the interest level is same, but it is OK!
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    Sep 30 2013: My health. I think one's health is the most important or precious thing in life. Good health makes you happy, but we will only realize that when we lose something. If somebody has a mental or physical disability, he or she will feel depressed due to the feeling of being abnormal. Having good health means a lot to people with disabilities. Not having good health makes people suffer a lot. Health is more important than money because money does not bring you everything in life.
  • Sep 30 2013: Beautiful memories of life i lived so far
  • Sep 30 2013: Humor.
  • Sep 30 2013: Time
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    Sep 29 2013: The most precious thing in my life is creation and understanding. It`s the same process split into two streams, one in arts, one in mind. When I feel a task, a concept, a process and then turn it into art project I feel myself broad minded, extended, all of my sences becames full. Sometimes I have strong feeling of space movement, especially if I have a music for it. Sometimes I feel music which isn`t composed and paintings which isn`t painted.
    Such feeling of the core of everything, the core idea which spreads into many levels and brunches... It`s a miricle. It`s something above my local life, something exists before and after, the core of everything.
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      Sep 30 2013: Good to know that you have 'felt' something special in your life, like space movement, music which has not composed yet, painting which isn't painted... Sounds like a poetry :)

      Anna! have you felt something 'unknown', that was never known to you? I mean like movement, music, painting were already in your past, you experienced these with the senses (as u say -all of your senses becomes full),, but i m asking something that you feel uneasy to express, something beyond words... a very unknown experience.

      Plz share, if u can... :)
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    Sep 28 2013: People,Space exploration,break dancing, acting, education, creating new things ..................................and Spiritual Wisdom, non-attachment from material things !
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    Sep 28 2013: I can consider tow important things. My family and my values.
  • Sep 27 2013: contentment, and conveying the same who are dependent on me
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    Sep 27 2013: Value of Individuality, No matter who the person is, what he or she does, I see them in same line and respect them. even they have a right to live in a manner he/she wants to, who are we in the name of society and law try to force them to follow it.
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      Sep 30 2013: What do u mean by the 'Value of Individuality' Kuldeep ?
      Are u concern about the freedom of Individual being? I am unable to understand, where is the question of 'Right to live' ?? coz if you are alive, you already have this right to live your life. Now, if you say society and law is not giving the Right, then i must say you are in delusion that somebody else is responsible for your life and they can take it back whenever they want...

      Plz explain :)
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        Sep 30 2013: "Value of Individuality" Means valuing each individual's thoughts, conclusion, emotions, desires etc let give you a e.g in quote forms by great individuals, this might help you in understanding.

        1.“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
        ― Bernard M. Baruch
        2. “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
        ― Joss Whedon
        3. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”
        ― Jim Morrison
        4. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
        ― Mahatma Gandhi
        5.“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
        ― Judy Garland
        6.“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
        ― Harvey Fierstein
        7.“why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out”
        ― Oliver James
        8. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
        ― A.A. Milne
        9.“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
        ― Bruce Lee
        10. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
        I took the one less traveled by,
        And that has made all the difference.”
        ― Robert Frost
        11.“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
        ― Lady Gaga
        12.“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are”
        ― Kurt Cobain

        These all individuals and many more like them are in around us but not so famous they are fighting all odds to be what they are, to say what they feel, but when society do not accept their views they are defamed, threaten, and killed that is when "Right to live" comes in picture.
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          Sep 30 2013: Hmmm, So by 'value of individuality' you mean there must not be any kind of interference, of others in ones life. He/She must be allowed to live his/her life without any society or Laws rules. Ultimately, you prefer most precious thing in your life is 'Freedom of Living Life According to Own Will', right Kuldeep ? and yaa, u also want those people to be respected by others in all manner !

          If it is so, this rises many question in my mind, what will be the consequences of this kind of life? for example a mother or father of a child may deny to take the responsibility of that child , because they want to live their life freely... ?

          ok, let me ask this in another way - how would u like to create new society where each one having 'vale of Individuality' and what kind of control will be there,, if you are given the authority to make one ?
        • Sep 30 2013: What a wonderful collection of quotes.....thanks for sharing.