joseph wilkins

Fire From Above,

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What do you believe is the best ability you posess to enrich the world around you?

i have a love for history and philosophy. i try to impart some nugget of awesome info whenever iget the chance, i enjoy sharing my knowledge and prodding others. what is the one thing that has consistently helped you be a better person?

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    Aug 28 2011: John Francis reminded me of Eckert Tolle. From both of them, I gather what is important is being present with those around you, listening and responding appropriately. And by appropriately, I mean that the world goes on just a little bit better for all involved.
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    Aug 25 2011: Sincere kindness. If I posess this I'm not sure but I'm trying.
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      Aug 26 2011: excellent, we should not beccome activists, we should all become teachers , not for money or material gain , but for the satisfaction of enriching ones life. thank you, kindness is a gift mostly humans posess. i concur, once againn my friend.
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      Aug 26 2011: I agree...That attitude reflects your degree of emotional maturity.
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    Sep 7 2011: My writing skills. I can share deeper feelings and others can appreciate that someone else describes how they felt at a particular moment and they are not alone in this. Personally for me it helps to understand myself better and to grieve and be angry in words not in action.
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    Aug 29 2011: Communication skills. The ability to listen to all sides of an issue and recognize commonalities with people, that may ultimately bring them/us together. Being able to step out of my "self" and imagine how it would be to walk in another person's shoes while walking this earth.
  • Aug 28 2011: I think that we are all believers because there are some things which overcome us and we cannot response to some phenomenons. What's more, some people are not aware that they are believers, in fact our knowledge is not perfect, from a level we cannot give answers reasonably; that means that we often use our reason for thinking but in some cases we use our heart for understanding. In my opinion, a believer has the humility of knowledge, but the non believer could have the pride of knowledge. That's why some people who call themselves non believers are in reality believers because they believe in themselves, in the power of thinking and knowledge but they aren't aware of.
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      Aug 28 2011: So, if I understand you well you use the word believe for what I myself call inner knowledge.
      Knowledge from facts is ever limited because it is factual certain that this is impossible. But looking inward we find a source of unlimited knowing which is always present on the moment we call for it.
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      Aug 29 2011: so if what you say is true. atheists believe in themselves and religionists give up faith in themselves for faith in a higher power?
      • Aug 29 2011: I think religionists have faith not in a higher power but above all in an absolute power and the best example is God. And the difference between atheists and religionists is that the first are bound to forget humility, intellectual one for instance. In fact, the religionists can understand and accept that there a being who has a better knowledge than him, so he can begin his path for humility without losing his self esteem and confidence of course. To conclude, we have to underline that there are some atheists who could reach humility but it's harder in my opinion.
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          Aug 30 2011: this is why religionists dont have productive experiments. when they smash religions together to find out what we are made of i can respect that. but when they argue to impose theyre way of life on others, than i have an issue. most people would not have religion if the trouble had not been taken to give them one. religions are a by product of fear, and science is the investigation of it. yes bad things happen in science and religion but would we as a species be better off without both?
  • Aug 26 2011: I think that everyone believe in something, it could be god, money, reason, but we are all believers and our believe and above all the way we live with this believe is our difference. And thanks to this believe we can enrich ourselves and people around us, exposing them other points of view.
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      Aug 28 2011: Why do you think that I believe in something? Aren't you the believer? Believing is a last resource when thinking can't help out.
      • Aug 28 2011: 1 day ago: I think that everyone believe in something, it could be god, money, reason, but we are all believers and our believe and above all the way we live with this believe is our difference. And thanks to this believe we can enrich ourselves and people around us, exposing them other points of view.