Gracia Gay Garcia

Scarborough, ME, United States

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Gracia Gay Garcia
Posted about 3 years ago
What IF planet earth was just : One color, one race, one nation, one religion, one language ?
I agree with the responses that a planet lacking in diversity of races, color, etc. would make for a somewhat bland culture and society. It could be argued that the term "culture" might not even exist on a planet where everyone is the same. I think of all the wonderful dances, foods, and traditions of differing cultures and could not imagine our world without them. So in response to your proposal, I think the result would be a bland existence and we would probably find other ways to define ourselves (or better yet, be defined by others), thus everything would eventually be as it is now. As far as reducing or eliminating war, hatred, anger, frustrations, etc., these are matters of the heart that will manifest themselves whether we are a one world planet or not. It is the heart that envies, that hates, that desires war to gain power, resources, and control. The planet that can eliminate the evil desires of the human heart will be the planet that can remove the negative attributes we all seek to rid ourselves from. Christianity teaches that we are a fallen world, and I believe that we are, therefore it will take a conversion of our hearts, not our differing cultures, to tame the tide of war, hatred, anger, etc.
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Gracia Gay Garcia
Posted about 3 years ago
Isnt love the most powerful thing that can be used against someone or is it vulnerability?
When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable to someone, we lay our precious pearls onto the ground for the other to honor and embrace, or to ridicule and destroy. When we give someone our heart in love, we put our entire being in their hands, fully trusting that they will honor and embrace us. Therefore, I would say both can be costly places to go, one could cost us our pearls which would pain our entire being, but the other, love, if rejected, costs us our far more valuable soul. Therefore, use wisdom, share cautiously, but also remember that without risk there is no reward.
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Gracia Gay Garcia
Posted about 3 years ago
Which one is tougher? Brain or Universe?
Science could most likely produce an explanation of the brain far sooner than an explanation of the universe. I believe the brain is finite both in measurement of matter and time, but I do not believe the universe is finite in measurement of matter or time. Therefore, science will never be able to fully explain the universe but at least in theory, the possibilty exists for a comprehensive understanding and explaining of the brain. Now if I may wander off the path of science even farther, if you want to bring into account the attributes of the soul and its capabilities that mirror the functions of the brain to remember, to feel emotion, etc., then you have an equally elusive item that science will probably never even acknowledge let alone attempt to explain.
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Gracia Gay Garcia
Posted about 3 years ago
Are the arts (music, dance, visual art, etc.) as important to teach in public schools as mathematics and sciences?
As one who excelled at math & science in my school years, but somehow, unbeknownst to me, my creative side took control in early twenties, I see the value in pursuits of teaching the brain to operate from either side. My best illustration of this transformation is hardly academic, but I could never dribble a basketball with my left hand growing up, the right always dominated, but now it is a great struggle to dribble with my right, nstead the left dominates. Neither pursuit can be ignored and I believe both can aid you in whatever you decide to pursue in your life. I don't like how there are too many students that go to college to major in the arts. It is hard to find employment with such majors, and even when found, the pay is not necessarily enough to live and pay off loans. I believe those that major in the arts should be the exception, not the rule. There are ample career paths that can utilize creative minds and will pay enough to keep up with the rent. Not sure I am answering the question posed however. I guess yes, I do think the arts are pushed too much, and that creative minds that could be coming up with random uncalculated ideas for solving poverty, disease, etc, are too busy acting in local theaters, painting canvas that will end up in Goodwill, or playing trombone on a street corner, to ever do much more than they potentially could have? This is a generalization and by no means a broad brush to paint on all artists for I love the arts, theater, dance, and playing an instrument (all of which I do or did). Math and science may not be the complete answer, but neither is art either.
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Gracia Gay Garcia
Posted about 3 years ago
What should I really do with my youth? I'm 18, and I want to really learn. Advice from any adults out there?
Lots of good ideas here Mitch, hopefully between all who respond we can give you some exciting new ideas you can ponder and decide if they are something to take on. I like it that you are not in a rush to start college. Until you have a good idea of what study you want to pursue academically, there is no need to rush into academia spending stressful hours studying that which you don't even know why your studying [not to mention the student loan potential]. What would I suggest in this interim period? For domestic pursuits, I would suggest spending time with people and organizations you are unfamiliar with or just plain would never agree with. If you are not religious, spend time visiting different types of church's, speak with pastors, or leaders of other religions. If you are, then spend time with those of other beliefs to better understand their hearts motives. Take some time to visit retirement homes, prisoners, childrens organizations, facilities that serve the poor etc. Meet the people that serve and are served. At the end of the journey you are about to take on, your experiences here will transcend whatever career path you choose. I can find more purpose, more fascinating conversation, more self fullfillment in talking to a street person looking for a handout than any conversation I have with "more important" people. Do not ignore the "important people" of course, as they too can provide direction to your path. If you are looking for learning opportunities outside of the U.S., then a trip to any third world country would be worth the cost of travel. There are countless religious and secular organizations that would love for you to find out more about their work in the poorest of the poor regions of the world. I just heard about a young gal who decided to do as you are contemplating and she ended up foregoing college to serve the poor of Uganda. Google Katie Davis Uganda and read her story. It will inspire you perhaps.