All That I Am
2003-04-15 22:14:21 (UTC)

Moral Ambiguity

"When I meet people from other cultures I know that they
too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows
me to see them as brothers and sisters."
- Dalai Lama

Whether you're a man, a woman, gay, straight, Asian,
Italian, Agnostic, Catholic, love staying up late and
partying, and/or like romantic nights at home, we're all
ultimately the same in our basic needs. We want to be
heard, we want to be noticed, we want to be loved....and
perhaps more than anything we want to be happy. His
Holiness (aka, Dalai Lama) said in his book, "The Art of
Happiness", that he doesn't categorize people the way I
just did a few sentences ago...the way society does.
Everyone is the same in their basic need for wanting to be
happy and noone wants to suffer. When we start to
categorize people and look at them as different then we
start putting up boundaries between us (I'm paraphrasing
what Dalai said).

I was watching "The View" this morning and I guess they're
having Monica Lewinsky on as a guest host next Monday and
they were getting negative letters from viewers because of
the discision. My question is why do these people care?
What did Monica Lewinsky do to them exactly? She fucked
Bill Clinton, if anyone should be mad at her it's his
family and others close to him. What really bothers me
though is how judgemental our society is and how
unforgiving they can be. Whatever happened to forgiveness?
People who sit on their moral high horse and act as though
their shit don't stink (cliche, I know) get on my last
nerve. Especially when those people aren't saints to begin
with. Many of them have stolen, lied, and cheated at some
point in their lives. It's just pathetic. That was me
venting just in case you were wondering. I've been burned
by the "people who sit on their high horses" too many times
in my life and I have a sore spot for them.

Anywho, this week is suppose to be really nice weather wise
and it's all nice and sun shiny today. I'm feeling pretty
good actually. I was debating whether to work out or not
today but I decided not to because I have a lot of shit I
have to get done. Mainly grocery shopping. Hopefully I can
get mum to take me to the Commissary after work today and I
can get some grub. Unfortunately they won't let me buy
anything from the PX/Commissary so I need to bring mum
along with her blue, retired military i.d.

Oh! I am soooo happy too! There was this book that I read
senior year and I could never remember the title or author
of it. Well, I came across the author, Elie Wiesel, when I
was going quote hunting and I found the book, "Night". I
already have to finish "The Year of Ice" and I just
got "The Hours" (the book the movie was based on...with
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep) so I have a lot of reading to
do. But let me tell you, I think "Night" was the first book
that really got me into the Holocaust. It's so sad and it's
about this boy and how he loses his family in Auschwitz
(spelling) and I remember one scene...I can't remember if
it was his baby brother/sister but once he arrived in
Auschwitz and separated him from his mother and sister they
had this big furnace where they were throwing babies into!
Living, breathing babies! I remember he described the camp
smelled like literally smelled like dead bodies.
I can't remember if they burned is baby sister/brother
though...see I have to get the book and read it again. It's
so sad and depressing and you it's one of those you can't
put down and your heart just feels so heavy...aahhh, okay
I'm going to start crying....

I have 50mins left until I make a run for the door. I only
had to work 3hrs today which sucks but it's cool because
I'm feeling extremely lazy. Later.

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