As we get older I feel it is incumbent on all of us, and for the sake of future generations, to be able to declare near the end of life what the main purpose of it is for all people. In a sentence or two, what is your purpose? If you are not able to give a good answer to that question, does that mean that you have failed in fulfilling your mission on earth, that being to gain knowledge? Comments?
"There are many artists and thinkers who drink alcohol a lot. I was once guilty of that myself in times past. A desperate person can sometimes find a little bit of truth in the alcohol experience. So what? That little bit of truth is a trap meant to lure a person into indulging further. As C. S. Lewis said, "It is an ever increasing desire for an ever diminishing pleasure". Comments?
"No matter how much stronger or how much more knowledgeable or how savvy we think we have become over time, if we do not analyze our mistakes and make a conscious effort to correct them, history will eventually repeat itself and we will fall. This is especially true when circumstances that prey on our personal weaknesses enter into the picture."
"A strong personal belief system can be a good thing or a bad thing
depending upon its sensibility factor. Any political argument should be a matter of logistics, not feelings. Either a principle works or it doesn’t work, and some things just work better than other things."
"The mutual quest to find the truth goes out the window when one person deliberately tries to misrepresent the opinions and actions of another." - the rev.
A 'desire to learn' is the only thing that will be required of the contributors to this site. A person does not need to have a strong opinion on something to contribute to the conversation. In fact, having questions can often be more appropriate.