Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Way I See It part II

The Way I See It #232
You simply can’t make someone love you if they don’t. You must choose someone who already loves you. If you choose someone who does not love you, this is the sort of love you must want.
-- Israel HorovitzPlaywright/screenwriter, from his new play, The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath.
But if someone already loves you then that person is loving someone (you) who doesn't love him or her. So if you choose him or her then essentially that person is making someone love him or her who doesn't. So really this means either that this statement is completely false or no one can love anyone.

The Way I See It #235
In three decades of polling, I’ve found that while individuals make mistakes in judgment, America as a whole rarely does. A collective wisdom emerges from a poll or vote that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
-- John ZogbyPollster, president and CEO of Zogby International.

The Way I See It #236
Scientists tell us we only use 5% of our brains. But if they only used 5% of their brains to reach that conclusion, then why should we believe them?
-- Joseph PalmStarbucks customer from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Actually if you've ever talked to a scientist you would know this 5% thing is hogwash. But even if true it would beg the question if Joseph Palm is only using 5% of his brain then why should we listen to what he says?

The Way I See It #242
Children are born with such a sense of fairness that they will accept no less than equal treatment for all. I know – I have three. I hope that as they grow, they keep that sense of justice and learn to challenge the old adage that life’s not fair. It should be, in so far as we have control of it.
-- Beth Vanden HoekStarbucks assistant manager in St. Louis, Missouri.
I think she's mistaking selfishness ("his cookie's bigger than mine"--"is not"--"is too!") for desiring fairness. If that's how she defines a "sense of justice" I don't think she needs to worry about her children losing it as they age.

The Way I See It #247
Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.
-- Bill ScheelStarbucks customer from London, Ontario. He describes himself as a "modern day nobody."
You're a figment of my imagination.

The Way I See It #250
In reality hell is not such an intention of God as it is an invention of man. God is love and people are precious. Authentic truth is not so much taught or learned as it is remembered. Somewhere in your pre-incarnate consciousness you were loved absolutely because you were. Loved absolutely, and in reality, you still are! Remember who you are!
-- Bishop Carlton PearsonAuthor, speaker, spiritual leader and recording artist.
I'm remembering my preincarnate consciousness-- I thought you were irritating then too.

The Way I See It #276
Anger is contagious.
-- Sandra CisnerosAward-winning author of Caramelo, The House on Mango Street and Loose Woman.
And can also be induced along with sheer disgust by reading her works--such as Woman Hollering Creek--in a location--such as an ethnic American literature class one must take in order to graduate...yeah...still a bitter taste in my mouth over that.

The Way I See It #230
Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can’t wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to step it up a bit. They’re basically getting by because they only have to be better than Hell.
-- Joel SteinColumnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Is it humanly possible to miss the point more than this?


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