I stand Full Square for living and wringing every last drop out of every second. I want a full life of fun, love and friendship. I am loyal and greatly value loyalty.
I believe in the power of love and understanding to heal and nurture.
I believe in tolerance, freedom and equality.
I stand up to be counted when the chips are down and will put all my energy and strength into opposing racism, intolerance, indoctrination, religious fanaticism, violence and oppression.
I abhor tyranny and coercion.
Those that try to restrict the minds of the young need opposing and those that inflict their religious or political beliefs on children should be locked up. That is the worst crime of all. Everything should be open to debate. Put it on the table and argue your case with all your strength. There are no facts.
I adore mystery.
I love nature, the beauty of the universe, its majesty and wonders. I love animals more than people.
I believe we can build a better world in which we live in harmony with nature. We don’t have to be cruel and thoughtless. We need to oppose the greedy and selfish that want it all for themselves and do not care about the consequences.
I believe we have to wrest control from the paranoid sociopaths and religious tyrants we keep putting in power.
I believe that it is only when humanity has finally grown up and left behind its primitive superstitious beliefs and tribal allegiances will we be able to build that better world free of nations and religions – one brother and sisterhood.
I believe that is worth fighting for! I believe that the fight for equality and freedom along with all aspects of creative endeavour is what gives life meaning and purpose.
I do not believe in superstition, after-lives or all the hokum of religious bollocks we have been shackled with since we sat bemused by the mystery of the universe and life – replacing one unknowable mystery with another is not rational. We have to become more intelligent than that. To accept that there is no purpose to life and the universe other than what we create for ourselves is the most difficult thing to accept. It threatens our own sanity. The sooner we come to terms with it the better. There will always be some who need a prop!
Life is discovery and wonder, sharing and love.
Long live non-violent conflict and debate! Long live passion and wonder! Long live dance, music, art, theatre, poetry, prose and all forms of human creativity!
Thank you all my heroes! You helped open my eyes more fully, understand my own mind and filled my world with hope!
It’s not just what you do it’s what you stand for!
Fight for what you believe with passion not violence.
Be prepared to take some heavy blows!!
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Yessssssssss – life is for living!
Cheers Jennie – are you on a catch-up here?
Can you tell??!! The last few weeks of school are brutal, and I mean that in a good way. Overwhelming with work, and little time to keep up with my fellow bloggers. So, today is a delight!
I remember it well Jennie. It runs the batteries down. The end of term was like a great sigh of relief. When you put everything into your teaching it takes it out of you. Time and energy run short.
Indeed it does. I worked our summer camp program for many years, and stepped away from that last year (they were not happy 🙂). That took an enormous amount of energy.
You can’t do everything. When I used to meditate (long ago) my meditation master used to say that you have to give energy to yourself first so that you have enough to give to others.
Time to give to yourself for a bit!
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