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[Jun. 15th, 2003|11:27 am]
Amanda
[Current Mood |nauseatednauseated]
[Listening to |Cursed cars shooting by on the street.]

I'm bored. My family's at a reptile show and I chose to stay home at the computer to give them (and me) some space. I'm looking for more surveys to take, but when I did a search they were all computer and educational surveys. I'm so frustrated! Surveys always make me feel better. Oh well.
The whole world's dying. I'm looking at the cars going past on the street, and I HATE them. Of course, horses and buggies weren't any better (poor horses!), and most people just refuse to adapt to electric cars powered by renewable energy sources. Trees are going away by the millions, a golf course is being built a block away from our house, and all but one of my 6-year-old rabbits now have health problems. The baby robin died at the wildlife center, and so did the little phoebe.
I miss the person who shall not be named in this entry. I saw him two days ago and I already miss him like you wouldn't believe. I hadn't seen him in months, and it will probably be months more before I am able to see him again. Because he stayed at the BBQ until 9:00 (nine o'clock, for gosh sakes) he was taken away. This just isn't right! He needs to have a life. He needs his friends. I hope he didn't get into any trouble for being away from his house for four hours, but he probably did.
Before he left, he talked to me. He brought up the fact that when he touched or even was near a tree, he could tell it was alive because there was always a life force coming from it. He told me what his life was like. He apologized to me for not being able to go to the movies with me and our friends. I'm afraid to give him his birthday presents because he would probably be murdered if THEY found out a girl gave something to him. Why does life have to be like this--for him, for me, for the Earth, for everyone?
Arrgh! The world is crazy. My life is crazy. Everything's going to hell.
Maybe I need to read A Language Older Than Words again--a great conservation book that tells you what's going on with the world, how to cope with it, and even how to make it better. It changed my life. It will do the same to you (especially Taerlin and Christine).
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
People take the easiest path. It's built-in. It's survival. So long as they can, they will. They don't see the cost because it doesn't really effect them. It's sad... and selfish.

I'll check out the book. Thanks!
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
Just got the book on half.com for about half the price (before shipping). Should see it soon. I'll let you know what I think.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-15 01:39 pm (UTC)

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That's great! I'm sure you'll love it.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-15 01:48 pm (UTC)

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Yep--that's true. I just hope they will see that it'll affect them soon if they don't do something in time.
Isn't it ironic that something people have developed to survive is, at this very moment, leading them toward destruction?
I guess you can tell I'm in a bad mood.
Oh yeah, and thanks for looking into the book--it's great.
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-15 01:52 pm (UTC)

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People are intelligent animals. We make things more efficient. This puts stress on our environment and planet. It's like we're cheating at the world's biggest test, but we're only cheating ourselves. But so long as we get what we want now, things will probably never change.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-15 01:58 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, and that's the sad truth of it.
And thank you for realizing people are animals--most people don't. They think animals are inferior to us, and I never really understood why.
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-15 04:52 pm (UTC)

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species-ism ;) In a way, anyways. Just woke up from a nap, so it's hard to think very deep :P
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-16 07:45 am (UTC)

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I know what you mean.
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-15 01:48 pm (UTC)
Life is a balance. Everything adds up to 0 in the end. We have pain so we can truly enjoy pleasure. We have hardship so we can learn and grow. Some seem to have it harder than others, but in the end, everything evens out, whether it's on this plane or outside of it.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-15 01:54 pm (UTC)

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That's true, because what would life be without hardship, and would it be worth it without positive things? Life truly is a balance--wow, I hardly ever understand stuff like this. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-06-15 06:01 pm (UTC)
Several comments:
1- Bisquick and Cassidy don't have health problems. Bisquick's problem is almost better and she's fine. Cassidy was chewing on her feet to get attention. Neither situation constitutes a health problem.
2- I'm very sorry about the birds. I didn't know that.
3- "The person who shall not be named" (Voldemort?) will be 18 pretty soon. Not that that helps much now, but it's not too far away. Go ahead and give him his birthday presents. He can always say they were from someone else. Or hide them. Or do whatever he needs to do. But I'm sure he'd appreciate getting them.
4- For whatever reason, this is how life is. It doesn't really get much better. But you can get better, and learn to deal with it better. But it still sucks. That's just what it does.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-16 07:29 am (UTC)

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Thanks.
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