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Old 10-09-2002, 11:19 PM   #1
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Our Drama/Their Drama..Im mad

Was thinking /musing over all the blessings we have in our society while coming home from the gym today.
My country.
Your country.
All civilized/ free countries/nations..
vs.
Poor 3rd World countries/nations.

Our Drama-"what to wear tonight"
Their Drama-"wishing they had clothes period"

Our Drama-"No Medical insurance for my annual check up"
Their Drama-"Never had a Doctor period"

Our Drama- "I hate my figure"
Thier Drama-"I wish I had food today"

Our Drama-"The electricity went out"
Their Drama-"Whats electricity?"

Our Drama-"No air conditioning in my car"
Their Drama-"Whats Air-conditioning? Whats a car?""

Our Drama- "Is there enough savings in my 401k?"
Thier Drama-"Whats a 401K? Will I live that long to care?"

Sometimes I feel very guilty...for all the blessings that I/we take for granted..

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Old 10-09-2002, 11:22 PM   #2
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That has to be your best post ever...and its so true.
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That has to be your best post ever...and its so true.
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Outstanding post - you can add:

Our Drama - "I don't like our president because...."
Their Drama - "I'm in jail because I spoke out against our leader"

Our Drama - "Okay kids, open your bibles to...."
Their Drama - "He was killed for teaching from the bible...."

Our blessings are so rich.
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Old 10-10-2002, 01:40 PM   #5
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Don't feel guity about your situation in life, we didn't choose to be born in a free society, just as others don't choose to be born in a 3rd world country, take that guilty feeling and turn it around into joy, happiness, and do something with it that would help others in need.

But don't feel guilty, guilt will take you nowhere

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Old 10-11-2002, 09:53 AM   #6
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Re: Our Drama/Their Drama..Im mad

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Originally posted by diamond
Was thinking /musing over all the blessings we have in our society while coming home from the gym today.
My country.
Your country.
All civilized/ free countries/nations..
vs.
Poor 3rd World countries/nations.

Our Drama-"what to wear tonight"
Their Drama-"wishing they had clothes period"

Our Drama-"No Medical insurance for my annual check up"
Their Drama-"Never had a Doctor period"

Our Drama- "I hate my figure"
Thier Drama-"I wish I had food today"

Our Drama-"The electricity went out"
Their Drama-"Whats electricity?"

Our Drama-"No air conditioning in my car"
Their Drama-"Whats Air-conditioning? Whats a car?""

Our Drama- "Is there enough savings in my 401k?"
Thier Drama-"Whats a 401K? Will I live that long to care?"

Sometimes I feel very guilty...for all the blessings that I/we take for granted..

-diamond-

Great post, brother diamond.

This is what we fail to understand when we are talking about the "equal opportunities everyone has in our system".

Its ok to feel guilty. Its the daily fight of many Christians. Try to not let yourself be harmed though... try to help positively if you can... try to share the wealth.

Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
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Old 10-11-2002, 02:45 PM   #7
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Well, diamondarlin'...I must say...that could be my favorite of all of your posts. It's so true.
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Old 10-11-2002, 02:56 PM   #8
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Great post!

Don't let your guilt make you immobile. Since we feel guilty and upset, we need to mobilize now to change things. Guilt is not necessarily a bad thing unless you don't take any action on it.
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Re: Re: Our Drama/Their Drama..Im mad

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Its ok to feel guilty. Its the daily fight of many Christians.
I agree with Sparkysgrrrrllll (it seems again)

and to add


The Christian inclusion in many threads, posts, and ideas here is becoming a bit overwhelming....





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Diamond, your post blows my mind! Excellent! I'm printing it out and putting it up on the wall of my room!!
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Old 10-11-2002, 05:32 PM   #11
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Thx for all the nice comments folks

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Old 10-13-2002, 02:52 AM   #12
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question.

Who coined the terms First World and Third World? Who determines which countries fit into these categories?


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