Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Guns and Shopping Bags...

Lately there has been conversation “again” about the ownership of guns and whether or not we should have one…I am on the fence.  I realize that protecting yourself against ultimate harm is essential if you want to survive and that knowing how to use a gun correctly is more valuable than not.  So while the world seems to be going to hell in violence I still argue that there are many quiet, non-violent enemies infiltrating our lives in which baring arms will not help.

 The word is stuff--  I am a perpetrator, however I am on my guard and aware of the line drawn between what I want and cannot live without.  This stems from a conversation I had with a very interesting man who has been traveling the world for his entire life.  He was speaking about the US and our debt payment owed to China…First, I must reveal that I am completely uniformed about these matters however it was said that if “we” were not able to make payment that perhaps “we” could trade away some of our land instead. Brilliant right— This falls directly back on our own shoulders as we live to consume— Our own hole that we dug, jumped in and then covered ourselves with things to make us feel valuable and important.  I witness it frequently and have to explain it to my son daily that possessions will not make him a better person or happier.  It is probably one of the most frustrating lessons I have to teach.   Its hard to be a Human Bean- 

Beware your enemy...he may not have a gun, you might have invited him in…  

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