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    • The Role of Logic (Last post by SeventhSL)
    • My apologies. I read your original post as "ha I'm reading a highly logical book. Here is a quote saying that some people reject logical thinking, which I find a lot do, and I'm curios as to your opinion why.". If this thread is about some kind of thinking tool for people that transcends people then I'll leave it to the Sheldon Coopers of the world to ponder. :)
    • Fear Leads to Anger... (Last post by Brenna)
    • Would it have helped if Yoda added a disclaimer? :lol: Fear can sometimes lead to anger. Anger can sometimes lead to hate.... etc
    • Conscription - Draft (Last post by Akkarin)
    • Quote: If the draft comes down in the US or UK...something terrible has happened and a reasonably capable soldier is direly needed - not weeks of training and sizable funds that have absconded from fulfilling its in extremis purpose. Those who ask "What do I stand to lose or gain from conscription?" are asking the wrong question. Consider your focus. If the situation was truly dire then it would be easy to convince me to perform active service. But what if the value of fighting that particular war was murky and doubtful? "What does the country/society stand to lose or gain from conscription?" World War One and Two are good examples, World War One was a ridiculous war (even when ignoring the terrible death tolls), however World War Two was under entirely different circumstances and in my mind was justified.
    • Dream job? (Last post by peace)
    • My dream job would be helping people around the world who needs serious help with anything like medicine, security help, advice, shelter, or just someone to talk to because The're so lonely. I would like to wish you good luck in your upcoming path and hope you find what you are looking for. May the force be with you fellow Jedi.
    • What makes a Jedi? (Last post by peace)
    • A Jedi must learn how to be and the importance of being patient, responsible, kind, loved without going to far, training efficiently, and going the extra distance to help others. A Jedi is a protector of peace, light, justice, and hope, which means they must try their best to live up to those values. You must always speak the truth because it shows who you really are. Anger, despair, fear, ignorance, and hatred are just the things that make you feel conflicted between two sides: a protector, or a destroyer. It's all up to you and what you do to make your own path. Your actions create paths and many of them may not be as good as you planned it to be. My advice is watch your step on your journey because you don't want take a misstep into the darkness.
    • A Jedi Career choice: making a living thats helps ... (Last post by Goken)
    • I understand completely. I work at a bank, many people believe that all banks are evil conglomerates that are just out to squeeze all the money out of you that they can. Some banks are very much like that. Luckily I work at a small local bank that has to be all about keeping our customers happy and loves doing it. I love talking to our bank president because of how much he wants to help people. I sometimes feel like all I do is remind people that they owe us money or that they have fees and things like that, and then days come when I really do get to make a difference in a person's life. Even if that difference is just removing some fees or opening an account for someone who was turned away at other banks. I think that as Jedi we should strive to make a difference in our communities. If you can have a day job that does that, great, more power to you. If you can't, find ways outside of work. If you want to make a difference then you will, you just have to look. I also agree with Reacher, you won't be as helpful if you're too worried about your family or your financial situation.
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by Desolous)
    • bunch of tricep dips, pullups, upper back rows, roman chair situps, ropes, push a heavy sled around, situps.
    • Thanksgiving Origins- Does it Matter? (Last post by Jedi_Roz)
    • Quote: Yes, European settlers did bad things to the natives of this land, and visa-versa, but that is the nature of this world - we are a conquering species. You don't see the gazelle suing the lions for reparations. As my master says "deep breath" I have thought a lot about this exact quote the last day. I'm not going to deny that tribal groups could certainly be very viscous to each other, and yes we are a conquering species, but there is still a difference between living in harmony in a world for 10,000+ years and destroying it in less than 400. Tribes are suing not because they hate lions it's because the USA murdered, raped, and pillaged their way through the entire US. Trails of broken treaties and lies are what the blood of millions of innocent lives were strained through as America became a country. They were given rights promised them in their treaties for the land that was stolen from them despite everything they did to prevent it. Those rights are guaranteed to them to help them as a people and the U.S. continues policies that are damaging and downright murderous to those who are left. They are not begging for scraps or anything of the like, they are asking for what has been promised them so we can all shop at Walmart. Things that have happened have been terrible. Many people with tribal backgrounds are still trying to heal many thousands of wounds. A bit of cultural sensitivity to that is all we are asking. My grandmother went through the Assimilation Period, it was something that stayed with her her entire life. She was taken from her family in North Dakota and adopted to a white family in Missouri, forced to to go school beaten for speaking her language, etc. That's in my family history, many of us have similar ones. It's a sharp reminder of the "conquerors". Yes let us remember what Thanksgiving was, however let us also take a day to be thankful for life around us and the blessings we do have, because some people, even gazelles are not so fortunate. Okay breathe...

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