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An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.
What are you doing, young man? He asked.
If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die, the boy answered.
That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesnt matter how many you throw in; you cant make a difference.
It matters to this one, the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. And it matters to this one.
 

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post anything that touches you. pictures, quoutes, stories-



An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean.
What are you doing, young man? He asked.
If the starfish are still on the beach when the sun rises, they will die, the boy answered.
That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. It doesnt matter how many you throw in; you cant make a difference.
It matters to this one, the boy said as he threw another starfish into the waves. And it matters to this one.
Love this!
 

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Ganna post some good qoutes sorry if some dont have authors atached as i couldnt find the author but htey are not mine just ones i have came across

It is not blood that makes a Native American...
It is the Soul...
Too many...with the fire of Native blood...walk ignored.
Do not say I am Apache or Kickapoo..
Do not say I am Sioux or Cherokee..
Say...I am of the Mother Tribe

~ Some people believe animals have no soul. I believe people that live without an animal are missing a part of theirs

~Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
-Albert Schweitzer,

Those are just some im sure ill share tons along the way and cant wait to see what others share as well
 

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Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds? It is certainly not lions and wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us, creatures that, I swear, Nature appears to have produced for the sake of their beautyand grace. But nothing abashed us, not the flower-like tinting of the flesh, not the persuasiveness of the harmonious voice, not the cleanliness of their habits or the unusual intelligence that may be found in the poor wretches. No, for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being.
Plutarch

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
Albert Einstein

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (18281910
 

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The black eyed peas video/song "wheres the love?" makes me cry every freaking time I hear it.
 

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The black eyed peas video/song "wheres the love?" makes me cry every freaking time I hear it.
I'm like that with Enrique Iglesias - Hero . How very, very manly of me. Drives me crazy. I detested this singer and song for years, but it started playing on the hospital radio as my first-born son was placed in my arms and we first looked at each other. Stirs up all sorts of emotions every time I hear it, but I try not to let anyone know...
Would mess up my macho image y'know.
 

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-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s --
Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
 
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