A Hurricane Lesson  

benevolentONE2 47M
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9/1/2005 11:54 am

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A Hurricane Lesson

This is my first blog and never thought about writing one but, after revising my profile a million times, I thought that this would be a good place to record my thoughts. I have really enjoyed learning about others on AdultFriendFinder through their profiles and have found that I have actually learned more about myself and who I am too! Through my numerous revisions of my profile, I am learning more and more about how to express my wants, what I'm looking for and who I am. Not just for others but, for myself too. Each revision gets a little more specific and hopefully the latest represents the most honest picture my most recent self-discoveries.

With all of the coverage on TV about the hurricane that just struck the Gulf Coast of the US, I realized how truley valuable it is to really know others and to have had the opportunity to do so. While we all need the most basic things to live, like food and shelter, in the end it is the human spirit of those around us that gets us through a tragedy like Katrina or just life in general. After losing everything material, the victims are depending on the emotional ties they have established with friends and family to manage and subsist. It is the quality of these relationships that makes the difference.

I guess my initial thought about how this relates to me is that I need to create more quality in my present relationships so, that I could get through something like that if it were to happen to me. But, while that is definetly important, I realized I was being selfish! First and foremost, the most important thing is to help others if we are in the postion to do so. Geographically, I am not in the postion to do much but, for the first time, I have felt compelled to make a donation. But, more importantly to pray for them and feel true empathy! It is my way of helping and it seems that, through overcoming recent personal struggles, I have stepped outside of myself and taken an interest in those I don't even know. Who would've known! I get it now!

But, what I need to make sure of is that I am practicing humanity with those immediately around me in my daily life. I've gotten to where I am at as a person because of the benevolence of others and I feel the need to continually "pay it forward." To give to others what others have given to me. I have used their support combined with the realization of my own abilities to begin to practice these acts of kindness, freely.

So, while getting to know people is important, building quality relationships is even better. Taking an active and genuine interest in others, unselfishly, is the most valuable thing that can be given. Materially, if necessary, but more important emotionally. That begins with the people around me and I hope that I would be a positive example for others to do the same.

Philosophy_N_Sex 50M/48F

9/1/2005 12:41 pm

yes quality of quanity

great post thanks

rm_gent258 69M
486 posts
9/1/2005 12:41 pm

Your blog is thoughful. Yes, disasters and tragedies do help to put life into perspective. Material possessions are not as important as friendship and romantic relationships--they are priceless.

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