Hi Norton, I just thought I'd say it's good to see you back on this forum. Whether we agree on topics or not I always appreciate reading your insightful posts. if nothing else i'm interested to hear what you maybe reading (at the moment i'm wading through Herman Hesse the Glass Bead Game). I hope you're well.
I missed you. And I almost made the comment "the Tea Party is looking for you" on that thread...I came "this close" but decided that being smarmy would defeat the purpose of trying to educate the idiot.
Hi Norton, just meant to say I tried one of the Jo Nesbo books you suggested, Red breast. I thought it was very good, there is a complex history for some of the countries in europe who either helped or were occupied by the nazis.
You're right it's hard to find those teachers who cause emotional harm. In a larger college I asked my sorority sisters or fraternity brothers or those in a grade ahead of me. But in this graduate school there's not much choice for profs. Although - in this case so many students complained about him that he was asked to not teach the 2nd semester course on research and 2 better professors stepped forward. I still struggled with it. Traumatized is a word that comes to mind.
And yeh...I still have fond memories of my great professors. Those were the ones who challenged me on the way I thought - my paradigms - my narrow views were expanded. I will always be grateful to them for shaping me into who I am today. Looks like you found the same kind of profs.
I practice mindfulness for a whole bunch of reasons - but I think the most important one is to minimize any harm I may cause. This includes myself, all sentient beings, and the earth. It is also key to ease ones suffering.
quote; Only if you can prove it, objectively (is there any other way to prove something?). Can you?
thanks for your comment btw.
may i ask, are you a believer in objective truth being deity? (i assume not w logic/intuition or watever )
but if your not.
can i ask respectively - what amount of proof do you believe you would require in order to believe in the
existance of a deity? or God? as an objective truth? and not personal perspective?
(if it were possible of course )
the reason i would like to know is because i tend to jot down others perspectives
into some sort of internal system of perceptions ( like interpersonal statistics and surveys )
and i value your opinion
because I (me) believe you seem
to be capable of giving an honest awnser without personal biased imprints