Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! More fun with words and some commentary from your friendly friar. ✝
Snool - An obedient, submissive person who willingly bows to authority. - Noun 18th Century Scotland
Be a snool it's what all the cool kids are doing! We are all in this together don't ya know, 😉 well unless you don't follow the herd. In that case, your personal destruction, attacks on your character, the loss of your job, threats made to your family, the assault on your life just short of physical attacks (not entirely out of the question, you had it coming) are all possible if the herd-masters tell us to attack you.
Facetious - That word troubles me because it doesn't look like it sounds, at least to me. Obviously I am being facetious in my comments about being a snool. Being a snool is a sad thing in life and really a loss of personhood. There is nothing wrong with "joining the gang" as it were, there is a power to group membership and a sense of belonging, most persons want some balance of community and liberty in their life. Belonging is good, mindlessly following the herd, not knowing what, where or why the crowd is "moving" in a direction is problematic.
There is nothing wrong with being cooperative and considerate in life. Those are such good traits, public television in the 70's espoused them on Sesame Street and other shows. I have no idea what is being espoused now on Sesame Street and everything I hear about public education makes me think you better not send your child to one unless you are willing to really be involved in their education. I was fortunate that my pubic education was great, I have fond memories and much gratitude for my teachers. It is troubling how easily we can be taught how to hate, dismiss and discard others and their experiences, their ideas and feel really good about it. Been happening since we probably learned that the other people across the way were not considered "us."
Solitary life usually doesn't profit a person when they only person to visit their thoughts is their own convictions & feelings. The echo chamber of self is usually a massive distortion chamber when new ideas, unsettling questions, and asking an occasional "why do I think this or feel that" is never pondered. Double down on that when we just accept the role of a snool and do as we are told. We all gave it a run for two weeks, two months, now two years of the unravelling of communities & families fed by fear real and exaggerated. Some have made unquestioning compliance their creed.
It is good to question, it is great to pause and not just go along with the flow. You can't question everything and get on with you day, you can't be constantly contrary and expect to find a good balance of liberty and community. Thoughtful participation, questioning cooperation is better than mindless disagreement or unquestioning compliance. Well another ramble in the wee hours of my day. Have a great day friends! On to Autumn!
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
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Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...