I survived the Korean war,Vietnam,and all the rest since then,
i remember 1963 the so called missile crisis ,the fear that was going around at the time was heavy but we came through it and the sixties got going big time,
never underestimate the peoples resolve
Joe Dolce - Shaddup You Face (1980)
Good on ya, dcdaveclarke - let's lighten up for all our sakes.
How do you sleep at night DavidJJordan? How do you have the strength to get up in the morning? How can you feel it's worth living from day to day? It must be exhausting to be you, after all, you put so much energy into acknowledging the dark side. I know I am exhausted reading about it.
I have a 14 year old daughter, if I truly believed the future held what you predict, I'd probably try to end it all for both of us. For the sake of my child and for everyone's children we have to believe that the future is a bright and wonderful place. It's not delusion, stupidity or short-sightedness - just hope, faith and love and the knowledge that we can make life beyond 2012 something fabulous.
Much love and peace and hope to you.
Ecclesiastes Toil Is Meaningless
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me.
19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.
20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun.
21 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune.
22 what does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun?
23 All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless.
24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,
25 For without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?
26To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.A Time for Everything3
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace a a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What does the worker gain from his toil?
10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.
13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in his toil- this is the gift of God.
14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and god will call the past to account.
16 And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment- wickedness was there, in the place of justice wickedness was there.
17 I thought in my heart,
"God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed."
18 I also thought, "As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
19 Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless.
20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
21 Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?
22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy h is work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness
Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:
I saw the tears of the oppressed- and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors- and they have no comforter.
2 And I declared that the dead who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.
3 But better than both is he who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
4 And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
5 The fool folds his hands and ruins himself.
6 Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:
8 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil. yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
"For whom am I toiling," he asked "and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?" This too is meaningless- a miserable business!
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
But all you have in this world is your choice to be happy and your choice to make it happy for those around you. From the bible! "Don't worry. Be happy. Keep loves and friends close"
Take this advise to heart or I man have to type out other long passages I may find.