I don't believe in God or any other sort of supernatural force or entity. I do although believe in the existence of a soul in the sense that it is an abstract piece of data. We are bits of software existing within fleshy computers, oue soul is composed of all the data within our brain. When we speak to someone, or we write something or create something a piece our soul is attached to it in a way. What you're reading right now is something I wrote, something that came from me, from my "soul" as it were, and now that you've read it it's a part of you and the data the you are made of. Even when we die and our experience of consciousness ends the bits of data, the fragments of our soul remained, within things we create and within ideas we spread, which then spread to others and continue to live on within them, and to others beyond them. The data that composes us, while much of it original, contains pieces of data passed down through generations across countless lost and forgotten souls.
I hadn't realized until now but now that I think about it it's not that bad things always happen to good people, it's that bad things happen to (or more accurately are more likely to happen to) passive people because they do less to avoid negative things happening and do less to cause positive things to happen. The opposite extreme is possible as well, and aggressive and reckless person will just cause bad things that happened to them in opposed to being victim to them. A balance must be met I suppose.>>11870>Also, leading a passive life is not really good for you.
I disagree, as long as you pick your battles you can come out on top quite all right.> After all, the more power, knowledge and skill YOU have, the more efficiently you can serve others.
That's not always true, it depends on who you are serving, some people know a good servant when they see one and will make sure they are treated appropriately. And some people recognize the measure of your sacrifice and really need the kindness you can give them, they will also at least try to return the favor.
>people telling OP how to live their life
I know you guys mean well but sometimes that's the last thing people need.
You tell people how to live, and they hear that the way they're living now is wrong.
You tell people how to change and they hear that what they are now is no good and they need to change.
You tell them how you were able to overcome similar challenges and they hear that you are some shining star above them that will always be better than them.
You tell them that they shouldn't feel the way they do about them self or their circumstances and they hear that their feelings are being invalidated.
You tell them to toughen up, they hear that they are weak.
Regardless of whether your points are valid if they are delivered poorly they are more harmful than helpful, and when you hear the same message a million times it just becomes white noise and has difficulty getting through even when presented well.
I'm sorry for venting like that but but when people try to present helpful
information like that it just really pisses me off.
I need to go cool off :/