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This post was edited by gaiacomm at 2013-7-19 10:05|
Some of you want to be politically correct with your views on NEGROS, for which I understand. Its ok to be fearful of standing alone, with your opinion. Its very difficult not to be influenced by those around you that don't wish to be alone either, experiencing the same fears. Its bold of you to stand up on the internet in words and not deeds, because of the Anonymity all of you gain by posting on threads like these. Its yourself, fooling yourself. Its hard to accept someone who decides to walk a different way around the circle.
A story tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion from his flock. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads an idyllic life.
One day, Jonathan is met by two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" in that there is no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge, where he meets other gulls who love to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe. The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived." Not satisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like him, to bring them his learning and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, gathering around him others who have been outlawed for not conforming. Ultimately, the very first of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, becomes a teacher in his own right and Jonathan leaves to teach other flocks.