[*BCM*] Motorist gets slap on the wrist for killing a cyclist
androidqueen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 14:03:41 EST 2006
no. i'm not far out of my teens, and i learned to take responsibility
for my actions long before i left them. teenagers are fully capable
of seeing that the outside world exists.
On 12/1/06, turtle <turtle at zworg.com> wrote:
> She's a teenager, she has little to no sense of her place in the world.
> Teenagers, for the most part, just don't have the brain development to
> be capable of seeing the world through anything but their own eyes, and
> haven't yet learned to see beyond their limited life of raging hormones
> and the need to figure out what the heck they are supposed to do to be
> popular in their friend's eyes. That's why they send teenagers off to
> war, because they will do pretty much anything to feel important, and
> can't think very much.
> I don't mean to say that teenagers are bad or anything, because it's
> just a part of growing up, just like the terrible twos. We all have to
> go through it sometime before we can make it into a mature mindset,
> where we honestly care about other people. To expect teens to behave
> maturely is just delusional. But we give them drivers' licenses and
> cars and guns nonetheless. What does that say about us?
> Peace, Love, and Bicycles,
> A human being is a part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part
> limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and
> feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical
> delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for
> us, restricting us to our personal decisions and to affection fo a few
> persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this
> prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living
> creatures and the whole nature in its beauty."
> ~Albert Einstein
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