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Mosequera, Grace Fel A.:

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Message 8570:

I would have to agree with Sabrina in her argument that castration would be like taking the easy way out and it might not even be a realistic solution. The show that Guerline was talking about was interesting to hear about but seems a bit far fetched. What I'm thinking is that these days shows like that don't seem to have much credibility and who knows if that really occurs. To think that guys would freely and willingly castrate themselves is disturbing and a little absurd to say the least. If it is true though, then maybe there is still hope for a world where people take personal responsibility for themselves and attempt to be part of the solution. Also, the case about that lady and her husband is extremely gut wrenching and to think she is still allowed to operate her day care center. What city and state is that in? I think parents of kids who go there should be informed and a sign should be posted like in the food industry. The parents, I believe have the right to know this kind of stuff so that they can make a conscious decision whether or not to leave their children there still or not. This way they can't say they weren't told. I would have to agree that this is a touchy matter for me as well for a number of reasons but besides the point this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Reply:

I like that you recognize the complexity of the issue. Taking responsibility is a conundrum here, isn't it?
jeanne
December 22, 2005

On Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:18 pm in Message No. 6383, Grace wrote:

As I was reading "Love: What life is all about..." by Buscaglia, I stumbled upon a quote which really got me to think and appreciate the nature of love.

"One does not fall 'in' or 'out' of love. One grows in love"(p.62).

In my opinion, this statement has merit & may be right on the money. What I always tell people is that love is not butterflies in your stomach or a sexual sensation you feel when you're in each other's presence- though in some instances it may come with it. Love is something more than that. Yes, it is true that love can not be defined for any parameter set around it could not entirely hold its complete essence- shape & form. I believe that there is an initial trigger that sparks a special love for another but it doesn't necessarily mean that you've fallen 'in' love with that person. On the same note, if things aren't exactly right you just don't fall 'out' of love with them. Love is a continuous growth process. One that needs patience & understanding; that of which is much needed in our world today. If our society stopped trying to find a quick fix to love & life, maybe there wouldn't be so many dating shows on the air and/or divorces. We are somehow raised to believe that someday our prince charming will come & sweep us off our feet & that love is this mystical thing that just happens. What we fail to realize is that love is not really this out-of-this world experience but really a conscious decision we make to care for another or to be cared for by another. Many of us fail to love another or don't allow the love of another due to our own insecurities or things that have happened in the past. Love is unbelievable. Don't let anyone take that away from you. Love has no end. Someone once told me "to Love is to Live". Thus, in order to truly be living we must love.

On Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:18 pm in Message No. 6414, jeanne responded:

I like that phrase of Buscaglia's, too, Grace. And I think you did a good job of emphasizing that love is very real, constructed through real everyday activities, not a prince or princess on a white mystical charger. I liked also your emphasis on the conscious decisions on which growing in love is based. Some of them may be out-of-awareness, yet still be based on logos, the rational, logical component of our behavior and thought.

For an A, could you explain the part of love that fits in with "mythos," as Karen Armstrong explains in logos and mythos? I'm asking for you to include some theory as part of your response.

Message 44 on Learning Records:

I spoke with you in your office and you wanted me to make a post on the learning records as well. This is just to update you on the propostion 65 stuff I've been doing. Since my 3yr old (soon to be 4) nephew goes to this daycare in Long Beach, which has various branches and age groups, I thought I would spread some awareness and distribute some of the self made cards to them. They thought it was good information and seemed quite attentive to my explanation and concern. I'm also planning to distribute some prop 65 cards to people at my church and the parish youth group.

Reply:

Grace, I'm delighted to know that you helped spread the word. Since doing the exhibition in Redondo Beach, I've come up with dozens of new projects for next semester. Be sure to stop by and see us.
jeanne
December 20, 2005

On Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:18 pm in Message No. 6383, Grace wrote:

As I was reading "Love: What life is all about..." by Buscaglia, I stumbled upon a quote which really got me to think and appreciate the nature of love.

"One does not fall 'in' or 'out' of love. One grows in love"(p.62).

In my opinion, this statement has merit & may be right on the money. What I always tell people is that love is not butterflies in your stomach or a sexual sensation you feel when you're in each other's presence- though in some instances it may come with it. Love is something more than that. Yes, it is true that love can not be defined for any parameter set around it could not entirely hold its complete essence- shape & form. I believe that there is an initial trigger that sparks a special love for another but it doesn't necessarily mean that you've fallen 'in' love with that person. On the same note, if things aren't exactly right you just don't fall 'out' of love with them. Love is a continuous growth process. One that needs patience & understanding; that of which is much needed in our world today. If our society stopped trying to find a quick fix to love & life, maybe there wouldn't be so many dating shows on the air and/or divorces. We are somehow raised to believe that someday our prince charming will come & sweep us off our feet & that love is this mystical thing that just happens. What we fail to realize is that love is not really this out-of-this world experience but really a conscious decision we make to care for another or to be cared for by another. Many of us fail to love another or don't allow the love of another due to our own insecurities or things that have happened in the past. Love is unbelievable. Don't let anyone take that away from you. Love has no end. Someone once told me "to Love is to Live". Thus, in order to truly be living we must love.

On Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:18 pm in Message No. 6414, jeanne responded:

I like that phrase of Buscaglia's, too, Grace. And I think you did a good job of emphasizing that love is very real, constructed through real everyday activities, not a prince or princess on a white mystical charger. I liked also your emphasis on the conscious decisions on which growing in love is based. Some of them may be out-of-awareness, yet still be based on logos, the rational, logical component of our behavior and thought.

For an A, could you explain the part of love that fits in with "mythos," as Karen Armstrong explains in logos and mythos? I'm asking for you to include some theory as part of your response.



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