--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "qntmpkt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- So, you have that "experience" of witnessing. Good, 
> > > and may I ask, has this led to a total eradication of 
> > > suffering in the world? 
> > 
> > <jumping in uninvited>
> > Is total eradication of suffering in the world the
> > only worthy goal to have while living in that world?
> > I mean, it's noble and all that, and people have been
> > claiming to be pursuing it for eons.  But many of those
> > same people have been responsible for much of the
> > suffering this planet has seen.  Might it not be more
> > socially responsible to set one's sights a little lower,
> > like ferinstance, "Be as happy as I can be and treat
> > the people I run into along the Way as well as I am
> > able to treat them" and influence the suffering of 
> > the world that way?  :-)
> Do you treat people as well as you are able to 
> treat them, Barry?

Absolutely.  The thing I'm still working on is how to
improve my compassion when dealing with skunks.

:-)  :-)  :-)

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