What gives you hope? Personally? For your Country? The World around us?

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    Jan 29, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Personally, I'm feeling back up to getting my island camp up and running this spring, and I'm looking forward to that and meeting individual campers and families. Sharing a few burgers, and a few beers with them !! LOL !!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For my country and the world, I am most excited about the prospects for improvements in technology for our energy needs to drasticly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I honestly believe that if our Government gets behind this and the other governments of the world embraces this major change too, that we can stimulate our economies, and vastly reduce pollutions, and the greenhouse effect. We'll struggle through the change over, but repugs and their oil buddies can just move to the side, because the CHANGE IS COMING !!!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>WHAT BRINGS YOU HOPE ????
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    Jan 29, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    My hope for the world is the ability of human beings to adapt to changed circumstances through their ingenuity and survival instinct.
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    Jan 30, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    SurrealLife saidMy hope for the world is the ability of human beings to adapt to changed circumstances through their ingenuity and survival instinct.


    Too bad that only kicks in once it hits the fan. 'Necessity is the mother' and all that. Man quickly favors ease and complacency, and it'll take a massive force to move man into action and out of complacency.

    Chemical leavened sticky buns give me hope.
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    Jan 30, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    hope for me is that last week we overcame something. in the grand scheme of things, it's not huge...there's still a lot of things that blind us from all of our innate humanity. But, for once, someone called out "I have a dream..." and spelt it out and some one several decades later, called out "let us hope again."
    I find hope in that someone who may or may not be the most representative of all blacks, but who stands for something more than just a racial division, someone who breaks the barrier of color...has called out to the American public and also to the rest of the world..."let us hope again." I find that this gives me hope.
    as simple as that is, Clinton, GHW Bush, Reagan, essentially, no other president in my short life has ever genuinely called out to the people to hope to have faith in the premise and promise of the United States of America. icon_biggrin.gif
    what gives me hope is that I can be a buddhist role model for the people around me; showing balance, insight, and hope to others. i am in cleveland getting training for work and I try to be the best and brightest, not to show off, but to show what one buddhist, gay, asian-american looks like. heh.
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    Jan 30, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    People that act genuinely nice and concerned
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    Jan 30, 2009 5:06 AM GMT
    I realize I've posted this at least twice elsewhere in thread, but icon_question.gificon_idea.gif

    Give it a listen and a read icon_smile.gif


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    Jan 30, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    My hope is statistics.

    I've read various reports saying that us gays are somewhere near 10%. I go with that number cause its easy to do the math with. All I care about it is that one day I'll meet another guy like me in real life.

    And that maybe, just maybe, I'll get into Landscape Architecture.
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    Jan 30, 2009 6:20 AM GMT
    LGWC said,

    "All I care about" and then said, " it is that one day I'll meet another guy like me in real life.
    And that maybe, just maybe, I'll get into Landscape Architecture"

    ... so because of the first quote the second quote will happen!


    -two old guys
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    Jan 30, 2009 7:03 AM GMT
    meninlove said LGWC said,

    "All I care about" and then said, " it is that one day I'll meet another guy like me in real life.
    And that maybe, just maybe, I'll get into Landscape Architecture"

    ... so because of the first quote the second quote will happen!


    -two old guys



    Well, it could happen. It's the domino effect, you see. icon_wink.gif

    Personally, i hope that my nephews grow up to be better individuals, as i hope to every child growing up in this insane society.
    And if we all do something today to give them a brighter future, then they can do their part in changing our country, and ultimately the world into a better place environmentally, socially and spiritually.

    ...the domino effect.

    I'm just sayin....
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    Jan 30, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    Great people like you realifedad. Your kindness, your wit, your intelligence and sensitivity, all of these things give me hope.

    Keep being the special man you are! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 30, 2009 7:50 AM GMT
    I have virtually no hope for this world. I believe it to be completely and utterly rotten.
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    Jan 30, 2009 7:53 AM GMT
    RyanReBoRn saidI have virtually no hope for this world. I believe it to be completely and utterly rotten.


    Stop leaving broken eggs everywhere. Humpty Dumpty is just livid icon_eek.gif

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    Jan 30, 2009 8:09 AM GMT
    I vote for myself every morning i look in the mirror...no one person, idealogy, religion can change the world...change comes from within...that and the natural world really turn me on!
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    Jan 30, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    justinono said
    RyanReBoRn saidI have virtually no hope for this world. I believe it to be completely and utterly rotten.


    Stop leaving broken eggs everywhere. Humpty Dumpty is just livid icon_eek.gif

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    It's not because I'm a teenager! The world sucks I tell you! >_<


    I don't want to go into the turmoil of my "inside feelings" but yeah...


    I do hope that one day I can meet a guy just for me...icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 30, 2009 9:00 AM GMT

    Just being able to wake up each morning gives me hope in general...
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    Jan 30, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    Hope is an illusive quality. Most of the time, we humans tend to receive hope from a source outside ourselves, however, the real continued source of hope really comes from deep inside ourselves. Hope can be permanent within ourselves but only by turning that thing we hope for into action.

    For example, Obama has in this last week given a lot of people reason for hope around the world. But how many times does he have to repeat that he can not do this alone. If you want to sustain hope in yourself you must offer yourself up in some way to the struggle. What have you done to encourage the climate of change in this last week?

    This thing need not be major. It could be a simple as buying something that you really need from a local store or going into a local restaurant and having a good meal. You could start riding mass transit instead of using your car or walking to that local store or restaurant. You could write an email to your representative in Congress to support an action you believe in. You could start a more inclusive recycling program in your neighbourhood, etc., etc, etc.

    Hope is an illusive quality until it is turned into action.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jan 31, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    My hope comes through the new washington, the changing of the guard so to speak. The new admistration wants us[the world community] to sit down and talk out our concerns instead of picking up arms. I pray the world can co-exsist without the bullshit.