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Catherine R.

"To live life to its fullest in every aspect!"

Odenton, MD, USA
female
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: English, un petit peu Francais
Joined Sep 22, 2004
What I Want to Do: Accept myself, as I accept others


 
My Life's Philosophy
I am a firm believer in the rights of all peoples and believe that America belongs to Native Americans first and foremost. The settlers from Europe took the land away from the First Americans and decimated their tribes with the diseases they carried from Europe. No one people is better than any other people. We are all equal. We all bleed red.

I am passionate about animals and their welfare. I hold the strong belief that we share this planet with them and they have as much right to their habitat as humans do theirs. I will do all in my power to protect animal rights and respect animals for what they add to our lives. I believe their spirits inhabit the afterlife and they are with us for eternity to make our lives richer.

I despise guns and war, but I do support our troops. I just wish there were no more wars so we wouldn't have to send our young citizens off to die. Freedom isn't free, but war is hell and I hope that one century in the future we as a species will have evolved enough so that war will be a thing of the past as different peoples discuss their differences verbally and come to peaceful agreements. One of my passions is the POW/MIA issue. As a country, we should never rest until we've done all we can to bring home all our warriors.

I believe this country does a disservice to both our veterans and our elderly. These people should be respected and revered and afforded all that this country can offer to make their lives easier. They deserve nothing but the best. The United States has not done well by them.

If we can all learn to live together harmoniously--humans and animals alike, then all creatures on this beautiful blue planet with truly be one.



 
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Joined Sep 22, 2004 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Birds of the World, Defenders of Wildlife, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, SET ANIMALS FREE (SAF), Saving Big Cats, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
Hometown Syracuse, NY 
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Birthday Jan 15  
Languages English, un petit peu Francais  
About Me I consider myself compassionate and caring of all living creatures. Politically I consider myself a Liberal. I appreciate the opportunity Care2 provides to take action on things that are important to me.
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Pets Beanie and Bodhi  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Buddhist, Spiritualist  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I got my motorcycle license at the age of 54 but I don't think I'll ever own my own bike. As I've aged, I've decided it's more important to get my bills paid off than to buy myself an expensive toy.
My Philosophy All living creatures should be treated with the same respect as humans.
What Gives Me Hope The young people in our country since the Parkland shooting. I'm so impressed with their focus, motivation and energy. They give me hope that someone will finally do something about the gun issue in this country. New life and the promise that it holds. Seeing more and more people give animals a higher regard. I've seen this change as the decades have gone by. Who ;knows? Perhaps one day, all life will be treated with the same respect and have the same rights.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make the wealthy spend a week living as the poor live so they can truly understand what that's like. I believe that would have a lifelong effect on them and eventually the world might become a true global community.
What/who changed my life and why Thich Nhat Hanh changed my life because his writings and videos introduced me to Buddhism and meditation.
What Bugs Me Deception, People who do stupid things  
Passions My family, POW/MIAs, Vietnam Vets, All animals  
Inspirations Thich Nhat Hanh, My mother, The Dalai Lama, Innocence, Peacemakers, Rain, Mountains, The ocean  
What Scares Me Donald Trump, Closed-mindedness!, Evil, Ignorance, A short life  
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Role Models Thich Nhat Hanh, Malala Yousafzai, Dalai Lama, Abay Admassu, Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou, Mother Teresa  
Quotation Do not go gentle into that good night; rage, rage against the dying of the light. --Dylan Thomas
Interests All Animals, books, writing, education, spiritualism, POW-MIA cause, motorcycle riding  
Books Alice Hoffmann, Jane Austen, Almost anything worth reading  
Music Adele, Jane Olivor, Josh Groban, Celtic, Classical, Oldies, Tim Janis  
Movies Dr. Zhivago, The Graduate, Forrest Gump  
TV Shows Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, House, Anything on the Animal Planet, Law and Order  
Favorite Foods Pizza, Chinese, Pasta, Salads  
Favorite Places Mountains, the ocean  
Can't Live Without family, books, my pets  
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