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Kristen T.

"Spread Kindness and Compassion"

Augusta, GA, USA
female, age 32
committed relationship
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 3, 2007


 
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                             Wisdom from Gandhi              

                     quote from Mahatma Gandhi



Before I get into politics (which can be a divisive subject), I just want to say a few things. While I am passionate about what I believe in, I do not wish to alienate any potential new friends. I am open to friends of all political stripes. Basically, I like all nice people who care :)


                                  



  


  


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Hands of Peace
Peace + Love                      Mahatma Gandhi's wise (and famous) quote


                                                            


 
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Joined Nov 3, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups Amnesty International, Barack Obama, DAILY INSPIRATION, DUO for World Peace, Dennis Kucinich: A Man of Peace, Justice and Freedom, END POVERTY in AFRICA, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, LIZARD BRAIN: the Fear Factor and American Fascism, Nature Lovers, Oceana, Pets in Need, Race for the Big Cats more »
Hometown Augusta, GA 
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Birthday Jan 27, 1982  
Languages English  
About Me For the most part, a glass-half-full kind of person. Idealistic at heart (but not without a slight bit of skepticism).
An introvert; complicated; a deep thinker (sometimes to my detriment); very curious, with a strong thirst for knowledge; a lover, not a fighter; open-minded; empathetic; passionate about what I believe in; bookish; and a criminal procrastinator (ALWAYS to my detriment!).

One of those people who wishes that "we could all just get along." Is aware that this is naive but hopes for it anyway.

Weird, an oddball, march to the beat of my own drummer, etc... After years of struggling trying to be someone that I'm not, I'm finally comfortable (& much happier!) just being me :)

A "self-taught" political progressive (I was raised in a conservative Republican household & after learning more about the world, my views changed). Unapologetically liberal: I'm a bleeding-heart anti-war vegetarian environmentalist :) Living in a red district, in a red county, in a red state...

Oh, and one more thing: I'd be lost without my dogs. They're like little angels wearing fur coats! (hopefully it's faux fur, but I digress...)
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  Lifestyle
Pets 2 dogs: Abby and Tryssa, backyard birds and squirrels  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Christian, More spiritual than religious  
Eating Habits vegetarian, Keep it Healthy, natural foods, Still Love Chocolate Though!, Home Cooking, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Organic as much as possible  
Wild Fact About Me When I find a bug in the house, I capture it safely in a cup and carry it outside. Then it is freed into the backyard. No one gets hurt and everyone's happy! Of course, I am made fun of for this. But what I really feel bad about are the large spiders and roaches that I can't bring myself to get too close to :'( The spiders jump and the roaches, well you know how they are... I am considering purchasing a humane bug vacuum thingy which very gently sucks them up (from a distance) so I can then release them outside. Crazy? Possibly, depending on your perspective. As I said above, I'm odd.
My Philosophy Follow the Golden Rule. It's "golden" for a reason.
"To thine own self be true."
Try to see the positive in all people or situations.
Reduce suffering of any living creature.
Live simply, so others may simply live.
Be a voice for the voiceless.
Knowledge is power. Learning = empowerment.
Live and let live - unless it causes harm to another.
Practice gratitude. Every new day is a gift.
What Gives Me Hope Many things, on a daily basis. Here's a couple:
The sun continues to rise, faithfully, every single day - it's one thing you can truly depend on.
YOU give me hope!! And others like you who care enough to do something to help make the world a better place. Thank you for being you! :)
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Doing anything and everything I could to halt climate change.
And on my 2nd day, I would create world peace ;)
What/who changed my life and why My Mom has been such a positive influence in my life. I know I wouldn't be the person I am today without her support, understanding, & guidance. I am truly blessed to have her for a mother.
What Bugs Me gossip, sheeple, pollution in all forms, ignorance, injustice, Superficiality, consumerism, materialism, Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who WON'T use their minds!, apathy, intolerance  
Passions Standing up for causes I believe in, Earth and all its inhabitants, learning, making a difference, broadening my horizons  
Inspirations many and varied..., wonder, the beauty of nature, good people, animals, Mother Nature, peacemakers  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, hate, global warming  
  Favorites
Role Models My mother, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Emily Dickinson, Mother Teresa  
Quotation "Be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." ~ Unknown author (sometimes quoted as by Eleanor Roosevelt but this claim is disputed)

"Let us rise up and be thankful; for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~ Buddha
Interests learning all I can, exploring life, current events, retro everything, politics, Nature/Wildlife, reading, Green living, animals, healthy living, film, computers, Mind/Body/Spirit, marilyn monroe, arts and culture, film as art, Vegetarianism/Veganism  
Books Almost anything worth reading, non-fiction, classic literature, Harry Potter Series, J.R.R. Tolkien, biographies/autobiographies, books on classic film/Old Hollywood, film studies, books about Marilyn Monroe, Nature/Wildlife, cook books  
Music All genres, not most modern mainstream crap, Eclectic tastes...wide variety, The Beatles (and John Lennon), Frank Sinatra, Indie Music, Ella Fitzgerald, oldies, standards, folk, rock, alternative, jazz, classical  
Movies Too many to list here, well-made films, classic films, independent films, documentaries, foreign films, Film Noir  
TV Shows TiVo'd - no junk, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, news/politics/current events, educational/documentaries, classic TV, I Love Lucy, The Office, Family Guy, The Simpsons, SNL, Daily Show/Colbert Report  
Favorite Foods fruits and veggies, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, tomato pie, peanut butter, my mom's yummy bean loaf, Beans!, chocolate, ice cream - dairy or non-dairy, Cottage Cheese and Fruit, yogurt and granola, salad, split pea soup, pizza, mexican  
Favorite Places on the couch snuggled up with my dog(s), inside on a rainy day or night, home, nature, mountains, hawaii, the ocean, woods  
Can't Live Without air, laughter, hope, solitude  
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