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Patrick Donovan

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."

Brooklyn, NY, USA
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married, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Feb 27, 2011
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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.  - from G, my daughter



"But now," says the Once-ler, "Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."





Poems like this remind us that the future of our society lies in its youth. The fact that such words can come out of a 14-year-old's mouth demonstrates that today's youth can be brave and ambitious with big dreams for the world. After all, only by believing you can change the world will you actually do. Here's what the poem said (PS:  if you don't read to its end, you miss the point):
"Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn't come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around

Reading from bottom to top, the poem reads:
"Unless we turn things around
That might be true,
People thought we couldn't come back
We knew that
Was a joke.
Working hard
Was how we handled our problems.
Giving up
Is something we never did.
Changing our world for the better
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Forgetting about that time,
Is a dumb thing to do.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is the way to go.
Living only for money and power
Is a waste. And we know
We actually succeeded
Thinking that
Our generation was a failure.
That is wrong, the truth is
We were the peak of mankind.
Never will anybody say,
Our generation will be known for nothing."







A Hug Certificate for You!
If I could catch a rainbow
I'd do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a Mountain
You could call your very own;
A Place to find serenity,
A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles
I'd toss them in the sea,
But all these things I'm finding
Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair,
But let me be what I know best:
A friend who's always there...













 
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Joined Feb 27, 2011 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups Cat Lovers, Defenders of the Voiceless, N0 Cruelty to Animals, Slavery Today, The Sound Sanctuary
Hometown Menands, NY 
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Birthday Oct 06  
Languages English  
About Me 'When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.' - Abraham Lincoln
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Pets 3 cats, 3 cats  
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Religions No thank you. :)  
Eating Habits Keep it local and organic  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Live and let live - unless you don't agree with that approach, in which case I will be very p*ssed.
What Gives Me Hope Our children.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
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Role Models Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, Jeremy Bentham  
Quotation "The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"
- Jeremy Bentham, philosopher/animal rights activist; 1748-1832.

"But now," says the Once-ler, "Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
- Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax"
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