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Aoife O Mahony

"Be nice, society already sucks."

Cork, Ireland
female, age 22
Speaks: English, Irish, some French
Joined Jan 7, 2008

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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers, wider freeways but narrower view points. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have more degrees, but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, but more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We have learned how to make a living, but not a life. We have added years to life, instead of life to years. We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space, but not inner space. We have done larger things but not better things. We have cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We have conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We have learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers, to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window, and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend more time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and doesn't cost a cent. Remember to say "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Groups Amnesty International, Angels in sensible shoes, Backyard Wildlife, Cheesecake Lovers Unite!, Chocoholics Unite!, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Fanclub, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, Equal Rights for Women, Forests & Trees, Greenpeace, Human Rights Network, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest more »
Birthday March 15, 1993  
Languages English, Irish, some French  
About Me My name is pronounced 'Eefa', just FYI =)
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Pets Pet rock - 'Dotty'., 2 dwarf hamsters - Fidget &amp, Ginger - RIP, 2 goldfish: Goldie and Tiger  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Flying Spaghetti Monsterism!, Atheist {Richard Dawkins is god} XD  
Eating Habits Vegetarian, Love to share =), Farmers markets and small producers, Slow food movement, Homegrown in summer as much as possible, Local, organic when possible, Fair trade, Picky eater  
Wild Fact About Me I have a belly-button fetish ....they're just so weird and cute =D
My Philosophy Be nice, society already sucks.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Bad people...... large blender :)
What/who changed my life and why There are way too many to mention
What Bugs Me Prejudice and stigma, Animal abuse, Unkindness and thoughtlessness, War, Consumerism and materialism, Destruction of the planet, closed minded people, injustice, bullying, Mcdonalds and the shit they call food, intolerance, arrogance, cruelty  
Passions Reading, trees, laughter, Hugs, Slow food, Science, Good healthy food, Books, Writing, Making a difference, nature, The Earth, animals, Freedom of expression, Poetry, Equality for all, Life!, Movies  
Inspirations Movies, My Family, Everything if I look close enough, Seeing people find their own way in life, good people, Books, Nature, Life itself, Poetry, Music  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, The extent of our social conditioning, How fucked up our society is, Ignorance, Hate, Climate change, "Big Brother", Death, Losing the people I love  
Role Models Mark Ashton R.I.P., Lisa Simpson : ), Fr Jack and Fr Den (my granduncles), My Family, My Friends, Steve Irwin (R.I.P), Jane Goodall  
Quotation You laugh because I'm different.
I laugh because you're all the same.

"I want to have a little cafe. There would be lots and lots of sweet pastries and deep deep coffee that goes into your heart". Yuko Anasaki
Interests Volunteering, Psychology and mental health, Body mods esp piercings, Science, Fantasy, SciFi, Nutrition, Education, Poetry, Yoga, Environment, Cooking and baking, Nature, Animals, Movies, Books, Music  
Books Science, nonfiction, Poetry, Fantasy, Quiet - Susan Cain, Mary Roach, Behind the Dolphin Smile, Lord of the Rings, Guns Germs and Steel, History of Love, A Little Princess, The Book Thief, Khalil Gibran, Fast Food Nation  
Music Keaton Henson, Passenger, Lynard Skynard, A Fine Frenzy, Of Monsters and Men, Acoustic singer-songwriter stuff, Shakira, Mishka, Duke Special, Adele, The Frames, Chris Wood, Glen Hansard, Beatles, Ani DiFranco, Rascal Flatts, Aerosmith, The Rasmus  
Movies Pride, Life is Beautiful, V For Vendetta, Kid's movies, Begin Again, The Cove, Tim Burton, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Never Let Me Go, Earthlings, Free Jimmy, Animation, Indie films, The King's Speech, Johnny Depp, Stand By Me, Jacob the Liar, Little Miss Sunshine  
TV Shows In the Flesh, Brian Cox, David Attenborough, Documentaries, BBC, Father Ted, Live at the Apollo, QI, Sleepy Hollow, Merlin, Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Mock the Week, Criminal Minds, The Food Hospital, Human Planet, River Cottage  
Favorite Foods Mint, Bean burgers, Carrots, Sodabread, Coconut, Fruit esp from Dad's garden, Mom's vegetarian cheesecake, Veg toad in the hole, Onion bhajis, Coffee, Smoothies/juice, Cherries, Berries, Kiwis, Tea!!, Choc, Milkshakes, Cake, Baked potatoes, Soup  
Favorite Places London, Libraries, Bookshops, UCC campus, Outdoors, Fave coffee shops-Cork Coffee Roasters!, Cork city, Home, my bed, Waterfalls, Rivers, Woods/forests, Beaches  
Can't Live Without Food, Water, oxygen :-)  
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    Thank you for sending me a Xmas card. So sorry for the late reply. Its the main holiday season here in Australia, I've been away at the coast with no computers. Bliss. Have a very happy 2012.
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    Kirra C. (1)

    ah it sucks that you got sick! =( I'm better now thankfully and have 6 more school days until the holidays! ^.^ I'm excited. But next term we have a major assignment to do, but in the meantime I don't have too much hard work so I'm fairly happy. =) I hope you get better too. <3 Aww I love history, it's a pity that they're on at the same time. I think a few of our classes for next year would be but there's always more than one class unless it's a really small subject like jewelery making. Still waiting to find out what my subjects will be. =( I hope they tell us before the holidays. If not I'll have to wait until the last part of this year. -_- I chose a lot of Science too, because I think I might like a carer in Medicine or something similar.

    I can't wait for the holidays now! =D Mostly for the extra time to sleep but any time not spent at school is good. =P
    Hope things are going well for you,
    Kirra. =)

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    Kirra C. (1)

    umm I have about 5 weeks until my next holidays start I think. And they always go for just over two weeks. Except I think the Christmas one which is the end of year one which I'm pretty sure goes for a bit longer.
    I've mostly just sat around the house. A lot of people are sick at the moment it being winter here and all (including me lol) so I took a few days off and I might take tomorrow off depending on how I feel. It'll be spring in a week anyway so hopefully it'll warm up a bit. =)

    We chose which subjects we'd like to get for next year of school and have counseling to make sure it's what we really want to do next Monday. But not much is happening.

    So yeah a while to wait yet for the holidays.
    But things are good =)

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