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Jamie Beals

""The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi"

Lakeside, CA, USA
female, age 40
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Speaks: American English
Joined Apr 29, 2008

My Biggest Obstacle In Life Right Now Is This.....
I'm incessantly looking for grants and scholarships to fund my education, my unmet need this semester was around $5,000...I'm convinced that if there are scholarships for students for no other reason than their athletic ability or the color of their skin, there has to be funding for a person who's concerned with the world and all that's in it..And to me, the thought of loans at this point in time has become very cumbersome.

If anyone has any suggestions or advice, it would be greatly appreciated...Starting college and trying to figure out exactly what to do and the most efficient way to do it, after a 12 year break, not to mention that it is much different here than the town of 1,200 people I grew up in, LoL, often leaves me more confused and disoriented than I was to begin with. There's just so much stuff on the internet, and it's hard to determine exactly which options are worth the effort, or which direction to go to begin with, LoL...Any advice would be appreciate more than I can express. :)

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Joined Apr 29, 2008 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, A Dog-Gone Good Natural Pets Group, A Free Stuff Network (AFSN), Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Complete Natural Living, Healthy Living Network, Herbs of the World, Holistic Beauty & Skin Care, NATURE PROVIDES, Nature's Herbal Healing, The Organic Gardening and Cooking Guide
Hometown Red Oak, IA 
Birthday Dec 28, 1978  
About Me I am a Muse, Loyal Girlfriend, Puppy Mama, Chinchilla Companion, Full Time Student, Loving Friend, Anti-Pharmaceuticals, Organic Eater, Recycler, Electric Scooter Rider, Critical Thinker, Artist, Lover, Happy, Open Minded, Strong, Passionate, Responsible, Mindful, Caring.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Wild Fact About Me I beat the odds.
My Philosophy "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
*****Henry David Thoreau*****
What Gives Me Hope Attending a multimedia presentation by Keith Harmon Snow called "Consciousness and Responsibility in the Age of Genocide" for school and witnessing the people around me trying to ignore his claims at first, squirming and uncomfortable, but eventually beginning to look, listen, wonder take in what he was saying...And then going to class afterward and listening to people ask questions about what they had heard, is it real, how can it be?
Watching them really listening to the words of the professor....Think for yourself! Think critically! And feeling the wheels start to turn..I believe it's the closest thing I've ever seen to evolution in progress.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by focus on America first.
What/who changed my life and why Chad L. Matheny...Without him who knows when I would have realized there is such a thing as critical thinking, and Yes! I am capable of it! Or when I would have learned of Thoreau and other amazing writings, Phish and just how great The Grateful Dead really were, or that there really IS something more out there than our small town in Iowa..For more reasons than I could ever list..Because of him I made it to SoCal, and began to really LIVE instead of simply exist.
Quotation "This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body"
****Leaves of Grass-WaltWhitman-1855****
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