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Connie W.

"To Help Bring Back Compassion and Empathy"

Lutz, FL, USA
female, age 40
committed relationship, 2 children
Joined Sep 3, 2009
What I Want to Do: Live and let others live

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Just because I don't support using violence as a "solution" does not mean I'm saying not do anything at all. There are other actions a person can take, such as signing petitions, boycotting, attending a peaceful protest, writing, emailing, and just spreading the word. These actions show people that you care. When you use violence as a solution, the general public does not see the cause in which the violence was committed for. What the general public sees are extremists who hurt people.

So, when violence is used, it overshadows the very cause you claim to care about. Violence will only beget more violence and it solves nothing. What you need is to appeal to people's compassion and empathy.

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Groups (MCIF) Multi-Cultural Interfaith Forum, (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service, (PTT) Peace Think Tank, Alternative Transportation, Ancient and Modern Cultures, Animal House, Care2 Get The Word Out?, Cat Lovers, Child-free by Choice, Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Container Gardening Enthusiasts, Friends From The Heart, Friends of Feral Cats, Green Tea Lovers more »
Birthday Oct 07, 1977  
About Me A lover of life and passionate about learning and making sure the world's a good place for all living creatures.
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Pets Four cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Christian - Other  
Eating Habits Aspiring vegetarian and healthy eater, water, coffee, tea  
Wild Fact About Me I've lived in Japan for a year, teaching English and it was a fantastic experience.
My Philosophy It's the Golden Rule: do to others as you would like to have done to you. I feel that the majority of problems can get better if more people had active compassion and empathy.
What Gives Me Hope When I see people being kind to others, in particular to servers, cashiers, animals, etc. People who actually give a damn about the world and others.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why There has been so much that inspired change in my life, from books to movies, to people. An example would be reading Me to We. It's written by 2 brothers, one of whom, started an organization called Free the Children at the tender age of 12. If a 12-year old can aspire to greater good, we can, too!
What Bugs Me litter bugs, unfriendly people, People whom do harm unto others, people who don't "listen", hypocrisy, ignorance, injustice, cruelty, bullying  
Passions my boyfriend, life, other cultures, traveling, nature, my cats, love, environment, earth, books, art, animals  
Inspirations my boyfriend, happiness, my family, the beauty of nature, Kindness in the face of hate, friends, beautiful stories, animals  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Shootings in Our Schools, Ignorance and evil, hate, Disrespect for others, cruel people, Criminals that are young and violent, apathy, abusers  
Role Models Albert Einstein, my friends, my family, Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, Jane Goodall  
Quotation "Only those who attempt the absurd achieve the impossible." -unknown
Interests books, recycling, national parks, humor, aromatherapy, Antiques/collectibles, reading, wildlife, Travel/Adventure, pets, Mind/Body/Spirit, history, Gardening/Farming, herbs, crafts, ecology, environment, Body/Personal Care, archaeology  
Books Paulo Cohelo's books, Jodi Picoult novels, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Ex, More Bread or I'll Appear, Science, Francesca Lia Block books, History Books of all kinds, Harry Potter books, Nature and animals, art books, J.R.R. Tolkien, Inspiring books  
Music all kinds  
Movies Hunger Games, Mamma Mia!, The Constant Gardener, The Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Gladiator, Dances with Wolves  
TV Shows Animal Planet, History Channel, The Simpsons, Create TV  
Favorite Foods baked goods, bread, seafood, fruits and veggies, Sushi, Italian  
Favorite Places Florida, Japan, Nature, Pennsylvania, Italy (never been there), Tibet (never been there)  
Can't Live Without my boyfriend, nature, God and Jesus Christ, love, hope, friends, family, coffee, cats, books, art, animals, air  
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    Apr 2, 2012 1:35 PM

    EcoWorrier M. (947) Dearest beloved friend, how are you. Here is the link re delete news re messages etc. Important.
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    If we don't ask, we will never know: if we did not try, we will never succeed in saving the eco system and ourselves. Thank you trusing me to be your care2 friend. Eco and one-eye ratty.
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