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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:Here's an excerpt from the NPR article "Voices of Chernobyl". https://www.npr.org/2006/04/21/5355810/voices-of-chernobyl-survivors-stories

And what about the soldiers who worked on the roof of the reactor? Two hundred and ten military units were thrown at the liquidation of the fallout of the catastrophe, which equals about 340,000 military personnel. The ones cleaning the roof got it the worst. They had lead vests, but the radiation was coming from below, and they weren't protected there. They were wearing ordinary cheap imitation-leather boots. They spent about a minute and a half, two minutes on the roof each day, and then they were discharged, given a certificate and an award -- one hundred rubles. And then they disappeared to the vast peripheries of our motherland. On the roof they gathered fuel and graphite from the reactor, shards of concrete and metal. It took about twenty to thirty seconds to fill a wheelbarrow, and then another thirty seconds to throw the "garbage" off the roof. These special wheelbarrows weighed forty kilos just by themselves. So you can picture it: a lead vest, masks, the wheelbarrows, and insane speed.

In the museum in Kiev they have a mold of graphite the size of a soldier's cap, they say that if it were real, it would weigh 16 kilos, that's how dense and heavy graphite is. The radio-controlled machines they used often failed to carry out commands or did the opposite of what they were supposed to do, because their electronics were disrupted by the high radiation. The most reliable "robots" were the soldiers. They were christened the "green robots" (by the color of their uniforms). Three thousand six hundred soldiers worked on the roof of the ruined reactor. They slept on the ground, they all tell of how in the beginning they were throwing straw on the ground in the tents -- and the straw was coming from stacks near the reactor.

They were young guys. They're dying now too, but they understand that if it wasn't for them… These are people who came from a certain culture, the culture of the great achievement. They were a sacrifice. There was a moment when there existed the danger of a nuclear explosion, and they had to get the water out from under the reactor, so that a mixture of uranium and graphite wouldn't get into it -- with the water they would have formed a critical mass. The explosion would have been between three and five megatons. This would have meant that not only Kiev and Minsk, but a large part of Europe would have been uninhabitable. Can you imagine it? A European catastrophe. So here was the task: who would dive in there and open the bolt on the safety valve? They promised them a car, an apartment, a dacha, aid for their families until the end of time. They searched for volunteers. And they found them! The boys dove, many times, and they opened that bolt, and the unit was given 7000 rubles. They forgot about the cars and apartments they promised -- but that's not why they dove! Not for the material, least of all for the material promises. [Becomes upset.] Those people don't exist anymore, just the documents in our museum, with their names. But what if they hadn't done it? In terms of our readiness for self-sacrifice, we have no equals.

Heroes wear many outfits. Thank you for sharing. :heart:

Do read my other posts here a bit higher up? ;)

I was 13 at the time Chernobyl happened. I remember seeing footage of the "green robots" shoveling off the roof and not fully understanding at the time why they had humans doing it. I just thought the USSR was mean. I now understand and am very grateful that such brave men lived and did what they did! Here's a compilation of news footage from the time. (The Soviets did not initially admit that Chernobyl had happened, even though the scientists in the USA were detecting increased radiation on our shore.)
https://youtu.be/Cc-vvhWXL9Q
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Re: Profound images

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Welllllllllllllllllllllllll hell. Now you two have gon dun it. LOL The only things I love almost as much as science are sociology and psychiatry...........

Mankind was designed to live in perfect immortality. This means in harmony with our environment, each other, and ourselves over eons. When the plan was broken, parts of us remained in that perfect place. We yearn for it. We crave it. It shows up as OCD, high level empathy, and focus issues. Being annoyed by "the broken" is nothing but a perfect mold crying out internally from an imperfect prison. We were designed to "make it right", "render aid", and "be the solution". But in our imperfect state, we no longer retain the ability or resources to do what we were made to do.

*time passes*

The planet has become filled with the imperfect and the broken. Lives are shattered every day. Worlds are torn to bits. People ache, hurt, act out, cry out, hunger, freeze, burn, and decay in a constant state of de-evolution as our imperfections continue to magnify over time. We celebrate the worst parts of ourselves. We make gods out of fools. We allow pride to fill our hearts with hate and shame for the good. Our brokeness continues to spiderweb through our species with unrelenting speed and deadly efficiency. We have become too broken to even care anymore. We have allowed technology to speed this process. And all because we refuse to accept our truth, our failure, and our pain. Pride is still the problem. It always has been.

My advice is still true. Find one person on this planet to start caring about. And if you do not care for yourself, then you must start there. Caring for yourself means making sure you own your time, your thoughts, your emotions, your health, your money, and your things. Do not allow them to own you. Manage them all and make them work for you and not against you. One problem at a time, they must submit to you. Once you have gotten yourself cared for, it is time to build a relationship. One solid relationship you can own from top to bottom. It doesn't matter who you choose. The only caveat is that you will care about them relentlessly and without regard for what they can do for you, how they treat you, or anything that benefits you personally. Speak to them daily. Take time. Give time. Help them with any struggle they face. Be on their team no matter what.

Once you have yourself and one relationship down, stepping into the 2nd and 3rd and 4th relationships is easy. I'd argue our monkeysphere is really 12 relationships for biblical reasons, but someone might yell at me. LOL But if you think you can do 150, by all means make it happen.

We were not meant to travel this solar system alone. We were designed to share the ride. Yet somehow our culture has ominously tried to isolate us all from each other and it continues to ramp up the pressure to be "loners". I refuse it. I won't allow it. And I absolutely will fight for each and every person I can convince to fight for themselves.

:hug:


I'm a firm believer we are born broken and what separates us is how far we recover from dealing with unchangeable life facts.

Physically we're told you live on this spinning rock, and that rock is floating inside the vacuum of space, and that space is endless. Mentally you're told that you have to accept that life and death go hand-in-hand and you know people you love and can't live without? Well some of them may die before you, you may even die before they do and nothing can bring them back, you think life is supposed to be fair? After you start processing the world around you as a young kid the world itself shows you a million ways why it isn't and you spend every day of your life till the day you die working out a method to understand one bit of logic that makes sense of it all and you never will, just like millions of others who tried before you and the millions that will continue to try.

Maybe physically we're fine-tuned for life but mentally we are certainly not fine-tuned for living.
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:55 pm

Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Welllllllllllllllllllllllll hell. Now you two have gon dun it. LOL The only things I love almost as much as science are sociology and psychiatry...........

Mankind was designed to live in perfect immortality. This means in harmony with our environment, each other, and ourselves over eons. When the plan was broken, parts of us remained in that perfect place. We yearn for it. We crave it. It shows up as OCD, high level empathy, and focus issues. Being annoyed by "the broken" is nothing but a perfect mold crying out internally from an imperfect prison. We were designed to "make it right", "render aid", and "be the solution". But in our imperfect state, we no longer retain the ability or resources to do what we were made to do.

*time passes*

The planet has become filled with the imperfect and the broken. Lives are shattered every day. Worlds are torn to bits. People ache, hurt, act out, cry out, hunger, freeze, burn, and decay in a constant state of de-evolution as our imperfections continue to magnify over time. We celebrate the worst parts of ourselves. We make gods out of fools. We allow pride to fill our hearts with hate and shame for the good. Our brokeness continues to spiderweb through our species with unrelenting speed and deadly efficiency. We have become too broken to even care anymore. We have allowed technology to speed this process. And all because we refuse to accept our truth, our failure, and our pain. Pride is still the problem. It always has been.

My advice is still true. Find one person on this planet to start caring about. And if you do not care for yourself, then you must start there. Caring for yourself means making sure you own your time, your thoughts, your emotions, your health, your money, and your things. Do not allow them to own you. Manage them all and make them work for you and not against you. One problem at a time, they must submit to you. Once you have gotten yourself cared for, it is time to build a relationship. One solid relationship you can own from top to bottom. It doesn't matter who you choose. The only caveat is that you will care about them relentlessly and without regard for what they can do for you, how they treat you, or anything that benefits you personally. Speak to them daily. Take time. Give time. Help them with any struggle they face. Be on their team no matter what.

Once you have yourself and one relationship down, stepping into the 2nd and 3rd and 4th relationships is easy. I'd argue our monkeysphere is really 12 relationships for biblical reasons, but someone might yell at me. LOL But if you think you can do 150, by all means make it happen.

We were not meant to travel this solar system alone. We were designed to share the ride. Yet somehow our culture has ominously tried to isolate us all from each other and it continues to ramp up the pressure to be "loners". I refuse it. I won't allow it. And I absolutely will fight for each and every person I can convince to fight for themselves.

:hug:


I'm a firm believer we are born broken and what separates us is how far we recover from dealing with unchangeable life facts.

Physically we're told you live on this spinning rock, and that rock is floating inside the vacuum of space, and that space is endless. Mentally you're told that you have to accept that life and death go hand-in-hand and you know people you love and can't live without? Well some of them may die before you, you may even die before they do and nothing can bring them back, you think life is supposed to be fair? After you start processing the world around you as a young kid the world itself shows you a million ways why it isn't and you spend every day of your life till the day you die working out a method to understand one bit of logic that makes sense of it all and you never will, just like millions of others who tried before you and the millions that will continue to try.

Maybe physically we're fine-tuned for life but mentally we are certainly not fine-tuned for living.

I think cultures that accept death as a part of life are healthier and more able to cope. New trees cannot grow in the forest if old trees don't die and rot and enrich the soil. Forest fires cause seeds to germinate that acutally *need* fire to do so. Just like light needs the dark and they are intertwined via shades of grey/shadow, life and death are part of each other. We have today, what will we do with it? :) Death is not an enemy, it is a change to one's state of being. Even mountains crumble in time. That is just how things are. :) :rose: It's not fair or unfair, it just is. So, live today.
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Re: Profound images

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:12 pm

Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Welllllllllllllllllllllllll hell. Now you two have gon dun it. LOL The only things I love almost as much as science are sociology and psychiatry...........

Mankind was designed to live in perfect immortality. This means in harmony with our environment, each other, and ourselves over eons. When the plan was broken, parts of us remained in that perfect place. We yearn for it. We crave it. It shows up as OCD, high level empathy, and focus issues. Being annoyed by "the broken" is nothing but a perfect mold crying out internally from an imperfect prison. We were designed to "make it right", "render aid", and "be the solution". But in our imperfect state, we no longer retain the ability or resources to do what we were made to do.

*time passes*

The planet has become filled with the imperfect and the broken. Lives are shattered every day. Worlds are torn to bits. People ache, hurt, act out, cry out, hunger, freeze, burn, and decay in a constant state of de-evolution as our imperfections continue to magnify over time. We celebrate the worst parts of ourselves. We make gods out of fools. We allow pride to fill our hearts with hate and shame for the good. Our brokeness continues to spiderweb through our species with unrelenting speed and deadly efficiency. We have become too broken to even care anymore. We have allowed technology to speed this process. And all because we refuse to accept our truth, our failure, and our pain. Pride is still the problem. It always has been.

My advice is still true. Find one person on this planet to start caring about. And if you do not care for yourself, then you must start there. Caring for yourself means making sure you own your time, your thoughts, your emotions, your health, your money, and your things. Do not allow them to own you. Manage them all and make them work for you and not against you. One problem at a time, they must submit to you. Once you have gotten yourself cared for, it is time to build a relationship. One solid relationship you can own from top to bottom. It doesn't matter who you choose. The only caveat is that you will care about them relentlessly and without regard for what they can do for you, how they treat you, or anything that benefits you personally. Speak to them daily. Take time. Give time. Help them with any struggle they face. Be on their team no matter what.

Once you have yourself and one relationship down, stepping into the 2nd and 3rd and 4th relationships is easy. I'd argue our monkeysphere is really 12 relationships for biblical reasons, but someone might yell at me. LOL But if you think you can do 150, by all means make it happen.

We were not meant to travel this solar system alone. We were designed to share the ride. Yet somehow our culture has ominously tried to isolate us all from each other and it continues to ramp up the pressure to be "loners". I refuse it. I won't allow it. And I absolutely will fight for each and every person I can convince to fight for themselves.

:hug:


I'm a firm believer we are born broken and what separates us is how far we recover from dealing with unchangeable life facts.

Physically we're told you live on this spinning rock, and that rock is floating inside the vacuum of space, and that space is endless. Mentally you're told that you have to accept that life and death go hand-in-hand and you know people you love and can't live without? Well some of them may die before you, you may even die before they do and nothing can bring them back, you think life is supposed to be fair? After you start processing the world around you as a young kid the world itself shows you a million ways why it isn't and you spend every day of your life till the day you die working out a method to understand one bit of logic that makes sense of it all and you never will, just like millions of others who tried before you and the millions that will continue to try.

Maybe physically we're fine-tuned for life but mentally we are certainly not fine-tuned for living.

I think cultures that accept death as a part of life are healthier and more able to cope. New trees cannot grow in the forest if old trees don't die and rot and enrich the soil. Forest fires cause seeds to germinate that acutally *need* fire to do so. Just like light needs the dark and they are intertwined via shades of grey/shadow, life and death are part of each other. We have today, what will we do with it? :) Death is not an enemy, it is a change to one's state of being. Even mountains crumble in time. That is just how things are. :) :rose: It's not fair or unfair, it just is. So, live today.


Correct!

I hope one day I make peace with it, I guess as we grow older and lose more people around us then we age and start feeling unhealthy, aging does its work and death becomes inevitable we become more accepting because there's some kinda unidentified strength we find inside ourselves as we're left with no other choice but one. I'm very resentful and I'm sure many others are too because we have lost someone we love and they didn't get to live the good life they deserved, that's why the death of the young cuts us so deep because they didn't get to actually live and see the world. I don't know what "he had a good life" even means today but I hope I live long enough for someone to say that about me.
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Welllllllllllllllllllllllll hell. Now you two have gon dun it. LOL The only things I love almost as much as science are sociology and psychiatry...........

Mankind was designed to live in perfect immortality. This means in harmony with our environment, each other, and ourselves over eons. When the plan was broken, parts of us remained in that perfect place. We yearn for it. We crave it. It shows up as OCD, high level empathy, and focus issues. Being annoyed by "the broken" is nothing but a perfect mold crying out internally from an imperfect prison. We were designed to "make it right", "render aid", and "be the solution". But in our imperfect state, we no longer retain the ability or resources to do what we were made to do.

*time passes*

The planet has become filled with the imperfect and the broken. Lives are shattered every day. Worlds are torn to bits. People ache, hurt, act out, cry out, hunger, freeze, burn, and decay in a constant state of de-evolution as our imperfections continue to magnify over time. We celebrate the worst parts of ourselves. We make gods out of fools. We allow pride to fill our hearts with hate and shame for the good. Our brokeness continues to spiderweb through our species with unrelenting speed and deadly efficiency. We have become too broken to even care anymore. We have allowed technology to speed this process. And all because we refuse to accept our truth, our failure, and our pain. Pride is still the problem. It always has been.

My advice is still true. Find one person on this planet to start caring about. And if you do not care for yourself, then you must start there. Caring for yourself means making sure you own your time, your thoughts, your emotions, your health, your money, and your things. Do not allow them to own you. Manage them all and make them work for you and not against you. One problem at a time, they must submit to you. Once you have gotten yourself cared for, it is time to build a relationship. One solid relationship you can own from top to bottom. It doesn't matter who you choose. The only caveat is that you will care about them relentlessly and without regard for what they can do for you, how they treat you, or anything that benefits you personally. Speak to them daily. Take time. Give time. Help them with any struggle they face. Be on their team no matter what.

Once you have yourself and one relationship down, stepping into the 2nd and 3rd and 4th relationships is easy. I'd argue our monkeysphere is really 12 relationships for biblical reasons, but someone might yell at me. LOL But if you think you can do 150, by all means make it happen.

We were not meant to travel this solar system alone. We were designed to share the ride. Yet somehow our culture has ominously tried to isolate us all from each other and it continues to ramp up the pressure to be "loners". I refuse it. I won't allow it. And I absolutely will fight for each and every person I can convince to fight for themselves.

:hug:


I'm a firm believer we are born broken and what separates us is how far we recover from dealing with unchangeable life facts.

Physically we're told you live on this spinning rock, and that rock is floating inside the vacuum of space, and that space is endless. Mentally you're told that you have to accept that life and death go hand-in-hand and you know people you love and can't live without? Well some of them may die before you, you may even die before they do and nothing can bring them back, you think life is supposed to be fair? After you start processing the world around you as a young kid the world itself shows you a million ways why it isn't and you spend every day of your life till the day you die working out a method to understand one bit of logic that makes sense of it all and you never will, just like millions of others who tried before you and the millions that will continue to try.

Maybe physically we're fine-tuned for life but mentally we are certainly not fine-tuned for living.

I think cultures that accept death as a part of life are healthier and more able to cope. New trees cannot grow in the forest if old trees don't die and rot and enrich the soil. Forest fires cause seeds to germinate that acutally *need* fire to do so. Just like light needs the dark and they are intertwined via shades of grey/shadow, life and death are part of each other. We have today, what will we do with it? :) Death is not an enemy, it is a change to one's state of being. Even mountains crumble in time. That is just how things are. :) :rose: It's not fair or unfair, it just is. So, live today.


Correct!

I hope one day I make peace with it, I guess as we grow older and lose more people around us then we age and start feeling unhealthy, aging does its work and death becomes inevitable we become more accepting because there's some kinda unidentified strength we find inside ourselves as we're left with no other choice but one. I'm very resentful and I'm sure many others are too because we have lost someone we love and they didn't get to live the good life they deserved, that's why the death of the young cuts us so deep because they didn't get to actually live and see the world. I don't know what "he had a good life" even means today but I hope I live long enough for someone to say that about me.

It is quite possible to make peace with the idea that death is a part of life when you are young! :hug: Stop focusing on "fair" or "unfair" so much when it comes to death in general. (That's a little less easy.) I don't say you will ever be accepting that a friend died young or the like. But *in general* life cannot exist without death. They are intertwined. If you live your life fearing death than you aren't really living. Yes, burn at the idea of wrongful death! But live that day and work to do something about it even if it is just bringing some food to the family. :hug: Choose to live and help others live, and the knowing that death is a part of life becomes less heavy.
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Re: Profound images

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:27 am

Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Welllllllllllllllllllllllll hell. Now you two have gon dun it. LOL The only things I love almost as much as science are sociology and psychiatry...........

Mankind was designed to live in perfect immortality. This means in harmony with our environment, each other, and ourselves over eons. When the plan was broken, parts of us remained in that perfect place. We yearn for it. We crave it. It shows up as OCD, high level empathy, and focus issues. Being annoyed by "the broken" is nothing but a perfect mold crying out internally from an imperfect prison. We were designed to "make it right", "render aid", and "be the solution". But in our imperfect state, we no longer retain the ability or resources to do what we were made to do.

*time passes*

The planet has become filled with the imperfect and the broken. Lives are shattered every day. Worlds are torn to bits. People ache, hurt, act out, cry out, hunger, freeze, burn, and decay in a constant state of de-evolution as our imperfections continue to magnify over time. We celebrate the worst parts of ourselves. We make gods out of fools. We allow pride to fill our hearts with hate and shame for the good. Our brokeness continues to spiderweb through our species with unrelenting speed and deadly efficiency. We have become too broken to even care anymore. We have allowed technology to speed this process. And all because we refuse to accept our truth, our failure, and our pain. Pride is still the problem. It always has been.

My advice is still true. Find one person on this planet to start caring about. And if you do not care for yourself, then you must start there. Caring for yourself means making sure you own your time, your thoughts, your emotions, your health, your money, and your things. Do not allow them to own you. Manage them all and make them work for you and not against you. One problem at a time, they must submit to you. Once you have gotten yourself cared for, it is time to build a relationship. One solid relationship you can own from top to bottom. It doesn't matter who you choose. The only caveat is that you will care about them relentlessly and without regard for what they can do for you, how they treat you, or anything that benefits you personally. Speak to them daily. Take time. Give time. Help them with any struggle they face. Be on their team no matter what.

Once you have yourself and one relationship down, stepping into the 2nd and 3rd and 4th relationships is easy. I'd argue our monkeysphere is really 12 relationships for biblical reasons, but someone might yell at me. LOL But if you think you can do 150, by all means make it happen.

We were not meant to travel this solar system alone. We were designed to share the ride. Yet somehow our culture has ominously tried to isolate us all from each other and it continues to ramp up the pressure to be "loners". I refuse it. I won't allow it. And I absolutely will fight for each and every person I can convince to fight for themselves.

:hug:


I'm a firm believer we are born broken and what separates us is how far we recover from dealing with unchangeable life facts.

Physically we're told you live on this spinning rock, and that rock is floating inside the vacuum of space, and that space is endless. Mentally you're told that you have to accept that life and death go hand-in-hand and you know people you love and can't live without? Well some of them may die before you, you may even die before they do and nothing can bring them back, you think life is supposed to be fair? After you start processing the world around you as a young kid the world itself shows you a million ways why it isn't and you spend every day of your life till the day you die working out a method to understand one bit of logic that makes sense of it all and you never will, just like millions of others who tried before you and the millions that will continue to try.

Maybe physically we're fine-tuned for life but mentally we are certainly not fine-tuned for living.

I think cultures that accept death as a part of life are healthier and more able to cope. New trees cannot grow in the forest if old trees don't die and rot and enrich the soil. Forest fires cause seeds to germinate that acutally *need* fire to do so. Just like light needs the dark and they are intertwined via shades of grey/shadow, life and death are part of each other. We have today, what will we do with it? :) Death is not an enemy, it is a change to one's state of being. Even mountains crumble in time. That is just how things are. :) :rose: It's not fair or unfair, it just is. So, live today.


Correct!

I hope one day I make peace with it, I guess as we grow older and lose more people around us then we age and start feeling unhealthy, aging does its work and death becomes inevitable we become more accepting because there's some kinda unidentified strength we find inside ourselves as we're left with no other choice but one. I'm very resentful and I'm sure many others are too because we have lost someone we love and they didn't get to live the good life they deserved, that's why the death of the young cuts us so deep because they didn't get to actually live and see the world. I don't know what "he had a good life" even means today but I hope I live long enough for someone to say that about me.

It is quite possible to make peace with the idea that death is a part of life when you are young! :hug: Stop focusing on "fair" or "unfair" so much when it comes to death in general. (That's a little less easy.) I don't say you will ever be accepting that a friend died young or the like. But *in general* life cannot exist without death. They are intertwined. If you live your life fearing death than you aren't really living. Yes, burn at the idea of wrongful death! But live that day and work to do something about it even if it is just bringing some food to the family. :hug: Choose to live and help others live, and the knowing that death is a part of life becomes less heavy.


What a strange combo, right? Life and death are intertwined. From dust to dust.
:thumbsup: :hug:
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:02 pm

Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:
Nick Blade (187030201) wrote:
Floppy Sausage (126579776) wrote:This image is of the cast outline of a girl estimated to be in her late teens who died in the Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. It was weird to be in a room filled with tourists "enjoying" themselves gawking at the residual impression of the end of this woman's life. We are an odd species in how we gravitate towards certain things. It made me ponder why I even chose Pompeii as a destination, but in the end I left Pompeii with an even greater appreciation for the moments we share - NOW. Life is fragile and can end for all of us just as it did for this woman. At any moment we may not get another breath - and making the most out of the ones we do get becomes that much more clear.


Happy to see someone else is on their way towards mental destruction.

It appears that the human inside people died, the amount of murder and destruction all over the world made many people unwillingly familiar with death and blood that sometimes i wonder if our true nature is being comfortable with destruction, death, and violence and being otherwise is only a character we put as an act to go through life.

Our desensitization towards the pain, suffering, and tragedy of our neighbors is appalling. Social media has turned the world into a video screen where reality is just another image on the web. We don't know that guy, so it is funny to us....etc etc. But he just wrecked his motorcycle, broke his leg, ruined his life, or much, much worse for our enjoyment.

There is a reason people gravitate towards groups that actually give a damn about people. The world is crying out for someone to actually CARE about them. And we can't care about everyone, so it is a difficult thing to make practical. But we can all care about at least one or two people directly and then work out from there. The problem is that most people can't even muster the courage to care about themselves in ways that matter. Sure they care about the narcissistic things, but they don't care about their character, truth, morality, or beliefs. They only care about what they can SHOW because it feeds the pride monster inside us all.

Oh the things I want to write out now that are definitely against the rules of this forum............ :angel:


This reminds me of a Twitter hashtag I read yesterday, it was about a social experiment where a woman actress pretends to have been raped moments ago and goes out on the street asking people for help and telling them what just happened then people's reactions get captured on video and I was stunned seeing how many people didn't giving a damn and some even told her flat out that she must have done something wrong. I took the time to read people's reactions to this and I noticed the most common response to those finding an excuse for rape get told "I hope it happens to you or your family members then you'll know how to sympathize" and that's pretty much it, people sympathize with disastrous incidents when it's convenient for them and when the affected individuals are family, otherwise "who cares?" leave it up for others to worry or be sad about it.

It's a phenomena called "the monkeysphere". I sort of don't have one in that I trouble myself with strangers and it baffles people. I am used to people around me being amazed that I seem to really care about what happened to some stranger. I have tried explaining that we, as a society shouldn't allow things like rape or scamming but they don't seem wired to fully grasp what I mean.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number

http://www.mattbrezina.com/blog/2010/02/social-networks-the-monkey-sphere-and-moores-law-of-human-relationships/

http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html


I was not familiar with "The Monkeysphere" theory until you brought it up so thanks for mentioning it, this will help me with my writings.

Yeah, there's some undeniable validity there, social media or the Internet to be more exact made "Physical Space" become obsolete in order to establish relationships with other people or form an interactions network between a group of people.

Empathetic people tend to get along together in a more accessible fashion than non-empathetic people do because they see the world in a unified inseparable view, but it's nerve-wracking to live that way, to feel involved or saddened by every catastrophic event around the world and some can't help it. I was annoyed by some of my Facebook friends posting blog articles which include pictures of animals being abused by their owners, I wouldn't be reminded by this if it wasn't for this expansion of the communication band but the abuse is happening and would have happened anyway, sometimes we have to force ourselves not to look in order to shield ourselves from dealing with the trauma of viewing material that can potentially damage our view of the world furthermore but this doesn't always work especially if you are an empath, it's not easy at all.

Some catastrophes we MUST look at unblinking! We must stiffen our resolve and look and look well lest we allow another such catastrophe to happen! I am thinking specifically of Chernobyl. A while ago (twenty years?) a journalist went there to do a story but what he saw made him realize he needed to stay longer. He documented the children born to mothers exposed to Chernobyl. It's...profound. It made me shudder but I made myself look and look well (tears going down my face) because I wanted it burned in my memory so I could properly express to the younger ones one day what "Chernobyl" meant. I don't remember his name atm, (Edit: Found it! Paul Fusco!) but I recently tried to find his site with the images and it seems to be down now.

Edit:
Here's a good article about Chernobyl, I still have the book on my read list.
https://www.npr.org/2006/04/21/5355810/voices-of-chernobyl-survivors-stories

I think I found it on the Internet Archive! Try this link if you want to see but steel yourself to look and look well if you open the link.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060502050515/http://todayspictures.slate.com/inmotion/essay_chernobyl/?GT1=8019

Here's another essay by Paul Fusco with him speaking. In the original one I found he's speaking and almost weeping as he says "Chernobyl, it changed my life! It changed my life!"...

https://mediastorm.com/publication/chernobyl-legacy

Edit again: Something I want you all (who are reading this) to ponder. It is a good thing this disaster (Chernobyl) happened in the USSR where people were used to doing what they were told, even though the reward they were promised probably wouldn't come. Just for the chance for a reward for their family, because it would make their life better. Because, if those soldier's hadn't dived into the water at the reactor and drained the cooling pool (or however it is properly called) the reaction would have reached it and the resulting kaboom would have destroyed a LOT of Europe! It could have been so much worse if not for the brave soldiers who did what they were told! If not for the "Green Robots" who shoveled the waste from the room so the sarcophagus could go in place.

I found a video of the first Paul Fusco site! Here's a link to it! https://youtu.be/AC581EeIMKg
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm


I was just a kid when this picture was a cover for the National Geographic magazine. It was titled "Afgani Girl". Her thousand mile stare still haunts me. Decades later the photographer searched and used eye scanning technology to find the same girl, now a married woman. Her husband gave permission for her to be photographed again without her veil. (That's part of why the original photo was so stunning. She allowed her photo to be taken with no veil!)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/world/asia/afghan-woman-in-famed-national-geographic-photo-is-arrested-in-pakistan.html
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Re: Profound images

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:12 pm

That's an iconic image, Katherine. I didn't know she was photographed again. Sad about her arrest :sad: just like her photographer said "She suffered enough"
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:03 pm

:idea: :balloon: :angel:
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Re: Profound images

Postby JustJo (106622274) » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:06 am

can't do the copy paste it's getting loooooooooong :D
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Been through lots in the Real World...In this Game-I got this ;)
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Re: Profound images

Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:29 pm

This prohibition-era poster shows the sentiments of the time
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This policeman is transporting a prisoner in a “mobile booking cage” (1921)
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Two girls creating an illusion (1920)
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Women’s bathing suits used to be measured to ensure they weren’t too short (1920)
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Before ADD medication, you could be forced to wear this helmet that helped you focus (1925)
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Hitler rehearsing a speech (1925)
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The Los Angeles Public Library had a bookmobile program for the sick (1928)
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This futuristic looking motorcycle could reach speeds of up to 93 mph (1931).
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The makers of the famous double-decker buses in London had to prove that they wouldn’t easily tip over (1933).
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Long before GPS, there was this “auto-scrolling” map that was supposed to navigate people in real time (1930).
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This bike was sat a family of four and a sewing machine (1939)
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Re: Profound images

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:06 pm

This was taken during the Dust Bowl. Titled: Migrant Mother
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson

Portrait shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a photograph known as "Migrant Mother". The Library of Congress caption reads: "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California." In the 1930s, the FSA employed several photographers to document the effects of the Great Depression on the population of America. Many of the photographs can also be seen as propaganda images to support the U.S. government's policy distributing support to the worst affected, poorer areas of the country. Lange's image of a supposed migrant pea picker, Florence Owens Thompson, and her family has become an icon of resilience in the face of adversity. However, it is not universally accepted that Florence Thompson was a migrant pea picker. In the book Photographing Farmworkers in California (Stanford University Press, 2004), author Richard Steven Street asserts that some scholars believe Lange's description of the print was "either vague or demonstrably inaccurate" and that Thompson was not a farmworker, but a Dust Bowl migrant. Nevertheless, if she was a "Dust Bowl migrant", she would have left a farm as most potential Dust Bowl migrants typically did and then began her life as such. Thus any potential inaccuracy is virtually irrelevant. The child to the viewer's right was Thompson's daughter, Katherine (later Katherine McIntosh), 4 years old (Leonard, Tom, "Woman whose plight defined Great Depression warns tragedy will happen again ", article, The Daily Telegraph, December 4, 2008) Lange took this photograph with a Graflex camera on large format (4"x5") negative film.[1]
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Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 am

Nice pictures ladies :thumbsup:

I was struck to see on the news 2 days ago that it's estimated that 2000 migrants died in the sea while trying to enter Europe, 80% of them under the age of 40.

When I see old pictures they feel rich and warm, a reminder of pre-Internet better times. I wonder what future generations will think of this generation using dog filters, will they think we're a fluke to humanity or the last era before humanity corrected its course? I hope it's the latter.
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Postby Nick Blade (187030201) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.
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The blue dot on this picture is earth. Taken form Saturn's orbit by the Magellen expedition. If you want to grasp the real meaning of this picture listen to the mighty Carl Sagan himself on this youtube video.
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Penguin pair, Antarctica
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Postby Rod (126579776) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm

I ran across this shot the other night by Ellie Cotton from 2016. The look on that woman's face tells the entire story of pain, relief, care, and hope of bringing a life onto this planet. The way the dad cradles her and the baby lending his strength is magical. And I also love the absolute perfect tender weakness of the infant as it places every bit of itself into their trust. If ever there was a postcard for what that story is like, this pic is it.

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