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Lord Mike
May 23rd, 2006, 06:36 AM
Earthquakes in California. Hurricanes along the coast. Diseases like cancer and HIV. Killers and sex offenders everywhere. Are we ever safe?

This isn't meant to scare anyone, but life is fragile. 1 out of 6 people develop cancer sometime in their lifetime. That's scary. A grandmother that rapes her granddaughter. That's scary. 89% of killers are people you know, hurricanes kill thousands along the coast every year, and earthquakes that sometimes give no warning to California. That's really scary.

No cure for cancer. No cure for HIV. No warning when criminals might strike. That's life.

Squeegee Beckenheim
May 23rd, 2006, 06:52 AM
Yes, very true. Life is unpredictable, but we don't have to go at it alone. God is the ultimate comforter, and He is able to help us through vunerable situations in our life. Christians don't have to fear death, because death is the beginning of life.

Lord Mike
May 23rd, 2006, 06:55 AM
Wow! I never thought about it like that! That makes me feel much safer.

Zone
May 23rd, 2006, 09:42 AM
Yes, very true. Life is unpredictable, but we don't have to go at it alone. God is the ultimate comforter, and He is able to help us through vunerable situations in our life. Christians don't have to fear death, because death is the beginning of life.

I could turn this into a religious debate, but I have other things to do right now. Maybe later.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 23rd, 2006, 03:05 PM
I'm so happy that I live in New York where the San Andreas Fault isn't located there. Thats why there is so many Earthquakes around there and its all because of that Fault.


:t093:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Krafty Quill
May 23rd, 2006, 03:14 PM
Word has it that in about 2036, the fault is going to split open or whatever it is that faults do. Predicted by sceintists and kept from the public for the sake of their own sanity.

Pounce
May 23rd, 2006, 07:27 PM
Wow! I never thought about it like that! That makes me feel much safer.

Sarcasm?

Word has it that in about 2036, the fault is going to split open or whatever it is that faults do. Predicted by sceintists and kept from the public for the sake of their own sanity.

Word also has it that a giant asteroid is going to crash into the earth, that bird flu will kill us all, that a deadly nuclear war will break out, that a mega tsunami will strike, that a super volcano will explode and cause a cataclysmic effect on life... what have you.

People are so susceptible to fear... the best thing to do is just enjoy the life you have now. The future is unpredictable, so don't try to figure it out. Just take things as they come.

Don't be afraid. It will only "make us afraid to go out at night, afraid of each other, so that we lock ourselves in our homes and they get to suspend our rights one by one." ~Bill Hicks

Toothache
May 24th, 2006, 04:37 AM
To be honest, we've always been in this much threat. The only difference is, you hear about it more often, especially with global 24 hour news and so on. Wars, murders, paedophiles, they've all gone on, it's only now we hear about it almost every day, where as before things had gone on but were either unreported or people didn't believe you.

I think as more people are becoming more civilised and there is less poverty in the world, crime is starting to go down, however the media perception is things are getting worse, only because they are reported more often than they used to be.

So no, we aren't in any greater threat, we just hear about it more.

That's my coupla coins.

Minako
May 24th, 2006, 04:56 AM
I don't worry about disaster theories all that much. Life's not worth living if you can't live it as best that you've got it. It is scary, to me, how fragile life is, but has that thought ever made you think of cherishing it more?

Eh, I should take my own advice. XD; But it's not really something that you should worry about. Let the scientists collect their statistics -- there's really nothing we can do to stop natural disasters.

Lord Mike
May 24th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Sarcasm?

No, believe it or not, it wasn't sarcasm.

Red530
May 25th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Yes, we never know who's around or who's watching.

Sex offenders are everywhere. My cousin was called by one once when she was younger. Her family was pissed off at her.
And a member of my relatives was molested.


And all these Hurricanes are coming because of us.

Lord Mike
May 26th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Scray things going on in the world.

Ellie
May 26th, 2006, 04:23 PM
I don't worry about these things because then I can't enjoy life. I just try to be as safe as possible and not do stupid things.

Persona
May 26th, 2006, 04:37 PM
*Sigh* It disgusts me that a grandmother actually does that. Its stupidity and wrong. People like them deserve no life.

To add to all this, people always state that "life sucks" and I couldn't agree more with that statement.

I'll answer your question, life is never safe. You can't ever trust anyone around you, their all enemies. Even the person you least expected to hurt you, is that person. What's worse is, you sometimes can't even trust a family member. Not all of them are like that, but in the world, there are actual people who are.

I don't know when there will be a cure for cancer but there was always a solution. Eventually there will be a cure. The world has come this far with scientists producing medicine to cure any sickness. So will this disease be the end? Will there never be a cure to stop it? Only time knows.

Dawson
May 27th, 2006, 05:49 AM
*Sigh* It disgusts me that a grandmother actually does that. Its stupidity and wrong. People like them deserve no life.

To add to all this, people always state that "life sucks" and I couldn't agree more with that statement.

I'll answer your question, life is never safe. You can't ever trust anyone around you, their all enemies. Even the person you least expected to hurt you, is that person. What's worse is, you sometimes can't even trust a family member. Not all of them are like that, but in the world, there are actual people who are.

I don't know when there will be a cure for cancer but there was always a solution. Eventually there will be a cure. The world has come this far with scientists producing medicine to cure any sickness. So will this disease be the end? Will there never be a cure to stop it? Only time knows.
I bet you're the life and soul of parties.

The world is a dangerous place. You can never be certain of what will happen. But, at the same time, it is only a tiny minority of people who are actually rapists, paedophiles, killers etc. There's no point suspecting everyone of being evil, because 99.9% of them aren't.

As for natural disasters, that's life. Don't like it? Move to somewhere where they're less likely to occur.

Lord Mike
May 27th, 2006, 06:04 AM
I bet you're the life and soul of parties.

The world is a dangerous place. You can never be certain of what will happen. But, at the same time, it is only a tiny minority of people who are actually rapists, paedophiles, killers etc. There's no point suspecting everyone of being evil, because 99.9% of them aren't.

As for natural disasters, that's life. Don't like it? Move to somewhere where they're less likely to occur.

There are over half a million registered sex offenders in the US. Is that 0.1%? I don't think so. Though I agree that killers just don't come up to a random person's house, break open the door, and start shooting spree anymore. Law enforcement has kept the real criminals in jail for life and lethal injection for those that he just gone way to far.

Then you got Iran, who's enriching uranium and threatening countries that try got missles that can reach Europe. That's a thing to worry about! The government couldn't stop the 9/11 attacks, so they can always strike again without us knowing. Those are some criminals to be worrying about right now.

Dawson
May 27th, 2006, 06:13 AM
There are more than 6billion people in the world, and counting. So, yes, half a million is a very small percentage.

And I haven't heard of Iran threatening anybody with missiles. Just because they have the power, doesn't mean they'll actually use it.

Persona
May 27th, 2006, 06:14 AM
I bet you're the life and soul of parties.

The world is a dangerous place. You can never be certain of what will happen. But, at the same time, it is only a tiny minority of people who are actually rapists, paedophiles, killers etc. There's no point suspecting everyone of being evil, because 99.9% of them aren't.

As for natural disasters, that's life. Don't like it? Move to somewhere where they're less likely to occur.

Oh, I'm not meaning everyone are like this. I'm just saying that they are around you, and they can be the one's who you least expected. If that made it sound too much, then I'm sorry, I didn't mean that way.

Shadeslayer
May 27th, 2006, 06:34 AM
Earthquakes in California. Hurricanes along the coast. Diseases like cancer and HIV. Killers and sex offenders everywhere. Are we ever safe?

This isn't meant to scare anyone, but life is fragile. 1 out of 6 people develop cancer sometime in their lifetime. That's scary. A grandmother that rapes her granddaughter. That's scary. 89% of killers are people you know, hurricanes kill thousands along the coast every year, and earthquakes that sometimes give no warning to California. That's really scary.

No cure for cancer. No cure for HIV. No warning when criminals might strike. That's life.
You're right about HIV. I did a science report on it and found that out.

Red530
May 27th, 2006, 07:21 AM
HIV is horrible...And AIDs...even worse.


Speaking of AIDs and whatnot, have you guys seen the movie/musical Rent? I recommend it to you. It's pretty good.

Mr_Smilie:)
May 27th, 2006, 08:20 AM
Wow good topic.
I would say here in the UK we are safe from natural disaters e.g earthquakes.
But they can still happen.
But at the moment anything can happen.
Like in all the news now everyone have been stabbing everyone because of bulling and threating. We live in a dangerous world.

bna_li
May 27th, 2006, 08:35 AM
Actually, you get unhealthy by reading all these posts above. You could die 1 second after reading this. I could die 1 second after writing this. Nothing is for sure. But at lest you've lived.

Chase Leader
May 27th, 2006, 08:36 AM
I live near the Twin Cities in Minnesota and I hear of shootings all the time its getting worse and worse. But don't you think that the world is just getting too paranoid? I mean yes a loved one may get cancer or something...
or a tornado may ruin your house...
or a huricane could destroy your hometown...
or a wild fire could burn up your billion dollar mansion...
or a terrorist could blow up a bomb killing massive amounts of people...
or China could build a massive army and take over the world...
or we could run out of gas and the stock market could crash and the world would go through another depression...
or aliens could blow up the earth making way for a new highway saying you should have listened to the dolphins...(Hitchhikers)...
or the Sun could blow up and we would either burn to death or freeze to death within a second...
or a comet could crash into the Earth causing major Tsunamis wiping out most of Japan...
or maybe the Ancient Myians were right...maybe the angry fire demons will wipe out mankind in the year 2012...

Who am I kidding...RUN FOR YOUR LIVES...lol (note I was gonna try and post something inteligent but I got carried away...this works to.)

Lord Mike
May 27th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Enjoy life while you can. Life's too short.

Crystal Clair
May 27th, 2006, 03:36 PM
HIV is horrible...And AIDs...even worse.
Not to sound like a total dummy but I always thought HIV and AIDs were the same thing
On topic: We were never completely safe and may never be. I live in the lowlands and if the ocean level rises too much I can say goodbye to my house. And about the nuclear explosions and world disasters happening. If it could've happened, dont you think it would've happened by now?
And one more thing: be glad you dont live in Africa, especially that area where children say being raped is something that's a part of everyday life.
Just be thankful you live in a civilized country (assuming you do since you're on the internet) and just pray to God, Buddha, Misty or whoever you worship.

Lord Mike
May 27th, 2006, 03:40 PM
HIV and AIDS are sort of the same thing. The virus turns into a syndrome after taking full effect.

Africa is also where HIV/AIDS are most common. Just don't have unprotected sexual relationships and hopefully you won't get it.

~Ozy~
May 27th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Correction: Don't have extensively polygamous unpotected sex with people you donn't know whether or not they are infected. Unprotected sex is, after all, the easiest method of human reproduction, which we, as a species, kinda need.

And I was wondering how long it would be until someone brought up this quote, so I guess I will.

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" ~Sydney J. Harris

Lord Mike
May 27th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Life is hard and there's nothing we can do about it.

~Ozy~
May 27th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Au contraire. There's pleanty to be done about it. There are many threats in life, but so many things to delight in as well. Scared of what might happen to you? Then you fail to enjoy your life, truly live it. Life is a precious gift, something to be treasured and used, not tucked away for fear of harming it.

It's a matter of changing your thinking. The media assaults us with all of the possibilities and numbs us to what is. Try, for ten minutes, being perfectly and totally aware of yourself, your actions, and what is around you. It's a liberating and truly wonderful experience, not to think while drinking water, but to truly drink.

Lord Mike
May 27th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Au contraire. There's pleanty to be done about it. There are many threats in life, but so many things to delight in as well. Scared of what might happen to you? Then you fail to enjoy your life, truly live it. Life is a precious gift, something to be treasured and used, not tucked away for fear of harming it.

It's a matter of changing your thinking. The media assaults us with all of the possibilities and numbs us to what is. Try, for ten minutes, being perfectly and totally aware of yourself, your actions, and what is around you. It's a liberating and truly wonderful experience, not to think while drinking water, but to truly drink.

Its not always that easy to go through. I've had depression before and it stinks. Yes, there is help, but they just don't say "Well congragulations! You're officially a sad person! Have Prozac!". I wish it was that way though.

~Ozy~
May 27th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Don't talk to me about depression. I never said that doing that was easy. It is, however, immensely helpful. You think I don't know what it's like?! That somehow, I'm immune to those things? I wish.

Actually, I take that back... I don't. I'm glad I've gone through those things, that I still do. Every time it provides me with a new way to think, to feel, to consider myself and my relationships with others. Ultimately, it draws me closer to those I care about and makes me a better person. Every time, I draw closer to God as well. It makes the enjoyable times all the more so too. Life happens, and that includes good as well as bad. The world isn't out to get you, and it's not a horrible place.

kinmaj06
May 27th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Well, eva since 9/11 ive been scared. eva since the London bombinings ive been petrified. Lucky I live in a small town in Australia which dosen't have murderers(or not many anyway) and has nothing worth blowing up, so I think im safe. But Natrual Disasters amaze and terrify me at the same time. Around 20 years ago the biggest earthquake in Austrlian histroy hit my town and 6 people died, so im no were near safe... But safer than Sydneysiders at least

Kalylia
May 28th, 2006, 04:11 AM
I personally have to agree with ~Ozy~. I've had one of the hardest lives I know. There are only a few people around me that I know who have been through more. And I support them in everything they do.

I've been clinically depressed. I've been anorexic. I've been suicidle. I've cut myself to relieve pain, stress, and guilt. I've been sexually abused by five seperate people throughout my life. My family life is always hanging by a thread. My grandmother only recently passed away. I live a thousand miles away from the one I love. My father may not be supporting my decisions in college any longer.

But have I let that control my life?

Have I adopted a "life sucks" attitude?

No.

In fact, most people see me as a person who has a bright outlook on life. I've turned all these bad things in my life into something good by learning from them. Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, AIDs... Yes, they are horrible, but instead of whining about them, I help. My church sets up school bags and fun bags for needy children all over the world. I'm an animal rights advocate. I'm pro-life. I teach Sunday School.

I work to make life better for all.

And my trials have only made me further realize that life is precious. Because of the people that have hurt me, I appreciate those who love me all the more. Because of my close calls with death, I better life and love it more.

Don't try to tell me that life just sucks and the world is out to get us all.

Because it's not.

God, call Him by whatever name you will under whatever faith you will, protects and loves us all. The trials he faces us with are only to challenge us and better us in the long run.

Try that outlook for a change.

Zone
May 28th, 2006, 04:21 AM
God, call Him by whatever name you will under whatever faith you will, protects and loves us all. The trials he faces us with are only to challenge us and better us in the long run.

What if you're an atheist?

exemption
May 28th, 2006, 05:42 AM
Zone: BECAUSE GOD IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF LIFE'S PROBLEMS*!!!!!1!!!!111!!1!!!

It's hilarious how some certain people rant on with a few good points here and there, before they inevitably pull the RELIGIOUS ROPE. Why don't we keep all of that inane jargon out of here? If you're afraid of going to hell, I'm sure there's a time and place for it (at your local church). Watch this turn into another religious debacle that nobody else really gives half a **** about.

* sarcasm, for those who figured that I was being serious.

If you're scared of earthquakes, hurricanes, and whatever else in America, there's many other places you could move to that has little if none of these said natural disasters. It's your choice for whenever you decide to get the hell out of there, otherwise face the consequences, and don't complain about natural disasters wrecking havoc on your life in your country.

Our planet is not for the weak-hearted, which I fully agree with; it's survival of the bloody fittest.

~Ozy~
May 28th, 2006, 05:44 AM
Then that is your personal choice. It doesn't mean that you cannot try to do the same things, be a good person on the whole instead of being sure of how horrible the world is.

EDIT: Why do people assume that whenever religion is brought up, one of the cheastbeating Jesus-freaks is going to jump down another's throat over being atheist, Jewish, Taoist, whatever. I also fail to see why bringing up God, faith in Him or whatever immediately destroys someone's credibility. This is, at the moment, an open forum and people are free to express their faith. Church (or its equivalent) is not the only place that anyone, of any faith can express that. Do not assume that every Christian is going to preach to you. We're not. In turn, don't ask us to keep quiet about our own faith when it comes up in a discussion.

As for your other points, I wholeheartedly disagree. Compassion is the dividing human factor and part of what seperates human sentience from animalistic sentience. Furthermore, Social Darwinism is a misinterpertation of Darwinist theory and fatally flawed as a social system. This is because it denies fundamental human nature, that to rise above the natural order. Social Darwinism, which you suggest, is contrary to rational thought.

Kalylia
May 28th, 2006, 05:50 AM
What if you're an atheist?

I am not, thus, do not have that problem. If you are, my apologies. I am not forcing a religious view on anyone, merely stating what helps get me through. If it doesn't get you through, settle for making the world a better place of your own accord and not by what a God dictates. Either way, you're making a difference.

It's hilarious how some certain people rant on with a few good points here and there, before they inevitably pull the RELIGIOUS ROPE. Why don't we keep all of that inane jargon out of here? If you're afraid of going to hell, I'm sure there's a time and place for it (at your local church). Watch this turn into another religious debacle that nobody else really gives half a **** about.

Thank you for that, by the way. Again, I was NOT attempting to turn this into a religious debate. My religious views are my own. I was not pulling any "religious rope". And it is not "inane jargone". I am not "afraid of gonig to hell". I was merely saying what helps get me through the tough times, as it helps get many other people through tough times.

And thank you for swearing. That's exactly what everyone loves to hear.

Make life as good as you can for whatever reason you use for yourself. That's all that can be done. Have a positive outlook.

Zone
May 28th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Zone: BECAUSE GOD IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF LIFE'S PROBLEMS*!!!!!1!!!!111!!1!!!

It's hilarious how some certain people rant on with a few good points here and there, before they inevitably pull the RELIGIOUS ROPE. Why don't we keep all of that inane jargon out of here? If you're afraid of going to hell, I'm sure there's a time and place for it (at your local church). Watch this turn into another religious debacle that nobody else really gives half a **** about.

* sarcasm, for those who figured that I was being serious.

If you're scared of earthquakes, hurricanes, and whatever else in America, there's many other places you could move to that has little if none of these said natural disasters. It's your choice for whenever you decide to get the hell out of there, otherwise face the consequences, and don't complain about natural disasters wrecking havoc on your life in your country.

Our planet is not for the weak-hearted, which I fully agree with; it's survival of the bloody fittest.

If I am interpreting your post correctly, you are saying that I am a religious person. I'm not, I'm an atheist.

If you were talking to Nagayoka, nevermind.

Lord Mike
May 28th, 2006, 06:45 AM
Whether you're Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Christian or atheist, there is always a way to deal with your problems. I had a hard time dealing with depression, thoughts of death, and much more. I'm currently on Prozac and it takes a month to get full effect. Though my problem isn't really my fault, considering its neurological.

Pounce
May 28th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Au contraire. There's pleanty to be done about it. There are many threats in life, but so many things to delight in as well. Scared of what might happen to you? Then you fail to enjoy your life, truly live it. Life is a precious gift, something to be treasured and used, not tucked away for fear of harming it.

It's a matter of changing your thinking. The media assaults us with all of the possibilities and numbs us to what is. Try, for ten minutes, being perfectly and totally aware of yourself, your actions, and what is around you. It's a liberating and truly wonderful experience, not to think while drinking water, but to truly drink.

Couldn't agree more :] Life is what you make of it. If you sit around saying "oh I'm depressed" guess what? You're going to be depressed. Go out and make something of your life instead. You can let depression overtake you, but you can also train your mind to ignore those things and focus on something brighter. I've done it myself. o_o I was on antidepressants for a long time. Then one day it was just like "... why?" I stopped taking them, and decided to be in control of my life. It's completely possible, so don't use that as an excuse.

I think depression is half neurological and half mental <_< "Mental" referring to willpower.

Lord Mike
May 28th, 2006, 05:06 PM
I personally have to agree with ~Ozy~. I've had one of the hardest lives I know. There are only a few people around me that I know who have been through more. And I support them in everything they do.

I've been clinically depressed. I've been anorexic. I've been suicidle. I've cut myself to relieve pain, stress, and guilt. I've been sexually abused by five seperate people throughout my life. My family life is always hanging by a thread. My grandmother only recently passed away. I live a thousand miles away from the one I love. My father may not be supporting my decisions in college any longer.

But have I let that control my life?

Have I adopted a "life sucks" attitude?

No.

In fact, most people see me as a person who has a bright outlook on life. I've turned all these bad things in my life into something good by learning from them. Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, AIDs... Yes, they are horrible, but instead of whining about them, I help. My church sets up school bags and fun bags for needy children all over the world. I'm an animal rights advocate. I'm pro-life. I teach Sunday School.

I work to make life better for all.

And my trials have only made me further realize that life is precious. Because of the people that have hurt me, I appreciate those who love me all the more. Because of my close calls with death, I better life and love it more.

Don't try to tell me that life just sucks and the world is out to get us all.

Because it's not.

God, call Him by whatever name you will under whatever faith you will, protects and loves us all. The trials he faces us with are only to challenge us and better us in the long run.

Try that outlook for a change.

You must be an inspiration to everyone. God bless you.

Red530
May 29th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Not to sound like a total dummy but I always thought HIV and AIDs were the same thing

Don't worry, I used to think the same. HIV leads to AIDs.

Chase Leader
May 31st, 2006, 09:27 PM
Don't talk to me about depression. I never said that doing that was easy. It is, however, immensely helpful. You think I don't know what it's like?! That somehow, I'm immune to those things? I wish.

Actually, I take that back... I don't. I'm glad I've gone through those things, that I still do. Every time it provides me with a new way to think, to feel, to consider myself and my relationships with others. Ultimately, it draws me closer to those I care about and makes me a better person. Every time, I draw closer to God as well. It makes the enjoyable times all the more so too. Life happens, and that includes good as well as bad. The world isn't out to get you, and it's not a horrible place.

Wow incredibly well said...I was starting to wonder if anyone would say something along the lines of what you said...awesome. Are we safe...life happens...all we can do is look at the positive.

mistershow
June 1st, 2006, 01:11 PM
Don't forget the dangers of planes, trains, and automobiles!

Red530
June 1st, 2006, 03:59 PM
. . .


For me, it's not good to joke around with a topic like this.

Lord Mike
June 4th, 2006, 04:15 PM
I wouldn't ever joke around with such a topic.

Red530
June 5th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Again...bringing up the subject on the musical Rent.

In the musical, it talks about AIDs and how it affected the gay community. Well, actually, not only the gay community, but the straight community as well.

The story is a magnificent one, about friendship, and sticking through together through the battle against AIDs.
I recommend it. It DOES take place during 1989-1990.


But yes...it was a sad time in the 80s. Scary, actually.

xo*hugs.n.kisses*ox
June 13th, 2006, 04:28 PM
I wonder about this topic. It seems like...idk. Anyways I wouln't joke around with this topic. Scary things can happen!! >.<

ArKiVe
June 14th, 2006, 05:41 AM
1. I'm not going to get AIDS because I'm not going to have unprotected sex.
2. I don't think anyone would want to be the sex offender to me.
3. Hurricanes don't happen where I live.
4. No in this modern age most of the human population is not completely safe, though most are considerded relatively safe which means disasters/tragic events don't usually occur to them on a daily basis.

Lord Mike
June 14th, 2006, 11:43 AM
1. I'm not going to get AIDS because I'm not going to have unprotected sex.
2. I don't think anyone would want to be the sex offender to me.
3. Hurricanes don't happen where I live.
4. No in this modern age most of the human population is not completely safe, though most are considerded relatively safe which means disasters/tragic events don't usually occur to them on a daily basis.

You might feel secure, but that's not always the case in today's society.

Aegis
June 14th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Yeah your right. But I live in South Carolina, so things are pretty quiet here. The lateset thing that made it to the news was a Clemson student being raped and strangled. But that was like... a month ago maybe? And a few weeks before that a bank robbery. But nothing major, so I'm not to incredbly worried about things here.

Lord Mike
June 14th, 2006, 02:58 PM
You'd be suprised what could happen in the most unexpected places. :\

Gyardosamped
June 14th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Miami does not hav Earthquakes, or anything dangerous from land.... Thank god because I don't like that stuff, what a disaster xS

Lord Mike
June 14th, 2006, 03:02 PM
I watched about Krakatoa the volcano on the Discovery Channel and how it might erupt again and I don't want to go near Indoesia now. The tsunami also scared me. :nervous:

Gyardosamped
June 14th, 2006, 03:28 PM
I watched about Krakatoa the volcano on the Discovery Channel and how it might erupt again and I don't want to go near Indoesia now. The tsunami also scared me. :nervous:
That would be scary if a tsunami, or hurricane, or earthquake comes without notice... It's really dangerous..

swtaznsteph
June 14th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Eh I'm gonna but in this discussion because I wanna add something here.
First off, I live in California, and where I live...it's boring. No natural disasters at all. THe biggest earthquake here was a few aftershocks that I was the only one who didn't feel but others have... And then the most dangerous flood I've been in created a dirt line on my parent's car....
Wish there was some type of excitement that had to relate to something really natural instead of the murder cases that caused the largest uproar a few years ago >.>;; Here I am..sitting here..doing nothing....When I could be the one helping anything/body but I'm not. >.< Wish there was some type of disaster that 'caused minor paniking though, that'd be somewhat entertainment there...

Okay, back on topic. All that stuff about diseases and viruses, I think we're fine without the vaccines. I know I sound really...insane, but that's truth to me. I know many people will start to toally go against my opinion but this is what I want to say. Not many of my friends like to listen to me when I say these types of things so I need a place that people will actually listen.
When someone is worried about not getting vaccines and medicines, it shows how they are weak and at the bottom of the chain of life. You have animals out there that die of disease and virus every day, and all they have is their natural chemicals they produce, and their will to live. With humans, we have to rely on medicine in order to live. Without it, are we REALLY that strong as we seem to be? Will a large amount of people live up to be even around 90 without it? (Though, I know there's this one guy who's lived passed 100 I believe and he's stayed away from society, but for my question, I mean while still living in an urbanized place)
The theory of natural selection states that the stronger individual will have a higher chance of surviving yes? For humans, there is no such theory even though the species who thought up of the theory IS human. Why do I say that? Because think about it: we're very social beings. Since we are so close to each other, we try to preserve each other's life as much as we can. But because of that, both the weak and the strong both survive. So in the end, weaklings and strong people coexist in a tight knot. There will always be someone protecting another person from natural causes of death. So in the end, what is reflected, though not many people notice it, is our major weakness of living: Fear of dying the most natural way possible.
Humans are also the cause of our own danger as well. We have the biggest global warming problem at the moment (I'm trying to get people more aware of how it's a problem at least). Global warming itself IS a problem but also CAUSES even more problems to be, and also to be bigger/more hazardous then it really should be. Stopglobalwarming.com has many examples of the reasoning, but I won't say much here.


Uhmm..Think that's all I'll say

ArKiVe
June 15th, 2006, 02:10 AM
You might feel secure, but that's not always the case in today's society.

I know. I said that. I said it usually doesn't happend because you can get a pretty good thought of what goes on around you for the given place you live in after you've been there for a couple years.

.-'Infernal Hylian'-.
June 15th, 2006, 02:13 AM
I have heard from various people that a nuclear war could start any minute of the day or night and end (destroying all) in about 4 minutes. The way the last two countrys get wiped out is one country send a nuke and the country who is getting targeted sees the nuke and says " right" and send one to them and thats it boom all the earth is gone (except a few deserts....

Lord Mike
June 15th, 2006, 09:20 AM
That's really scary. Its going to be hard to sleep tonight. :\

ArKiVe
June 17th, 2006, 04:16 AM
The reason that's not going to happend though is because everyone wants to live. We have them just to back up words. We got da powa.

Kalylia
June 20th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Please. The world is still a far cry away from a nuclear war. People aren't stupid. Especially not world leaders. Yes, I admit that I disagree with most of them, but those in true power aren't going to nuke the earth.

We're just not that dumb.

So don't worry about that. Yes, the weapons are out there, but we're still a long ways away from an all-out nuclear war on a world-wide front.

Ultimate_Evil
June 28th, 2006, 06:36 AM
No we are never safe. evil is everywhere, there is no escapeing it.

Tw1tch
June 28th, 2006, 08:33 AM
True, life is difficult. There's a lot of crap that people have to deal with. For example, in Massachussets, where I live, all of the sex offenders are placed in the city I live in upon release from prison. G R E A T ! For 5 years of my life, my mom was married to an abusive man only because he threatened to kill my sister and I. He abused me and sexually abused my sister. Then, my mom was with a verbally abusive man for about four years, and it was brutal mental abuse. I also had to deal with a jackass step-father recently, and his sister who has threatened my family to the point where we have had to put a restraining order against her. On top of that, I've been made fun of my entire life, especially in elementary school. There was even a point in time where my mom was having such a hard time supporting us that we had to live at our great-grandmother's while she lived in her car.

But you know what? Things got better. My mom became stronger, know one could control her ever again. My step-father is afraid of her because she is such a strong woman and could easily defend herself. My mom went to college and is currently working her way up in AstraZeneca, a pharmacutical (spelling?) company. She will soon be a manager (which is REALLY high up in that company).

I had to deal with crap in life, but you know what? I DEALT WITH IT! I never turned to drugs, cutting myself, medication, anything. I have music, friends, and family. If I'm angry, I play my guitar for about four hours, releasing my anger through unbelievably aggressive music. Some of the best guitar riffs I ever made were made when I was angry or depressed. I also like to joke. In eighth grade, some of my friends were concerned because I was the only one of them that never kissed a girl, and some kids made fun of me for it. So, I made a joke.
"Yeah, if I ever have sex, it'll be like that scene from Scary Movie" I apologize for the fact that it is an innapropriate joke, however, it is an accurate depiction of how joking about things helps me feel better. I laughed, my friends laughed, I felt better. If there is something that makes you angry, ANYTHING AT ALL, there are so many way to feel better.

The point I'm trying to make is you need to have a positive outlook on life. So $#!+ happens, whatever, that's life! If you've gone through any crap in your life, then you should know that things change for the better. I know it from personal experience. Don't let bad experiences stop you from HAVING FUN. Don't let it stop you from LIVING. If $#!+ happens, take it in stride. It will happen, don't let it ruin you.

Red530
June 28th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Thank you for that. Very, very well said. We all think we have horrible lives, when others probably live worse.

Pharmacutical (spelling?) companies...Ill...Sorry, I just hate pharmacutical companies...

I should a debate on pharmacutical companies as well. It's very important.

emerald fan
June 28th, 2006, 02:49 PM
well i live in galveston,texas where there are a couple of hurricanes a year. and they could do some real damage =\. i think that WE ARE NEVER SAFE.

Tw1tch
June 30th, 2006, 09:59 AM
If anyone learns anything from this thread, it should be that life isn't bad. Yeah, you'll get hurt, but guess what? There's also gonna be moments that make you feel great. In all honesty, I think that's one of the things Pokemon is great for. It's a social experience. You can't play alone (well, you could, but you wouldn't complete the game). You trade with your friends. You compete with other people. At Nintendo events, you can meet Pokemon fans like yourself. You can go to this site or other sites and meet a bunch of different people who share a common interest, Pokemon. Social experiences such as this make people happy.

Miyu-chan
July 1st, 2006, 06:39 PM
I agree that we're never going to be safe.

Currently I live in California - known to all as the 'earthquake area'. Though I've never felt more than a tremor, there's still the danger.

I used to live in Taiwan. I got flashed by a sick man. Witnessed the 9/21 earthquake. And people there get AIDS just by walking on the street because sick perverts poke pins with their contamiated blood. SARS was at its full blast - just next to the hospital at my school.

I used to live in NYC. My mom got robbed in full daylight. People are pushed into subway tracks.

After all this, we are not safe. We are never safe from death. The only thing to do is have faith in God.

That's what I do.

.-'Infernal Hylian'-.
July 4th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Please. The world is still a far cry away from a nuclear war. People aren't stupid. .
Nuclear war is closer than we all think

Flame Demon
July 11th, 2006, 06:18 AM
Well, yeah. That crazy Kin Jom Ill just wants to nuke freaken nuke the US for some stupid reason. I thought Osama Bin Ladan was enough to worry about and now George Bush and his administration are planning to get peace with this guy when he seems to want to nuke the whole world. If a nuclear war breaks out, it will be all because of North Korea.

Aether
July 20th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Meh, between Global warming, Bird flu and the threat of nuclear war I feel like I'm In a tiny room lined with rusty nails, broken glass and spikes. I'm just gonna live as long as possible and hope to see a day where this all blows over,who knows? it actually might.