Im pretty conflicted if Cargo gets “too much” exercise for a pup her age and potential size… she never gets overly tired during the walks, but when she comes home she’s very relaxed and stops being destructive. I just read so much about only short walks until theyre adults but she’s still full of piss and vinegar after a short walk, even if its three times a day.
More of a figure of speech than an actual bet lol, however you are ridiculously beautiful and nothing you can say will convince me otherwise, have a long look in the mirror maybe you will see what i see? Either way post more pictures of yourself, clothed, underwear, naked really doesn't matter, Just you would be nice:)
i often forget to look in mirrors and when I do thats when i realize theres a piece of pork stuck to my eyebrow and i should probably brush my hair since its been a while. but yes, thank you, I appreciate the compliment. Just the thought of taking pictures of myself doesnt occur often anymore.
I have created my gods. They may share names or basic functions with those deified ideas that have gone before in my ancestral line, names like Odin, Thor, Rudra, Shiva…ecstatically inspired wild men, creators, destroyers, leaders, witch-kings, warriors and killers. But whatever they share, they have been reimagined, reforged in the fires of my own consciousness, to perform the functions that I need them to perform- just as all men have done for thousands of years, but that few men will admit to having done. This practice is central to the difference between a spirituality based around faith or belief, and one based around knowing and certainty. The only “spiritual truths” that exist are the ones we have chosen as true for ourselves- the only certainty in this world are the things we have chosen to be certain of.
Belief is a noun that holds the meaning of “accepting that a statement is true or that something exists.” By this definition, belief is essentially synonymous with “hope,” which is defined as “the state which promotes the desire of positive outcomes,” or “the act of looking forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence.”
Desire of positive outcomes. Looking forward to something with reasonable confidence. After looking at these definitions, it would seem that the very idea of hope is not the antithesis to despair, but to Will. Hope is as empty a concept as has ever been conceived, a future-dwelling mindset that looks toward an outcome with a greeting card sentimentality- when applied to religion, it induces the same feelings uncertainty and lack of confidence; a sort of wishing well style spiritual practice: “if I do this or say this, then I HOPE this will happen.”
This makes belief, in the religious sense of the word, absurd, naïve, and weak. In what other realm of your life would you apply this terminology where it would not be construed as such? Would you simply accept the idea that 1+1=3? Would you hope with a reasonable confidence that you could bench press 300 pounds? Would you look with a desire for positive outcome at a fistfight between you and a 220 pound juggernaut? No, you would determine the validity and reason of these statements by a series of tests and trials in order to know the truth- in the same way, this process can be applied to our spiritual lives.
Why would I choose to believe a thing, when I could know a thing? What strength could I possibly gain through acceptance that I could not gain tenfold through challenge? What god could I believe in, or choose to believe in, when I have the option to know one?
My gods are created, not in my image, but in the image that I wish to become- this places my foot on the first step of a lifelong journey, not to worship my gods through obeisance and debasement, but through emulation and becoming, worshiping by every deed, praying with every word, offering myself to my Self. To reach the hands outward and upward in a plea for “mercy” or “blessing” bears the stench of rank weakness and the desire to be pulled along like a child reaching upward to a parent to carry them. As strong men, we have nowhere to reach but within. Our gods must live within us, as real as our beating hearts, to provide an emulatable archetype that is as unfailing as the north star.
Do not look on this road and say in pride and hubris, “I am a living god,” but rather, with humility and strength and tenacity, say, “I am a wayfarer on a road whose end is certain, but not yet in sight. I will traverse this path with honor, and with courage, and with an indomitable will powered by that Inner Flame which is undying and unquenchable. I am. I will. I will. I am.” Keep Rising.
There’s always hope, yes. Identifying the things that get in the way of these vital conversations is the first step. I think it applies to everyone, though, not just that side of that issue. There’s tons of bullshit to spare for everyone.
oh no doubt. Much bullshit, little time. How on earth can I save the world at this rate? :p
calm rational thinking is so rare these days. even if you dont agree with something does not give you cause to freak out and throw a fit about it.
I agree, though, I have lost my cool before. Id say sometimes people push me off the edge but really i just get hot tempered when people insult me rather than converse with me. I need to learn to calm down from time to time.
Yeah, I agree that’s the stance most people should be taking, especially when discussing these types of things. But it’s hard to get everyone on a similar page when human beings are so infinitely irrational and emotional by default.
well, there is always hope. Its so rare that I actually get to have logical/rational debates with someone about an issue. Usually people just flip out and tell me to get my head out of my ass
@hominishostilis said: Facts contrary to what I believe? UH OH, better unfollow and send a snarky anon ask, that’ll show’em !
yup! I follow people with conflicting opinions but more so because thats not the entirety of their blogs. And using this person’s logic, they must really hate men if they were to unfollow me over one post… actually lost 5 followers so far
Though, considering the subject, it’s not surprising people are more prone to be emotional about it instead of rational. It’s a pretty hot topic for everyone, no matter what side you look at it from.
its understandable to get emotional, but that doesnt change the facts. Ive been treated poorly because Im female. Ive been overpowered and taken advantange of by men before. I have some really shitty stories involving men. Does it change anything? No. My personal experiences do not suck any more than a man who doesnt get to see his child because he’s not allowed custody (for no true reason other than being a man) and the mother runs off without any reprimand. My experiences dont suck any more than a man who gets raped and can’t speak up about it because he’ll be emasculated by his friends, family & police.
@portionsofeternity said: What is terrible about the climate in the world right now is that you can’t bring up concerns like this without immediately being branded as anti-feminist or a hate monger or some shit.
YUP. I tend to avoid voicing my beliefs a lot since people just freak out and throw a fit rather than actually discuss anything. But I have to remind myself that sometimes thats the only way anyone will learn. I had a lot of pretty embarassing and extreme beliefs as a kid but my brother always questioned everything I said and taught me to think rationally & skeptically. I wish more people would learn to think.
@mountainstwin said: The arrogance of this person to assume that their ‘attention’ is worth anything is disgusting. Little grey face here probably runs a furry porn blog. Good riddance.
yeah, hey, whatever theyre into. They just kinda proved my point though. I mean, a point I didnt even directly make, just agree with.
@derpdederp said: It’s hilarious because that article was one of the least offensive/out of line things I’ve read.
Right?! Nothing about it as out of line or offensive. All it as really saying is that men are treated unfairly in certain circumstances where omen can have a rather extreme benefit. My personal stories aside (from all the men treated poorly in my life by women) it isnt difficult to look up actual (well sourced) statistics either. And that post was really just… fact.
Its supposed to say horse cock. My horse cock is stuck.
"The horse cock is a part of the 4x4 system. It looks like a horse cock... One of the actuators that wasn't working. I was playing with the switch on the way to the store and it all of a sudden worked. that's actually a really good thing except that it got stuck disengaging and now the front end is clicking. Should be a big deal but I'm going to go fix that tomorrow. I don't want to break my horse cock. Those things are expensive. "
What happened to your pup gremlin? That was what you called her, correct?
My gremlin is unfortunately really old. She’s 16 very soon… and earlier this year, she started getting scary thin. No energy, not eating almost anything. I panicked pretty hard, and took her up to my mom’s with me, where she all of a sudden started eating better and getting active again. When I took her back, she starved again and returned to constantly looking like she was going to drop dead any moment. So I took her back up and she’s been there ever since. I honestly have no idea what caused her to be so much better there. Literally the second we walked in she started eating. Same food, nothing different there. It was certainly strange, but a part of me thinks she hated the city as much as I did and was happy to be in a more isolated area, even if she just spends most of her time sleeping or slowly wandering the yard. Much as I miss her, I really can’t take her back and risk having her return to that state.
Run the other direction! Or get on the ground and pretend you’re eating/playing with something. Make high pitched noises. Always praise when she comes. And when you work on a ‘come’ in and around the house, the drag line is an awesome thing.Good luck
yeah, I know to always praise, its just sometimes hard to turn the other way when she’s 100% dedicated on running in a certain direction, especially when there is traffic around since we live near the highway, gas stations & a truck stop. I get low to the ground but she still only comes close enough so that I cant reach her. I gotta try to be more calm about, but I get shaken pretty quickly when she bolts out like that. Yeah. I just gotta think about it better when Im stressing out.
I work on it every day and it only ever works in the right situation. I never let her off leash nless its in a safe area, but of course she manages to sneak out of the door with Enzo and runs without listening to me, almost onto the street. Ive never wanted to beat the piss out of a living creature but nothing is more annoying than her trying to play the “you cant catch me” game