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Re: news of the day

Kitty: I think that as you managed to say very nicely, there is a major
difference between "liking" your stuff and believing that your stuff is
"absoulutely vital" to your personal happiness. Stuff is just stuff, no
more and no less. I suspect you like your stuff because of
memories/activities associated with it...not just for the sake of having
the latest, greatest new item of whatever particular brand is the most
exclusive. And you so obviously have it squared away with the helping
other's perspective...something I think so many people in the world know
little to nothing about these days.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sat 11/08, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 14:21:47 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day

You know, I like "stuff". I like my computer, my tv, my stereo. I like
all<br>the various office supply stuff I keep around to have just the
right thing<br>for a project. I like all the stuff in my garage that
makes gardening<br>easier and more fun. I will like my new kitchen
cabinets if they ever<br>finish installing them, even though the old
ones (40yrs) were still ok. [I<br>put them in the garage to hold more
stuff]. I like my Harmony Kingdom<br>stuff - gives me sort of a tickle
just to look at them. I like my garden<br>cat stuff, though they aren't
necessary to enjoy the garden. I like stuff.<br><br>But there is a point
when people need to say, I have enough stuff to keep me<br>happy, maybe
I could help someone else out with the stuff they need. And<br>even when
we don't yet have all the stuff we need or want, maybe we could<br>wait
just a little longer and help someone else get some deperately
needed<br>stuff.<br><br>And if I have to do without some of the stuff I
really want or even think I<br>really need because it adversely impacts
someone else or the environment,<br>that's ok, too. Surely we can find
alternatives.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
"Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 10:31
AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day<br><br><br>> In my mind I can
point to the time "greed" became the mantra for corporate<br>> America.
I was working in D.C. in a large law firm in the late 1970's.<br>>
Ringer's book, "Looking Out For Number One" was on the best seller
list<br>and<br>> required reading for managers of many large firms. It
seems to me that<br>> from that point forward the emphasis was on
self...what one could acquire,<br>> how much one could spend on cars,
houses, etc., buying the best and<br>> bragging on it. Problems of those
less fortunate didn't concern those on<br>> this track unless they were
directly involved. The thought of giving back<br>> to the community
whose structure and principl

es allowed great success was<br>> completely lost.<br>><br>> Enough...my
soapbox just turned over.<br>><br>> Bonnie Zone 6+
ETN<br>><br>><br>><br>><br>> > [Original Message]<br>> > From: Marge
Talt <mtalt@hort.net><br>> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Date:
11/07/2003 9:07:17 PM<br>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day<br>>
><br>> > > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net><br>>
> > > May we someday wake up and go for more renewable, cleaner,
energy<br>> > sources!<br>> ><br>> > I'll second that! However, I very
much fear that money is what<br>> > drives things the world around and
as long as those with vested<br>> > interests in keeping the status quo
are the ones donating mammoth<br>> > sums to election campaigns, I can
guarantee that renewable energy is<br>> > going to stay firmly in the
rumble seat. When you stop and think<br>> > about the vast network of
businesses that depend on oil in some form<br>> > for their existence,
you can see that the vested interests are large.<br>> ><br>> > Until
some disaster occurs, this nation seems set on reaction instead<br>> >
of proaction, and then seems to waste time, money and energy in<br>> >
trying to point to fix responsibility on some entity - witness the<br>>
> eastcoast black out this year - (I guess so people can sue them)<br>>
> instead of saying "Hello..it's time to do something about<br>> >
this"...just too much power in the hands of a few extremely<br>> >
short-sighted and profit-motivated persons.<br>> ><br>> > Now, I don't
have anything against making a nice profit in business<br>> > (only wish
we could manage that), but there is profit and there is<br>> > greed;
today, greed is winning hands down.<br>> ><br>> > Marge Talt, zone 7
Maryland<br>> > mtalt@hort.net<br>> > Editor: Gardening in Shade<br>> >
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