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Fool me once, $%^& you.
Fixed. (In all seriousness, depends on how serious the wrong is.)
I have a feeling that people do not REALLY understand what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else, or a way of "reverting" how you treat/look at someone. Forgiveness is something you do for you.a : to give up resentment of or claim to requital forSo, you see, you can give up your resentment, or demanding payment from someone, without looking nicely on them. For example:Depends what it is. Cheating for example I wouldn't forgive at all. I have a terrible feeling that if I really loved someone I'd forgive abuse though. Which I really really really hope I never have to find out if I would.If someone cheated on you, you would break up with them. But, you can still forgive someone their wrong, and break up with them. It's a little bit like saying "I don't hold resentment for you in my heart, and at the same time, I feel that you are not someone I would like to date".
The misunderstanding of what "forgiveness" actually is, and what it has been distorted to mean in modern day, is kind of like the twisting of modern understanding of "reward" and "punishment". So often today, parents will remove a privilege, and use that as a punishment. You are given a privilege if you earn it. You are given a punishment if you earn that. But, you never earn the lack of a privilege. You may enter a state where you no longer deserve a privilege, but that isn't the same thing. In my house, if a kid has done something wrong (or adult), there is a punishment. Often, there is ALSO a removal of privileges in addition to the punishment. Forgiveness is an overlooking of the demand for restitution of wrongs. When you are an adult, this is like forgoing the punishment. However, that doesn't mean the person has their privileges they no longer deserve automatically restored to them.
I've forgiven my mother for the wretched things she has done. I no longer hold resentment in my heart. I forgave her for my sake. But you better believe that woman has no part in my life, nor her grandchildren's lives. She does not deserve that privilege.
I'll forgive someone when they show me that they are done doing whatever it is they were doing and are completely sorry for it. The first time they do it, this can happen pretty fast, but as things start getting repeated, I forgive less and less readily because I'm less and less sure that they are really sorry or are really going to stop.
I know what forgiveness means Mytie. And I know I wouldn't forgive it.
I know what forgiveness means Mytie. And I know I wouldn't forgive it.
I see. Why not?
307- What is the longest amount of time you've ever spent in a car or truck?
4 days. I love roadtrips.
Oh and mytie, I don't know. I haven't forgiven it in the past, I can't see it happening in the future. I'm not as forgiving as you.
5 days. Fairbanks Alaska, to Gulfport Mississippi. It took another 5 days to drive back, but I had a week break in the middle.
Amount of time in one... session, or time of which most was spent in a car?
Not much of a difference to me. I've never had a reason to drive any long distances myself and if I've gone somewhere far with family or friends it has been by air, plane or boat. Some car trips through France with my parents would be the longest I can recall, Beauvais to Saint-Brieuc probably longest of those.
The trip that probably
the longest was one I had to endure when involved with something called the Baltic Sea Project, which as far as I and my then class were involved basically boiled down to holding lectures and some workshops about water pollution, overfishing and stuff like that for school kids (scratch the kids part I guess, seeing as they were as old as us mostly which was about 17-18 back in those ancient times) in Latvia and Lithuania. We flew to Riga and were going to be driving around to the other places we were going - in a bus that was something like 25 years old, had no air conditioning (this was in the summer) and had a Polish driver who besides Polish spoke like 8 words of English and a little Russian. One hell of a road to Klaipeda, that one.
At one given time? Probably 12.
I've gone on road trips that lasted a week. Those were good days.
14 hours at once, otherwise about 3 days.
At once? Maybe 13 hour... Vocation in USA. As many places in small time. Well thats what my parents thing about vocation.
Bus drive from to Benidorm, Spain.
Was a 24 hour drive with 2 major stops and a few very short ones.
Think i did 12 hours without leaving the damned thing.
But i was asleep for 9...so it wasn't that bad.
a week :P
When I was a teenager I got invited to the deal of a lifetime. My uncle ran a tourism company several years ago (He's dead now R.I.P U_U) and he did touristic travels across the country, and there was this one time where a group of US and Canadian Tourists had hired him for a really detailed expedition across the GORGEOUS Venezuelan Savanna, and Jungles, and well.... my uncle doesn't speak a word of english, he had 3 translators that helped him on the touristic trips with non-spanish speakers. One of them however, got really sick, and wasn't able to make this particular trip, and my uncle needed 3 translators at all times, since only one translator is usually not enough for large groups of tourists. Specially if they wanna spread out.
This is where I came in, my uncle offered me to join in, and serve as a translator for him. Not only he'd pay me, I'd essentially be having a free touristic vacation across the country.
We spent most of the journey on the bus, when moving from state to state up to 11 to 13 hours at a time, and making stops at almost every major touristic state of Venezuela, including Merida, Barinas, Guarico, San Cristobal, Trujillo, and Amazonas. It was the first time in my life I ever got drunk, I got to meet real english-speaking folks and practice my spoken english for the first time in my life, and I got a souvenir that has been with me every day of my life ever since.
A tribal hunting knife from the Yanomami tribe in Amazonas, designed to kill and flay boars and deer, the blade is specifically sharp on one side, yet serrated on the other, and is made to pierce the thick hides of the boars and the deers. I've kept this knife with me ever since, and you would not believe how many muggings or fights I've avoided thanks to it, as its a very scary looking knife, and I know how to brandish it like a pro (2 years of experience on the most dangerous prison in this side of the world). It serves as a pretty good deterrent against anything other than a gun.
I think like 18 hours or something (in a single sitting, mind you.)
#308- What's the worst movie you ever saw?
Any of the Land Before Time movies after the first one.
Lake Placid 3(but I enjoy it)
Obligatory Twilight Shot.
King Kong remake by Jackson.
Oh god... I watch like up to 4 movies everyday and most of them are horrible. I don't really know.. Out of new moves I can tell for sure that it's Pitch Perfect, uh so bad.
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