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Did you know there are people so gentle that...

 
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Not only could they not hurt anyone physically, they couldnt even hurt peoples feelings, doing either causes them pain. It is amazing to me how people can live in such a world as this. Are you one of those gentle people? How do you feel about this world?
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It sucks
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It's painful to be in..
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I have a hard time even killing most bugs (except cockroaches). I'll take them outside and let them go.

People should never mistake gentleness for weakness though.
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Yes, used to be -NOT ANY MORE- !!!!!
Who knows what the truth is???
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Jesus was gentle and what a "BIG STICK" he carried.
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I have a hard time even killing most bugs (except cockroaches). I'll take them outside and let them go.

People should never mistake gentleness for weakness though.
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Yep.

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It comes natural to me, i'm a gentile.
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Not only could they not hurt anyone physically, they couldnt even hurt peoples feelings, doing either causes them pain. It is amazing to me how people can live in such a world as this. Are you one of those gentle people? How do you feel about this world?
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Not really.
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Not only could they not hurt anyone physically, they couldnt even hurt peoples feelings, doing either causes them pain. It is amazing to me how people can live in such a world as this. Are you one of those gentle people? How do you feel about this world?
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Yes, but it can be overridden with time. When you see those you love and care about being stalked and killed by beasts, the prey must become the predator.

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Yeah, pretty much describes me - and it sucks trying to get through life, the way it is.

But, having said that, back me into a corner

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and the ol' will to live takes over. Feels pretty good too! But then the old self returns.

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I think I just give everyone I meet the benefit of the doubt that they didn't really mean to be as obnoxious as they came across. Or maybe they were having a bad day.
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Keep on searching for a heart of gold. as Neil Young would say.
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.

Their parents and or servants protected them then their husband (normally) protected them or they joined a cult or church who protected them.

For the rest of us unprotected people suffering real life we have found you don't have to be mean and try to hurt people but you certainly develop certain techniques for survivial around the mean and overbearing folks.
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.
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I know genuinely kind people who have
faced the harshest circumstances one can
imagine.
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.

Their parents and or servants protected them then their husband (normally) protected them or they joined a cult or church who protected them.

For the rest of us unprotected people suffering real life we have found you don't have to be mean and try to hurt people but you certainly develop certain techniques for survivial around the mean and overbearing folks.
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Maybe you're identifying gentleness with weakness?
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If the only way, it is much easier to get into a position to rip the head off your enemy when you are being nice and gentle.

It is also the most effective point of departure for getting others to support your goals out of their free will.

Being gentle means you open up more possibilities.

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There are times when gentle people need to be not so gentle out of love! Sometimes being forthright with another can be painful but necessary in order to effect change for the betterment of another.
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.
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I have lived on Earth a little over 5 decades. Life has beaten and trampled me more times than I care to remember. I have gotten back up, stronger each time.

Being gentle doesn't mean you're a rug and allow people to walk over you. It means you have compassion for all life.
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There are times when gentle people need to be not so gentle out of love! Sometimes being forthright with another can be painful but necessary in order to effect change for the betterment of another.
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I find this option more useful in real life interactions.

Love,
/LTC Peachblossom
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.



I have lived on Earth a little over 5 decades. Life has beaten and trampled me more times than I care to remember. I have gotten back up, stronger each time.

Being gentle doesn't mean you're a rug and allow people to walk over you. It means you have compassion for all life.
 Quoting: Atma


Exactly. Life is not about who wins or loses, it's about who can get back up after losing.
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I have found that the "gentle people" are really people who have not had real life strike them in the face over and over so have just not developed strategies for survivial in the real world.



I have lived on Earth a little over 5 decades. Life has beaten and trampled me more times than I care to remember. I have gotten back up, stronger each time.

Being gentle doesn't mean you're a rug and allow people to walk over you. It means you have compassion for all life.


Exactly. Life is not about who wins or loses, it's about who can get back up after losing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32062



True!

And it's not seeing yourself as 'losing' by walking away from an unnecessary conflict from which you have nothing to gain by 'proving' your toughnness, imho.
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I have lived on Earth a little over 5 decades. Life has beaten and trampled me more times than I care to remember. I have gotten back up, stronger each time.

Being gentle doesn't mean you're a rug and allow people to walk over you. It means you have compassion for all life.


Exactly. Life is not about who wins or loses, it's about who can get back up after losing.
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Then you are still in the win-lose game as it seems to me. Getting back, stuff like that. Believe me, I've also been stabbed in my back and betrayed more times than I care to remember.

Another way of dealing with it is by getting head to head with your true enemy. Your own fear, of failing to be this and that, of your "demons", death, whatever. The only real enemy is fear itself. Also the fear experienced by others is an enemy to our common wellbeing.

Being gentle is a great way of coming into a position of eliminating that enemy.

IMO.

Love,
/LTC Peachblossom
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bunch of pansies,lol
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I forget who said, "The man of wisdom fears only himself. He knows who it is who tells him the most plausible lies - the lies he wants to believe."
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Then you are still in the win-lose game as it seems to me. Getting back, stuff like that. Believe me, I've also been stabbed in my back and betrayed more times than I care to remember.
 Quoting: LTC Peachblossom



Why does it have to be about being stabbed or enemies or getting back?

Hardship can be a gift. It's all how you handle it.
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I have lived on Earth a little over 5 decades. Life has beaten and trampled me more times than I care to remember. I have gotten back up, stronger each time.

Being gentle doesn't mean you're a rug and allow people to walk over you. It means you have compassion for all life.


Exactly. Life is not about who wins or loses, it's about who can get back up after losing.


Then you are still in the win-lose game as it seems to me. Getting back, stuff like that. Believe me, I've also been stabbed in my back and betrayed more times than I care to remember.

Another way of dealing with it is by getting head to head with your true enemy. Your own fear, of failing to be this and that, of your "demons", death, whatever. The only real enemy is fear itself. Also the fear experienced by others is an enemy to our common wellbeing.

Being gentle is a great way of coming into a position of eliminating that enemy.

IMO.

Love,
/LTC Peachblossom
 Quoting: LTC Peachblossom


Getting back up after horrendous events is not about payback, Peachy. You always assume that rebounding after a loss involves some type of retribution when in fact it is about character and resiliency.
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Then you are still in the win-lose game as it seems to me. Getting back, stuff like that. Believe me, I've also been stabbed in my back and betrayed more times than I care to remember.



Why does it have to be about being stabbed or enemies or getting back?

Hardship can be a gift. It's all how you handle it.
 Quoting: Atma



Couldn't have said it better myself, Atma - though I've tried a few times in this thread.

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Not only could they not hurt anyone physically, they couldnt even hurt peoples feelings, doing either causes them pain. It is amazing to me how people can live in such a world as this. Are you one of those gentle people? How do you feel about this world?
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It is called enlightment; it's a wondrous thing. You will be hard pressed to find any here and those that are won't say anything.

Love and Light to everyone! grouphug
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Not only could they not hurt anyone physically, they couldnt even hurt peoples feelings, doing either causes them pain. It is amazing to me how people can live in such a world as this. Are you one of those gentle people? How do you feel about this world?

It is called enlightment; it's a wondrous thing. You will be hard pressed to find any here and those that are won't say anything.

Love and Light to everyone! grouphug
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grouphug
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