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And The Learning Continues

I write for Quora.com, which is a kind of Q/A on the Internet.  People write questions, pick some of the people they wish to answer, and anyone else can answer.  It allows a lot of things to be asked and answered in many different ways fairly quickly.  Here is one question I was just asked in the last two weeks:

 

I would like to give a sort-of controversial answer. It’s only because of a person I know quite well. This person was raised to the value of “use what you have to get ahead”. When she went to college, she chose stripping as a side job. It paid well, if you did it well. And, she did it very well. She did it to earn college money. Later, when she got married, she paid off her spouse’s student loan and her own, and bought their expensive home. She quit stripping when it no longer suited what she was doing. Now, she is a champion surfer, lives in Hawaii with her spouse and two children (adopted), and is debt-free.

Now, this is not to say that stripping is a great choice, especially for a 12yo to be thinking about. It is, merely, to suggest that there are worse choices depending on how you go about it and think of it.

My friend never got into drugs or really alcohol. She did not get into the sex trade at all. She is deaf, helps charities, and is a good person. I am not certain I really have known better. She has a clear head and a good mind.

Simply something to think about. That’s truly all this is.

Now, if you want to know more about this person, she is a blogger, and goes by: https://aghostdancer.wordpress.com/  Michelle Styles.  She is one of the most wonderful people I can say I know because a good blog tells you about a person; they tell you about themselves.  I have not told her yet that I answered this question with her story.  I think she will be happy (perhaps, I am wrong, but I don’t think so).  I will drop her a note.
Please do with all this what you will.  Question me.  Counter me.  Yell at me.  But, do think….because these types of questions are being asked and need/deserve good answers.
This particular question  has been upvoted by 12 other users (That’s a record for me.  I believe 3-5 was the previous one and I have been writing quite awhile on Quora.com
It was viewed 1,100 times.  Probably another record for me.  But, it’s not about me.  It’s about a 12yo girl’s statement and her mother’s crying out for help/guidance.
Visit Michelle’s blog – I think you will be glad you did.
Namaste,
Scott

First Post Challenge. It has Begun…

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Thank you to ThumbsUp for nominating me.  This one is pretty easy.

Here are the rules:

Copy-paste, link, pingback or whatever way you want to, your first post.

State what type of post that was. E.G. Introduction, Story, Poem

Explain why that was your first post.

Nominate 5 other bloggers.

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Here is my first post:

Hello world!

Namaste! to All.  My name is Scott.  This blog will be dedicated to spreading the news that, in the words of Alanis Morrisette, “Everything’s gonna be fine fine fine.”

I am a deeply spiritual person and want to share my stories, my travels, my life, and my truths (those being what are true for me).  In return, I hope to help you share your thoughts, questions, fears, worries, and concerns over all things affecting our spirits and emotions here on Earth.

This is not a “religious” blog.  My definition of “spiritual” is that which constitutes your life in terms of your truths on God, love, and the way things work at this time for you.

Our truths change constantly.  They must or we would become stagnant and we would cease our spiritual growth.  You are on a path.  Where that leads and what becomes of you on the way is up to you.  My hope is that by sharing all of our collective thoughts, feelings, and concerns about our “truths” we may grow more quickly and lovingly on this trek.

I look forward to sharing with you.  I will post my thoughts and truths on several different areas of life to help us all begin our conversations in the hopes that our community may grow and work together so that all people may become more loving and less fearfull.

Scott

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This was an introductory post.  It was fairly short and to the point, something I am not always so inclined to anymore 🙂  There were 46 comments.  I believe that is still my record.  It was new and all my friends and family around here jumped on to comment.  Sadly, most (basically all) no longer read it much and, certainly don’t comment.  It’s okay.  I have over 1,000 followers and for the vast majority to be people who have simply read my blog and liked it enough to follow – that’s great!  It’s what I really wanted out of a blog.

The reason for this blog at all is that I wanted to connect with others who held similar believes to mine as concerns faith and spiritualism.  I could not really talk about it at all with people around me at the time.  They wouldn’t understand and I didn’t want to fight, I wanted to talk, discuss, move forward.  Since that couldn’t be done here at home well, I pushed my thoughts out to the blogging community.  Now, to have reached well over 100 countries, 9,000 comments and over 35,000 views, makes me pretty darn happy and proud.  I know that’s not a record or anything, but it is something to me.  I have succeeded and written pretty consistently for a long time now (over 4 years, I believe).

This is my 861st blog post.  Not a record either, but impressive, at least, to me.

Thank you for all who have viewed, contributed, or in some small way given me that “keep going” feeling.  I have needed it at times.

I would like to nominate the following for the award:

1) Onlybadchi

2) Mollie Player

3) Aghostdancer 

4)  Laura Macky

5)  Princess Kick-Ass

You can join in if you choose to.  It’s not the thing for some (But I hope you do).

Namaste,

Scott

 

 

 

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