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Introducing Myself [17 Jun 2005|06:14pm]

[ mood | quixotic ]

I've just recently just joined this community and I thought it was about time I introduced myself. You guys can call me Ali. Like many others have said on here, I too am a somewhat shy individual. I'm finally learning to come out of my shell more, though. Since watching the movie, Dead Poets Society, I have been feeling inspired and ready to seize the day.

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
For time is still aflying
And that same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying."
~To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time

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Fighting for Humanity [14 Aug 2004|03:20am]

[ mood | determined ]

This is my first post to this community but I just wanted to tell everyone about an organization/website I am starting up that is geared towards helping humanity. The organization is called Fighting for Humanity and can be found at www.FightingforHumanity.org.

I started Fighting for Humanity because I believe that human kind can do better. We are living in a world where people are dying every day. People are dying of mistreatment, of hunger, of war and of disease, but these deaths are preventable. Millions of people around the world are living in atrocious conditions, without a stable roof over their heads, without proper medical attention, under oppressive and corrupt governments, and even without food and water. We, however, are just sitting idly by, watching and letting these people live in horrible conditions and die needless deaths. It is our duty, not as members of some political party or of a religion or even of a country, but as human beings to do something about this ignorance and lack of compassion that is plaguing our planet Earth.

We are here at Fighting for Humanity to try and rectify this situation. We hope to provide people with the information and resources they need to make a difference and give them the greatest power of all: knowledge. We are hoping to provide our visitors with the latest information on the plights and hardships people are facing all over the world, from Cleveland, Ohio to Bangladesh, India. We also want to provide visitors with links and information on resources to help them make a difference.

Before we can really get going, however, we need to bring some traffic into our site to recruit volunteers and get the word out. So please visit our site, tell your friends about it, post our banner on your site, sign our pledge, and, if you feel so inclined, volunteer. We are in the need of an experienced web programmer and graphic designer along with people to research and compile information, help with public relations or anything else they might be interested in. If you have any ideas or questions feel free to contact us at Brian@FightingforHumanity.org and remember: working together we can make a difference.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have - Margaret Mead
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[29 Dec 2003|12:27am]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

Kay so I'm going to New Zealand next week. That in itself is a pretty big result of "seizing the day" While in NZ, I may be able to go Bungi Jumping... Now I have absolutely no desire to fling myself off a very high place and experience what a rubberband feels like. Even rollarcoasters make me feel sick.

Does that make me a hypocrite?

Personally, I think it would be stupid to do something just to say that I've done it. And it's not like bungi jumping will enrich me, or make me realize something more about life... will it?

Should i bungi jump?

Has anyone ever been bungi jumping??

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Aye, aye! [25 Dec 2003|09:23pm]

[ mood | empowered! ]

Carpe Dium has only just recently become a phrase I'm, shall we say, "comfortable" with. I, for one, am known for my paranoia of what people think of me. I don't speak up that often because of a)my fear of people's opinions and b)I have a hard time admitting I'm wrong if I realize it after making a bold stand. Of course, with the people I'm really good friends with who I know won't judge me on my opinion or what I do, that's another story but for the most part...I rarely seize the day when I'm given the chance.

In short, each day, I'm trying a little harder to be able to do what I want because I want to without any fear or worry. Slowly, I'll make my way to the point of being a strong, opinionated woman who stands firmly for what she believes in and truly does seize the day. Hopefully, that day will come sooner rather than later.

Props to Gen ambulant for making this comm.! :)

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Hey! [25 Dec 2003|04:27pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Reading glassonion's post I realize I totally forgot to post any intro myself.

My name is Genevieve. I'm usually one of those annoyingly positive/happy people. Fortunately I can be serious and rational too. I have a home in New York, but I'm away at school for now. I travel a lot. I'll be in New Zealand and Hawaii for most of January to study some cool science stuff. I prolly won’t be able to post very often during this time. I started wanting to change the world when I was 12, and I guess that’s when I really opened my eyes for the first time. I started a toy drive at my church for kids in Harlem. Fortunately my pastor did a lot of the work, and most of the talking. All I did was organized the nights to work on fixing up the toys and helped deliver them. I’ve always been really shy, so it was really an effort for me to get going. It wasn’t till I was fourteen that I realized I had to stand up for the things I wanted. It’s hard, and my voice is and always will be really soft. Dead Poets Society was the greatest movie in the world for me, I loved seeing the character Todd break out of his shell!

I started this community, to be a place where people could get advice, techniques, and encouragement from each other about taking a stand, even if its for different things. Those who do seize the day often become the leaders, heros, and role models. I went to a leadership camp this summer and got to learn that often leading has a lot to do with working together. And that when leaders all work together a lot can be accomplished.

So that’s a bit about me. ^_^ Merry Christmas/ Happy holidays everybody!


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Hullo [23 Dec 2003|12:06pm]

[ mood | calm ]

I've never been very good at at introductions, so I'll just say that I've just joined this community and my name is Hayley. I confess I'm never very good at seizing the day, and tend to be more on the fringes of everything. The best way I can basically think of to introduce myself is through a poem, so I guess I'll just post that below. *shrug*

I Went Over the Edge of the World
by Kevin Max

Oh the hymns of angels
Suffer over the stench of the 21st century
nothing is black or white
Or devoid of industry
The face on monotony
The litany of popular culture
I face the microphone and fumble in my pockets for a change
A break from the deranged world of...
Plotting out the death of art
And I went over the edge of the world
And felt the sting of all it's words
I sang the song of elves and birds
I saw you in my rear view shades
And drank from pools of night time cafes
I stopped over just to finish up
I turned the knobs and called your bluff
I went over the edge of the world
I face the microphone and fumble in my pockets for a change
A break from the deranged world...
Plotting out the death of art

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Taken from "One hour to madness and joy" ~Walt Whitman [17 Dec 2003|10:28pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

O the puzzle, the thrice-tied knot, the deep and dark pool, all
untied and illumin'd!
O to speed where there is space enough and air enough at last!
To be absolv'd from previous ties and conventions, I from mine and
you from yours!
To find a new unthought-of nonchalance with the best of Nature!
To have the gag remov'd from one's mouth!
To have the feeling to-day or any day I am sufficient as I am.

O something unprov'd! something in a trance!
To escape utterly from others' anchors and holds!
To drive free! to love free! to dash reckless and dangerous!
To court destruction with taunts, with invitations!
To ascend, to leap to the heavens of the love indicated to me!
To rise thither with my inebriate soul!
To be lost if it must be so!
To feed the remainder of life with one hour of fulness and freedom!
With one brief hour of madness and joy.

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