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I loved this quote by Youn Yuh Jung…


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#673

Real life Doppelgangers, but seven in one lifetime!?!




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21 different people’s Doppelgangers - Video is 6:53


#674

That’s cool but kind of eerie at the same time. I’ve never met a doppelganger of my own.


#675

I find it more scary. Especially when your own child, siblings, and parents aren’t able to tell you apart :fearful:!


#676

yeah scary!!


#677

I know I have put this on my depression link, but thought it would be a good thing to also put it here


#678

All The Difference In The World – Story

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Every Sunday morning I take a light jog around a park near my home. There’s a lake located in one corner of the park. Each time I jog by this lake, I see the same elderly woman sitting at the water’s edge with a small metal cage sitting beside her.

This past Sunday my curiosity got the best of me, so I stopped jogging and walked over to her. As I got closer, I realized that the metal cage was in fact a small trap. There were three turtles, unharmed, slowly walking around the base of the trap. She had a fourth turtle in her lap that she was carefully scrubbing with a spongy brush.

“Hello,” I said. “I see you here every Sunday morning. If you don’t mind my nosiness, I’d love to know what you’re doing with these turtles.”

She smiled. “I’m cleaning off their shells,” she replied. “Anything on a turtle’s shell, like algae or scum, reduces the turtle’s ability to absorb heat and impedes its ability to swim. It can also corrode and weaken the shell over time.”

“Wow! That’s really nice of you!” I exclaimed.

She went on: “I spend a couple of hours each Sunday morning, relaxing by this lake and helping these little guys out. It’s my own strange way of making a difference.”

“But don’t most freshwater turtles live their whole lives with algae and scum hanging from their shells?” I asked.

“Yep, sadly, they do,” she replied.

I scratched my head. “Well then, don’t you think your time could be better spent? I mean, I think your efforts are kind and all, but there are fresh water turtles living in lakes all around the world. And 99% of these turtles don’t have kind people like you to help them clean off their shells. So, no offense… but how exactly are your localized efforts here truly making a difference?”

The woman giggled aloud. She then looked down at the turtle in her lap, scrubbed off the last piece of algae from its shell, and said, “Sweetie, if this little guy could talk, he’d tell you I just made all the difference in the world.”

The moral: You can change the world – maybe not all at once, but one person, one animal, and one good deed at a time. Wake up every morning and pretend like what you do makes a difference. It does.


#679

This is my block in life, like the saying, and game shows on TV says, GO BIG, or GO HOME! I attest, I have failed in this way. :expressionless: I end up going home 97% of the time. :frowning:


#681

The South African President has the right attitude about those vaccinated, and those not vaccinated. Those who take the booster, and those who do not take the booster. At least he is not encouraging stigma, and being an enabler of discrimination!




(*❛‿❛)→ :point_down:t5: :us_outlying_islands: :us: :point_down:t5:
Posted January 13, 2022
Video is 52:35
C-Span’s post on their YouTube channel - Vaccine mandate blocked for companies with over 100 employees




Posted January 17, 2022
Video is 27:27
The views of acknowledged medical professionals
Who stand by treatments,
outside of being vaccinated.




"Excellent natural immunity confirmed" CDC published documentation, not found on mainstream media. Posted January 24, 2022.
Video is 25:12 in length, and worth the entire listen, coming from medical professionals.




The :uk: UK ends Covid mandatory restrictions.

Short video - posted January 19, 2022.




Posted February 1, 2022
This is worth your listen.
• Post includes, more CDC data, and a medical professional recovering from Covid.
• Don’t forget to spot read the video’s comments section.
Mandated Vaccine, the science.
Video is 16:42





#682

@leerla73

What does this word means?

leerla73
stigmatism


#683

stig·ma·tize

/ˈstiɡməˌtīz/

verb

past tense: stigmatised ; past participle: stigmatised

describe or regard as worthy of disgrace or great disapproval.

SIMILAR AND OPPOSITE WORDS

From Oxford Languages

stigma

noun

a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

Similar

shame

disgrace

dishonor

stain

taint

blot

blot on one’s escutcheon

blemish

brand

mark

slur

smirch

Opposite

honor

credit


#684

@leerla73

:thinking: I still don’t get it, but it’s fine. I was asking about the word [stigmatism] that you used in that sentence, and you keep going another route. It’s all good I was just ‘‘PONDERING IN MY THOUGHTS,’’ and got lost in the process. YOU WIN.

I see you fixed it, good girl!

Essential Meaning of stigma

a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something the stigma associated with mental illness = the stigma of mental illnessthe stigma of being poor = the stigma of povertyThere’s a social stigma attached to receiving welfare.


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Here is the link if you need it :wink::+1:t5: