Will I live long enough?

@raydene (9875)
United States
February 27, 2008 9:27am CST
Since I was a teen in the 60's I have been active in environment, animal welfare, saving endangered animals and habitate, civil rights, human rights, combat hunger..abuse..equality.. I have marched..I have blocked..I have handcuffed myself to things..I have laid across a highway..I have been in a small boat blocking a fishing boat to save the porpoise/dolphin..what a rush! I personally know about but will not admit guilt in stolen abused animals from a lab...that was not the correct way to do things! But my best work ever is always done with the PEN..the paint or now the keyboard.. I have lived to see the whales/seals/sealife get attention and being saved.. I have seen many of my causes chang behavior..I have seen the world change..the bleeding hearts have become more vocal and louder but I'm just not sure the numbers are up. Will I live long enough to see a world with the majority of it's people respectfully of all living things? I'm 57 Friends..what do you think? Will you see it?
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@mummymo (23709)
27 Feb 08
I don't know if anyone will live long enough for that Mom but I am staying hopeful! I so wish I could have joined you in some of your adventures - all of them with such a sense of purpose! No wonder I love and respect you so much Mum! xxx
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I'm afraid you would have been a tad too young or just a twinkle in your Da's eye..lol I would have loved to have you with me..I'm starting to get that ole itch..I may have to have an adventure soon..wanna come? You can bring your bro Wolfie, my sis Margaret and of course our Angel and her furry pal...Shona if she can get the time off...and...Wow turning into quite an affaire...lol oxxoxoxoxo
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@mummymo (23709)
27 Feb 08
Can you imagine the fun? It would be laughter all the way! Now I know what I am going to think about when I have that treatment on Monday! xxx
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Sheesh she left out mummys twin. I wanna come too "cries" What are we doing??
• United States
27 Feb 08
If you want to know how long you still have to live check out the "Tomb Clock" http://www.tombclock.com/ I feel great as I have 20 years still to go but I didn't tell my best friend her results as she has only 13 years ahead and as she believes everything she reads I would not even give her the link...LOL
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
27 Feb 08
That is a sale capture pager for a diet plan..They want you to think you have little time left so you will rush and buy the plan.lol Seen that site before. xoxoxoxoxo
• United States
27 Feb 08
Maybe but it gave me 20 years just the way I am right now without dieting so are they going to wait 20 years for me and 13 years for my friend to buy their product!!!! LOL
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Feb 08
I do not like the term bleeding heart, it is usually used in a negative sense to project a feeling that a person that has a passion for something is wrong, or stupid, or whatever. As far as the world agreeing on anything, at any time, it never happened in the past and I do not think after 30 billion years it will ever happen. we are all different and although there are some very open minded people, most people stick to their own view and will defend it to the end, whatever it may be.
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• Philippines
28 Feb 08
Yes i will certainly say yes. God will allow you and will still permit you to discover things that you haven't know. You will still learned from your experience here on earth. You will still help others as you help others before. God might think that your principle in life might help others. And God knows we love you and we need your discussion and advice so you will live and that will be too long.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
You are still young... you can live to more than a hundred if you want to... i admire you for your conviction and drive to help save the environment... i don't have the courage that you have... and i can only help by doing little things... so thank God that there are people like you... You will live long... the world needs you...
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I plan to live to be 125 so I will see a lot of things. Who knows they might come up with a way for an older person to live like they were 20 again. Then maybe we can see these things come to pass. You never know. Stay optimistic in your thinking. You WILL see it an d so will I.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hi raydene I'm of the same generation as you, as I'm 52 years old and consider myself an activist for animal rights myself...in fact I have two websites that I'm still working on as an info center for animal rights, discuss about animal testing, and so forth. While I haven't gone to the extremes as you have for animal rights, nonetheless I'm active by constantly writing letters to our pollitical leaders encouraging them to pass various bils that could be a step forward in ceasing the cruelty that exists in animal testing, factory farm animals, and so forth. You are unfortunately wrong to assume that all is well with whales or dolphins, as they still do dolphin/whale hunts in Japan and Norway. Now I have a strong stomach...I can sit and watch videos of the cruelty inflicted on animals so I can understand what is still going on, but I came across one video of dolphin hunts in Norway in which even I couldn't watch anymore as it made me so sickened and repulsed to think people could do such things..I even wrote an article about it and is over at assoicated Content. Yes, raydene, it would be nice to think that maybe in our lifetime we may see a better respect for all animal life, but as long as mankind only has dollar signs in their eyes and hearts and how animal can be used for profited purposed, no, I don't sadly think so