EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY.

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@Kandae11 (25590)
November 10, 2017 4:52pm CST
Shortly after the recent shooting at the church in Texas I was talking to a WhatsApp contact about the attacks. After expressing sadness at the senseless loss of life , he said that he is even more convinced that his way of life is the best way - which is to "Eat drink and be merry because you never know what tomorrow will bring". I thought to myself, he could afford to do that - he doesn't really have to work for a living. Even though I can't say what the future has in store for me, I won't resort to frolicking and losing my sense of perspective through fear of an early demise. So what do you say? Have you or would you change your lifestyle in any way for fear of terrorist or other attacks?
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@MALUSE (31684)
• Denmark
10 Nov
This is what Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism, said, "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." l
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@Kandae11 (25590)
10 Nov
Exactly! I would do just that.
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@amadeo (46151)
• United States
10 Nov
@MALUSE I LOVE that saying there.This I have not heard
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@JudyEv (96861)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov
That's a great quote.
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@JudyEv (96861)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov
Moderation in all things I guess. I wouldn't change my lifestyle but I might try to stay out of big cities and crowded places. But I think if your number is up, there is nothing you can do to change it.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
10 Nov
I firmly believe the same. If it is not your time, then its not your time. There were some church goers who attend that church every Sunday - but they were absent on that fateful day -- not their time.
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@MALUSE (31684)
• Denmark
11 Nov
Already the Romans knew that! "Modus in rebus" is what they said. My husband likes to quote that.
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@Happy2BeMe (66814)
• Canada
10 Nov
You can not live in fear. You have to go on living. I have changed my attitude about life since my mart attack and surgery. I make everu day count because you never know when it will be the last.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
10 Nov
That is my belief too. I try to make every day as meaningful and productive as I can.
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@amadeo (46151)
• United States
10 Nov
I have not change my lifestyle.No way go going straight again
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@Kandae11 (25590)
10 Nov
@amadeo I know Anyway, even though there is no terrorist threat in my country right now - gone are the days when one could leave one's door or window open and go out. Instead we live behind bars and grills for fear of thieves.
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@sharon6345 (106272)
• United States
10 Nov
For sure with pride too. I will stay off the streets at night. Be careful who I let in my space. Pay all my bills and keep on hand some food too. Nothing more will be needed. I am not worried past that.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
10 Nov
One should definitely be more alert and careful.
@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
That's one way to look at it. The other is the Biblical perspective. It says in Ecclesiastes that we should eat, drink, and be merry because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. We don't. That expression doesn't have anything to do with being carefree, but being confident in where your future lays. My future is in Jesus Christ, so I can go about my daily life without worry about what is to come, even if some terrorist were to get in my face today and shoot it off, in the next moment I would be face to face with Jesus, my Savior. I really don't have anything to worry about.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
Well said!. I have often wondered about that verse in Ecclesiastes.
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@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
@Kandae11 The first time I read it I thought Solomon was a bit flippant, but the more I thought about it and the older I got, I saw it wasn't about just living your life recklessly, but knowing and being confident in your salvation.
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@YrNemo (7505)
11 Nov
I don't have any choice. I will continue doing my duties I guess.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
We should be more alert - but never let fear take over.
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@YrNemo (7505)
11 Nov
@Kandae11 True.
@Madshadi (3337)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Nov
I must certainly would, to some degree. One should take precautions and yet still enjoy his life
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
I agree - I won't let fear turn me into a hermit.
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@EddieHands (32236)
• United States
11 Nov
oh yes let us drink eat and be merry for certain!!! Blessings
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
I must be careful of what I eat or drink.
@sjvg1976 (13899)
• Delhi, India
11 Nov
I won't change my life of have a fear of early demise. Life is short so enjoy it how short/long it is.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
You are perfectly right.
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@responsiveme (14372)
• India
11 Nov
Not really.i mean you can't go about arming yourself against terrorist attacks
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
No you can't - just try to be more alert.
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@LoriAMoore (9663)
• United States
11 Nov
Nope, I gotta live my life not in fear.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
That is what those who terrorise would love to see - people cowed and living in fear.
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@TRBRocks420 (60828)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov
Yes, my friend we must enjoy life as much as we can.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
You got that right.
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@Ithink (6100)
• United States
11 Nov
I wont change my life however I am more alert to people around me and when go somewhere it is crowded I'm always watchful. You cant stop living at least I cant or should I say I wont. If I did it would be saying these sick people have won.
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
My sentiments exactly.
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@ridingbet (36366)
• Philippines
11 Nov
We learned in school in our freshman college year about a quote that said "eat,drink , and be merry for tomorrow you will die". Bad...
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
The one I know says - " we never know what the future holds" - not as frightening.
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@allknowing (55122)
• India
11 Nov
One should live and not just exist not necessarily for reasons that something bad could happen and therefore..................
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@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
Make every day count I say.
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@bluesa (11805)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Nov
Unfortunately I do have to work for a living, so, no, I can't just "eat, drink and be Merry." I do try to find something positive in each day. But I have responsibilities and a possible terror attack doesn't change that.
@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
That is the attitude we all should have. Life must go on.
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@shaggin (25306)
• United States
17 Nov
I think he basically just means to enjoy ourselves as much as we can. You really just never know what the future holds.
@kepweng (5804)
13 Nov
i do what your title say and im envy with the burger
@1hopefulman (19569)
• Canada
12 Nov
I try to be more alert when I'm out and about and I don't stay out at night as much as I used to.