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Thought for the day...1/17/13

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Every adult, no matter how unfortunate a childhood he had or how habit-ridden he may be, is free to make choices about his life. To say of Hitler, to say of the criminal, that he did not choose to be bad but was a victim of his upbringing is to make all morality, all discussion of right and wrong, impossible. It leaves unanswered the question of why people in similar circumstances did not all become Hitlers. But worse, to say ‘It is not his fault; he was not free to choose’ is to rob a person of his humanity, and reduce him to the level of an animal who is bound by instinct. – Harold S. Kushner.

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JEANNETTE59 1/17/2013 5:34PM

  It seems to me that some animals have better instincts than some humans......

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 1/17/2013 11:08AM

  We have all been given a free will and at a certain time in life each of us is now free to live our life and make decisions and choices for one's own self because we now have taken complete responsibility of how we live life.

Each of us do this at different ages because we each mature at different levels and times and ages.

We can either make choices and decisions out of a heart of love or a heart of hate.

We can either become better or become bitter.

We can be loving or hateful.

We can be positive or negative.

The choice, the decision truly is ours alone and at the end time we will stand alone and have to face the fruit of our decisions and choices.

Great blog.

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GAYLLYNNE 1/17/2013 9:22AM


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DARJR50 1/17/2013 7:31AM

  Life is about choices. There is something to be said for the other side of the coin. Our upbringing does have an impact on the choices we make, but we can change how we react if we want to.

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DMEYER4 1/17/2013 7:23AM

  I agree everybody acn make choices

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AJB121299 1/17/2013 7:22AM

    Interesting point

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CAT609 1/17/2013 7:20AM

    I agree!

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