"Patterning your life around other's opinions
is nothing more than slavery."
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The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999
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completely right.
 -- Anonymous     
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    This is a way of life for many people back then. Especially if you live in fear of what other people think
     -- James Smearman, Carthage     
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    aaah, yeah, kinda-sorta, sometimes, well, yeah
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Well, then, I suppose I desire to be a slave to the truth?
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    Logan, your comment is the tip of a very large iceberg. Just to dig in to this iceberg a bit more I add that all of mankind are either slaves to the truth or slaves to lies and there is absolutely no way to escape this self evident fact. Too bad there are many on both sides of the truth/lies coin who do not recognize it.
     -- Anon     
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    If that is slavery, then it is self imposed and can not be helped. It's when others actually force you to pattern your life around their "opinions" that you have slavery.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    As long as it is a free choice by the person it is not slavery.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    When following the crowd, one must remember that politically correct is rarely morally correct.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Yes, that really is the case of those who watch faux News and listen to the likes of Beck and Limbaugh and repeat their lies and misinformation with incessant sound-bites. By the way, I have also shredded my DEM card. We need a true Liberal/Progressive Party to save this county like it has always done in the past. And before you idiots starting associating Liberalism with Communism, an oligarchy, and a social autocracy, read your history books. p.s - Truth has no slaves. Religion, man and his ego, are a curse to civilization. The vast majority of human beings are just a puff of dust that will eventually be blown back into space from which I hope a new life form based on compassion and humility will be the dominant factor and where religion and believing in mythic sky faeries will be outlawed.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Cal, I couldn't help but notice that politically correct and morally correct is another description of the 2 sides of the lies/truth coin I mentioned in my earlier comment. Thanks as it clarifies what I was trying to say before and adds more truth for me to ponder.
     -- Anon     
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    Absolutely True. A free and intelligent man ways facts and forms his own opinions. He also should listen to the opinions of others and analyse whether or not they are based on fact or prejudice or superstition or some form of group think. Then he will like RBESRQ throw the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity and their syncophant slaves (and they know who they are) into the trash bin of opinion. We need a lot more and bigger trash cans.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Is this not what youngsters do from age 8 until aout 22 or so? same music, same hair, same peircings, same whatever the fad is.....I see something new and better on the horizon since joining YAL
     -- Bobbi, a small community college     
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