Sunday, June 26, 2005

Sometimes You Try...

Sometimes You Try...

Sometimes you try because you feel you can succeed.
Sometimes you try because it means a lot to you.
Sometimes you try because you hope you can convince the other side.
Sometimes you try to make the best of the current situation.
Sometimes you try because it will make other people feel good.
Sometimes you go the extra mile as a confidence-building measure.

Now I understand the Israeli need to try and make peace.
But after each rejection, the will to try diminishes until it completely goes away.

When you shoot a suicide bomber with an explosive belt wrapped around her waist and the other side says you violated the agreement. This is the time to give up until a new reality appears.


Olah Chadasha said...

The comment I want to make is very un-PC, I'm not sure whether to say. Awaiting permission...

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

When it comes to Israel and the need to defend and protect itself for its own safety, my political leanings and old school liberal ideology goes out the window.

The situation there is so complex, I cannot pretend to comprehend even a tenth of what goes on. Every day, I pray for peace in the Jewish state, and will continue to do so as long as possible.

rockofgalilee said...

You can make whatever comment you want. If I feel it is inappropriate then I will delete it.
Remember that this is a family style blog - profanity and long comments are not allowed.

DAG said...

Rock, why are long posts non-family?

rockofgalilee said...

long posts are anti-family because they set a bad example for children.

Children should learn that if they have a lot to contribute about an issue that someone else already addressed then they should open their own forum for it unless they are specifically asked by the original poster to contribute.

I feel that the comments section is a place to:
a) clarify
b) post a short disagreement
c) add to the discussion
d) make a reference to your own blog where you wrote about the issue in detail.

You might say it is not a family issue as much as my own defined blogging ettiquette.