Re: Selfishness (Was: Re: Polemics for longevity)

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 13:50:07 MST

Gina Miller wrote:

> If it doesn't break your bank, both. My childhood, was full of hardships,
> and although, I live quite the opposite spectrum now, I will never forget:
> genuine need. Now I have a sponsored child, retrieved a dog from the humane
> society, things that keep me earthbound, and true to all facets of myself.
> Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
> I walked past a woman in the metro tonight. She had one young child
> > standing beside her and another infant in her arms. The arm holding
> > the infants head ended in an outstretched palm. At the end of
> > the passage was a seemingly talented flutist playing not sad, but
> > not happy tunes. I noticed a 10 ruble (~$.30) note in his flute case.
> > Whom should I have helped -- both, neither? I really don't know
> > anymore.
> >

That is part of what I wanted to say to Robert in reply to
the same post, Gina. It is all, as you, suggest, full of para-
dox and ambivalence. But it is Robert's final sentence that
for me was so full of pathos. I really want to know why it
is we don't know?

Thank you for bringing your resolution to my attention,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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