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Perspective - out of the forest

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Topic: Perspective - out of the forest
Posted By: markomeara
Subject: Perspective - out of the forest
Date Posted: 20/April/2004 at 1:53am
In my travels to china, I have learned that the symbol for depression is two trees. Like being stuck in a deep thick forest with no light, and unable to clear a path, depression is similar.

I felt like I was stuck in such a forest at first. But I learned that I am not in the forest, only my student loan is. If I can learn to see the valleys and open space in my life, the things that I cherish, then I am less despondent and more hopefull. One day the path will be cleared.

I have also learned that there are three types of hope... small, medium and heavy... heavy refers to a thirst... this is a dangerous hope... when I expect the problem to be solved immediately. That wont happen with this problem. It requires planning and a long term solution by our government.

The best hope for the student loan is a medium hope... it will take some time, and the likely hood of solving the problem is realistic!

Realistic hope, with a light hope for getting through each day...

I am not my student loan problem. there are many wonderful facets of our lives that can be enjoyed. Stick your student loan in the student loan forest, become educated about dealing with collectors and the rules, and enjoy the other parts of the landscape!

This is what works for me!


Posted By: hunter
Date Posted: 20/April/2004 at 5:24pm
Very well said
Thanks for the insight!!!

I guess it is just how we think about things in life is the way in which we deal with them.

Posted By: Casey
Date Posted: 21/April/2004 at 3:48am

Thanks Mark..

How about taking a virtual walk in the forest? -

Enjoy the scenery and the relaxing sounds as you take your walk. Be at peace, forget your student loan as you wonder along the path.. (use your imagination a bit here..) Aren't the birds and butterflies wonderful!  This is a great place to go when you need to get away and find some peace in your life.. Don't forget to leave the student loan in the forest when your finished with your walk!..  Best thing about this is it's free!

Casey . .


Posted By: PixelFloozie
Date Posted: 21/April/2004 at 7:50am
Hi Casey,

Lovely piece you have constructed. Is this a "work-in-progress"? Looking
forward to more.


Posted By: Casey
Date Posted: 22/April/2004 at 5:38am

Hi Floozie..

Sorry but I can't take any credit for the site.. If you look closely, you will see it is a project of Fujifilm. I ran across it when I was looking for some info on the software that came with a digital camera I bought..

Opps shh... I shouldn't have mentioned the camera.. I'm not suppose to have anything like that... I was suppose to send the money to the government.. now the collector is gone to come and take it away..     Fat chance!  or should I say when pigs fly.. Life's too short and I'm getting too dam old to care! I'm going to allow myself to have some fun in my life. Next time I take a walk in the forest I'm going to leave the whole government there.. The way they manage student loans, they'll all get lost!    

It feels good to laugh, even when things are crappy!    

Hang in there and don't give up.. some how, some way things will work out.. (I'm trying to stay positive here)



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