There are a lot of funny nodes posted here, and a lot of nodes that are somewhat lacking in thought. There are nodes that don't mean anything to anyone but the person who wrote them, there are nodes that don't mean anything to anyone period. Scattered among these nodes, there are also nodes born of desperation, or written in a moment of inspiration. . . and that is what I hope this to be.

I have spent a lot of time watching people in my life. I have seen a lot of people tell one story with words and simultaniously tell a completely different story with their body language. I can't even count the number of times in my life I have seen a person tell a dear friend that something doesn't matter, and then turn away with a tear in their eye; or tell someone that they love them, and then walk away. I have watched countless people dance around issues that they are uncomfortable with by bringing up some more easily digested piece of conversation. I have seen a lot of people hurt by the first story. . . just because they didn't see the second story, or know the second story was there to be heard.

Personally, I am disgusted by our need to communicate on so many levels. Just think how much easier life would be if you could take everything at face value, and know you were getting exactly what you THOUGHT you were getting, instead of trying to second guess both yourself, and the other person/s. Think how much simpler things would be if you could say everything you wanted to say without fear that someone was going to mis-interpret your meaning. How much better and how much fuller your life would be if you could hear something and know it was meant whole-heartedly.

How much more forgiving the world would be if it were honest.

How much safer it would be to know unequivocally what is going on.

How many misunderstandings could be alliviated, fights could be avoided.

I put this as a challenge to noders everywhere, that the world would become a better place. . .take hold of your beliefs and express them. Without diversity the world will fail; with failure comes a loss of hope; and without hope, love, and truth, tomorrow will be the biggest lie you have ever lived.

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