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DiminishingInsanity

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Life Changing Event
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:10:04 AM »
I can't say I've had a single moment that's changed my life or beliefs, but I was wondering about others here. Have you had an experience that changed your view of life or spirituality?
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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 11:36:40 PM »
Good question. My life altering moment, or awakening, started at 15 years of age. I didn't know it at the time, but it was an abrupt move from Texas to Cali, back to the city I was born in, that ultimately became the spiritual jolt I needed to get on the right track. And that would be my track, and no one else. I started reading books at 15 years of age; I began to do my own research into religion and Christianity. The more I read, the more I distanced myself from Christianity.
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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 10:41:05 AM »
Well, there's a moment in life when I was turned into a feminist. I was reading The Feminine Mystique at that time and felt tremendously moved and pained by the book. I can almost relate most Asian women's lives to the lives depicted in the book and then I came into a epiphany that women are still suppressed by patriarchy and male dominance. This is when I've decided to become a feminist. It is a life-changing moment for me because since then, I've dedicated myself to advocating human rights and I want to help in the United Nations after my graduation.

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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 10:55:26 AM »
IsabelleChan, there's certainly a lot of work to be done. I was surprised when I read on CNN the other day that a Muslim father killed his daughter as part of an "honor killing" right here in America.
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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 07:14:46 AM »
Isabelle: Go for it! You can make a difference.


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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 10:10:11 AM »
When I was 20 and working in the winter got a really bad nymphomania. I'm not the type to go to the doctor so I just suffered through it. Finally it got so bad that I was near delirious. I went to the hospital and they put me in a medically induced coma. I was under for three weeks and when they revived me I had to go through physiotherapy. That whole experience changed my outlook on life and made me realize how fragile it is.

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Re: Life Changing Event
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 05:23:54 PM »
I agree IsabelleChan. I remember when I was fairly young and I was reading a novel where the woman had to disguise herself as a man for her safety. Not that that's an uncommon theme but I was pretty young and hadn't realized that being female could mean being vulnerable, prey, dangerous.

I remember trying to explain to my ex what it's like to have to constantly think, while in public, whether I'm safe going to a certain place, being alone, being the only woman. Will I have to be out after dark, whether my car is parked in an isolated spot, am I safe...

Learning some self-defense moves helps a bit. But sometimes I get so tired and angry that it consumes such a large part of a woman's life.
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