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Provocative statements are allowed, within reason, but you are not permitted to reply, as to teach the other person, as to school them on why they are wrong.

Members of china-marbles.info, are not permitted to "School" another specific member, normally with phrases that start like,

"Andy, you have no right."
"Andy you do this..."
"Andy, don't be shallow."
"Andy, you say one thing, and do another."

When you use another person name in a comment... WARNING

Any labels, name calling, direct attacks, you will be banned, you are not allowed to rant at another person, on why they are anything, or not anything, we require you, to allow them to be different, to disagree.

Verification does not guarantee you are a member, or remain a member.

The longer we travel, the more countries we visit, the more we encounter religions, nations, languages, the more we realize:

"People have a self-evident right to pursuit of happiness."

Essentially, people are different in other countries, and we don't have the right to SCHOOL them, to teach them in a way they cannot avoid.

NOTE: You are reading this of your free will, you do have a mouse.

Thomas Jefferson said this best:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Can you accept people & cultures just the way they are?"
Kirt in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 23, 2000

Kirt was in the USA Peace Corp, after working for Peace Corp for two years, he left, and went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I met him there in a Hostel. He was great, insightful, and he understood, that as a Peace Corp volunteer, worker, his job, his mission was direct, or indirect, an attempt to change another culture. Now, listening to him, it was obvious this weighed him down, and he was asking himself continually,
"Do I have the right to change another country?"
"Do I have the right to change another person?"

Which as a result, he said to me:
"Can you accept people & cultures just the way they are?"

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And, this statement deeply change me, the epiphany that makes world travel possible 

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Acceptance is keeping our mouth shut, no comment.

I like to say the Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer

Now I scream:

I DO NOT ACCEPT ALL PEOPLE.

I DO NOT CARE ABOUT ALL PEOPLE.

I DO NOT NEED TO TOLERATE ALL PEOPLE.

I DO NOT NEED TO BE OPEN MINDED.

I DO NOT NEED TO LISTEN TO YOU.

I DO NOT NEED TO GET INTO YOUR SPACE, TO CAUSE YOU PROBLEMS.

It is self-evident, that I can pursue my right to happiness in any way I want, and do not need to agree, or comply, you too have this right, you do not need to agree, listen, you are not obligated. Yet, as a member of any tribe, group, membership, we do have rules, there is no unlimited freedom of speech in groups, to be part of Hobo, or any group, we need to listen, read, and allow others to make comments.

It will not be the provocative person that get banned, it will be the person who responds badly.

A great writer makes you think, makes you scream, makes you agree, or disagree, and when we change out point of view, we can become either a better person, or worst.

Try to inspire, and when you read comments, and you are tempted to School them, let the comment expire for lack of comment.

When you want to scream at a person, let the comment expire, if you cannot inspire.

Thank you,

Andy Lee Graham

Founder of china-marbles.info in January of 2000

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