I live in Australia with my wonderful husband. I have three adult children, two dogs, a cat and a fish. I work in the education sector and love my job. I am an atheist and quite liberal in my views and generally go with the notion “live and let live”.
I am so impressed by people who put quotes on their profiles. I can never decide on any that mean something to me. I am going to try though. I concur with each of these statements….
“The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.”
“I don’t approve of sunbathing, and it’s bad for you.”
“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?”
“It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.”
“Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.”
“Official truths are often powerful illusions.”
“Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.”
“Leadership is an elusive concept, hard to describe and impossible to prescribe. It is more evident in its absence, so that when leadership is needed, its lack is sorely felt.”
“To understand our law, our culture and our relationship to the physical and spiritual world, you must begin with the land. Everything about Aboriginal society is inextricably interwoven with, and connected to, the land. Culture is the land, the land and spirituality of Aboriginal people, our cultural beliefs or reason for existence, is the land. You take that away and you take away our reason for existence. We have grown the land up. We are dancing, singing and painting for the land. We are celebrating the land. Removed from our lands, we are literally removed from ourselves.”
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
“That’ll do pig”.