What do the people on this forum think the BEST thing is happening in the world?

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Tired of all the negtivity.

-- jumpoff joe a.k.a. Al K. Lloyd (jumpoff@ekoweb.net), February 08, 2000


The best news anyone will ever receive is that Jesus Christ died for our sins!

-- Accept His Gift (John3:16-17@hediedforus.com), February 08, 2000.

I'd say the evangelizing of Commie China, right under their noses!

Deacon Kook

-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), February 08, 2000.

In our neck of the woods, the beauty, cleanliness, abundance, endless opportunities, conveniences, fun frenetic improvements in computers, and most of all the FREEDOM to worship God and live life as we desire.

Yes !!!!!!!!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), February 08, 2000.

All of the disasters that have been happening have FINALLY been waking up some people to the seriousness of the Y2K problem.

-- (Steve887@cirstin.org), February 08, 2000.

Happy Report - It pays to smile...this is good news =)

Longer Life? Put on a Happy Face, Study Says

Longer Life? Put on a Happy Face, Study Says

Story Filed: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 5:10 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Minn. (Reuters) - Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, reporting on a study that spanned three decades, said on Tuesday they have found that optimistic people live about 19 percent longer than pessimists.

``It confirmed our common-sense belief,'' said Toshihiko Maruta, a psychiatrist who was the lead researcher in the project. ``It tells us that mind and body are linked and that attitude has an impact on the final outcome, death.''

The finding came from a look at 839 people living in the Minnesota county where Mayo is headquartered. They were among a group given a personality survey between 1962 and 1965 which detected how people habitually explain the causes of life's event and then classified them as optimists, pessimists or a bit of both.

In looking at the test subjects 30 years later and comparing them against their expected survival rates, the researchers found that those classified as optimists had a significantly better survival rate while there was a 19 percent increase in the risk of death for the pessimists.

The report, published in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, did not try to explain why positive attitude was equated with longevity. It said that optimists may be less likely to develop depression and helplessness or they might be more positive in seeking medical help and taking care of themselves, with less fatalistic thinking about their own health.

In an editorial published in the same issue commenting on the study, Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, said pessimism is both identifiable early in life and can be changed.

As a result, he said, it might be possible to put people into programs to change their way of thinking and lower their risk for physical illness.

Copyright ) 2000 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.


-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 08, 2000.

This isn't the best thing, but I'm glad that society didn't disintegrate because of what some thought might happen because of Y2k. You don't appreciate hot water until you don't have it.

-- haha (haha@haha.com), February 08, 2000.

Literacy is increasing worldwide. This one skill can increase your potential knowledge of the world a thousand-thousandfold.

-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@ims.com), February 08, 2000.

Best news I've heard in weeks: A French guy who lost both hands a few years back just had new ones attached, & they seem to be doing OK.

This is a good thing, IMHO. Not merely interesting or entertaining, but genuinely GOOD. When our civilization finally crashes & burns, the greatest tragedy will be the loss of all the medical technology of the past few years.

-- but what (do@I.know), February 08, 2000.

Y2k has taught me that simplicity is preferable to complexity.

-- Maher Shalalhashbaz (mahershalalhasshbaz@mail.com), February 08, 2000.

You must not have seen the post about the Aussie policeman bitten in the gonads! Al I think you're focusing on the negative. There's loads of humor and OT fluke stories everyday -- so much they usually garner their own flak.


-- Squirrel Hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), February 08, 2000.

There seems to be an awakening of the spirit of mankind and the need to find his God. To me this is the best thing happening in the world now. That mankind is becoming `conscious` again that he/she is in fact: Body-Mind-and Spirit!

-- mutter (murmur@ya.com), February 08, 2000.

There seems to be an awakening of the spirit of mankind and the need to find his God. To me this is the best thing happening in the world now. That mankind is becoming `conscious` again that he/she is in fact: Body-Mind-and Spirit!

-- mutter (murmur@ya.com), February 08, 2000.

Simpsons reruns

-- apu (apu@springfield.moc), February 08, 2000.

THE GOOD NEWS IS that Jesus Christ is the same yesyerday,today and forever.THERE is HOPE for us because of this Heavenly FACT.

-- J (jax@borg.com), February 08, 2000.

Discovery that we are not "alone" in Creation. Meaning, maybe we have a chance...if we could just slow down, relax a bit...maybe listen to Higher Wisdom...from some planetary civilization that "made it"...and where we are 'now'...is their ancient history. Maybe then know something about the "transition path" to becoming a long-term participating member of ongoing Creation.

You know...."God's Creation"....right?

And if you think 'we are alone', then check out the following before you start laughing, fall out of your chair...and "chip your tooth - as a lifetime reminder".


Have fun exploring "The PlayGround".

(Everything is 'God'...right?)

-- steve (WhoCares@nymore.Right?com), February 08, 2000.

---have to be the exponential rise of the internet, allowing instantaneous communication between individuals all over the planet, in large part avoiding governmental controls. some places no, but sort of anyway. It's becoming harder to keep wool over peoples eyes. 6 billion reporters theoretically. Exchange of ideas, etc, opening up borders.

-- zog (zzoggy@yahoo.com), February 08, 2000.

My honey just got Saturday nights off.

-- Rio De Amor (@@@@@@.@@@@), February 08, 2000.

It looks like the ASTEROID is going to miss us after all...

-- (special@agent.mulder), February 08, 2000.

The impending birth of our first grandchild.

Got Pampers!

-- Lurkess (Lurkess@Lurking.XNet), February 08, 2000.

I think all of us know and appreciate the best things that happen in the world every day. We know how to celebrate them; they bring us joy; they do not threaten or inconvenience us.

This forum focuses on so-called "negative" events so that we might be forewarned--forewarned IS forearmed. Lord and Lady Baden-Powell built the whole Boy Scout and Girl Scout/Guide movements around such a philosophy: "Be Prepared." The value of that philosophy is illustrated by the one hundred years of popularity of the scouting movement.

If you want happy-face news, you might try the television.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), February 08, 2000.

At least for me it would be NO HOUSE PAYMENTS ! I can p of my deck any time I want. And my dog can take a dump any where in the woods where he wants to. And for a while not going to a store and spend money for high food prices. And wondering if; There was a Presidential Election what would happen if no one voted ? ? ? For any of the candidates ? ? ?

-- Furie (furieart@webworkz.com), February 08, 2000.

I'm sorry, I just burst out laughing when I read this! Ahem- O.K. seriously, I think the answer is Paxil?

-- Gia (laureltree7@hotmail.com), February 09, 2000.

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