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SunnyRabbiera
December 18th, 2007, 08:41 PM
As a Ubuntu linux user and a human being in general maybe its time we all should embrace what ubuntu means:
Humanity towards others
These days the world is insane, the concept of "me" has overrun the concept of "us"
So what can be done about such a thing?
Well I think we should take the word ubuntu itself as not just a name of a operating system but the name of the spirit who uses that operating system plus the people surrounding them and beyond.
I think we should not just tout Ubuntu Linux as just another operating system, but a philosophy to live by...
I dunno, i guess its just the rambles of someone who is always depressed at this time of year, after all the holiday of Christmas is around the corner and to be honest with you its my least favorite holiday...
I mean really we treat Christmas like its the one time of the year we are nice to eachother but honestly its a holiday shrouded in modern greed anymore.
Maybe we should adopt a brand new holiday that all religions, all peoples, all genders, all of humanity can celebrate...
And we call it humanity towards others day, a day free of all the annoying commercialism, cynicism and rottenness...
really we do need a second Christmas at least in its spirit...

Presto123
December 18th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Agreed. I want Christmas as far away from money grubbing companies as possible because it is for God. I honestly would like to get handmade gifts over those crappy Chinese products at Wal-Mart. I have received these kinds of things and they are worth more than the Playstation or whatever to me.

Tristam Green
December 18th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Hear hear, before this becomes a religious debate. I've taken to handpainting Nutcrackers for Christmas this year as a large chunk of my gifts, and I enjoy it far more than any kind of "search for the perfect gift".


Peace to all of you, from the Tristam Green family :)

SunnyRabbiera
December 18th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Admittedly I am not a Christian, in fact i am agnostic at best but I do celebrate most of the holidays.
But really i might be checking Christmas off my days to celebrate very soon, and maybe celebrate Hanukkah even though i am not jewish.
Really the holidays i celebrate with some fun anymore are (in no real order):
New Years (both Chinese and Gregorian)
Valentines Day
July 4th
Saint Patrick's day (even though I am not irish)
Guy Fawkes day (even though i am not British)
Dress like a pirate day
Leif Erickson day
Halloween

Christmas is the only holiday i dont have fun anymore, hell even labor day is more exciting for me anymore.

and no there is no religious debate intended here, this concept should expand to everyone, i am just using Christmas as a basis as its right around the corner

Presto123
December 18th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Hear hear, before this becomes a religious debate. I've taken to handpainting Nutcrackers for Christmas this year as a large chunk of my gifts, and I enjoy it far more than any kind of "search for the perfect gift".


Peace to all of you, from the Tristam Green family :)

LOL, sorry, my post wasn't meant to be the ominous beginnings to a religious debate.

popch
December 18th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Do we need for that a dedicated day? One out of 365?

If it is not part of your general setup, trying to ubunt-ize one day out of a year will not make much of a difference. For the numerically minded: about 0.2%

The old boy scouts had it right: a good deed a day. It can be a simple thing. Like asking a co-worker or even a boss how he or she feels on this particular day. Then listening openly and open-mindedly. Or greeting the person in the tram you sit down next to. Or thanking the child who offers you a seat in the tram.

bruce89
December 18th, 2007, 09:04 PM
New Years (both Chinese and Gregorian)
Valentines Day
July 4th
Saint Patrick's day (even though I am not irish)
Guy Fawkes day (even though i am not British)
Dress like a pirate day
Leif Erickson day
Halloween



Aw, no Saint Andrew's day, or Burns Night, or Hogmanay.

SunnyRabbiera
December 18th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Aw, no Saint Andrew's day, or Burns Night, or Hogmanay.

I am working on it

urukrama
December 18th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Agreed. I want Christmas as far away from money grubbing companies as possible because it is for God. I honestly would like to get handmade gifts over those crappy Chinese products at Wal-Mart. I have received these kinds of things and they are worth more than the Playstation or whatever to me.

See the attached Calvin & Hobbes. :D