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I am obviously lacking in the ability to compartmentalize.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 04:59:38 PM EST
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...or in the ability to recognise different sets of meaning and connotation. Not an unusual thing, these days.
by Katrin on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 05:05:11 PM EST
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Perhaps. I do not see these things from the same perspective, obviously, but the fact that the '30s were traumatic for so many, not just the obvious victims, should not make those events a taboo for discussion and even comparison. While specific events today are vastly different, it may be that there are commonalities that are at play, however painful that may be to contemplate.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 05:52:39 PM EST
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I am absolutely not advocating to treat them as taboo! I am advocating awareness of the different sets of meaning.
by Katrin on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 05:57:28 PM EST
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I believe you and your down-thread comments certainly support your assertion.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 06:56:48 PM EST
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