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So my family was doing family worship the other night and my dad likes to ask deep, thought-involving questions. I'd like to see how others answer these questions. I will post a question every once in a while. I will post my thoughts after some people post their answers/thoughts. Please do not think I am trying to raise an argument or a debate on qiestions that will be asked. I am just curious to know other's opinions on questions such as my dad asks.

 

First question:

What is the difference between grace and mercy? 

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Grace is acting pleaseant to

Grace is acting pleaseant to those who both those that have done you no wrong, and those that have. To treat everyone in a respectable manner so that few ills will pass. 

 

Mercy is understanding the actions of those that have done you wrong, forgiving them, and not unleashing your fury on them. 

 

Grace is easy, Mercy is not. 

 

Now I'll ask a question:

Are humans ultimately self serving?

Because I guarantee you that many people do "selfless" acts to feel good about themselves, whether or not they realize it. Each person has a threshold at which they realize the disadvantages to helping others are greater than the benefits (like when your mom gets you to shovel snow at 6 in the morning while you have the flu and pulled an all nighter because she didn't have enough time to complete her own homework that she volunteered to do) and will choose the route most likely to unsure their survival. 

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Named after the Princess, Glacier, River and Lake bearing the same name she like cold weather and enjoys dragon nip tea

 

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Always moves with her mouth open reminded me of a scramjet

 

Typhoomerang: Scorch (F) (Broadwing)

Likes scorching eels, hates eating them

 

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Named after the Aztec god of rain Tlaloc likes splashing in puddles

 

Sweet Death: Ambrosia (M) (Shortwing)

sits around all day bothering the bees

 

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Very protective even as a baby

 

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Very adventurous even as a baby is blue for some reason

 

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Loves eating charcoal

 

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named after the capital of the Northwest Territories and found on Icestorm Island

 

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Grace is getting what we

Grace is getting what we don't deserve, mercy is not getting what we do deserve. My answer is so short XD

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Mercy is the exercise of compassion as grace is the exercise of love and kindness. That kinda sounds the same. I'll try again.

Mercy is showing affection towards the helpless; a blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.

Grace is the divine favor towards man. It links to mercy, but in a divine way.

 

I have a deep question myself. Highlight below:

(The Bible says we all have to d.ie once. But if we were raptured and our bodies are set to heaven, will we still age and di.e? If that is true, where will we go? We're already in heaven, so will we just emerge from our bodies and just stand in front of it and (here comes the funny part) we can tamper with our own bodies? That is basically illegal but "it's my body, I can do whatever I want with it.")

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There are only 2 signs before our savior returns. First, the gospel will be translated in all languages and received to all world tribes to hear the word. The second sign is all of the nations will turn against Israel and plan to destroy the Jews once and for all. As the armies arrive, Jesus will emerge as pure and fight all the armies all against one. There begins the rapture to break down the old world, then form a new one.

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WWJD?

((i super hate my cat right now. I was typing up a reply to Mega when she walked across the keyboard and * pushed some button and it reloaded the page -_-)) 

 

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(i believe there is no aging or second de.ath once we get to heaven. I've been told all my life by my parents that once we d.ie, we immediately go to heaven. I strongly belive that. also, not to start a debate, but the Bible never mentions a second heaven or a second de.ath. If so, mind giving me a reference verse? Also, (and for some odd reason all reference scripture fled my mind) the Bible says that we will live eternally with God, Christ, others that have been saved, and His host of Angels. Proof of this can be found in Revelations (forgive me if I'm wrong, I haven't read that book in a bit). But, to make my point simple: I don't remember the Bible ever mentioning us aging and dy.ing a second time once in heaven)

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(I'm not saying you died, I'm saying you got raptured, as in Jesus came back and took us to heaven without a first death, so the demons will be released on Earth to rome free one last time before Satan is thrown into the pits forever and on goes the new world. It said it somewhere in Revelation I think. I get mixed up with some verses and their kinda difficult to find because there are just so many books and chapters <p. I have no idea why I'm still typing in white text)

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hmmm ok i see what you're

hmmm ok i see what you're getting at. so, from what i understand, you're wondering if there will be a de.ath for those who are still alive when Jesus comes. am i right? i think so. 

 

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Yup, that's my deep question

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All things require evidence,

All things require evidence, as such I don't believe in gods. To me nothing is sacred, nothing is divine, and nothing is above questioning. 

 

My personal philosophy is that you have a finite amount of time to be alive (until engineers find a way to upload your brain to the internet at which point all we would do is watch Netflix until the heat death of the universe) so make the most of it. Don't be afraid to dream, don't be afraid of those who stand against you. 

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your deep question!

to answer your deep question (highlight)

 

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Cornthians 6:19 KJV

 

God is not mocked whatever a man sows that will he also reap!

 

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in answer to your first question! we will NEVER di.e once we put on immortality!  thats what being immortal means! its our promise!

 

 

AMEN!

 

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Grace is the unmerited favor

Grace is the unmerited favor of God. we too can show grace to others. it is a matter of dealing kindly with them, even if they dont deserve it!

 

Mercy is compassion or forbearance shown to law-breakers or offenders. God also show us mercy just as we can show each other mercy

 

short but sweet!

 

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The difference between them is that they're both different words with different meanings.

Grace is elegance and/or goodwill, mercy is compassion. 

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Girls are named Grace, not Mercy

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Welcome to Slytherin!

 

 

 

We are not evil,

 

we just want to excel.

 

 

Now, there are a few things you should know about Slytherin – and a few you should forget. Firstly, let’s dispel a few myths. You might have heard rumours about Slytherin house – that we’re all into the Dark Arts, and will only talk to you if your great-grandfather was a famous wizard, and rubbish like that. Well, you don’t want to believe everything you hear from competing houses. I’m not denying that we’ve produced our share of Dark wizards, but so have the other three houses – they just don’t like admitting it. And yes, we have traditionally tended to take students who come from long lines of witches and wizards, but nowadays you’ll find plenty of people in Slytherin house who have at least one Muggle parent.


Here’s a little-known fact that the other three houses don’t bring up much: Merlin was a Slytherin. Yes, Merlin himself, the most famous wizard in history! He learned all he knew in this very house! Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Merlin? Or would you rather sit at the old desk of that illustrious ex-Hufflepuff, Eglantine Puffett, inventor of the Self-Soaping Dishcloth?
I didn’t think so.

But that’s enough about what we’re not. Let’s talk about what we are, which is the coolest and edgiest house in this school. We play to win, because we care about the honour and traditions of Slytherin.

We also get respect from our fellow students. Yes, some of that respect might be tinged with fear, because of our Dark reputation, but you know what? It can be fun, having a reputation for walking on the wild side. Chuck out a few hints that you’ve got access to a whole library of curses, and see whether anyone feels like nicking your pencil case.

But we’re not bad people. We’re like our emblem, the snake: sleek, powerful, and frequently misunderstood.

For instance, we Slytherins look after our own – which is more than you can say for Ravenclaw. Apart from being the biggest bunch of swots you ever met, Ravenclaws are famous for clambering over each other to get good marks, whereas we Slytherins are brothers. The corridors of Hogwarts can throw up surprises for the unwary, and you’ll be glad you’ve got the Serpents on your side as you move around the school. As far as we’re concerned, once you’ve become a snake, you’re one of ours – one of the elite.

Because you know what Salazar Slytherin looked for in his chosen students? The seeds of greatness.You’ve been chosen by this house because you’ve got the potential to be great, in the true sense of the word. All right, you might see a couple of people hanging around the common room whom you might not think are destined for anything special. Well, keep that to yourself. If the Sorting Hat put them in here, there’s something great about them, and don’t you forget it.

And talking of people who aren’t destined for greatness, I haven’t mentioned the Gryffindors. Now, a lot of people say that Slytherins and Gryffindors represent two sides of the same coin. Personally, I think Gryffindors are nothing more than wannabe Slytherins. Mind you, some people say that Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor prized the same kinds of students, so perhaps we are more similar than we like to think. But that doesn’t mean that we cosy up with Gryffindors. They like beating us only slightly less than we like beating them.

A few more things you might need to know: our house ghost is the Bloody Baron. If you get on the right side of him he’ll sometimes agree to frighten people for you. Just don’t ask him how he got bloodstained; he doesn’t like it.

The password to the common room changes every fortnight. Keep an eye on the noticeboard. Never bring anyone from another house into our common room or tell them our password. No outsider has entered it for more than seven centuries.

Well, I think that’s all for now. I’m sure you’ll like our dormitories. We sleep in ancient four-posters with green silk hangings, and bedspreads embroidered with silver thread. Medieval tapestries depicting the adventures of famous Slytherins cover the walls, and silver lanterns hang from the ceilings. You’ll sleep well; it’s very soothing, listening to the lake water lapping against the windows at night.

By J.K. Rowling

See? Slytherin has always been the elite

 

To Gryffindors:

Your time is coming to an end, Slytherin will trump you! Get your wands ready, because we are coming!

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Tracking!  I think this is going to be my favourite thread of all time <3

(I have a higher reading comprehension level then anyone my age so i understand things that my classmates dont & when i try to talk to them about the stuff i notice they're just like Wha? XD  So im going to LOVE discussing these deep biblical questions about life, death, and other things ^^)

 

Oh OH!  I have a question!  Whats the difference between what is fair & what is just? (we had this discussion in my classroom)

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stay by my side & i'll be there no matter what,

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Winter can be unforgiving

Hard, evil, and cold.

But if you stay with me,

I promise you'll never be alone.

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Pearl looked inside & gasped.  There, as if inviting itself to be read, was the map.  

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"This dragon has notoriously poor eyesight and uses thermal censors to locate its prey.

It camouflages itself in the snow because if it can't see you, it doesn't want you to see it!"

~Dragons: Rise of Berk

 

 

   

 

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supremely formidable force to be rekoned with during battle."

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Things that are just don't have to be fair, and things that are fair don't have to be just.

Then again it depends on one's definition of just, but that's semanics and would be silly to discuss.

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really?!?

there is really no need for you to make the comment that her choice of topics is silly. really?  she just explained the she is still young even tho she enjoys deep discussions.  it means a lot to her. 

 

i realize that you arent necessarily calling her topic silly but maybe just a really difficult topic to discuss because of all the differences of opinions, right?  those of us who value the scriptures as the Holy and undeniable word of God, wont think it a silly topic at all! we base our answers on what the scriptures says about it. and thats my final answer! lol  im a MILLIONAIRE!!! i win!  hehehehe!

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I meant semantics as every person has their own definition of justice, so justice can in some cases be fair, but some people might be of the opinion that it isn't fair at all. It really depends on someone's personal definition of- and thoughts on either term. I wasn't calling the topic silly at all.

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yes, i know you werent

yes, i know you werent calling the topic silly, that exactly what i said in my previous post. the fact that the topic is a very difficult one because of the differences of opinion. :) 

 

the fact that we have differening opinions, about the what to base our discussions on, is what makes it difficult. 

 

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Then I don't really see the point of your callout and lecture as I was simply engaging Grumpy in harmless conversation regarding the topic, as discussion is the intent of the post. I don't understand why you need to clarify that people have different opinions- it makes your first reply to me seem vitriolic.

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well then, lets don't do

well then, lets don't do this. i thought the fact that you said it was a silly discussion to be a bit rude. my point was that you didn't INTEND for it to come off that way. that's all. definitely didn't mean for it to seem vitriolic. definitely the opposite. especially vitriolic, that is a harsh word to use for what i said.

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I never said it was a silly discussion.  I clarified that disussing pure semantics specifically would be in the case of definitions based on someone's location and upbringing. I thought that would be clear in the context.

It's good to hear that you didn't intend to be vitriolic, and I apologise for assuming such.

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ahhh, ok :D   so glad we got

ahhh, ok :D

 

so glad we got that cleared up! LOL   hurrah!

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Good we got that down the third time around LOL I was almost afraid I'd have to pull out some biggo text

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~huge sigh of relief~ whew!

~huge sigh of relief~ whew! that was a close one! hahahahah!

 

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for most of my answers to my

for most of my answers to my dad's questions, i usually included the word "depends on" because there are different curcumstances that involve being fair, just, etc. Fairness is a thing that is considered, debated upon mentally, and acted upon. Justice is what is considered, the thought of a base/foundation already for this particular trait, and then acting upon it. well, that's what i think. 

 

here's my answer for the difference between Grace and Mercy. 

Mercy is oftentimes requested/pleaded for. Grace is given freely with no requirements or conditions.

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ooooh i like that one. it

ooooh i like that one. it shows it from a different angle! cool!

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Oooooohhh, good answer!  I couldn't have said it better ^^

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To answer Garth's question, I don't believe you can sum human behavior up with the word "ultimately."

 

Humans are absolutely self-serving. All organisms are, or they would die. But whether or not they are "ultimately" self-serving really depends on how you're using the term "ultimately." If humans were self-serving 100% of the time, we wouldn't have things like self-sacrifice, particularly when people do altrustic behaviors for strangers instinctually. We are a social species, and I believe altrustic behavior has become part of make-up just like all other useful traits, and in rare instances, that can lead to truly selfless moments. But even the most selfless human does the majority of their works to some self-oriented goal. So is the majority "ultimate" or is it just that, "majority"?

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Every day is shorter now,

Dimming, darkening, darkening.

Every night is longer and deep with chill...

Up above the timberline,

Echoing, echoing, echoing,

Winter Wolf is calling to the Frozen Moon,

Crouching in her forest bed.

Watching, waiting, waiting,

She can feel the snow will be coming soon.

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Strike Class

Winterwind: female Woolly Howl (main dragon)

Dasher: male Woolly Howl (Snoggletog Wraith stand-in; main Christmas dragon)

Borealis: male Titan Wing Woolly Howl

Avalanche: female Snow Wraith

Abominable: male Titan Wing Snow Wraith

Icebones (in-game name Stormblaze): male Skrill

Galewing: female Titan Wing Skrill

Slashtail: male Triple Stryke

 

Boulder Class

Icevein: male Groncicle (2nd main dragon)

Hoarfrost: male Groncicle (Icevein's father)

Permafrost: female Groncicle (Icevein's mother)

Crystal (in-game name Krystal): female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Snowblast: male Groncicle (Icevein's brother)

Firn: female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Coldnip: male Groncicle (Frozen Groncicle stand-in)

Stonemaw: male Gronckle

Fireball: female Titan Wing Gronckle

Ironmaid (in-game name Honormaid): female Hotburple

Boulderdash: male Catastrophic Quaken

Redwolf: male Grapple Grounder

Meteorblast: male Eruptodon

Sawblade (in-game name Sawfang): male Whispering Death

Bramble: female Titan Wing Whispering Death

Furious: male Screaming Death

Merciless: female Titan Wing Screaming Death

Gemtooth: female Snafflefang

Charity: female Shovelhelm

Stonefist: male Thunderpede

 

Stoker Class

Sparrow: female Terrible Terror (3rd main dragon)

Van (in-game name Slurg): male Titan Wing Terrible Terror

Legacy: female Silver Phantom

Eclipse: female Night Terror

Brightsoul: male Singetail

Scout: female Flame Whipper

Firegale: female Monstrous Nightmare

Ridgeback: male Titan Wing Monstrous Nightmare

Lionheart: male Moldruffle

Sunheart: female Fireworm Queen

Cyclone: male Typhoomerang

Fireflight: female Hobblegrunt (Threadtail stand-in)

 

Sharp Class

Frostclaws: male Shivertooth (main racing dragon)

Solstice: female Shivertooth (2nd main racing dragon)

Thistle: female Prickleboggle (main battle dragon; tiny Prickleboggle stand-in)

Oakthorn (in-game name Oakclaw): male Timberjack

Fleetsteps: male Speed Stinger

Spitfire: male Scuttleclaw

Jadeheart: female Titan Wing Scuttleclaw

Silvershard: female Razorwhip

Swiftslice: male Titan Wing Razorwhip

Windrider: female Stormcutter

Owleyes: male Titan Wing Stormcutter

Rainshed: female Raincutter

Shadowhunter: male Devilish Dervish

 

Tracker Class

Brightclaw: female Deadly Nadder (starter dragon)

Horntail: male Titan Wing Deadly Nadder

Echo: female Mudraker

Bullheart: male Rumblehorn

 

Tidal Class

Splashwing: female Sliquifier

Seacry: female Thunderdrum

Darkbreather: male Titan Wing Thunderdrum

Fjord: male Sand Wraith

Shorewind: female Titan Wing Sand Wraith

Sparky: male Shockjaw

Wavedancer: female Tide Glider

Riptide: male Scauldron

Freyasfang: female Windwalker

 

Mystery Class

Professor: male Flightmare (main Halloween dragon)

Aurora: female Titan Wing Flightmare

Sneak, Snip, Snap & Trap: male Snaptrapper (Leafy Snaptrapper stand-in)

Scourge: female Boneknapper

Wishbone: male Titan Wing Boneknapper

Nightingale: female Sithersong

Doomfang: male Death Song

Evermore: male Tiny Tooth Death Song

Bandit: male Armorwing

Flower: female Changewing

Double & Trouble: female Hideous Zippleback

Short & Snout: male Titan Wing Hideous Zippleback

Honey: female Sweet Death

Fortitude: male Buffalord

Mistwalker: female Smothering Smokebreath

 

 

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The Wolf and the Howl: The Song of Death

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The Wolf and the Howl: Dragon Sledding

The Wolf and the Howl: A Winter's Ride

The Wolf and the Howl: Matchmaker

The Wolf and the Howl: The Mysterious Chicken Caper

The Wolf and the Howl: Terror Loose on Dreadfall

 

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[She] liked winter best of all, for when the world grew cold, the ice dragon came.

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I refer to "ultimately" as in

I refer to "ultimately" as in "at the most basic level" 

Perhaps to rephrase the question

"Are human beings, at the most basic level (unconcious mind), acting by self serving interest? Even if they are not aware of it?"

 

The unconscious mind and subconscious mind both affect our conscious mind. because our unconscious desires and behaviours affect our conscious mind what behaviours are 100% altruistic? 
 

Also why do humans do favours for strangers instinctually? What purpose does it serve? Even instincts are a behavioural process that organisms use to survive or further their chances of survival (or their offspring's chances of survival!). There is no doubt that such "selfless" behaviours trigger a dopanime release in the brains of many humans but if you do good to feel good then is it truly selfless?

 

 

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Your question is basically asking, then, what are instincts and what is love. Science doesn't have a sure-fire answer for either of these, but, as a social animal, your brain chemistry does try to reward you for being altrustic to make altrustic behavior encouraging. Every good behavior you do towards another person produces a chemical reward in your brain (if you are a neurological normal person). I do not believe that this makes humans ultimately self-serving, however. Being happy that another person is happy does not mean you don't still sincerely wish the other person happiness and that you may make sacrifices to help that person. Some people do give up things that would overall have a greater reward for their happiness or survival to aid others, and in return they only get a little chemical boost from seeing the other person happy. The sacrifice outweighs the reward. That is only self-serving if you expect the other person to return the favor someday, and we don't always do.

 

But when I was talking about 100% altrustic behavior toward a stranger, I was thinking of instances like pushing a stranger out of the way of a moving vehicle, which could get said altrustic actor killed. The benefit you could get from such behavior will only be greater than the harm if the person is lucky enough not to be killed or seriously injured. Yet there are still people willing to take that risk for someone they have never met. No amount of dopanime is going to reward a dead man, or even one who, perhaps, can no longer walk.

 

So no, I guess the answer is I don't believe humans are ultimately self-serving. I think, as a social species, most humans are ultimately seeking connection. Having social bonds is self-benefitting, so in that way yes, it's self-serving. But it also sometimes means getting rid of self-benefits for another's benefit for a lesser reward, especially in terms of survival. Humans will do what they feel is necessary to make a connection to other humans. That is the ultimate emotional reward for a neurologically normal human being, and at times, we will seek it at the cost of our own health and, perhaps even our lives.