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How are all of you guys doing? I’m going to be having a few posts about [GOOD ONES] in a little bit so get pumped.  I would say who asked me this question, but I don’t know who.  It was actually given to me through a Formspring question, which either means whoever asked it was yanking my chain or sincerely wanted an answer.  Regardless of what the reason for the question is, I’ll answer it.  Because, I have only done 2 Ask Nina posts this far.

this world was created in the basis of a philosophy called equivalent exchange.  this philosophy states to obtain something of equal value must be most.  then tell me why i”ve lost everything and gained nothing that does not seem just in gods eye does it?

In all honesty, this is the FIRST time I ever even heard about a philosophy called equivalent exchange, but I did some google-ing to learn about it.  I could really only find 2 different web sites with SOMETHING about it, and they said pretty much the same thing that you did [noted one website was urban dictionary].

It then suddenly came to me, the problem with your question was that you had made an assumption.  Your assumption was that the world was created on this philosophy, when in actuality, its not.

I assumed you were Christian because at the very end of your statement you said “…then tell me why i”ve lost everything and gained nothing that does not seem just in gods eye does it?” So I’m going to turn you to the story of a man named Job.

I would tell you it right now, but in all honesty there are so many resources that you can find to learn about it [that is if you don’t already know], I can retell it if you REALLY want me to, but I have to get some sleep tonight so I’m going to try to answer this fast.

Basically what you need to learn from the story of Job is the fact that this theory is false.  Just because you give away 5 pennies, doesn’t mean you’ll get 5 pennies back.  In fact you may give 5 pennies and lose all of them, or you may give 5 pennies and get TEN back!

I’m sorry that you feel as though you’ve lost everything, and I’m guessing based on the fact that you believe in a theory that states you get back as much as you give, that you initially gave something.  But if it makes you feel better I’m sure you haven’t lost EVERYTHING.  You gave me a question and not only did I respond, I actually REALLY TRIED to answer it as best as I could.  I believe that our lives are only meaningful if we are truly happy.

I can’t promise you that if you pay 1 dollar for a lottery ticket, you’ll win the jackpot.  Or that if you pay 5 dollars for your metro card, it’ll always let you in on the first swipe [i hate when it does that to me!], or that you can pour your heart into something it will succeed.  BUT what I can promise you, is that you if you pray and earnestly seek God, he will answer you.

See you tomorrow,

Nina


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