This is a continuation of a discussion that began on another story here ( If you want to catch up on what's going on you can go to Through the Eyes of a Vampire ). I have been requested to give this it's own page here. Most regular visitors have seen comments posted by Adamaris and know how interesting his viewpoints on Vampires are. Maia seems to be a very intelligent and considerate person and so we can be assured of an interesting discussion here. Keep in mind that this discussion is "in progress".
Maia to Adamaris
Is there really a limit to science? Science is often considered a paradigm for investigation, where body of knowledge and observations of our world provide a framework to explain and develop theories; which are systematically organized into sets of laws and rules. Perhaps if we enforce this aspect, science can only provide us with a finite view of the truth. If we expect science alone to provide absolute answers to a problem, we encourage misunderstandings and fail to reach a solution. In this instance, I agree, science is limited because we cannot predict uncertainties or rationalize our existence.
On the other hand, most scientific developments arise from intuition, curiosity and observation; therefore, can we really impose a limitation on these attributes? Man kind by nature is curious, intuitive and perceptive. If these attributes are restricted, then will science also be limited?
On the issue of trust, betrayal, forgiveness and friendships:
Your assumption about my forgetfulness saddens me and it will only come to pass if you so desire. One can consider me lucky or cursed, but I remember events and situations from a tender age with absolute clarity. Sometimes, I wish my memories would fade, completely forget events in my life, but what I consider a curse is also at times beneficial, I really should not complain. Obviously, you are aware of others wants and needs, have you considered there may be people who may not have a hidden agenda? Are you wondering if I have a hidden agenda? I find it quite odd posting this comment but I feel compelled to explain. I schedule time after work to converse with you, the effort I undertake is planned and what is communicated is intentional. I attempt to understand you and offer my hand in friendship. The outcome really is up to you. I hope, by now, you are able to deduce those who are sincere and those who are not.
The brief explanation of your perception of trust and your withdrawal is really very saddening. It appears you have forgiven but once someone repeatedly breaks your trust, forgiveness becomes irrelevant. It is equivalent to mental abuse, we accept it. I do not think you are over emotional of even dramatic, some would say expressions of such emotions suggests a higher emotional quotient. Some people find expressing how they feel very difficult and require counseling to attain a level of openness. However, the restrictions you have imposed upon yourself will inadvertently only hurt you and prevent personal growth. It seems to me, pain and sorrow still exist and continually consume your psyche. You have mentioned earlier. “I am as I am, and that is what I shall be”. I take it you do not want to heal? One can heal though, it takes time, tenacity and perhaps a dose of faith and can only be accomplished by self realization. I really do understand when someone continually breaks one’s trust and perhaps, later I will explain why I truly empathize with you. One more question, this post is getting rather large and I’m on call. The friend that continually betrayed you, are you still in contact with them?
Thank you for being so candid with your answers, I really wasn’t expecting this level of openness but glad you responded this way. I’m also assuming that my comments may not be accepted as they are intended, therefore adding this disclaimer that if I have overstepped the mark, sorry!
Written by Maia, Copyright 2010