A quote by Boojum
Seen on alt.fan.furry during one of the persistant and pernicious flamewars. The Hypertext markup is by me, Miavir.
boojum the brown bunny sneaks quietly into the room and carefully pins
a sheet of parchment to the wall. He steps back to make sure the
carefully scribed sheet is level.... then sneaks back out again.
Returning to his quiet burrow.
I am a gentle bunny.
I am a gentle bunny. I will listen carefully befor I speak.
I am a gentle bunny. I will think before I speak.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that when I speak I can hurt
others. Will what I say cause others pain.
I am a gentle bunny. Can I change the way I say something to
avoid hurting another yet still say it?
I am a gentle bunny. The things I love are not loved by all. I
will not force the things I love onto others.
I am a gentle bunny. If I wish to show others the things that I
love I will check with those present in case they do not wish to be
I am a gentle bunny. I will accept any gift freely given, yet I
will never ask for a free gift.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that though I may not love
something, that does not mean another may not love it.
I am a gentle bunny. I will listen and think on everything a
person says, not just the parts I wish to fight with or the parts with
which I allready agree.
I am a gentle bunny. What I believe in is important to me. I
will remember that what others believe in is important to them.
I am a gentle bunny. Another person may hold dear to their heart
a view that contradicts mine. This does not mean that their view or mine
is wrong for each may be the right choice for each of us.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that words hurt worse and
longer than blows.
I am a gentle bunny. If someone speaks to hurt me, have I given
them cause? Is there something I have said or done that has caused them
I am a gentle bunny. If I find myself wanting to hurt someone to
make my point, I will look at what I am saying to see what is lacking in
my view that I must harm another that they might agree?
I am a gentle bunny. My rules are for myself. I should not
expect others to obey them. My rules work for me, others find other rules
work for them.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that what I imply with what
I say is more often heard than what I actually say. I will be carefull
about what I imply.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that every time I attack a
person I hurt others who are close to them who I never meant to hurt.
I am a gentle bunny. When a person stands against the world for
what they love, then what they love has value. I will not belittle what
they love nor seek to destroy it.
I am a gentle bunny. If a person comes to me in anger I will
listen to all they have to say and think about it. I will think about how
I would feel if what happened to them had happened to me. I will not
return hatred for hatred, nor anger for anger.
I am a gentle bunny. Their are times in every bunnies life when
they are no longer gentle. I will remember this in others and watch for
it in me.
I am a gentle bunny. When the world grows too harsh I can retreat
to my hidey hole to heal for a time.
I am a gentle bunny. Even though I love to be touched I will
remember that others may not. I will be certain I have anothers consent
before I touch them.
I am a gentle bunny. Hatred hurts me yet I will not cause pain to
another in return. Hatred hurts others so I will not hate.
I am a gentle bunny. The world holds more possibilities than I
have ever imagined. While I am out of my hideyhole I will seek to see
what is new in the world. To see the worth in everything I find.
I am a gentle bunny. I will remember that a person confronted in
public must defend themselves regardless of how right or wrong they were.
A person spoken with in private will give me their true feelings on what I
have to say.
I am a gentle bunny. I will give from my heart, giving for the
joy of seeing the pleasure others gain from my gift.
I am a gentle bunny and like being a gentle bunny.
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