We’re not psychologists, counselors, therapists, or experts – we’re just fellow homeschoolers who are willing to offer a little friendly advice. Sometimes it helps to have a second opinion, and we’re here for you. The Advice Paradise team will answer questions on homeschooling, relationships, religion, and life in general. No question is too trivial. Just ask about anything you want to know! We promise to keep it simple and get straight to the point.
Check out the following questions and see if any of them apply to you, or maybe you’ve been in the same situation and have some helpful advice to give someone else. Post a comment if you think you have a better answer!
1. Why can’t I feel love? I feel that I care but I don’t think I love.
People have different ways of feeling and expressing love. There are romantics (having passionate emotions), and there are stoics (dispassionate, but not wholly without feeling). Some of us keep our feelings close to the chest. Others wear their heart on their sleeve. So don’t worry about it. Just be nice to others. Help in any way that you can. Do it with a cheerful attitude and a sense of fun. Try not to think too much about your own feelings; think a lot about theirs. Best wishes ❤
2. Is it okay for me to hate someone?
No. Jesus said if you hate someone, “you have already committed murder in your heart” (Matthew 5:21). Christ’s ministry was marked by compassion for sinners – even those who wanted to kill Him. He said, “forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). But the Bible does tell us to “hate what is evil” (Romans 12:9). So, while it’s not okay to hate the person, it’s okay to hate the bad thing they’ve done. In the same way, God loves us but He hates the sinful life we live when we reject His love. Does that make sense?
3. What does it say about humanity that almost 200,000 people signed a petition on Change.org asking for Jeff Bezos to not be allowed to return to Earth from his spaceflight?
Many people dislike Jeff Bezos for a variety of reasons. He put Mom and Pop shops out of business because they couldn’t compete. Amazon workers object to the grueling warehouse conditions. Third party sellers feel like Amazon takes advantage of them and gouges them with selling fees. Corporate colleagues say Bezos is a ruthless control freak. Blue Origin employees have accused Bezos of creating a toxic work environment. Not to mention he’s a sore loser. Bezos sued the government – not just once but twice! – when they didn’t award him a contract. (FYI, the other party offered a better deal!) Some people think Bezos is too greedy; others are jealous of his insane wealth. A few believe that billionaires should not exist. And Bezos does look a lot like a cartoon super-villain. But the people who signed the petition all have one thing in common – they were mistaken. It was a suborbital flight. So it had to return.
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