Words of Wisdom from The Dalai Lama

Let’s reflect on what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. We need to be positive. We weren’t born to cause trouble or to do harm to others. For life to be of value, we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion.

‘Fur’ from the truth: Why you might sorely be mistaken about Filipino furries

Recently Rappler.com did this piece on Filipino furries

Turns out they are like all furries, mostly young and mainly misunderstood but everyone else. To quote the article.

Furries get a lot of flak. A fandom group whose primary interest is “anthropomorphic” animal characters or animals that take on human characteristics (think Mickey Mouse rather than Bambi), Western media has often relegated furry fandom as a sexual fetish. Shows like C.S.I. have portrayed the costumed community as akin to underground sex clubs, while documentary channels have shown the community as oddities for ogling.

Brian Uy, executive director of FurryPinas, addresses this misconception right away. He tells me that all fan communities have niche groups within them that sexualize their fandom. Anime, superheroes, video games, name it. It’s just unfair to generalize the furry community, he says.

He tells me that furry fandom is a lot more wholesome than people think it is. It’s even kid-friendly, especially here in the Philippines.

The photos from their fur con are wonderful I wish I could repost them. But really check it out, and you might possibly learn more about yourself.