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Years Past - Meeting Her Crush... But Not *That* Kind Of Crush

Posted Nov. 27, 2023, 4:20 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Leah Hart (Nurse Practitioner/Counseling) (Lindsay B)

Posted by Lieutenant Kreed (Chief Medical Officer) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Leah Hart (Nurse Practitioner/Counseling) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush

Posted by Lieutenant Kreed (Chief Medical Officer) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush
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He thought a moment and then said “As cadets we are trained to conduct ourselves in high stress situations and under extreme stresses. But we, as cadets, never really know if the training has been truly absorbed until we have to use it. For many, that opportunity never arises. For me, it arrived quite early..” He looked at her and then said, with no hint of arrogance or ego, “It was fulfilling to k own that I had, indeed, internalized my training.”

Kreed

“And when you think about who you are as a person now, compared to before the incident, do you think anything has changed for you? About yourself, even?”

~Leah Hart, NP

Kreed looked at her and blinked both sets of eyelids. “I’m not entirely sure what you mean. I am still me, as I was. I do not see why I would or should change simply because I came close to dying. Everyone does, at some point. And if I were to have done so in that situation, at least my death would have not been in vain.” He paused for a moment and then added “Death is only a loss if the person never had the opportunity to fulfill themselves.”

Kreed

It was important for her to pull herself out of her own personal definitions of any given concept and form an understanding on how Kreed saw these different areas. “Is that a personal belief, or is it a more common one that is culturally based? I’d like to form a framework for how you are experiencing different things so that we’re evaluating it all from the right lens.”

~Leah Hart, NP

“It is… both, I think.” He was contemplative for a moment and then said “Saurians do not have any religion… although some of us, when exposed to the idea, do embrace such. I do not. I see no evidence to confirm or deny the existence of an after-life, but as a scientist I simply do not have enough data to make such a choice. Most Saurians believe that once we die, we are dead and that is the natural cycle of things. I am one of those Saurians. And as the majority of us think that way, we have come to accept that death is part of life. We cannot change it, so why should we fight it? All we can do is try to leave this reality better than when we arrived in it. If we can do that, then those coming after us will have a better chance at thriving.” He was quiet again, and took a sip of water. “And that is the end goal of all sentient life… to let those coming after us not have to deal with the same trials and tribulations we had to.”

Kreed

She smiled at that. “A sentiment I think we both wish more people would embrace. There’s certainly enough chaos in the galaxy.” She paused and made a note before looking at him. “Would you describe this way of being as altruistic? Or mutually beneficial, or something else?”

~Leah Hart, NP

“Practical. No species would continue if they did not do what they could to support future generations. The same can be said of social constructs like governments.” Kreed said. “At no point can an organization or group of individuals hope to survive without the support of those who came before them. Thats just logic, is it not?”

Kreed

“On some level, yes,” Leah said. “But the thing about beings with emotions is that emotions aren’t always practical or logical. Sometimes people do things that run counter to what might be best for the whole, or even themselves. Some societies value individuality more, and others are very focused on the whole. Some fall in between. So while it might seem logical to look out for future generations, in practice not all do so, or do so very well. Some take centuries to get to that place. Earth was very much like that, actually. How it is now is not how it always was.”

~Leah Hart, NP


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