Just something to keep in mind for the RV / RI.
Remember, the Middle Eastern sense of logic is NOT the same as those in the Western cultures.
Let me show this graphically; in the U.S. we tend to think in a linear fashion... we have a goal and there are a series of steps necessary to reach that goal. Graphically, it looks like this:
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In the Middle East, a linear track to any worthy objective is not a consideration.
The journey is valued as much as (if not more than) the objective and the little "wins" along the way fulfill their objectives as much as achieving the end results.
Graphically, it would look more like this:
Much of our discussion here at KTFA revolves around our linear thinking (ie. guessing what steps need to be completed to achieve an RV). Although this is entertaining and mentally challenging, I don't think it can ever be settled.
I enjoy the discussions and admittedly get caught up in the excitement periodically, but in the end, I realize that I cannot project my logic onto a foreign culture and expect to understand how they behave.
The truth is that we just do not know what the trigger(s) are for the RV and trying to project when these imaginary triggers will occur is simply a distraction for us while we wait.
Waiting is not a bad thing, it looks like many people are learning valuable lessons during the waiting period (including me). Let's just not forget to live life in the present and take joy in everything we do.
God Bless you all, MRT