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Simple ideas that have changed your life.

 
 
hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:19 pm
@rosborne979,
as a boy i read many books about the great big sailships crossing the oceans .
at that time there were still sailships bringing bringing "guano" (bird droppings) from chile to europe .
one of the rules the sailors lived by , was "One Hand for Yourself - One for the Ship " .
i've always interpreted that more broadly : if you are doing anything or helping someone , never forget that you have to make sure that you don't forget yourself completely . if you give both hands to the ship , you might very well be lost overboard - and you won't be any good to your shipmates or yourself .
hbg
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:22 pm
Do not spend your silver change. Save it in a bowl.
Once a month deposit that into your savings.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:31 pm
Proofread.
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:33 pm
@Shapeless,
Never smarten up a chump.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:37 pm
@spendius,
it's nice to be important.

it's more important to be nice...
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 06:40 pm
one i got from an old dutch guy i once met

never shave in the dark
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 09:42 pm
@Shapeless,
Shapeless wrote:

Proofread.

Good one.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:02 pm
Here's one I learned from Richard Feynman: You are not responsible for meeting other people's expectations about you. If you don't meet them, that's not your problem, it's theirs: after all, they're the ones whose expectations were mistaken.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:08 pm
never under any circumstances attempt to sandpaper a wildcat's ass in a telephone booth
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husker
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:10 pm
@DrewDad,
Dare To Make A Difference
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patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:11 pm
Taken from John Wooden via Bill Walton: never confuse effort with achievement.
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husker
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:16 pm
@DrewDad,
Don' t confuse my kindness for weakness
Shapeless
 
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Reply Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:54 pm
@husker,
Quote:
Don' t confuse my kindness for weakness


Speaking of weakness, here's one: Our moments of weakness are not always indications of the kind of people we are.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 12:13 am
"right-hand rule"

That sounds bad...
K
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 06:37 am
IN MY CAR, EVERYONE WEARS SEAT BELTS, GET IT?!
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 02:56 pm
Always ask yourself "Is this a hill I'm willing to die on?"
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existential potential
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:25 pm
@DrewDad,
never assume anything.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:41 pm
there's no problem that can't be solved with 1/4 stick of 40% dynamite.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 04:52 pm
Toilet paper.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 09:19 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
Simple ideas that have changed your life.

Able2Know
 

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