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What life lesson did you learn in 2012?

 
 
PUNKEY
 
Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 08:38 am
I learned:
Love can cripple you, but can also lift you up.
Betrayal can be the worst emotion felt.
Disdain is the basis for hateful actions.
Some questions don't have answers. The trick is to figure out which ones don't.
Love heals all things.

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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 08:52 am
I learned that I can be physically active or a sloth and the results of each are predictable.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 10:05 am

today i learned that i will be doing this -- a lot...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/154406_541217912557492_818259358_n.jpg
Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 12:08 pm
@PUNKEY,
The sadness of the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school made me think that the whole positive psychology movement might be inappropriate for those that are touched by that shooting, and even for those that have enough mirror neurons to "feel" the depth of its sadness. In other words, life may just be sadness with some odd moments of joy, when we forget for a moment life's inherent sadness.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 12:13 pm
@PUNKEY,
Always try and invest more time and care into new friends and you might not consider initially close friends and you'll get an overabundance of happiness in return. My best decision was to move to Brooklyn. I never been this happy before in my life.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 12:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


today i learned that i will be doing this -- a lot...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/154406_541217912557492_818259358_n.jpg

It's too early for that. I will use this note of numerical prophecy/error of your's RP and avoid doing that yearly error altogether.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 12:23 pm
If I ever go looking for my hearts desire, Ill never go any further than my own back yard.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 01:34 pm
@PUNKEY,
Punk I've been made aware of the "bot" by some if not many participants who so accuse the certain naive or apparently ESL OP

Of which they provide no convincing evidence nor motive. Still I'm now more reluctant to entertain such a posting

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roger
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 05:06 pm
I had occasion to learn to never, ever pass an operating snow plow on the highway.
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 06:00 pm
As bad as you think things are, they can get worse.
JPB
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 06:14 pm
@eoe,
eoe!

wow, long time no see.

Hope your life lesson didn't take too much of a toll on you.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Mon 31 Dec, 2012 10:35 pm
@PUNKEY,
I learned that if you have a patch of skin anywhere on your body - no matter how small - that you are concerned about, you should see a doctor. If he/she brushes your concerns aside, see another one. Skin cancer doesn't just go away.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 12:51 am
i learned that even after 50 years on this Earth it is possible to decide that I have been long wrong about my ideas and about people. i never expected to live this long, but i certainly thought that if I did I would be smarter than I am.

likewise, I thought that when you get to be 50 that one always has life figured out, that this searching for truth that we do is a game of youth. wrong!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 01:12 am
@tsarstepan,
Yay!

I think I have progressed in my mindfulness practice and, as a result, have been calmer and happier.

Learned that I was right about how much moving sucks!



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nothingtodo
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 01:30 am
@PUNKEY,
I learned that Keanu Reeves was the best role model on planet earth for any living being.

In the movie.
The day the Earth stood still.

The shape shifting vampire in one of the blade films a close second.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 07:08 am
For over 50 years, I have despised Scheherazade by Rimsky Korsakov, and refused to listen to it. That was because at that time I lived in an apartment, where the people upstairs played that same piece every night until I wanted to tear my hair out of my head.

Recently, I listened to a CD from the Teaching Company where Robert Ginsberg explained the piece.

I found it delightful.

So what did I learn? Don't discard anything before you give yourself another chance at understanding it.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 07:52 am
@eoe,
Eoe!!!!!!!

followed by (((((eoe)))))
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Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 10:34 am
I really don't like math all that much.
Kolyo
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 10:48 am
@Kolyo,
Quote:
I really don't like math all that much.


Two things taught me so:

(1) I had a bit of mild success in mathematics and felt great for a couple days before people stopped caring.

(2) I got involved in a political campaign, working in a unit that was run by some beautiful, super-smart, super-fun young women. I learned that work doesn't have to be 99.99% aggravation, .01% celebration. It can be pure exhilaration.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 11:43 am
@Kolyo,
Quote:
Quote:
I really don't like math all that much.
Me neither Kolyo. While I somehow regret flunking out of Engr in favor of Journ, I did manage to survive, now erstwhile writer greatly enjoying retirement

Interesting to note in this connection by sheerest coincidence my excellent No. 1 Son did exactly the same, ultimately turning out a very successful aero test engr

….all so paradoxical

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work doesn't have to be 99.99% aggravation, .01% celebration. It can be pure exhilaration.
…..somewhat OT but I found it largely 50 years of drudgery. Would you K support a separate thread on the subj
 

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