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What I have learned in 3/4 of a century on this planet

 
 
Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 07:32 pm
Just thought I'd pass on some of my thoughts today:

1. [Probably the most important thing]
If it's not a matter of life and death, it's not an emergency.

2. Love, kindness and the urge to forgive trump anger, vindictiveness and vendettas every time. [There are no exceptions to this rule.]

3. You may not always get what you think you deserve, but, then again, it could be that your expectations and ambitions are just too high.

4. Doing the right thing is always more important than getting the big reward.
Always.

If you disagree with me on any of this, call your spiritual advisor. If you have anything to add, please feel free to do so.
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 07:44 pm
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 07:49 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thank you, Yogi. Laughing
Dutchy
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:00 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
We are the masters of our own destiny. So what you do today determines your future.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:06 pm
If you forget to wish someone a happy birthday, sweat it profusely!
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:14 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Well, here's mine at 65:

1. There's no such thing as unconditional love; everyone needs to do their part in the relationship. (adults)

2. There's no such thing as a Big Deal.

3. Live and let live. Judge no one lest you have walked in their shoes.

4. Best way to give advice is to tell how you solved that same issue sometime in your own life.

5. Being alone is not being lonely.

6.Don't blame others; it's your own damn fault.

7. When you forgive others, it ends the conflict, ends the relationship. Forgiveness is liberating.

8. Stay in the present.

9. Grieving is the worst feeling in the world but it does get better in time.

10. It's nice to discover your own sense of serenity.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:20 pm
My rules of life.
1. Eat no dogs
2. When cooking give your mate the nicest portion
3. Do for others.
4. Don't expect others to do for you.
5. Take charge of your own health
6. Try to answer antagonists with logic and humor. In a pinch, anger and sarcasm will do
7. Vote even if you have to hold your nose
8. Stand against perpetual wars
9. Take time for yourself where you can relax and ignore the world
10. Love friends and family in adversity as well as good times
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:20 pm
@PUNKEY,
All good stuff, PUNKEY. Ia gree.

Here's one I forgot to put into my OP:

Literally everything in this life is transient and temporary. Don't worry: this, too, shall pass.
Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 08:58 pm
There are only two valid considerations:

1) make sure you walk the dog before the wife gets home
2) backup all computers regularly
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2013 11:51 pm
@JTT,
Welcome back.

Have you been spending the last few weeks in North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and El Salvador rectifying the evil wrongs of the Imperial Americana?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 28 Dec, 2013 09:56 pm
@JTT,
Yes indeed. I type posts in this forum. You, on the other hand are more substantially like him in that you are a slave to your ideological prism
neologist
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 01:08 am
Eating crow tastes like $%^&, but it does wonders for your personality.

But, I'm only 72
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 12:01 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Not at all, Finn. I'm more than willing to discuss the facts while y'all are
desperately fearful of doing so.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 04:19 pm
@JTT,
You are willing to discuss what you consider "facts." (Or more accurately, you are willing to rant about your "facts.")

I have not once seen you acknowledge that something someone else has posted might be factual.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 04:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
With no rancor, Finn, ranting is your specialty. Pick any 100 or
so of your posts and you won't find any facts.

Your second sentence is so general that it is nonsensical. If that was the case
you and many others would be all over it. You don't take a powder in
Other situations.

Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 04:58 pm
@JTT,
I'm not going to play the "See I was right!" game with you, and neither should you. You are not required to provide an example of a post wherein you have acknowledged facts that don't concur with your beliefs, but I still say they don't exist.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 05:07 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn: I'm not going to play the very thing I advanced and got caught
out at. But let me moralize errrrrr get in the last shot."

I'd love to say I've been wrong about the USA , Finn, but you 'n I know
that just ain't possible.
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sun 29 Dec, 2013 06:55 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
No argument with any of that, and age does make it more obvious. I certainly hope that if there is a next life I get to take at least some wisdom.
 

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