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Offline DakotaT  
#61 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:17:51 PM(UTC)
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I would say adversity tests your character, but doesn't build your character. You either have the nads to handle shit or you don't. Now I'll go as far as to say that all the things I have been through in my life prepared me for this last year with Mia, but my wife was not prepared in any way, shape, or form because of growing up in fairytale land. So therefore I guess my formitive years ended up being a blessing in disguise.

But to say I am a better man because of all of it is BS. I may have understanding of things because of it, but I was a pretty happy, thoughtful, beautiful person prior to my hard knocks and will not subscribe to that line of thinking that all of this has improved me.

I am hard and unempathetic to many things that people regularly complain about. This is not a good thing, but it is a direct reaction to my life as it has played out. When I hear a wealthy person that went from their Daddy's couche, to the frat house, to their 6 figure salary sitting in a soft chair complain about welfare and taxes - I seriously want to rip his head off. But this person has the right to his opinion because afterall, he is only a product of his environment as am I.

Anyway back on point - "DakotaT's family can now see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Thanks for all the help boys.
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Offline Formo  
#62 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:28:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nonstopdrivel Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, but if you get stronger because of your mindset, it is not really the circumstances of your life making you stronger, but your own decisions and determination -- which was my point all along.

Speaking of quotes of the day, here's the latest excuse for calling in sick:

Sorry I can't come in today. I've a touch of the womb fury.Ha Ha I'm Right! Rolling On The Floor Laughing


I'm going back on my word. I'll end my post with a quote to make up for it.

Exactly. It ALWAYS is your own decision/determination that makes one stronger. But sometimes (hell, even most of the time) it takes adversity or ill-gotten circumstances to expose this. Thus, tying one's mindset to the bad circumstances. Anyway, as far as I understand it, we pretty much agree just are coming from different ends of the spectrum (me not being a details guy and you analyzing the semantics). =)

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#63 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:35:35 AM(UTC)
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This one should be used as a signature by someone. Think

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.


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#64 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:47:26 AM(UTC)
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I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

I once translated this into German as Ich sagte nie, dass du die Schuld hast. Ich sagte nur, dass ich dir die Schuld gäbe. ("I never said it was your fault -- I just said I would blame you.")
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#65 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:49:59 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nonstopdrivel Go to Quoted Post
I once translated this into German as Ich sagte nie, dass du die Schuld hast. Ich sagte nur, dass ich dir die Schuld geben würde. ("I never said it was your fault -- I just said I would blame you.")


I thought this would end with a funny anecdote... Now I'm just dissapointed.

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#66 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:04:52 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rockmolder Go to Quoted Post
I thought this would end with a funny anecdote... Now I'm just dissapointed.

"Nom Nom Nom" - Cookie Monster.



Cookie monster is best post yet. Thumb up for you.
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#67 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:05:53 AM(UTC)
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Well, I originally translated the saying as Ich sagte nie, dass du die Schuld hast. Ich sagte nur, dass ich dir die Schuld gäbe. A native German walked into the common area of the Studentenwohnheim where I was staying at the time, read the sign, and asked, "What does gäbe mean?" I was floored that a native speaker wouldn't understand a perfectly grammatical sentence, so I dutifully changed it to Ich sagte nie, dass du die Schuld hast. Ich sagte nur, dass ich dir die Schuld geben würde (which means exactly the same thing), and then he got it.
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#68 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:13:24 AM(UTC)
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^ so wise. so flexible. so accommodating.
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Offline Pack93z  
#69 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:44:56 AM(UTC)
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A timely quote of my own making...

"Without opposing forces in life, one cannot expect to develop and maintain a collective balance."


In other words.. do you define the course of your life or do you learn as you go through life, adjust and it partial develops you?

To me.. it is irrational to think that life events themselves do not develop you as a human being..  it is your choice in weather they shape you in a positive or negative effect.

Basically... all of us are dealt negatives in life.. learning to deal with them and more importantly utilize them positively is the trick.


Without that.. we all become a "victim". IMO.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#70 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:51:10 AM(UTC)
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Now back on topic..

Quote:
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.


"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

And lastly...

"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." -George W. Bush


I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#71 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:54:42 AM(UTC)
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And a personal favorite...


Quote:
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. - Albert Einstein
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#72 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:20:24 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
And a personal favorite...





For a guy who married his first cousin, you'd think his courting was kind of easy. Just show up to the family reunion.
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#73 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:07:17 PM(UTC)
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#74 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:40:45 PM(UTC)
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I have a hard time believing some of these quotes are actually from Einstein.

And who the hell kisses when driving? That sounds gay. If I'm kissing a chick, the car's in park and I'm maneuvering to 2nd base at the very least.
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Offline Wade  
#75 Posted : Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:37:56 PM(UTC)
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I have a hard time believing some of these quotes are actually from Einstein.

And who the hell kisses when driving? That sounds gay. If I'm kissing a chick, the car's in park and I'm maneuvering to 2nd base at the very least.


Well, not since high school anyway. :)


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