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07-16-2016, 06:59 PM   #31
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Which reminds me of a brief discussion I had with my then 12 year old daughter, which wasn't going my way. Finally I just said " If you don't rethink this I'm going to have to dress up in Hari Krishna Robes shave my head come to your school and tell everyone I'm your dad." I know how to strike fear into a 12 year old girls heart.

All the sudden she learned to use the word "please" in a sentence as is "please, please don't do that daddy." It seem to be an instant behaviour modifier.
OMG. That's classic!

I wish I had thought of it 20 years ago.

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Erikka, I guess in some ways, I might be even weirder then you. I am 53 years old and I watch Japanese anime and read manga. The way I look at it is, so what? If other people don't like it, that is there problem.


Like what you want to like and be who you are. That is the way to happiness.


Also, not a thing wrong about liking old stuff. I can get lost in antique shops just thinking about what I am seeing and wondering what the stories are that the items could tell if they could talk.
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Truth is that no matter how we may try to alter the facts...we are who we are. We don't always like it, and sometimes with good reason, but the core of who we are is pretty much set in stone. We can make some modifications, get better...get worse...but the person that only we really know is always the same. Sort of depressing at times, isn't it!
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We are all weird here at PForum, going against the grain in every way. Except it.

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We are all weird here at PForum, going against the grain in every way. Except it.
And accept it!
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We are all weird here at PForum, going against the grain in every way. Except it.
Now that is weird...in the context of your sentence...."except it" and "accept it" have virtually the same meaning!
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Truth is that no matter how we may try to alter the facts...we are who we are. We don't always like it, and sometimes with good reason, but the core of who we are is pretty much set in stone. We can make some modifications, get better...get worse...but the person that only we really know is always the same. Sort of depressing at times, isn't it!
Depressing at times? Perhaps; but at the same time, comforting.

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy."

(Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann.)
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I can check with Mrs Rupert for her approval.....my bet is she will be thrilled at getting rid of a "Rupert Type". After all, I've heard her say "enough is enough and 50 years is too much!"
Yeah, Mrs. Rockies has the same complaint. 51 next week (July 24th).

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Haven't read that in a while...thanks. It is a fairly complete list of all my failings.......which may be why I haven't read it in a good while!
I probably should read it every morning...but don't really have to...I have Mrs Rupert.
Regards!
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It is a fairly complete list of all my failings.......
Ditto.
I've taken some comfort in that for over forty years.

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Wives have incredible memories - for some stuff. Mine remember things I did that upset her 46+ years ago!

Memories of things that happened yesterday are another matter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
Wives have incredible memories - for some stuff.

" Blessed are the meek, for they shall be married to women !!! "
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Wives have incredible memories - for some stuff. Mine remember things I did that upset her 46+ years ago!
Don't they! The other night Mrs Rupert didn't eat her veggies and I made her sit in the corner with a dunce hat until she did. She reminded me that on our first date over 50 years ago I made her eat all her meal and not waste it......and she said "I should have walked out the door then and there."

Yep, you should have Mrs Rupert, but my mesmerizing charm and stunning good looks wouldn't let you do it!

After 50 years, you would think they would learn???


Regards!
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This thread needs a theme song!


Seriously, if we're were all the same and normal, this world would be a very boring place!

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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Seriously, if were were all the same and normal, this world would be a very boring place!
I am a member of a select group that certified itself insane. I attended, back in the dark ages, Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, although monolingual English. The college was designed to produce bilingual officers while doing all the usual military stuff and adding two weeks at a time language of the day. University classes were in mother tongue, mother tongue was permitted in dorm room - but not outside the door. Penalty for speaking wrong language was "exercise". We were asked to choose between becoming bilingual or going insane. We all agreed to choose both.
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