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Old 08-18-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Well, here's the thing. By the time you're 40, with the exception of dread diseases or acts of God, it's always a good idea to assume that your position in life is the sum total of your own decisions. Bitterness is really laziness. Because the bitter person rarely stops to consider what he did to create his own mess of a life--or lacks the courage.

Sure, you might have caught an unlucky break, but who hasn't? At the same time, there's not a single person who, as an adult, hasn't had to deal with most of the problems you have, and a few that you haven't.
Oh, I know that my messes are my own fault. But I'm bitter anyways. I'm bitter about how inadequate I myself am ! I didn't choose to be this inadequate ! I didn't choose to be this talentless ! I didn't choose to have the personality problems and laziness that I have !
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Some people actually look forward to the end of their lives.
I think that I do. I've had about enough. But I know that I'm still here for a purpose, so I've got to grin and bear it. I welcome the end, though.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Not to rain on your parade too much, but a lot of the "bitter" people you're denouncing might be clinically depressed, which is not something that's easy to just "snap out of."
And I refuse to take a pill for depression anyways. If there are pills out there that are supposedly the same (Luvox and Prozac), but they affect you so very differently, how am I supposed to trust that these people making and prescribing these things have a clue what they're doing ? I don't want to take a pill to treat my depression and OCD.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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I wont enjoy anything until I'm 6' under.
Well, you can't enjoy anything when you're dead. So I guess you're up the creek.

You're still here for a reason, bson. You've got to grin and bear it.

Once it's over, it's over, and there ain't no going back.

Grin and bear it.

On the positive side, there are still sunsets and hamburgers to enjoy. So you might as well enjoy what you can anyways, in spite of all your problems. I sure do !
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Plan for eternity...its ALOT longer than down here.
I don't believe we exist for an eternity, so I refuse to plan for it.

No, all we know we have is what we have today. You can have your religious beliefs, but not everybody shares them. Nor can you make them share them with your threats of hellfire.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Easy for you to say. You don't have my life. I have a kid in Afghanistan, a kid in rehab, a DH who's been on unemployment for a year, and a fear that I'll spend my golden years in a trailer eating cat food. Go blow sunshine somewhere else.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Bitterness is really laziness.
Quite a sweeping generalization. I've known plenty of hard-working people who were bitter, usually because of a tragedy that occured in their life (which has nothing to do with being lazy). I work with a man who lost his home in a mountain fire, I work with another whose son was murdered accidentally by the police, I know someone else who is dying of leukemia. I would characterize all three as "bitter" to varying degrees but I think they have the right to feel this way, considering their past history.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Not Nowhere
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**** being cheerful.

Hate and anger make me happy.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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**** being cheerful.

Hate and anger make me happy.
F*ck hate and anger.

I'm too mellow to be angry and too tired to spread hate. If anything I'm happy just sitting down!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Not Nowhere
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F*ck hate and anger.

I'm too mellow to be angry and too tired to spread hate. If anything I'm happy just sitting down!
You just pissed me off.

Which made me happy.

So, thank you.
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