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Old 04-08-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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I cannot believe listening to music and reading books are being looked at as bad because of the way in which people do so.

Exactly. You will also note that I wrote "would not want" to live without it, not "could not" live without it.

Seems to me someone is trying to be argumentative.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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If I didn't have older women in my life I would have been sucked into bad situations in my personal and professional life. Sure I had my entourage for nights out but the 40 somethings and their advice saved me from a LOT of heartache, stress and debt. Thanks to Ms. Sonia, Ollie Mae and Geraldine for helping me make it to adulthood (and yes those are real names)
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: UK
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Just finally got the book today - thanks to the OP hutch5 for starting this thread!
Hope you enjoy it and find it useful, I certainly did.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: California
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While its great to have people who are older in your life, I need friends, people who will go out drinking with me,go see movies with me, go do 21 year old things together, not someone who can't because they have children and that phase of their life is over.
You need a kick in the rear IMO. My kids know how to interact with people of all ages and they are better people for it. You don't have to be best friends but you know what? Someday, when people your age decide they don't like you or exclude you from something, it's the people who aren't your age who will be there for you. It happens to everyone at some point. My D is 24 and discovering great potential for friendships in the 30-40 age group. She says they make more sense.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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You need a kick in the rear IMO. My kids know how to interact with people of all ages and they are better people for it. You don't have to be best friends but you know what? Someday, when people your age decide they don't like you or exclude you from something, it's the people who aren't your age who will be there for you. It happens to everyone at some point. My D is 24 and discovering great potential for friendships in the 30-40 age group. She says they make more sense.
Yep. I've usually gotten along much better with people much older than I am than with those my own age.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Really enjoying the book so far. I'm reading it slowly. She makes so many references to other books and studies and things in her book that I find myself writing those down and seeking them out. I really love her writing style - she's witty, intelligent, funny, REAL.

Anyway - everybody saw this video, right?

http://youtu.be/jPW8xmI4w6U

The one with the woman texting and not watching where she was going - she takes a nose dive into the fountain? And of course no one around her seems to notice, everybody else just keeps on walking.

We were almost hit yesterday by this young girl texting and driving. WHen we honked at her to get her attention, she looked up and gave us the finger. ?
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Hmmm. I'm NOT sure I could do it and I'm the parent of a teen-ager. Because of the internet I learned how to:

- take care of my swimming pool on my own
- plant a periennal garden
- use a Convection oven that came w/my house and no instructions
- roast delicous vegetables
- be a two dog owner without them fighting

Gosh, I know I can't possibly list everything - but I sure have learned a lot!
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