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Old 09-19-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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"Diana Nyad swam through five-foot ocean swells that washed over her head. She swallowed mouthfuls of saltwater that made her retch. Swollen lips and tongue turned each breath into a scraping suck from the bottom of her soggy lungs. Her arms, windmilling 50 times per minute, felt as heavy as anchors. Her brain, counting to 20,000 in Spanish and back to zero in French, felt like flotsam drifting away. She flinched in flashback horror as she stroked into a jellyfish minefield.


She hallucinated. She laughed. She sang. She bargained. She cried.


Nyad begged to stop, but kept swimming, and completed her 110-mile odyssey from Havana to Key West in 52 hours, 54 minutes and 18.6 seconds" -Miami Herald



This 64 year-old-woman did set and accomplished a goal that offered horrific challenges. When people tell you that you are not good enough to accomplish your goals, consider what Diana accomplished.

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Good story but I didn't see any evidence of a negative world.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Where is the question?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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If the negative or positive news in the community. then the answer is. Positive news generate positive behavior and lifestyle of people. Consciousness of society is positive if the media and on TV news show positive (even ate they actually negative). about the negative conversely impact on society. Exerted negative news. It is a scientific fact.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pa
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It's positive in the sense she over came her obstacles. Proof of determinination.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Raena77's right...I guess for HER (and maybe family and friends) it's a positive.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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I had higher expections for this thread. That makes me what?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It's positive in the sense she over came her obstacles. Proof of determinination.
Everybody does that every day. The bigger the obstacle, the bigger the challenge. In fact, most people don't have the luxury of knowing that they can quit if it gets too hard.

In fact, she had no obstacle. She could have slept in late that day and had a nice breakfast and read the paper. She was free to do that, because it not such a negative world after all.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Everybody does that every day. The bigger the obstacle, the bigger the challenge. In fact, most people don't have the luxury of knowing that they can quit if it gets too hard.

In fact, she had no obstacle. She could have slept in late that day and had a nice breakfast and read the paper. She was free to do that, because it not such a negative world after all.
I don't think I could do what that lady accomplished.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't think I could do what that lady accomplished.
But she could, and she did. We all accomplish what we can. I've done some things that very few people have done. I just did them. It doesn't make me a hero. At least one of them might make "that lady" turn green with envy, who knows.
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