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Old 08-11-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Best: Earning my Masterís degree. For the last year of my program, I completed the degree while working 50-55 hours a week. I was drained for energy throughout. I even lost a relationship over it. But turning in that final paper, I knew I did something that tested me and kicked itís a$&. All the people who thought all Iíd ever be was a degenerate ahole were made liars that day. It felt like I climbed the biggest mountain in the world.
Dayum, that's good and brought me to my own grad school graduation: years ago, mid-career MBA (btw: get it done at 27, the median, not 39 as I did). My dad was there. We caught several spectacular pics. He passed not even two years later, of natural old-age causes. Yeah, I had to find 20-30 "extra" hours/week to get through grad school, too, which killed one relationship and one job, not at the same time. Pushed me right to the intellectual wall, and beyond: talk about learning teamwork! Worth it: oh my, yes, a decade on looking like will have 25 year payoff / ROI of (about) $900,000 in current dollars. Not a lot of investments we can say that about.

No one can take that Master's away, eh? Yep, me too: on my wall it's right there in black and white: Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management @Cornell University hereby bestows and bequeaths..." Good for you. Good for me, too. Never have I been so immensely proud of graduating mid-pack at the Mensa meeting.
Thanks for the excellent memory.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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All the people who thought all Iíd ever be was a degenerate ahole were made liars that day.
How does earning a degree change their thought of you as a DA? Why did they think you were that way in the first place?
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Best: Meeting my husband.
Worst: Watching a dear friend die in May, and finding out another friend committed suicide recently. That makes 6 friends gone in the last 5 months all under the age of 63.
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Old Yesterday, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Best: Burying my dad

Worst: Burying my wife
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Old Yesterday, 01:03 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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You used past tense. Don't know yet. I'm still very much alive. There have certainly been bad moments and good ones along the way so far.
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Status: "Make sure you include me in your manifesto" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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My best moments have involved birth and my worst moments have involved death, and in between there is love, the end of love, loyalty and betrayal.
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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BEST: Marrying my 2nd husband and having my kids,

WORST - watching that husband die over 8 long days at Hospice.
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Old Yesterday, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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How does earning a degree change their thought of you as a DA? Why did they think you were that way in the first place?
I got into a lot of trouble from middle and high school before I moved away and changed schools. I was smart but had an attitude. Accomplishing something like that they canít say Iím a just a big dumb thug.
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Best - Isnt just one. Marrying my first wife, and marrying my second wife and the birth of my children.
Worst - Having the HP tell me my first wife and child were killed.
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Old Yesterday, 11:32 AM
 
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Worst: My mom died when I was 4 years old.


Best: With the death of my mother, my father decided to move to the United States.



Both events are tied together, both events forever change my life.
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