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Old 10-13-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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EC - sorry you were subjected to all that.....some are just incredibly angry know-it-alls...like flies, there are always a few buzzing around ruining your day. :-)

 
Old 10-13-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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eek, I don't know who y'all are talking about, but I agree, there are some pretty thin skinned argumentative folks out there.

(singing Imagine by John Lennon)
 
Old 10-13-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I found this link sent from a friend today, thought it may be of interest:

Yoga in 10: Basic Flow | The Dr. Oz Show
 
Old 10-13-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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eek, I don't know who y'all are talking about, but I agree, there are some pretty thin skinned argumentative folks out there.

(singing Imagine by John Lennon)
Reading back over what I wrote earlier today, I think I am sometimes very disappointed when I see things being said that are not supportive and meaningful with sharing of information. I think I shouldn't take it so personally. I have created, in my mind, that this forum is a safe haven for folks to discuss whatever is on their minds in re: to growing older, coping with lifestyle and health changes, moving, financial issues, and other subjects of particular interest to folks either planning retirement or who are already retired. I look for advice and insight here from those who may have already tackled a subject I am thinking about at the time.

But it isn't as though everyone sees it the same way I do, nor should they. So I shouldn't take deviations from "my" ideal so personally.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Reading back over what I wrote earlier today, I think I am sometimes very disappointed when I see things being said that are not supportive and meaningful with sharing of information. I think I shouldn't take it so personally. I have created, in my mind, that this forum is a safe haven for folks to discuss whatever is on their minds in re: to growing older, coping with lifestyle and health changes, moving, financial issues, and other subjects of particular interest to folks either planning retirement or who are already retired. I look for advice and insight here from those who may have already tackled a subject I am thinking about at the time.

But it isn't as though everyone sees it the same way I do, nor should they. So I shouldn't take deviations from "my" ideal so personally.
Excellent point, Anifani. I think these discussion boards are similar to real life in that some people are going to irritate us big time and it's hard to put our finger on exactly why. The one that irritates you the most may not irritate me the most, and vice-versa. I've seen one poster who has been consistently mild in her reactions to some decided viciousness on the part of another one, while some people crumble instantly at the first hint of hostile fire. I react strongly to vicious insults which are devoid of any content; about a year ago in the Economics Forum I thanked a poster who had explained something and a third party chimed in with "Glad he was able to dumb it down for 'ya." I have a pretty sharp tongue in reserve (as you've had occasion to observe, although never directed at you), and my response to that one earned me an infraction! So I have to watch my sharp tongue, which I've had all my life. I was suspended for it in sixth grade.

Gosh, sixth grade! It was the hardest three years of my life. Once I ditched school and the teacher wrote home a thank-you note. My parents attended PTA meetings under an assumed name. Then I had to miss my eighth grade graduation because I had jury duty! But after that things were looking up; I attended a very exclusive school - so exclusive you had to be sent there by a judge! When I got out of that school I tried a career as a boxer, but I injured my hands in the ring - the referee kept stepping on them.
 
Old 10-14-2013, 05:05 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG Escort, seriously? The hardest three years of your life? ROFL.........
 
Old 10-14-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I think these discussion boards are similar to real life in that some people are going to irritate us big time and it's hard to put our finger on exactly why. The one that irritates you the most may not irritate me the most, and vice-versa.
These discussions boards are, imo, real life. Just because we hope we are posting in anonymity doesn't mean we would say things we wouldn't to others face to face. Reading back over our own posts is also a good tool for self observation. I think most of us can see when we're being consistent, honest with our feelings, compassionate toward others, making a mistake, being too judgmental, etc. Surprises are often in store as we read what we wrote. This kind of self observation can serve for personal introspection, for those who are inclined.
 
Old 10-14-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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NEG, in short, some are the real deal and some are fluff, smoke, ether........? That was a really deep and introspective post.
And sometimes we let emotion, anger and resentment take over, we are human, after all.
Deep breaths, y'all.......
 
Old 10-14-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Excellent point, Anifani. I think these discussion boards are similar to real life in that some people are going to irritate us big time and it's hard to put our finger on exactly why. The one that irritates you the most may not irritate me the most, and vice-versa. I've seen one poster who has been consistently mild in her reactions to some decided viciousness on the part of another one, while some people crumble instantly at the first hint of hostile fire. I react strongly to vicious insults which are devoid of any content; about a year ago in the Economics Forum I thanked a poster who had explained something and a third party chimed in with "Glad he was able to dumb it down for 'ya." I have a pretty sharp tongue in reserve (as you've had occasion to observe, although never directed at you), and my response to that one earned me an infraction! So I have to watch my sharp tongue, which I've had all my life. I was suspended for it in sixth grade.

Gosh, sixth grade! It was the hardest three years of my life. Once I ditched school and the teacher wrote home a thank-you note. My parents attended PTA meetings under an assumed name. Then I had to miss my eighth grade graduation because I had jury duty! But after that things were looking up; I attended a very exclusive school - so exclusive you had to be sent there by a judge! When I got out of that school I tried a career as a boxer, but I injured my hands in the ring - the referee kept stepping on them.
LOLOLOL. Enjoyed this post . . . still smilin' . . .
 
Old 10-14-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Went out and purchased a double oven. Should make Thanksgiving much easier. We go all out on Thanksgiving and do cold cuts on X-mas. X-mas is all about the kids. My wife handles the cooking. No one else is allowed in the kitchen.

Holidays are going to be very hard this year . I find myself watching a lot of Long Island Medium here lately.
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