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Old 01-18-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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I never said I disapprove of all the staff. Just that anyone rich, famous or POTUS
cannot relate to normal everyday people trying to simplify the chores of daily life,
and therefore should not try to give advice about such.
Really. So you dictate what others can say?
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Really. So you dictate what others can say?
Criticizing vs dictating, look it up.
Here is some help. Are you dictating what I can say or criticizing what I said ?

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Old 01-18-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Criticizing vs dictating, look it up.
Here is some help. Are you dictating what I can say or criticizing what I said ?
Semantics. Look it up.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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Semantics. Look it up.
Master's degree in Speech & Language. Clearly semantics doesn't mean what you think it does.
Lets stay on topic of the thread..

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Old 01-19-2018, 04:21 AM
 
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Stoicism. Learn to tolerate the bad with the good. Be careful to minimize the bad things, most happen by your own neglect. When they do anyway, get over it. Shrug off things that merely annoy.
Just learned about Stoicism---has some correlation with Buddhism. There are several new books about it---ancient wisdom that's so important for these times.

I'm surprised that so many of you think that shopping, meal planning, and cooking are just ungratifying chores. It's one of my major hobbies.

I heard a TED talk on positive thinking where the speaker advised to reframe chores as "getting to do" them versus "having to do them." You may say it's just semantics, but it makes a big difference. Did it the other day while cleaning---that I got to clean and how nice it was to have a clean home. Counted my good fortune in being able to do the cleaning myself.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:36 AM
 
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To be honest, my life runs pretty efficiently and pleasantly day to day but just having enough money to pay for what I want done, or want to buy. But I don't think I need or want that much so, "I' good."

I have no health issues, all family and friends are fine, employed -- with no life-threatening illnesses.
So life is good.

I've had a few stages like this, when I was younger in a good profession....and now.
There were years when older relatives were sick and I had start paying more attention and commit time to that....and THAT was very tiring. I wasn't even the main caregiver and it was exhausting.

But that's passed now, so I'm back to being "carefree?"
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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No kids. Grrr.... LOL that would make my life run pleasantly. (youngest son in college just threw me into a loop with his tuition bill. kid is killing me.)
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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Just learned about Stoicism---has some correlation with Buddhism. There are several new books about it---ancient wisdom that's so important for these times.

I'm surprised that so many of you think that shopping, meal planning, and cooking are just ungratifying chores. It's one of my major hobbies.

I heard a TED talk on positive thinking where the speaker advised to reframe chores as "getting to do" them versus "having to do them." You may say it's just semantics, but it makes a big difference. Did it the other day while cleaning---that I got to clean and how nice it was to have a clean home. Counted my good fortune in being able to do the cleaning myself.
Good point. But there is only so much time in the day and I thank every day that I can jump up, grab my binocs and go bird watching, hiking hills, and be in thrall of nature. So choices, thank god for choices.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: equator
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No kids. Grrr.... LOL that would make my life run pleasantly. (youngest son in college just threw me into a loop with his tuition bill. kid is killing me.)

Amen. That's one of the secrets to our retirement "success"....
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Not letting complainers, negative people, begrudgers, A holes, or crazy people into it. That does eliminate quite a few.........LOL
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