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View Poll Results: What is most important for your well bieng?
My partner 30 41.67%
Mornings. Fresh coffee, walk in the woods, birdcalls 12 16.67%
Energy to get out there and engage with life 29 40.28%
Read and write 7 9.72%
Ice cream and chocolate, a soft and comfy bed. 9 12.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 10:04 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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All I need is an Ashtray, a paddle ball, a remote, some matches and a lamp...

That's all I need to make me happy.

Maybe a red chair.

But that's all I need.


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Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
 
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Not sure why it ha[/i] a lo

Pets are different. Yes, mine ARE dependent on me to provide food and shelter, although they often provide their own entertainment (as well as entertain ME, of course!). I've never heard anyone call that "sad" before so that puzzles me too. But mostly, I'm not sure why you made it sound like it's either-or? I definitely enjoy both!
Did I make it sound either/or? That was not what meant. I realize animals are important for many people, they provide therapy, are service dogs, police dogs, provide comfort, and work in farms, herd. They have a purpose, they look like they know they are heroes! But animals as pets, dependent on humans to be fed, walked to relive themselves, treated kindly or abused, yes it seems sad to me. Thatís just me.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Hmm. What happens when the 4 yearly old is grown, housekeeper quits, and the baker retires?
I agree though that my feeing of well-being also comes from a neatly mowed yard, thanks to landscaping service.
Everybody can be replaced, although I have not mentioned it to my 4 year old, my 14 year old understands fully!
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
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For people around me to snap out of it and realize how lucky they are!!!

They bring down my natural high.

And I don't even have a tenth of what they have that is supposed to make your life happy and perfect. Sheesh!
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I voted for spouse first because I'd be lost without John. We've been together much longer than I have been single. Living without him would be an awful adjustment. How do you adjust to being without the most important person in most of your adult life?
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 AM
 
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You left out the by far most important, God.
Well, god is on his heaven and all is right with the world!
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Old Yesterday, 12:34 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Does wildlife around you, in the woods and shores, not count? Personally that is dearer to me, to protect their environment and habitats so they live in their own being, than having a pet animal, so totally dependent on me to provide food, shelter, and entertainment . That feels sad to me but I know you, and many others, feel differently.
If you have a pack of yappy retirement dogs, you don't have to worry about seeing any wildlife. My working farm dog helps me to spot wildlife. He gets real quiet and observant when we have bear or cougars in the back yard.
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Old Yesterday, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Most of the above. I don't like chocolate, but have everything else covered.
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Old Today, 07:24 AM
 
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If you have a pack of yappy retirement dogs, you don't have to worry about seeing any wildlife. My working farm dog helps me to spot wildlife. He gets real quiet and observant when we have bear or cougars in the back yard.
The deer, rabbits and groundhogs ignore my yappy dogs. The fox (living in the woods behind my house) is quiet and fast so the dogs don't bother him/her. Only the squirrels run away.

Then again, I don't have bears or cougars. I had a coyote couple which is way I fenced in a dog area.
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Old Today, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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My run on sentence:My husband first of course-then energy to do the things we enjoy, including enjoying our dog- which leads to long walks enjoying nature, making us hungry enough to enjoy fine food including coffee, and chocolate, so we are relaxed enough to read our various articles and write our replies and finally enjoy our soft comfortable bed- sometimes more than once a day.

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