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Old 11-15-2011, 11:52 AM
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Okay, so I wanted to start this thread so we all could share short sayings, quotes, things, ideas, etc about life.

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You know you care for someone when they say something the exact opposite of what you think, but you agree with them anyways, because their companionship is much more valuable than any outcome of an argument.





ps: If you don't like something someone says... well if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all, because I don't think anyone will post anything with the intentions of offending anyone else.
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"Pardon me, I wanna live in a fantasy"

"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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You know you care for someone when they say something the exact opposite of what you think, but you agree with them anyways, because their companionship is much more valuable than any outcome of an argument.
'Tis a dangerous habit, as lying tends to be, no matter why it's done.

Besides, why should the difference in opinion turn into argument? If you care for someone, then it's likely that they care for you too, so there would be no need to fight over trivial opinions.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:35 PM
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Yeah, that seems like a weird one to start with, Theorist I'll give a quote for now-- not feeling particularly inventive today.

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever." -Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:47 PM
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Be kind and hospitable to everybody until they give you a reason not to be.

Be honest about everything, in my experience a lie will always come back to get you.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, that seems like a weird one to start with, Theorist I'll give a quote for now-- not feeling particularly inventive today.

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever." -Carl Sagan, Cosmos
"The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together." Sagan.

Though the edit is my own.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:45 PM
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Aquaplant, moco, I completely agree.

No, but what I mean is when you find yourself saying mmh mmhm yeah mhmm when someone is talking about something you don;t necessarily agree with. You just murmur mmhm, because there are far better things you can do with them than argue.

Here's another an 86 yr old WWII vet told me

Young men understand; Old men comprehend.
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"Pardon me, I wanna live in a fantasy"

"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:09 AM
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No one cares about your causes
(Not yours specifically, but in general for everyone)

Always always always be respectful of your elders

Life is way too short to take everything seriously
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:43 AM
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No, but what I mean is when you find yourself saying mmh mmhm yeah mhmm when someone is talking about something you don;t necessarily agree with. You just murmur mmhm, because there are far better things you can do with them than argue.
Well I'd rather stay silent than give any such confirmation, because it confuses people, at least me, when I find that people just agree out of courtesy rather than being honest. I guess I'm weird that way that I like the truth even though it may not always be pleasant, because pretending tends to make me feel very awkward.

If people don't like what I say or do, then I'd want them to say it to me in plain words and not go beating around the bush. I guess it's no wonder people often tell me I lack subtlety in that regard, when I expect everyone to do the same to me.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:24 AM
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"All life has intrinsic value regardless of its value to humans"
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"Pardon me, I wanna live in a fantasy"

"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:40 AM
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"When in doubt, look intelligent."

Well, it works.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:51 AM
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Simple lol, here's another simple one

"When you start losing a fight, fight harder."
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"Pardon me, I wanna live in a fantasy"

"I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on"

It seems like everybody is moving forward. As if there is some final goal they can achieve and get to. I don't get it though. When I look around, it seems like I'm already there, and there is nothing left to do.

"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

Nature has its own religion; gospel from the land

I know I was born and I know that I'll die; The in between is mine."
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:39 AM
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:24 AM
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I can agree with this one
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:40 PM
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Enjoy the good times, endure the bad times, learn from both.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:59 PM
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A little guideline I work towards:

Underestimate yourself, and overestimate everything else. Then, when that victory comes, it will be so much sweeter.
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