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what i've learned

Hobie 07 Jan 01 - 01:08 AM
DougR 07 Jan 01 - 01:14 AM
Jon Freeman 07 Jan 01 - 01:28 AM
wysiwyg 07 Jan 01 - 01:34 AM
Sorcha 07 Jan 01 - 01:43 AM
Jon Freeman 07 Jan 01 - 03:29 AM
Hobie 07 Jan 01 - 09:27 AM
Alice 07 Jan 01 - 09:55 AM
WyoWoman 07 Jan 01 - 10:04 AM
Jeri 07 Jan 01 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 07 Jan 01 - 10:28 AM
Jeri 07 Jan 01 - 10:31 AM
Sarah2 07 Jan 01 - 10:40 AM
Alice 07 Jan 01 - 11:05 AM
Dave Wynn 07 Jan 01 - 11:20 AM
Hobie 07 Jan 01 - 08:46 PM
Midchuck 07 Jan 01 - 09:28 PM
GUEST,Thom M at work 08 Jan 01 - 04:28 AM
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Midchuck 08 Jan 01 - 09:14 AM
Naemanson 08 Jan 01 - 03:46 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Jan 01 - 06:15 PM
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Bill D 08 Jan 01 - 09:58 PM
SINSULL 08 Jan 01 - 10:09 PM
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Subject: what i've learned
From: Hobie
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 01:08 AM

i sent this out as an e-mail awhile back and got some pretty good responses out of it. Maybe you could add a few

Hobie

As i sit down to write this i kind of ask myself why i am doing it, and to tell you the truth i really don't have a good answer. All i know is that i've had this itch in my skull for about a week now and i wanna do somthing about it. In my 24 years on this earth i have probably experienced as much as most people twice my age, and when i look back on thse experiences I try to learn somthing from them. Some of the lessons learned are rather profound and others quite trivial. I know how i am and know that i could never just sit down and say this stuff, but for some reason the thoughts that comes to my head can flow easily from my brain to my fingers. I think i'm just gonna start now.

I've learned that no matter what happens to you in this life, the world doesn't owe you a damn thing I've learned that baby's aren't quite as fragile as one might think(still freaks me out a little to hold them, they're so little)
I've learned that people will never cease to amaze me, either by the depth of their humanity or the shallowness of their soul
I've learned that petting and animal can be better for you than any kind of therapy(even though my cat is destroying my kitchen as i type)
I've learned to depend on no one 100%, except mom
I've learned that there are people dumb enough to wash their cars when its twenty degrees(this one just tonight)
I've learned that fair or unfair and right or wrong have very little to do with reality
I've learned that a childs laugh can lift the weight of the world from your shoulder.........and the scorn of a loved one can put it right back
I've learned that those defenses we spend years to build up around our hearts can be shattered in a moment
I've learned that with enough money you can get away with anything
I've learned that one of the things that scares me most in life is never finding that one person i'm meant to be with forever
I've learned that the one thing that scares me more than that is finding her, and then somehow losing her
I've learned that there is not necessarily good in everyone
I've learn you find out who your true friends are when you can cry on their shoulder in a drunker stupor and they never mention it to you afterwards
I've learned that which does not kill us makes us stronger............for a while, one can only get so strong, then that which does not kill us just plain sucks
I've learned that there is nothing quite so nice as a woman's touch
I've learned that those we thought were good turned out to be petty and shallow
I've learned that the world can be falling down around you and some people will laugh
I've learned that most of us put our parents through pure hell and we should apologize for it(i've already done it)
I've learned that I should tell people i care about them, not just assume they'll figure it out
I've learned that people should say "your welcome" more often than "no problem"
I've learned that every once in a while we all need to say "fuck it" and walk away...........but sooner or later we need to go back and fix the problem
I've learned that kids can be more cruel in thier innocents than adults can be in malice
I've learned that the internet and computer games can be more addictive than any drug
I've learned that I can quit smoking any time i want.........problem is i don't want to
I've learned that owning a home is a huge pain in the ass
I've learned that you lose those that you love no matter what you want...........the only thing you can do about it is remember the good times
I've learned that those people who think they know it all should shut up for a minute and maybe they'd learn somthing new
I've learned that by admitting to my mistakes I take power over them
I've learned that I have yet to find a person worth hating
I've learned that no one can piss you off more than those you love
I've learned that there should be laws to the amount of wattage one should be able to use when putting up christmas decorations
I've learned that receiving really sucks when you have nothing to give
I've learned that band names are harder to come up with than one might imagine
I've learned that being angry and bitter all the time is more work than it's really worth


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: DougR
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 01:14 AM

No unkindness intended, Hobie, but if you really want folks to read your entire message, break it up into paragraphs. Much easier to read.

DougR


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 01:28 AM

Doug, there are line spaces between Hobie's lines - I am not sure what character was used - they show on edit here, looking like a blank line but not in notepad. I have added line breaks where they are.

Jon


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 01:34 AM

Well Doug, that was Hobie's fifth post here ever. Might help to tell him that he needs a double line space to achieve the paragraph break.

What I've learned is:

There is no subsitute for really getting to know another human being.

Truth and love are never far apart.

Persisting against discouragement is far more valuable than being optimistic.

Things go better when you give them your full, flexible, delighted attention.

Everyone is made to make music, period, and has a way of doing that whether they have found it yet or not.

Most things ARE as we observe but have a completely different reason or cause, and are headed somewhere positive we usually do not see.

It matters to be able to see movement-- to see that everything is a work in progress and not in need of judgment as much as of aware attention.

It takes longer if you don't start.

Building something (or starting something), no matter how useless the thing seems to be, is always better than tearing something down (or stopping a bad thing), no matter how necessary that seems to be.

Having a Mudcat nickname is suckier in the long run than using your own name.

And..... "THEY" are often right, as are you yourself, much oftener than would seem possible at any given point in present time.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 01:43 AM

I kind of like Hobies' list even if it is rather long. Hobie has learned a lot in just 24 years; more than I did in 24 years, I think.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 03:29 AM

Praise, I had to use a Hex editor to see what went wrong with Hobie's post.

There is what looks to be a double line space when you look at it in editing or if you were to post it here. The only trouble is that each apparently (or visibly) blank line contains a single space character. So Hobie, if you are trying to leave a gap when typing in here, just press enter twice, do not key in a space on the blank line or it will jumble up.

Jon


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Hobie
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 09:27 AM

sorry guys it wass a cut and paste deal, it lokked okay when i put it in the box thingy you type stuff in.

Hobie


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Alice
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 09:55 AM

Perseverance furthers. (from the I Ching)


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: WyoWoman
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:04 AM

Potato chips are hard to swallow whole.

Earth is way the heck out in space.

I can live a rich, full life without ever mastering a barre chord.

ww


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:27 AM

It's important to decide whether a problem is someone else's, mine, or both, and to choose which ones to tackle with compassion, realism and respect for my own sanity.

Compassionate honesty is always best.

I don't have to like someone to try to understand them. I don't have to understand them to like them.

If it's me against the rest of the world, it's probably me that's wrong...but maybe not.

Art is what happens when things don't look exactly as you planned.

Mistakes are only made by those who take chances.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:28 AM

I've learned that this thread has absolutely nothing to do with folk music by any definition at all --- right or wrong---trad or mod-bastardized.

Love,

Art


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:31 AM

If you change words in a folk song, it's only wrong if people catch you doing it.

Better, Art? ;-)


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Sarah2
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:40 AM

Oh, I dunno, Art -- I can see the potential for several songs here. 'Specially some Blues, both sad and humorous. I mean, take that potato chip line and run with it.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Alice
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 11:05 AM

And every folk singer has to remind themselves sometimes... perseverance furthers.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 11:20 AM

No matter how bad you are having it at any given moment...life is certainly better than the alternative....


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Hobie
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 08:46 PM

jeez wyowoman was the chip thing a learned by trying deal ;)

Hobie


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Midchuck
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 09:28 PM

WyoWoman said: I can live a rich, full life without ever mastering a barre chord.

- How do you know, unless you have mastered one? (Having done so, I'd say you're right - but it's a useful tool.)

These just appeared on another list:

*I'm not shy- I'm studying my prey*
*Smile. It confuses people*
*That which does not kill you might just be toying*
*All my friends think I'm psychotic, except for the ones deep inside the earth.*

Peter.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: GUEST,Thom M at work
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 04:28 AM

With apologies to:
Spanky Macfarland:"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool Mom."
William Claude Dukenfield: "There comes a time in every person's life when they must grab the bull by the tail and look the situation squarely in the eye."

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again: then give up. No sense being a damn fool about the whole thing."

Thom


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 08:35 AM

If you drop a knife, never try to catch it.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 09:14 AM

Here is the most important truth.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Naemanson
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 03:46 PM

ROFLMAO

Peter, you have illustrated the most complete and honest TRUTH!


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 06:15 PM

I've learned that there is nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with a huge bar of chocolate.

I've also learned that I can tell the difference between my arse and my elbow. I can reach my arse with both hands. Think about it.

LTS

I never did learn that blue clicky thing.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: GUEST,Amergin@work
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 07:02 PM

Falling in love is the best and the worse thing one can experience....


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 09:58 PM

It takes a hell of a big dog to weigh a ton.

You can pick your friends; you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends off on the saddlehorn.

You have taken yourself too seriously.

We DO get too soon old and too late smart!

Youth is wasted on the young.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are insoluble in gasoline. (found on the wall of the men's room at the Methodist Student Union at the U. of Kansas)

Pepsi-Cola hits the spot!

There's always one more...(insert noun) in a randomly arranged junk drawer. (asprin, safty pin, penny, fuse, stamp....etc.)

Tho older I get, the less I am absolutely sure of...that's how I know I am getting smarter.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 10:09 PM

I've learned that no matter how much I or anyone else worries, it doesn't change the outcome. So I don't.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 08 Jan 01 - 10:21 PM

I've learned that no matter how much I or anyone else worries, it doesn't change the outcome. But it doesn't stop me worrying...

Jon


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: rube1
Date: 09 Jan 01 - 07:18 PM

You can drink a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if you put it in a blender first with a little milk.


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 08:24 AM

I've learned that BS threads usually contain exactly what's on the label


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Subject: RE: what i've learned
From: Gypsy
Date: 10 Jan 01 - 06:04 PM

You can never laugh too much, cry too much, love too much, or play too much music. Ever hear an 85 year old talk about how they paid the bills on time in their youth?


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