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  1. Standard memberapathist
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    23 Jan '17 02:26
    I have lots of complaints, but they pale to the wonderful.

    Nature is wonderful. Don't worry about losing or winning.
  2. Subscriberlemondrop
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    23 Jan '17 02:56
    it beats the alternative
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    23 Jan '17 04:30
    Originally posted by apathist
    I have lots of complaints, but they pale to the wonderful.

    Nature is wonderful. Don't worry about losing or winning.
    I think we all have days and moments when life is good, then other days it's your turn for the proverbial bucket of s--t; such is the human condition, and it's taking it all in ones' stride that's the secret. Then again if we manage to ignore the bad things then we run the risk of ignoring the good things, too, and life can reach a point of neutrality, which is kind of boring, really. From a personal perspective, I have an underlying sense that my life is far better than I realize most of the time, but that's about as far as I've got with it...And as for winning and losing, I try to do the former but don't lose any sleep over the latter; we have to play with the assumption that we ain't going to win all the time. That would get boring, too.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
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    23 Jan '17 05:42
    The older I get the more I realise how lucky I am and
    that each day is good ... even though the aches and pains pile up!
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    23 Jan '17 08:45
    Originally posted by apathist

    Nature is wonderful. Don't worry about losing or winning.
    What is winning? I think if life were a chess game, there would be no such thing as checkmate. Pieces are shuffled around the board until the game is lost on time.
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    23 Jan '17 09:44
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    What is winning? I think if life were a chess game, there would be no such thing as checkmate. Pieces are shuffled around the board until the game is lost on time.
    So it's all about how you shuffle them, and whether you enjoy the shuffling thereof. And in the end of course we shuffle off this mortal coil, as Mr Shakespeare would have it.
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    23 Jan '17 12:151 edit
    "The fruit of life is not happiness, but experience." Schopenhauer

    If you should happen to find joy in life, consider it the 13th donut in a baker's dozen: nice to have, but you have no entitlement to it.

    PS: I have known joy.
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
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    23 Jan '17 16:41
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    it beats the alternative
    Maiden Gertrude,

    How do you know it beats the alternative? We may be better off and know it yet! 😉

    -VR
  9. Gothenburg
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    23 Jan '17 16:49
    Originally posted by apathist
    I have lots of complaints, but they pale to the wonderful.

    Nature is wonderful. Don't worry about losing or winning.
    Enjoy life? We have to, don't we? It would be such a waste not to.
  10. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
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    23 Jan '17 18:40
    'Statistically, the probability of any one of us being born exactly as we are in
    this precise time and place is so unlikely that your very existence verges on
    the miraculous and should be a continuing source of dazzlement for you.'

    (Odds are approx 1 in 400,000,000,000)

    http://www.live-inspired.com/the1book/pdf/ONE_2.pdf
  11. Gothenburg
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    23 Jan '17 18:45
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    'Statistically, the probability of any one of us being born exactly as we are in
    this precise time and place is so unlikely that your very existence verges on
    the miraculous and should be a continuing source of dazzlement for you.'

    (Odds are approx 1 in 400,000,000,000)

    http://www.live-inspired.com/the1book/pdf/ONE_2.pdf
    I like that -

    "You are not here by mistake. Around the world and down through the ages there has never been another you, and there will never be another you..."

    Makes me happy.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
    A Spirited Misfit
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    23 Jan '17 19:36
    Originally posted by Torunn
    I like that -

    "You are not here by mistake. Around the world and down through the ages there has never been another you, and there will never be another you..."

    Makes me happy.
    Splendid.

    I hope that happiness lasts till the weekend and beyond.
  13. Gothenburg
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    23 Jan '17 19:42
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Splendid.

    I hope that happiness lasts till the weekend and beyond.
    Wish you the same of course.
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Jan '17 20:24
    Originally posted by Torunn
    I like that -

    "You are not here by mistake. Around the world and down through the ages
    there has never been another you, and there will never be another you..."

    Makes me happy.
    There will be many other nights like this,
    And I'll be standing here with someone new.
    There will be other songs to sing, another fall, another spring,
    But there will never be another you.
  15. Gothenburg
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    23 Jan '17 20:27
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    There will be many other nights like this,
    And I'll be standing here with someone new.
    There will be other songs to sing, another fall, another spring,
    But there will never be another you.
    A beautiful way of saying it.
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