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    Holiday Weekend Confessions and Words of Wisdom 5/28, 5/29 and 5/30
    GuardSquealer posted:
    Thought we could try to change up the confessions a bit, and add some words of wisdom. Maybe just your motto to live by. Something that you have learned about life or people. Or just your favorite saying.

    My favorite saying. "Before you critize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way you are a mile away and have their shoes."
    fcl responded:
    I used to work in the wonderful world of industrial software development and can affirm without the slightest hesitation that "artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity".
    darlyn05 replied to fcl's response:
    From a recent thread/post:

    "You are not grieving for the relationship you had, you are grieving for the relationship you WANTED to have."
    IslandL responded:
    "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. "
    - Ophra Winfrey

    "Advice is what we ask for when we know the answer, but wish we didn't."
    - Erica Jong
    Spankyrae responded:
    "Love is a verb."

    "Our perceptions equal our reality."
    girldiva replied to Spankyrae's response:
    Don't except no wooden nickels!
    fcl replied to girldiva's response:
    OK, if we're in the grandmother stuff ...

    "They're more to be pitied than scolded" ... It's a great thought for taking the venom out of a potentially explosive situation.
    3point14 responded:
    "Question Everything". My personal mantra. Even when things are going well, never get so complacent that your eyes are shut, and when things are going poorly, never just let things defeat you. Question why things are, and what you can do to fix or prolong them.
    GuardSquealer responded:
    Well I confess we had a great weekend at home. Daughter is doing great recovering from her surgery. It hasn't slowed her down at all. Had a very successful horse show at our farm for our 4H kids. And then today I took 10 horses to a local memorial day parade for the kids to ride in the parade and no one had any mishaps. And all my hay was put up with none getting rained on.
    Luca_Brasi replied to GuardSquealer's response:
    There are so many great words and phrases to go by, but the one that is sticking with me at the moment due to our current economic and government climate is to paraphrase Margret Thatcher..the problem with socialism is, that eventually you run out of other peoples money.

    Hopefully that will not be removed ? as I see alot of my conservative viewpoints terminated.
    IslandL replied to Luca_Brasi's response:
    "..the problem with socialism is, that eventually you run out of other peoples money."

    Hmm, given the last few years of 100's of thousands of job losses, home forclosures, and bail-outs of major industries...I'd say that phrase could apply to capitalism as well.
    The_Thinker replied to IslandL's response:
    Bailouts? not a capitalistic idea and which companies where bailout? highly regulated, union, government controlled companies?

    "An unexamined is not worth living."
    The_Thinker replied to Spankyrae's response:
    Is love and action verb?
    Schmaylan replied to The_Thinker's response:
    My grandpa told me something a few years ago when I was agonizing over a situation and I said I dont know what to do.. He looked at me and said, "Honey, the truth of the matter is you always know the right thing to do; the hard part is doing it"
    And he was so right. I mean we can fake ourselves out or be so upset and not think straight, but if you can drown out the situation or peoples opinions and listen to your heart, you will always find the answer. You might not like it, but I have found it to always be what was best for a situation.
    IslandL replied to The_Thinker's response:
    Capitalism is fueled by OPM. Other People's Money. And often by OPL as well. Other People's Labor.

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