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Old November 13 2012, 08:19 PM   #76
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This one's from my dad, one of the best pieces of advice he ever gave me:

"The world has two kinds of people. Givers and Takers. Always be a Giver, but make sure to surround yourself with Givers also."
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Old November 13 2012, 08:43 PM   #77
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^Reminds of my Mom's great description of the world:

There are only two types of people: smart people and stupid people.

Smart people are curious, they want to learn, to see and experience new things, to hear about what's going on in the world. They see the value in other cultures, points of view, etc and have empathy because they see how similar we all are.

Stupid people don't value anything other than what they themselves accept. Different things, values or approaches are frightening and therefore evil. Learning new things doesn't interest them; they aren't curious and want everything to stay the same. They don't have empathy because they see everything as US vs THEM. And there's always a "THEM" somewhere.

None of it has anything to do with color, gender, age, education level, wealth, nationality or ethnicity. You're a smart person or a stupid person. Choose to be in the first category or the second.


I thought that was great advice. I think the whole discussion started because of my dad's relatives. They were educated but narrow minded, hateful, bigoted people. I couldn't understand it at all. My mom's little speech made it perfectly clear to me.
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Old November 13 2012, 08:52 PM   #78
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^Reminds of my Mom's great description of the world:

There are only two types of people: smart people and stupid people.

Smart people are curious, they want to learn, to see and experience new things, to hear about what's going on in the world. They see the value in other cultures, points of view, etc and have empathy because they see how similar we all are.

Stupid people don't value anything other than what they themselves accept. Different things, values or approaches are frightening and therefore evil. Learning new things doesn't interest them; they aren't curious and want everything to stay the same. They don't have empathy because they see everything as US vs THEM. And there's always a "THEM" somewhere.

None of it has anything to do with color, gender, age, education level, wealth, nationality or ethnicity. You're a smart person or a stupid person. Choose to be in the first category or the second.


I thought that was great advice. I think the whole discussion started because of my dad's relatives. They were educated but narrow minded, hateful, bigoted people. I couldn't understand it at all. My mom's little speech made it perfectly clear to me.
You're mom is a wise woman. Thanks for sharing that, I love it!
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Old November 13 2012, 09:17 PM   #79
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There are two types of people in the world: people who divide people into two types and people who don't!
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Old November 13 2012, 09:23 PM   #80
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^ Actually there are 10 types: those who understand binary and those who don't.
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Old November 13 2012, 09:59 PM   #81
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Glad it's working out, although I suspect there was a cost to it all which you had to pay.

But Baltimore? Yuck.
So what do you have against Baltimore that you keep making comments like this?

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Old November 13 2012, 10:00 PM   #82
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I like Baltimore.
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Old November 13 2012, 10:17 PM   #83
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This one's from my dad, one of the best pieces of advice he ever gave me:

"The world has two kinds of people. Givers and Takers. Always be a Giver, but make sure to surround yourself with Givers also."
One recommendation! ONE RECOMMENDATION!
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Old November 13 2012, 10:19 PM   #84
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I like Baltimore.
I'm glad. So do I. I've chosen to live here for 40 years. But our fearless leader seems to have something against the place.
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Old November 13 2012, 10:19 PM   #85
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doubleohfive wrote: View Post
This one's from my dad, one of the best pieces of advice he ever gave me:

"The world has two kinds of people. Givers and Takers. Always be a Giver, but make sure to surround yourself with Givers also."
One recommendation! ONE RECOMMENDATION!
THIS WAS MY THIRD!
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Old November 13 2012, 10:20 PM   #86
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This one's from my dad, one of the best pieces of advice he ever gave me:

"The world has two kinds of people. Givers and Takers. Always be a Giver, but make sure to surround yourself with Givers also."
One recommendation! ONE RECOMMENDATION!
THIS WAS MY THIRD!
I know, I let the second one go because you wanted to do a serious one. This is unforgivable, however!
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Old November 13 2012, 10:23 PM   #87
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One recommendation! ONE RECOMMENDATION!
THIS WAS MY THIRD!
I know, I let the second one go because you wanted to do a serious one. This is unforgivable, however!
Well then I would refer you to T'Bonz' second recommendation.
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Old November 13 2012, 10:26 PM   #88
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No I used all my forgiveness on her for breaking the rules.
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Old November 13 2012, 10:27 PM   #89
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Oh. Well, in that case... shit.

*runs away*
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Old November 13 2012, 10:36 PM   #90
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In all seriousness, I do feel that almost anything can be forgiven. Of course it depends on the circumstance and how strong your friendship/relationship is. It's something that I've found tested lately, and I've found that I'm far more forgiving than I had realized.

Then again I very much agree with what TSQ posted earlier. Love is always the appropriate reaction. This doesn't mean I don't get angry, because I do. But that's not what I hold on to.
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