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Old 04-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #136
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Brought to mind by another thread, but didn't want to intrude on anyone's grief..

From a different tavern in a different time and a different place, but still no less a truism
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #137
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~ White Calf in "People of the Fire" by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #138
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #139
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #140
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #141
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Only when a person reaches old age can he stop caring about the opinions of his fellows, or of the public,

"When I was 20 I worried about what people thought about me.
When I was 40 I couldn't care what they thought of me.
Now I am 60 and I realize they were not thinking about me at all."

Just a joke, but has its own wisdom
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #142
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Welcome to the cellar Old Bunyip!
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #143
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Thank you Big V.
I think I have lurked long enough.
I like your Marcus Aurelius signature, too.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #144
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Thanks for your kind words about my signature, I try to live up to it each day; I confess I am confused a bit about your signature. I find trust to be a necessary part of love. I don't think I can love anyone I don't trust. The converse is true of course, there are many I trust but do not love.

Lastly, I am happy to have you paddle while I steer.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #145
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Now you are getting tricky, Big V!
I have had a pretty rugged life where many people who loved me (and I loved) let me down. Proved not worthy of my trust but I loved them for what they were. They did what they thought was best.
Now I try to love or have compassion for "many" but am aware that only "few" are really trustworthy in regard to me.
Hence the "paddling of my own canoe" = I go my own way, not someone else's.
Which means, kind Sir, if you came aboard,you would paddle while I would steer
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #146
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I'm with Bunyip--there are plenty of people whom I love and accept as flawed individuals, but that doesn't mean that they have my own best interests at heart as well. I don't trust them to do the right thing in certain situations, or maybe even any situation, but I love them nonetheless.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #147
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I couldn't agree more, and couldn't have said it better.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #148
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:46 AM   #149
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