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Kwak 01-03-2015 08:42 PM

It makes a lot of sense, Riggs. When I first started staying home I tried to adopt that mindset even when others were feeding me shit sandwiches. The problem was that (IMO) people started taking advantage of me, using me as a door mat and pushing me to give in. Nice guys finish last as they say.

I'd bottle it all up and vent it here though and I don't think you guys have appreciated it too much. If anything, I need to open my mouth around here.

The problem is it's been going on for so long (20 years in fact) that any grumbling by me is seen as sour grapes and even the professional family counsellors I've spoken to say that I'm passive aggressive.

So one of my new year's resolutions is to speak up but think first, be respectful (which I admit I need to work on) and have a plan. That's just a start but I also have other resolutions. Maybe I'll at least get some validation if not respect.

tt3 01-05-2015 01:48 AM

Tomorrow is not coming soon enough.

Riggs 01-07-2015 03:30 AM


Originally Posted by Tomcat (Post 279971)
Happiness can be as simple as a choice. It may be easier said than done, but it's true. And you are right, it's really good for you.

If there's anybody I know who would have the right to bitch about life it'd be you Tom. If you can do this, there's no excuse for me not.

Good Ted talk in the video. I'm sure some would see some of the exercises he recommends as a little goofy, but I can see how it could work. I'll sure try.

Yeah Kwak, no being a doormat. I don't think saying confidently what you want/need can be seen as grumbling.

Riggs 01-07-2015 03:32 AM

Hmmm, how'd I do that black background thing in a post I wonder.:eusa_think:

irie feeling 01-20-2015 02:12 PM

Fox News did story about Planet X and maybe Y. Told ya so. Apparently they intersect our solar system every 10,000 years and throws everything out of whack.
How can we have recurring ice ages this close to the sun, unless our orbit was pushed out?

Tomcat 01-20-2015 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by Riggs (Post 280029)
Hmmm, how'd I do that black background thing in a post I wonder.:eusa_think:

I like it.

Riggs 01-21-2015 01:36 PM

Amazing how much this hits home for me. For everybody here at the beginning, maybe some of you for the rest someday too. Although I don't get the smile at the end that easily. :D

feedthemachine 01-21-2015 01:57 PM

Yeah i seen this ,,we just had 2 funerals for our grandparents who both had dementia .

Riggs 01-30-2015 03:33 PM

Here's one of those odd paths you get onto on the internet. I was listening to a few old songs last night, ended up on a documentary about The Knack. Who knew Sharona from My Sharona was now a real estate agent?? She still looks pretty good.

irie feeling 02-10-2015 04:01 PM

2songs on Pop radio giving Michele Pfeiffer love.

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