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#16    StarMountainKid

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:07 PM

For myself, I don't know about regrets. If I had done things differently in my life I wouldn't be who and where I am now, and who's to say my life would have turned out better?

A farmer's son, while taming the farmer's horse, fell off and broke his leg. Neighbors came and said "What bad luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later soldiers came to conscript young men into the army, but due to the farmer's son's broken leg they passed him over. The neighbors said, "What good luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later the farmer's horse ran away. Neighbors said, "What bad luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later the horse returned leading four more horses into the corral. Neighbors said, "What good luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostStarMountainKid, on 28 June 2013 - 05:07 PM, said:

For myself, I don't know about regrets. If I had done things differently in my life I wouldn't be who and where I am now, and who's to say my life would have turned out better?

A farmer's son, while taming the farmer's horse, fell off and broke his leg. Neighbors came and said "What bad luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later soldiers came to conscript young men into the army, but due to the farmer's son's broken leg they passed him over. The neighbors said, "What good luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later the farmer's horse ran away. Neighbors said, "What bad luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."
A week later the horse returned leading four more horses into the corral. Neighbors said, "What good luck!" The farmer said, "Maybe."

Your story makes a good point

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

View PostRyu, on 28 June 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

My "reget" is going to college for something totally useless.

Dude im in college now and i am always afraid that what i get from college will be useless in the real world. A lot of students fear this

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

The funny thing about regret is...  it's better to regret something you have done than something you haven't done.

By the way...  If you see your Mom this weekend, be sure and tell her  SATAN!


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 28 June 2013 - 04:30 PM, said:

What did you go for? If you don't mind me asking

Multi-media and Web Design.

Originally I had this brain-shrunken idea that I wanted to do either game character design or maybe work with places that produced manga. I wasn't all that interested in commercial design which is what the course focused on.
First there has to be an actual market PLUS one has to have the skills in drawing. After years of trying to delude myself into thinking I had any I had to admit to myself that I really didn't and never did.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostRyu, on 28 June 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:

Multi-media and Web Design.

Originally I had this brain-shrunken idea that I wanted to do either game character design or maybe work with places that produced manga. I wasn't all that interested in commercial design which is what the course focused on.
First there has to be an actual market PLUS one has to have the skills in drawing. After years of trying to delude myself into thinking I had any I had to admit to myself that I really didn't and never did.
ahhh I see, yeah I use to want to draw comics but seriously you have to be extremely good at drawing, and Im pretty good, but even If i had arts not the type of thing you can depend on if you  have bills and all of that to pay

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:06 PM

I didn't move to Canada when I had the chance.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 28 June 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

Rice and noodles and other carbs are just as bad as wheat, and don't say we don't eat wheat -- bread is everywhere.

I think the biggest offender in my case are the American colas and beer and a think called "cintos" that we have here (crushed ice, fresh fruit, sugar, more sugar, condensed milk in a blender).

My blood pressure and blood sugar are under reasonable control, and there is little to be done about my liver.  I did a black chockolate detox awhile back (not pleasant but it seems to have helped as my enzymes went to normal).   The real offender here was too much beer and hepatitis back before there were treatments.

The valves in my heart don't close properly and there is little to be done about that except to replace them, which will probably be done in awhile.  This is why I can't walk about much.

I don't know what acupuncture could do for me.  However I have no particular worship of Western medicine, considering the profit orientation of the drug companies, but generally don't trust Chinese herbs either, except for my tea and allergy relief.

They have acupuncture clinics there ,and sometimes we go and learn the protocols .
I was supposed to go in 2001,but it fell thru because of 911.
My former teacher went,and she lost a ton of weight ,in just six weeks ,eating only rice based items.
I know they have wheat ,but its not prevalent,unless you go look for it . Japan is the same way .

Herbs would be good for your liver ,but if you aren't open to it ,then theres nothing to be done .
I hope your valve replacement at least happens expeditiously.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

not being there in my brothers final hours............we were so close and we let something get between us, and when the time came i didnt think it would make a difference if i was there, i thought he was to strong to lose, i was wrong and i live with it every day

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 28 June 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

Rice and noodles and other carbs are just as bad as wheat, and don't say we don't eat wheat -- bread is everywhere.

I think the biggest offender in my case are the American colas and beer and a think called "cintos" that we have here (crushed ice, fresh fruit, sugar, more sugar, condensed milk in a blender).

My blood pressure and blood sugar are under reasonable control, and there is little to be done about my liver.  I did a black chockolate detox awhile back (not pleasant but it seems to have helped as my enzymes went to normal).   The real offender here was too much beer and hepatitis back before there were treatments.

The valves in my heart don't close properly and there is little to be done about that except to replace them, which will probably be done in awhile.  This is why I can't walk about much.

I don't know what acupuncture could do for me.  However I have no particular worship of Western medicine, considering the profit orientation of the drug companies, but generally don't trust Chinese herbs either, except for my tea and allergy relief.
I lost a 100 lbs, lots fruit and veggies, complex carbs, (you need carbs for energy) high fiber, stay away from the white stuff, potatoes, sugar, white flour and portion control. I have a treat once in a while. You know what I found works really well for my allergies is local honey, but it has to be local from the farmer. Not the whatever it is in the bear, I don't think it is really honey. Usually by this time of year I am all blocked up but the honey worked and I don't need the allergy pills.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:02 AM

View PostRyu, on 28 June 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

My "reget" is going to college for something totally useless.
Tell me about it; I studied astronomy.  Question:  "How do you get the recent astronomy graduate off your doorstep?"  Answer: "Pay for the pizza."


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:11 AM

Losing weight is not hard, and several of you have mentioned dietary approaches that do it (mainly brown rice and whole grains for carbs, lots of fruits and veggies).  An exercise program is also necessary for this.  For ethical reasons I don't eat meat.  I also have a hell of a time with brown rice, as no one else in the house will eat it (it is viewed in Asia as animal fodder and below human dignity), requiring the cook to do my meals separate from the rest of the family.  Needless to say this creates resistance.

My problem is that I always put the lost weight back on in a few months, and then some.  I think this is now recognized as something the body does to you that we evolved back in the days of periodic famine.  This yo-yo is worse than just sitting at a certain weight because it slowly increases the fat.  Will power is good but of limited effectiveness -- you can use will power to hold your breath for awhile, but eventually your body overrules you.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

We all have regrets and it's part of human nature. We feel we should have turned right when we turned left.
The question is, if we had a time machine and could go back and change things, would we eventually regret
doing that. The people you now know and love probably exist in your lives because of some regrets of your past.

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can make you narrow minded to all possibilities no matter how unconventional.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

View Posttapirmusic, on 28 June 2013 - 06:17 PM, said:

The funny thing about regret is...  it's better to regret something you have done than something you haven't done.

By the way...  If you see your Mom this weekend, be sure and tell her  SATAN!




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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

I look back and I'm happy to say I don't have very large regrets. I have been very very lucky in my decision making.  

The regret that I do have was turning to alcohol during a depressed period in my life. I was self medicating dealing with some psychological pain. Ultimately abusing alcohol damaged me way more. I was not abusive or anything like that, but I acted and said things that were so far away from what I am about it puts a Knott in my stomach just thinking about it. Ultimately it damaged my self esteem. Luckily when it was happening I became fed up with myself and sought counseling. Two years of therapy. I look back at that seeker and I shake my head in disgust, yet somehow I feel I needed to be knocked down a bit to have the knowledge of what it's like to be there.

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