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Do You Think Everyone Can Get Along?

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#16 Petals

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 02:05 PM

Those are beautiful thoughts Michele and others posted beforehand. I have been reading a small book of quotations and there are many I would like to post! This is the one I have chosen for the moment:

''If you have to see, then see the specialities of each other. If you have to leave something, leave weaknesses.''





#17 Michele

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:28 PM

I do believe we have 100% "YES" in votes. biggrin.gif

Can members vote more than once, or is that really ALL of the Members? blink.gif If so...it's wonderful.


#18 Sandra

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:32 PM

Aw shucks . . . . you're all bringing a tear to my eye . . . . . sniff!!!

Yes - we do rely on each other here for 'good company' - there are many laughs, joys, anguish and other emotions we go through with each other. People are missed even though they may not realise it and people do learn more than 'just about solids' on this site (although not to say learning about solids is less than meaningful). I think there are many life lessons on this site - how to communicate with others, learning and accepting different cultures, values and personalities as well as correct protocol in business transactions etc.

I think there are really no 'rules' in life, but choices. With real and great respect to all members, this is not pointed at anyone but something I try to live by. Everyone gets 'antsy' every now and then and sometimes there is a last straw that breaks you.

However there are only two choices in most practicalities of life:

You can choose to get along or you can choose to aggravate or take offence.
You can choose to let people get to know certain things about you or to be completely private.
You can choose to take opportunities or you can choose to let them go by.
You can choose to give on this board or you can choose to to take.

I could go on and on, but I'll spare everyone.

Just remember there are many personal rewards that go only with the first choices above. [And sometimes you get more than what you bargained for! I hate to rub it in, but getting the carousel just recently was an example of this].

There are very few rewards that come with the second choice.

So - back to you - it's your choice, NO-ONE else's! cool.gif

#19 Lisa

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 04:55 PM

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#20 Michele

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 08:56 PM

Could someone who understands the "stats" above please explain them to me? I'm getting 100%, but only 20 votes...so, that's 100% of ?. I'm very confused, as usual. laugh.gif

#21 Sandra

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:10 PM

20/20 = 100%

#22 Michele

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:29 PM

But logically, (think Engineer), shouldn't 100% be everyone?

Help!


#23 Sandra

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:39 PM

The percentage is based on everyone who votes. What you are seeing is the amount of people who have voted so far. Everyone has voted yes'.

So logically yes - the stats are based on everyone. Think Ebay feedback to help you here. The percentage is based on the amount of +/- feedback of how many people give feedback (not on those who don't).

Get it yet? biggrin.gif

#24 pinkmoiree

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 05:25 AM

Sandra - thank you for your philosophic words. You sure made me to think - and to ponder - over them.

Madeleine

#25 Sandra

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 08:59 PM

wink.gif No worries, Madeleine. May your pondering lead you to great things!! biggrin.gif

I also welcome and enjoy pondering over other people's thoughts (philosophical or otherwise).

#26 Denise

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 05:53 AM

Sandra,

Your words reminded me of a quote by Charles Swindoll that I read many years ago and try to live by as I also believe that Life is all about choices and attitudes.

Here is the Quote:

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.

It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes." by Charles Swindoll

Denise


#27 Sandra

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 03:46 PM

Oooh yeah, Denise - I believe in that!! wink.gif




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