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My wasted life.... And your net contributions?

Inspired by Tom Lehrer's "Alma" I cop a question he asks therein:

What have I accomplished with my life talents? It is sobering to admit that when Mozart was my age he was dead for 14 years.

*grin*

A good humbler to use on your own friends at the right time and place! thanks you, genius Lehrer. PS: How old am I?

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Re: My wasted life.... And your net contributions?

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If you don't know how old you are how do you know how much older you are than Motzart whent he died?

Dan

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Re: if mozart died at 35

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and he said #What have I accomplished with my life talents? It is sobering to admit that when Mozart was my age he was dead for 14 years#

you need help with the math dan....

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If you can detect it at 30 feet...

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is it because that's how far away your mirror is?

Dan

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(NT) (NT) Re: spamming the boards dan tsk tsk stk

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(NT) (NT) SPAM? ? ?

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You guys are real cards!

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But we liberal must hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately.

My god, I just created an immortal quote from my very original brain (NOT).

If I had access to smaller type fonts, dear enemies I would have brain cased in 4 point type. (Humility, self deprecative, critic-snuffing humor in actual use)

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Not to criticize here but

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we had/have another member who floats in and out who also used self-flagellation in his posts to the point that very few members took his posts seriously anymore. It's not becoming to an intelligent person to state thoughts/ideas/links that normally would get the proper attention due them when those posts also include comments about yourself that actually are put downs that appear to be seeking compliments or comments that would boost your ego instead.

Just my take on some of your more recent posts, and trying to understand why you would go out of your way to take away the attention from the original posted thought/idea.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) Re: spamming the boards dan tsk tsk stk -- HUH?

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Re: My wasted life.../for lack of eloquence

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I firmly believe that there is little difference between those admired as great thinkers and philosophers and most common folk. As well, what we do and who we influence is underrated. Such just never finds a proper means of expression. My two cents.

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Some touch lives in ways they never realize in that life. Someone close to me recently passed away. Due to circumstances in life he was working a job far beneath his education, skills and abilities. He did not have a large circle, or even really a small circle of friends. The turnout at the funeral of total "strangers" whose lives he had touched, many through that job he considered thankless and unfulfilling, was truly eye-opening.

Evie Happy

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Re: My wasted life.../for lack of eloquence

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Dear Evie

From my own experience of meeting a 22-year old on Friday, there are remarkable people who just do not realise, even in this life, just how much they have given and continue to give, despite their own hardship. "Realise", being the operative word, having little thought for themselves.

Suffice it say, that I know what you mean.

Regards
Mo

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How old are you???

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I would haxard to guess 50 on your next B-day of November 28 Happy
Glenda

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Yes, correct, but wrong! Read on

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Glenda you are right and I am wrong. See, being lazy I did not look up M's death year. So I got it wrong from my usually photographic memory for personal dates. I probably revealed too much personally identifiable information already about myself (kidding). I will admit only this much then(kidding mind you) that I was off by one year. So how old if my birthyear was marked by a hit popular song lyrical about a particular dance form? No guessing folks- you gotta google for this answer but it'll be there if you like a light-duty sleuthing challenge.

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Re: Yes, correct, but wrong! Read on

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Mozart was 35 when he died and you are 50! Born in 1954!
Glenda

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(NT) (NT) Could be the Jive - cannot remember the year though

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Well, first one has to HAVE some talents. :-)

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Just kidding, I know we all have some God given talents. However, I think we're way ahead if we can just keep from doing physical, mental or spiritual damage to another human being. Happy

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I may not be on the top ten list of people to emulate but I raised my children to be productive citizens and they still love me. What more could anybody ask?

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Hi Mary Kay,

Sounds like a wonderful contribution to me. That ain't easy, as evidenced by all the people in the world who aren't productive at all, and ill-mannered to boot!

Kudos!
--Cindi
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If your life was wasted, it's probably due to your choices.

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I ought to know. I've made enough bad choices in my life, but God has a way of redeeming life when He's put in charge of it. Perhaps you should ponder that.

One of my best contributions at this point is a soon to be sixteen year old daughter.

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Well said, Kiddpeat...

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Well said, Kidpeat. You know, I didn't realize that there was some sort of scorecard and a minimum passing score in the game of life. Nahhh....there isn't. I agree that your daughter is "enough", and I think that my son is "enough" for me.
Like a rollercoaster, life has its ups and downs, good parts and bad parts. If you enjoyed parts of it, it's well worth the ride. Harsh as it may sound to bring up, some people think that a life such as my current one is not worth living. Note: Being in a wheelchair does not mean that the person in hard of hearing, something to remember when you're in the mall or some such.
Bottom line, even when the slings and arrows have caused a bad personal situation in your life, the ride can still be well worth the experience. Things get better, and if some thing is lost that does not automatically mean that you have lost other fun and worthwhile things in your life. Justification for living is not necessary.

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