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Blog Posted:10/18/2019 7:15:00 PM

Don't you find it rather odd, how we can accept things about ourselves, which we refuse to tolerate in others. I think each of us most likely do or have done it at one time or another. It is always easier to rationalize our own flaws by accentuating those very flaws in others.. What do you think? 

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Date: 10/26/2019 12:56:00 PM
Mark, you have more balls than the rest put together. I don't know you , but I will. The rest? Too frightened of upsetting the apple cart. I agree, this site is the best. We all get a little grumpy at times, it's human nature. I'll leave a large apple pie in the lift up to the bridge. They'll know who it's from.
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Date: 10/22/2019 6:19:00 PM
Do I find it rather all we are a creature that once lived in paradise then destroyed it all so we could live in a garbage dump just because one of us wanted to be King.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/29/2019 5:05:00 AM
yeah, he would....Dominus vobiscum ... I shall probably go to Hell for that...but, let me revert back to the original question and point of this post...
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/23/2019 4:57:00 PM
Ooh I like that
Date: 10/21/2019 3:38:00 PM
Hi Daniel, at this point in my life I ask only two things from my friends both male and female, even family and that is loyalty and trust and I will give the same back, but betray me and I lose all respect and without loyalty, trust and respect there is nothing. And I remind myself often when hurt by friends even those on here of my fathers advice to me since a child... keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/29/2019 4:49:00 AM
Why worry about what anyone thinks .... you've got it, use it and to hell with what anyone else thinks Dear Heart. I wouldn't worry one jot about keeping your enemies closer, they are not worth it, be aware, but no need to keep them close. Friends are worth your time, but even then, listen to what they have to say, but follow the voice of your own mind and heart, always.
Date: 10/20/2019 11:41:00 AM
My opinion is that the bunch of humourless morons who run this site are just after your money. We should all piss off and leave them to their sad existence. Now delete me, you jerks.
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Mark Massey
Date: 10/23/2019 7:13:00 PM
Date: 10/19/2019 9:32:00 PM
Hello, Daniel :) I’ve learned that as we get older, we seem to get irritated easier with people. Problems that didn't bother me then bother me now. Faults in myself :( ?
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/20/2019 12:53:00 AM
Yes,you’re right. My brother and I were just talking about the same thing the other day, that he’s finding that he has no patience at work with the people that come around. I told him it’s our age we are getting older and we just don’t have the patience
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/19/2019 10:42:00 PM
Hello Eve.I think as we get older we begin to realize how short life is and the less time we have the less patience we have. if we want something, we want it now because we may not be here later. So glad you took the time to share your thoughts, Eve. Wonderful to see you again.
Date: 10/19/2019 4:11:00 PM
I am not very tolerant of magnificently conceited people. As I remember myself, being wrong once, back in the summer of 1969.. SAO.....
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/20/2019 6:38:00 PM
Ha! ;)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/19/2019 11:43:00 PM
Robert, you and me both, mate!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/19/2019 10:48:00 PM
Hello Robert. True humility is a rare quality.
Date: 10/19/2019 8:14:00 AM
I try to be intellectually honest, but I am not very patient. So I am able to call BS on both myself and others equally and I am able to tolerate the others BS when I have the same vice, the problem lies when I don't have the same flaw. For example, I can tolerate tardiness very well, but I can't stand laziness; especially in a work setting.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/20/2019 9:09:00 PM
Daniel, I always cheat on my spouse...especially at scrabble. It's okay though, she cheats as well.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/19/2019 9:26:00 AM
There are people who cheat on their partner/spouse and then talk bad about others who do it but not themselves. Their are people who lie, we all lie to a certain extent, but we seem to have a hard time tolerating dishonesty. These are simply two examples of the behavior I am referring to.
Date: 10/19/2019 3:59:00 AM
If this is a question - then you have your answer :)
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Date: 10/19/2019 2:48:00 AM
Not really... I’m probably harder on myself than others. As are you, as this blog shows!
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Date: 10/19/2019 12:26:00 AM
I don't want to sound weird, but I don't have a hard time tolerating people and their bad habits. I just figure we all have our good and bad. I would say that it's harder for me to "understand" qualities which I do not have in myself, such as when I have students who don't seem to know how to study or get HW in on time. People who HAVE my flaws I understand very easily!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/23/2019 4:58:00 PM
Hugable miscreant?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/20/2019 8:49:00 PM
Andrea, I'm with you - I think Keith is nice too. Rob, according to you I'm either an honourable miscreant or a hugable moron. Which is it?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/20/2019 8:21:00 PM
Rob, I think Keith is a nice guy. What the heck is HM? You are funny with your invented classifications. If you ever told me what BM means, I forgot that one too. (though I can think of some pretty funny things it could stand for)
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rob carmack
Date: 10/20/2019 3:36:00 PM
Keith, I don't recall every seeing you cruel here. You would require further study before being classified as a Super Sweet. For right now, you would be a HM. I know it isn't the best, but it is better than a BM.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/20/2019 1:15:00 PM
I like the road rage question, Daniel. I realize that people mess up on the road same as I do. I only feel really angry when someone honks at me for something I obviously did wrong. I mean, what good does the honk do except to make me feel even worse? I only honk at someone if they are on their cell phone and not paying attention to the light. This is to warn them to get going for all the rest of us behind them. For me, honking should be a warning, not a way to show them a birdie finger! (also I hate having to be stuck behind slow drivers.) I am a moderate driver, not too slow and not too fast, but I find the slow ones especially irritating.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/20/2019 10:14:00 AM
How about when you drive? Do you ever get road rage? Do you complain about how people drive yet do some of the very same things?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/20/2019 9:00:00 AM
Rob, what about me? I'm kind, I'm extremely nice...kind of! Hugs.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/20/2019 8:10:00 AM
TY Tommy for referencing my past work against The Beautiful People - it was a labor of love. And Andrea, you are welcome. You and your kind, help PS remain the 'Haven' it desires to be.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/20/2019 8:02:00 AM
True Keith, I admire those that are consistently kind. I don’t mind bullies as long as they target other bullies or normal folk, but I don’t like them targeting the ‘Super Sweets’ (Peeps that are extremely nice due to a true & deep core of kindness). One of the social workers I work with is a Super Sweet, and when someone says something negative about her, I find myself correcting them and reminding them that our other coworkers, administration, corporate, the State and the Feds are the appropriate targets.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/20/2019 7:52:00 AM
I've seen it wit me own eyes. I'd swear to it!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/19/2019 11:41:00 PM
Andrea beware, yeah old Jedi Rob is trained to guard peace and justice throughout the universe but he does have a dark side. Ain't that so, Rob, you big sweetie pie?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/19/2019 7:13:00 PM
thank you, you big sweetie pie!! I have my faults but forgiveness is not one of them, so I appreciate you saying that, and I became your friend easily because you too are so tolerant of others.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/19/2019 8:20:00 AM
You're not weird, you are just one of those 'Super Sweets'. We are similar concerning tolerance for other's flaws that match our own, but you are much more patient than I am. Your ability to forgive almost instantly is also admirable.
Date: 10/18/2019 9:28:00 PM
Such self awareness is rare, and humbling when it strikes.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/18/2019 10:01:00 PM
Date: 10/18/2019 9:24:00 PM
I think you're absolutely right...but don't make a habit of it. Only I'm right all the time.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/18/2019 11:13:00 PM
Clarification: my bulb dims somewhat if wifey (she whose name must not be spoken) enters the room. Then of course it's like waking up with Google and going to bed with Twitter - she knows everything and there's nothing she doesn't have an opinion on.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/18/2019 10:02:00 PM
I am rarely right, so thanks.
Date: 10/18/2019 8:00:00 PM
I have no flaws so it's hard to relate ;)
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/29/2019 4:58:00 AM
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/19/2019 7:15:00 PM
haha, about the ears!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/18/2019 10:02:00 PM
You 're welcome to some of mine if you'd like.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/18/2019 10:02:00 PM
Works of art... Literally
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/18/2019 9:27:00 PM
What about them ears!
Date: 10/18/2019 7:44:00 PM
On display in news and politics today
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/18/2019 9:58:00 PM
I am sad to say, I am guilty at times, myself.

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