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Old 05-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #61
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I like the outlook on life here. Gotta make sure you take time each day for yourself.

For some, living life means traveling. For others, it's playing sports. And for others, it's simply taking the time to spend around family and friends. You don't have to be a risk taker or a bungee jumper to live life to the fullest. If you like bungee jumping, by all means, go do it and live your life. But if you like simply making sure you're sitting down to dinner with your family and not working 12 hours a day, then by all means do that.

I think it would be really hard to die knowing that you spent way too much time working, and not enough time doing the things you love, whatever they may be. To me, being on the "sidelines" means working way too much.
I agree, I too don't think you have to take risks to live life to the fullest. I think as long as you follow your heart, do what really makes you happy and be true to yourself at all times, you'll live life to it's fullest... whatever that means to you as an individual.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:05 AM   #62
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The Daily Show had the director of Suicide Killers. I watched the documentary last night, man those guys have no fear of death. It's scary how far people are willing to go for their beliefs in the after life.
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Yeah I am terrified of it. I am actually scared of dying in my sleep. Its kinda weird. It really bugged me in middle school, but not so much anymore.

But yeah the thought of being insignificant sucks.
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Yeah I am terrified of it. I am actually scared of dying in my sleep. Its kinda weird. It really bugged me in middle school, but not so much anymore.

But yeah the thought of being insignificant sucks.
Weirdly enough, I was greatly disturbed about dying in middle school too. I was always afraid of the end of the world during middle school too. For some reason I always thought it would happen...
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:42 PM   #65
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Here are some funny quotes that fit this thread.

I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
-- Woody Allen

I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
-- Jack Benny


It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you're dead, you're made for life.
-- Jimi Hendrix

Death is life's way of telling you you're fired.

My father was from Aberdeen, and a more generous man you couldn't wish to meet. I have a gold watch that belonged to him. He sold it to me on his deathbed. I wrote him a cheque for it, post dated of course.
-- Chic Murray
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:52 PM   #66
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Weirdly enough, I was greatly disturbed about dying in middle school too. I was always afraid of the end of the world during middle school too. For some reason I always thought it would happen...
Yeah when I was really young it bugged me too, I used to lie awake at night afraid of being buried in the ground.
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That's really weird because I thought I was a strange kid for having thoughts like that.
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That's really weird because I thought I was a strange kid for having thoughts like that.
me too..
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Weirdly enough, I was greatly disturbed about dying in middle school too. I was always afraid of the end of the world during middle school too. For some reason I always thought it would happen...
I used to have similar thoughts around middle school age too. I think it happens to a lot of kids around that time, because you're no longer a little kid and you're able to comprehend a bit more of the world around you.
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When I was 6 I remember having really scary thoughts all the time that our house would burn down in the middle of the night. Not so much a fear of death, more a fear of fire that little kids always had.

I also used to have a fear that a giant real life Mr Yuck sticker was hiding in my closet. Remember Mr Yuck? That sticker your mom put on all the household chemicals you weren't supposed to drink? I thought a 5-foot version with arms and legs was hiding in my closet, LOL.

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My mom used to always cringe when people told there kids who were really young that people were "just sleeping" when they were really dead.

She would rant "great, now your kid is going to think he'll die every night because they'll make the connection some day you jerks"...

She was always about being totally honest with us, about what was going on in the world.

If we were confused... well no shit, life's confusing and it's constructive to find and figure some stuff out on your own. Some things we never really do figure out.
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hahahah! Mr.Yuck brings back so many memories. It was on all of our phones and I used to dial the number and just be confused.

Anyone ever dial 911 as a little one and get reamed for it?

Watch out shneed.

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hahahah! Mr.Yuck brings back so many memories. It was on all of our phones and I used to dial the number and just be confused.

Anyone ever dial 911 as a little one and get reamed for it?

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You say it was dumb to get caught in a hurricane. Whats dumb is going to were the hurrican is going to hit just because we had an island pass. My parents owned a cottage which gave them a pass which got us on the island to check the property. There was a line of cars 8 to 10 miles long leaving and one car full of to dumb a$$ guys heading in for the storm. I did stage a little show fo CNN like we where buying supplies and they took the bait and followed us around the store. It was cool because it came on and the guy was saying heres two guys getting ready for the storm and they show use getting tape, water etc... Then he said "and now they are getting the essentials" as we where taking two cases of beer out of the cooler. The hurrican braised the island and we only saw winds up to 60 mph. I will never do that again as that cottage on stilts was rocking pretty good with the 60 mph wind that did hit.
Well, I was in a concrete apartment, and had to put the mattress up on the sliding doors cause the winds went up to 125MPH and they were bowing, also it blew in the bedroom window. We were lucky...Punta Gorda got the eye, we didn't. It was quite an experience. If I remember correctly, It was the worst hurricane to ever hit Southwest Florida, and at the time it was the 2nd worst hurricane on record. I think it's now the 3rd. Not sure though.
The worst part of it was the fact that we lost power for a while. Like about a week. It was MISERABLE. 95+ degree heat, and 90+ humidity with no AC sucks.
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I like the outlook on life here. Gotta make sure you take time each day for yourself.

For some, living life means traveling. For others, it's playing sports. And for others, it's simply taking the time to spend around family and friends. You don't have to be a risk taker or a bungee jumper to live life to the fullest. If you like bungee jumping, by all means, go do it and live your life. But if you like simply making sure you're sitting down to dinner with your family and not working 12 hours a day, then by all means do that.

I think it would be really hard to die knowing that you spent way too much time working, and not enough time doing the things you love, whatever they may be. To me, being on the "sidelines" means working way too much.
Yeah, I can agree with that. To each his own. If you are in too much fear to do something that you are interested in, then you are not living life. That applies to people that work 12 hours a day, cause you're afraid to leave that lifestyle, or try a new career. It all applies.
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