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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:48 pm

After ignoring all the advice given me when I was in the throws of raging testosterone of my 20's, the one thing that did sink in was given me by an engineering prof when I was in college: K.I.S.S. IT !! Keep It Simple Stupid  Has woeked for me all my life!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Jevverrett

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Location : Meriden, Ct
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:32 pm

I always try to keep my word, or don't give it at all. Also, I try to keep in mind what is important and not. And I've learned the long term is usually more important than the short term. Too bad I didn't learn that one ten years ago haha
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Doing the right thing doesn't always come easy.
Hence, nothing good comes easy.

Also:



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d4klutz

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Location : Gilmer, TX
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:50 pm

IF - By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you  
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,  
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;  
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
   Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
   And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;  
   If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;  
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
   And treat those two impostors just the same;  
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,  
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,  
   Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
   If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
   With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,  
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,  
   And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:53 pm

Don't land your plane on another man's runway.
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:12 pm

Very spooky that JP. When I saw this thread resurrected I immediately thought of the same poem. One of my favourites and one that I read to my son from to time. Superb.
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Dutch

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Location : On the road.......
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:25 pm

When I got the keys to my first car and started dating, my dad told me one day that he needed to give me some advice.

He told me "Son, when you decide to get married, make sure you choose an ugly woman."

Why I asked?

He replied, "Because, chances are that no one will ever try to take her away from you, but if they do, you won't care."
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:00 pm

* Unsolicited advice is a hidden worm fruit sellers will happily give at no charge. The more worms they give away, the more fruit they are proudly selling.

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Puffer Mark

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Location : Cape Town South Africa
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PostSubject: Re: Life Tips   Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:35 am

Two bulls in a pen on a hill, an old one and young one.

Young bull: Hey, the farmer's left the gate open. Let's trot down the hill and do a couple of those cows.

Old bull: No. Let's walk down the hill and do 'em all

Some advice my father, a small business owner, dispensed:

Don't spend too much time watching your staff. Rather be conscious of the fact that they are watching you.
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