What makes you most proud?

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    Mar 20, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    I see all these boards about love, broken hearts, working out, how their job sucks, etc. But what in your life has made you most proud of being you? A certain achievement, your family, your job, or a certain event?


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    Mar 20, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    Career/academic achievement/my high score in Pac-Man ^_^
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    Mar 20, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    I think my biggest achievement would most definitely be music... It's one of those things that is miserable to do for years because you aren't really making music, but you stick to it anyways for some reason.

    I don't know what motivated me so much but something about music, but i'm so glad i stuck with it...music gave me my confidence. the way i dedicated myself to music is the way i dedicate myself to everything and anything.

    it's too long to wanna watch but here's somefing:



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    Mar 20, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    The fact that I have taken over a full-time course load for my master's so I can finish it in only two semesters. And I didn't fail or have to drop any courses and my lowest grade has been a B. I started in August and will be done in a little over a month icon_cool.gif

    But I still need to find a job icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:09 PM GMT

    Things I am proud of....things I BELIEVE I possess:
    I have a BIG heart
    I am loyal and faithful to a fault
    I will ALWAYS defend the "underdog"
    I endeavor to always "be there" when called upon
    I place value on the lives and well being of ALL of God's creatures,
    especially those in need.
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Things I am proud of....things I BELIEVE I possess:
    I have a BIG heart
    I am loyal and faithful to a fault
    I will ALWAYS defend the "underdog"
    I endeavor to always "be there" when called upon
    I place value on the lives and well being of ALL of God's creatures,
    especially those in need.


    Well said - and meaningful.
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    Mar 21, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    spaghettimonster said
    Friendsrbetter said
    Things I am proud of....things I BELIEVE I possess:
    I have a BIG heart
    I am loyal and faithful to a fault
    I will ALWAYS defend the "underdog"
    I endeavor to always "be there" when called upon
    I place value on the lives and well being of ALL of God's creatures,
    especially those in need.


    Well said - and meaningful.


    Patience, grasshopper...it takes years of living and a lot of hard knocks to get where I am. I have not always been so gentle.... icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 21, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    That I beat statistics with every success icon_smile.gif

    Nice forum thread
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    Mar 21, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    How the hell do I answer this without looking like a total knob-jockey?

    Anyway - I am probably most proud of myself for my instinct to defend people. In various jobs/situations, there is always somebody higher up who mistreats their staff and yet nobody has enough in them to speak up. I tend not to let them get away with it and things always change.

    Knowing that I can recognise people in some minor distress and "rescue" them makes me feel like that main character in a movie we all want to be in one way or another...
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    Mar 21, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    i breath fire
  • Descamisado

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    Mar 21, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    Qualifying for "Jeopardy!" four different times. (Knowledge is never wasted.)

    Biggest disappointment: never being called for "Jeopardy!"

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    Mar 21, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    I help teach fellow gays how to defends themselves and they gain a better self esteem by making them empowered. energetically and physically.

    funny thing too, gay men are better at jujitsu than straight guys, for some reason its like they get karate moves like "jazz hands" choreography and they learn fast quick and deliver. I have to say I'm impressed
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    Mar 21, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidI help teach fellow gays how to defends themselves and they gain a better self esteem by making them empowered. energetically and physically.

    funny thing too, gay men are better at jujitsu than straight guys, for some reason its like they get karate moves like "jazz hands" choreography and they learn fast quick and deliver. I have to say I'm impressed


    That's my man, Ang.... nice pic, BTW!!!
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    Mar 21, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    jayyp15 saidI think my biggest achievement would most definitely be music... It's one of those things that is miserable to do for years because you aren't really making music, but you stick to it anyways for some reason.

    I don't know what motivated me so much but something about music, but i'm so glad i stuck with it...music gave me my confidence. the way i dedicated myself to music is the way i dedicate myself to everything and anything.

    it's too long to wanna watch but here's somefing:






    You play quite beautifully .....you can be proud of what you have achieved ..icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 21, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    My volunteer work for abused animal ....
    I have never cheated ........
    I am loyal to my friends and my help is always there when needed ..
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    Mar 21, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    My 6 year old sister
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    I suppose after my disastrous schooldays where predictions that I would grow up to be such a loser were drummed into my head just by everybody who knew me, and leaving school with nothing more than a belch and a fart:-

    I guess,

    Reading, reading and reading - educating myself to the extent of gaining qualifications on a voluntary basis and in my own time.
    And when a commercial writer asked me to write a treatise on why I believe in the Bible, his final verdict after examining my work was that I could pass as a graduate easily. Surely nobody could understand what a wonderful tonic that was to me.

    Added to that is the fact that I traveled the world, married and fathered three beautiful daughters, and when I gained weight in recent years, I did something to shed the excess pounds.

    Although it can still be difficult at times not to believe that I'm a loser, I also believe I could wipe shit across the face of my former schoolmaster for showing me up in front of the rest of the class for not wearing a tie at school.
    Pathetic!
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    my nephew, family, friends, life... and how great i can get back up after a loser comes into my life icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    That I survived middle school.

    That was a rather dark, negative time in my life; let's just say I contemplated possible suicide a few times.
  • docbailey2005

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    Mar 21, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    Love my job,friends and family. I'm respected by many and most that know me and that means a lot too me.
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    Mar 21, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    Becoming a pilot.
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    Mar 21, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    I suppose my military career, as much because I had never wanted it nor foresaw it. This little, wimpy, anti-athletic guy enlists in the Army, and suddenly he's better than all the jocks around him. Gets promotion faster than anyone, and becomes a Commissioned Officer with only a high-school diploma. Goes on to become a Colonel, stopped only when his health fails.

    Not much in the big scheme of things, and not what I had envisioned for myself when a kid (and that disappointed my parents, who thought I would do more with my life). But I did one of those things that Americans love best: the unexpected, the unlikely underdog who surprises everyone, not the least of which himself, who does heroic things, saves lives, all of that comic book stuff. Only afterwards, after I had retired, did I realize I was gay, too. I guess I was too busy to notice.
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    Mar 21, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    We have some awesome guys here. I guess I should anwser my own question. What makes me the proudest is to have such an amazing family and amazing group of friends. In retrospect life is pointless without the ones that we touch and love and that touch and love us. The relationships we build and the memories we have all involve others, not accessories.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 21, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    I would say personal achievements such as my 3 degrees, my extracurricular activities from school forward, my professional achievements, including my firm and the approach I take with my clients. It all started with my parents and how I try and live my life.

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  • mizu5

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    Mar 21, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Placing second at worlds for trampoline, Being ask to olympic qualifiers.


    And still being here.

    ANd the decision I made about a week ago, to jsut say fuck it, take me as I am. I'm done saying things to make people happy, and worrying what people think. I enver used to be like that, then i university I got shy. I'm tired of being shy. Fuck shy. Fuck fear.