People come, people go.

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    Apr 13, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    Here's something I was thiniking about the other day. I have known my best friend for 6 years now, and we get along great. We don't always agree on things and have had arguments, but I know that he will always have my back.

    Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if I never met him. Then I get to thinking about all the other "friends" I have had over the years and try to immagin what life would have been like haveing never known ANY of them. Would I still be the same person I am today? Would I even be alive? (I can honestly say the my best bud was definatly a rock for me to lean on during a very difficult time in my life)

    Now after all this I truly believe in the fact that EVERY person we meet in our lives has a hand in shaping who we are/can be. It won't always be positive and it won't always be large, but I do think the general interaction will have a definite impact on who we are as a person.

    Can you think of anyone in your life(parents obviously) that has made an impact on who you are? Do you have anyone on RJ that has made an impact on your life?(don't need to name names)

    Think, discuss, learn.
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    Apr 13, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey said
    Now after all this I truly believe in the fact that EVERY person we meet in our lives has a hand in shaping who we are/can be.

    This is without a doubt true. Even people I've only met and chatted with superficially have said things that made me think, or uttered a great quote that I still remember and appreciate.

    My one closest friend is someone who's had a tremendous influence on me. I have basically evolved many of my beliefs to where I now see eye to eye with him, whereas when we first met we were polar opposites about many things.

    My transformation, I attribute to him being a much smarter guy than I am and me being stubborn and slow to learn. icon_neutral.gif

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    Apr 13, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    I have made three friends on RJ whom I hope I will know forever. I expect they know who they are.

    Perhaps I will still make more. But to quote a little girl from Kansas,

    "My! People come and go so quickly here!"
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    Apr 13, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey said

    Can you think of anyone in your life(parents obviously) that has made an impact on who you are? Do you have anyone on RJ that has made an impact on your life?(don't need to name names)

    Think, discuss, learn.


    Well, outside of family members, the people in my life who have made an impact on me have been good friends, and some of my professors. I've been so lucky to have had so many good people in my life. There have been a couple of very bad people too - but we're talking about the people who have been good for us. Most of the good friends have come from school, my fraternity, work friends and friends I've met at clubs I belong to.

    As far as RJ goes - yes, there are a number of great guys on here whom I admire - and who have made a positive impact. Finally, there is one fascinating guy in particular who is very special to me.
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    Apr 13, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    and who might that "fascinating guy" be?

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    Apr 13, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    I have lots of people on here who have touched my life. they know who they are I hope. I hope they will remember me when I'm gone :/
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    Apr 13, 2008 10:10 PM GMT
    Nope. No one on RJ has shaped or altered my life in any way. No one really speaks to me so that's as honest as I can be. In some ways it seems kinda clickish here.

    AS for my regular life, I have lots of people I feel have contributed to my shaping. Mostly family and really close friends.
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    Apr 13, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidNope. No one on RJ has shaped or altered my life in any way. No one really speaks to me so that's as honest as I can be. In some ways it seems kinda clickish here.

    AS for my regular life, I have lots of people I feel have contributed to my shaping. Mostly family and really close friends.


    If there IS a clique (and I don't think there is; this ain't real life), you're certainly a part of it, because you're a regular poster and I for one am always interested in your point of view.
  • dfrourke

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    Apr 14, 2008 12:06 AM GMT

    I've heard it said..."people come into your life for a reason...a season...or a lifetime"...

    I usually keep this perspective with me with everyone I meet...my family is obviously in it for the long haul, as I am HARDLY perfect and they have accepted me with open arms as I have with them...

    I have had several supervisors who have really become mentors to me...some which even seemed insignificant at the time, but as I have gotten older I admired the time and attention they put forward...

    ...the RJ'ers that I remember most are the ones that challenge my own way of thinking...most of the posts on here share my own view and as I read them they reinforce perhaps what I know, but then there is a post that comes along and really makes me think [good or bad]...because the perspective is so different than my own...and I appreciate it...

    ...I have also reconnected with every ex-boyfriend because of this perspective [well, OK except the latest one]...but even with him, I have learned to be thankful for the time we had, the gifts I received, and how to give back in the future because of those years shared...

    - David