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12 Really Stupid Things I Never Want To Do Again

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    QUOTE Jan 03, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    12 Really Stupid Things I Never Want To Do Again
    Rev. James Martin in the Huffington Post.

    My dad sent me this and I liked it. Great during "resolution season" ... Who isn't guilty of at least some of these?
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    QUOTE Jan 03, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    Great post and def worth a read.
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    Really great post. Thanks for sharing it.
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    great read! appreciate you sharing it!
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    I should be more like what Father Martin describes in that article. Now I'm gonna feel like shite because I can't live up to all that. FML!
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    Well I agree with 6. Work Constantly. I did that during my Army career, and ruined my health, not to mention my marriage (which was already doomed as a bad idea anyway).

    I remember working nonstop for 50 days in one case, not even a day off on Sundays, and finally having to reluctantly stop for Thanksgiving, because everyone else did. Later that weekend paramedics took me from my house on a stretcher, telling me I was having a heart attack at 40. It turned out I had simply collapsed from total exhaustion, the strain of 18-hour days for that long too much for me. Never let it be said I didn't earn my pay.

    I rarely took my 30 days annual leave, I hated to interrupt my work. My bosses would force me to take leave, because we couldn't carry more than 60 days past Sep 30, the end of the US Federal fiscal year, or else we'd lose it, which I sometimes did. When I retired in September I had my max 60 days accrued leave, a nice windfall for which they gave me 2 months pay as a Colonel with 25 years service.

    But time off I seldom took, a complete workaholic, I loved being in a uniform so. You'd never know it now! icon_cool.gif
  • str8hardbody9 Posts: 1511
    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    I truly enjoyed reading this article. Thank you!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    6 stupid things i will never do again......

    6..swim in dirty river water..
    5..burn poison ivy
    4..tell a woman..no..the dress doesn't make you look fat..the FAT makes you look fat
    3..eat food that has been unrefridgerated for more than 1 hour..
    2..date a guy with a death wish..
    1.tell my best friend a secret that i want to keep secret..
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    This article's author perfectly articulates why I love working for the Jesuits.
    They just get it.


    Thanks for sharing this, njmeanwhile!
  • beaujangle Posts: 1496
    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    At first I was reluctant to read it, thinking that it is going to be preachy, but I read it any way and as I was reading, I said 'oh my god, it's so true!'

    Guys, print it (for yourself as a reminder) and also pass this on to your loved ones.
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWell I agree with 6. Work Constantly. I did that during my Army career, and ruined my health, not to mention my marriage (which was already doomed as a bad idea anyway).


    Sadly being a workaholic is becoming a requirement in Corporate America... "working lunch" meetings, blackberry so your email and voice mail follows wherever you go, laptop to bring home at night and on vacation in case something blows up... I even read that it "looks better" to leave a few vacation days unused so your employer knows how dedicated you are.

    F--- that. If I got hit by a bus tomorrow they'd dump my work on somebody else. I don't leave good food on my plate and I don't waste vacation days, even though I still check in when I'm off.
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    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    osakarob saidThis article's author perfectly articulates why I love working for the Jesuits.
    They just get it.


    Thanks for sharing this, njmeanwhile!


    You're welcome; I am glad you guys liked it.
  • BlackBeltGuy Posts: 2592
    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
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  • allatonce Posts: 904
    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
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    Bahaa I love Lucile. The world needs more Arrested Development gifs.
  • Trepeat Posts: 546
    QUOTE Jan 04, 2012 8:38 AM GMT
    The Lucille gif made my night. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

    The article was a great reminder of all those things we already know but still tend to lose sight of quite frequently. Good positive thinking to bring into the New Year!