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    May 09, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    I am not sure if this has been discussed yet but have any of you by any chance ever felt jaded about anything in general? Life, boyfriends, college, friends etc.

    For me i have felt jaded about a past relationship that i had with someone that was seeing mainly because of all the effort i put into it to make it work and he still didn't want to act right. It left me in a rough state for awhile but i maned up and moved on from it.

    Ive also felt jaded with friends that i had coming up during my teenage years but once we all reached a certain age; We started hanging with other people/cliques and seeing less and less of each other and whenever we did have a meetup there wasnt much to say to one another just a boring staredown. I am being serious lol

    The last thing that i believe i feel jaded by was life in general and that was learning how to exactly transition to a more adult level and do stuff for me and live on my own. I felt jaded by this at first by feeling like i was putting in to much work or rushing things but had to learn how to pace myself.

    Feel free to share some moments or stories here if youd like.

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    May 09, 2013 1:58 AM GMT
    who hasn't felt jaded in one way or another. Just live and learn icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 09, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    Mesmer saidwho hasn't felt jaded in one way or another. Just live and learn icon_rolleyes.gif


    True
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    May 09, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    bipedal saidPT_GLS_JADE_SP_L.JPGOne of my favorite colors. Not really green enough to be jade, closer to turquoise.


    lol
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    May 09, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Good topic Edward! I used to feel jaded about money. I used to watch the Suze Orman show. I absolutely admire Suze Orman and I think she has contributed so much to helping people about their personal finances. But what irked me about her show was when she would interview a young person in their 20's who earned a bi-weekly salary of $5K to $10K. And yet here I am, working in a critical care setting, saving lives and I felt I didn't get paid squat for my job.

    Then it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a difference in people's lives/wellness.
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    May 09, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGood topic Edward! I used to feel jaded about money. I used to watch the Suze Orman show. I absolutely admire Suze Orman and I think she has contributed so much to helping people about their personal finances. But what irked me about her show was when she would interview a young person in their 20's who earned a bi-weekly salary of $5K to $10K. And yet here I am, working in a critical care setting, saving lives and I felt I didn't get paid squat for my job.

    Then it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a different in people's wellness.


    Interesting story man.

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    May 09, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGood topic Edward! I used to feel jaded about money. I used to watch the Suze Orman show. I absolutely admire Suze Orman and I think she has contributed so much to helping people about their personal finances. But what irked me about her show was when she would interview a young person in their 20's who earned a bi-weekly salary of $5K to $10K. And yet here I am, working in a critical care setting, saving lives and I felt I didn't get paid squat for my job.

    Then it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a difference in people's lives/wellness.


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    May 09, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Mesmer said

    You have earned my respects, and that's a rare feat to do.


    Thanks Mesmer! I really appreciate that! icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2013 3:46 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Mesmer said

    You have earned my respects, and that's a rare feat to do.


    Thanks Mesmer! I really appreciate that! icon_smile.gif



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    May 09, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidThen it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a difference in people's lives/wellness.

    You're amazing Erik! I wish I could say that I shared that same feeling but sadly I often feel jaded. Being the middle class means too rich for any breaks, too poor to not care. Seems I'm always at the end of the stick. I often feel cheated when I should be thankful for having so much more than most around the world. It's very hard to balance.
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    May 09, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    My experiences with being homeless and also as a criminal justice major left me with a double whammy. I was basically exposed to see people at their worst. Seeing cops killed on real life footage, or watching executions of people who may have been innocent and also seeing corpses for autopsies and crime scene scenarios really required thick skin.

    What got me interested in the P.I profession was that the main point was to gather information and be impersonal in our work. so ironically my jaded behavior helped me cruise through the courses because I "got it". however I lacked friends because I couldn't connect with people on an intimate level.

    I believed getting into karate really helped me regain a sense of humanity because it helped me put things back into perspective that my profession is to help people who have problems.

    and now i'm much more intimate with people than I used to be lol
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    May 09, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGood topic Edward! I used to feel jaded... people's lives/wellness.


    That's sweet, Erik101.

    I'm gratefully jaded from the sewer I used to call my life; everything I ever knew had to be demolished by my own responsibility before I could see it for the boring truth it was.
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    May 09, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    I'm not jaded but cynical
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    May 09, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    Fivealive said




    I love that song
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    May 09, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    tmac saidMy experiences with being homeless and also as a criminal justice major left me with a double whammy. I was basically exposed to see people at their worst. Seeing cops killed on real life footage, or watching executions of people who may have been innocent and also seeing corpses for autopsies and crime scene scenarios really required thick skin.

    What got me interested in the P.I profession was that the main point was to gather information and be impersonal in our work. so ironically my jaded behavior helped me cruise through the courses because I "got it". however I lacked friends because I couldn't connect with people on an intimate level.

    I believed getting into karate really helped me regain a sense of humanity because it helped me put things back into perspective that my profession is to help people who have problems.

    and now i'm much more intimate with people than I used to be lol


    Interesting story bro

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    May 09, 2013 4:55 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGood topic Edward! I used to feel jaded about money. I used to watch the Suze Orman show. I absolutely admire Suze Orman and I think she has contributed so much to helping people about their personal finances. But what irked me about her show was when she would interview a young person in their 20's who earned a bi-weekly salary of $5K to $10K. And yet here I am, working in a critical care setting, saving lives and I felt I didn't get paid squat for my job.

    Then it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a difference in people's lives/wellness.


    This is the nicest and most sincere post I've read today! thank you Erik!!
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    May 09, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    LEANDRO_NJ said
    Erik101 saidGood topic Edward! I used to feel jaded about money. I used to watch the Suze Orman show. I absolutely admire Suze Orman and I think she has contributed so much to helping people about their personal finances. But what irked me about her show was when she would interview a young person in their 20's who earned a bi-weekly salary of $5K to $10K. And yet here I am, working in a critical care setting, saving lives and I felt I didn't get paid squat for my job.

    Then it all changed when I visited Haiti and saw how poor people there lived. I also heard their cries that all they wanted was enough money to eat and feed their families. This made me realize how selfish I was and how lucky I am. I may not be able to afford the lavish clothes or huge vacations, but I'm lucky to have a home and enough food. My jaded attitude disappeared and I have a lot more appreciation for my job and how I've made a difference in people's lives/wellness.


    This is the nicest and most sincere post I've read today! thank you Erik!!


    you're always such a ray of sunshine is this sometimes cloudy world. I can't get enough.
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    May 09, 2013 5:02 AM GMT
    I felt jaded when my ex told me she was pregnant at 15 and we had to run off to Montreal to get an abortion.

    Also when i was kicked out of my house for six months and had to live in the streets. Lastly when I found out my bf was married with a kid. I trashed his car for that and got arrested but dont regret it.
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    May 09, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    EdwardV1For me i have felt jaded about a past relationship that i had with someone that was seeing mainly because of all the effort i put into it to make it work and he still didn't want to act right. It left me in a rough state for awhile but i maned up and moved on from it.


    I can definitely sympathize with this! I have been there more times than I care to admit. Good to know I am not alone here.
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    May 09, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
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    Fivealive said




    I love that song
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    May 09, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    up until few years ago, I used to be jaded for everything, I want everything to be perfect, not just me but every person and every object, even to the minutest detail...
    but then I came across few fortunate incidents (which I can't mention now, coz it will be too long)
    Then I started to see things the way they are instead of the way I want them to be...and that view changed everything...Now I can't differentiate between a road side beggar and a rich man, or a life of a parasite is equal to that of human...That's how those incidents influenced me.

    BTW @ Erik101, that's sweet and I hope that every person should have more or less same attitude as yours.
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    May 09, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
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    tmac saidMy experiences with being homeless and also as a criminal justice major left me with a double whammy. I was basically exposed to see people at their worst. Seeing cops killed on real life footage, or watching executions of people who may have been innocent and also seeing corpses for autopsies and crime scene scenarios really required thick skin.

    What got me interested in the P.I profession was that the main point was to gather information and be impersonal in our work. so ironically my jaded behavior helped me cruise through the courses because I "got it". however I lacked friends because I couldn't connect with people on an intimate level.

    I believed getting into karate really helped me regain a sense of humanity because it helped me put things back into perspective that my profession is to help people who have problems.

    and now i'm much more intimate with people than I used to be lol


    Interesting story bro



    lol yes went from a robot to a zen man =D
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    May 09, 2013 12:20 PM GMT
    There may be a couple of things in life that could have a "jaded view", but I'm such an optimist about what life has to offer, I try to not let it affect me.

    I largely consider myself a pretty lucky person, work hard, dedicated and
    when I evaluate the negative or unfortunate, they seem small compared to the
    positive.
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    May 09, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidThere may be a couple of things in life that could have a "jaded view", but I'm such an optimist about what life has to offer, I try to not let it affect me.

    I largely consider myself a pretty lucky person, work hard, dedicated and
    when I evaluate the negative or unfortunate, they seem small compared to the
    positive.


    Good

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