Threatened Independence – Conversation with an Elderly Veteran

Right now, I’m here.  I don’t want to go down.  Like down, a hole in the ground, in a grave.  I’m almost 90. Most people my age are vegetables.  But I do alright by myself.  I do what I want, go where I want, take care of myself and I have my own finances, no romance, …

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PSA

Intolerant atheists are as just bad a intolerant religious zealots.  It's not your belief system that's the problem, it's the ignorant, hardheaded idiocy that you choose to conduct yourself with.  So please respect everyone, as long as they're not hurting themselves or anyone around them, even if you don't agree with it.  And life will …

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Discipline

I admire people with discipline.  Mostly because I think I lack the ability to deny myself sometimes, even when necessary. Recently, after some deep reflection, I've had to rectify my admiration a bit.  Why?  Because I've observed circumstances when discipline just plain sucks. There really should be a balance of risk taking, pushing yourself, moving …

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