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Re: How's this for some inspiration? (silvERia)

I'm in awe. Unreal. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: How's this for some inspiration? (silvERia)

That's incredible, I've said so many times that if I lose my sight or hearing, or become paralyzed I'm offing myself as soon as I can. People like him are amazing, I went to a wedding a couple weeks ago where the groom had a motorcycle crash and had 1/10th of 1% of a chance to live. He ended up being paralyzed from the waist down and still does everything he used to, hunt, snowmobile etc... he even took 6 months to build a rig on his chair that stood him up so he could say his vows and look his girl in the eye instead of sitting down.
/OT rant but damn that's a cool story.
 

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Anyone else think about how long it much take him to type and do things on the computer?
 

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you should be very proud http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

oh it's not me. I don't even know the guy, I'm just sharing the story.
 

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Re: How's this for some inspiration? (silvERia)

Awesome!
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Anyone else think about how long it much take him to type and do things on the computer?

You've obviously never heard of Steven Hawkins. That a_hole writes too much.
 

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Anyone else think about how long it much take him to type and do things on the computer?

I'm sure he has some speech writing software. My uncle has pretty advanced MS and no longer can accurately use his hands and up until last month was a computer programer for All State. He had a program that would simply write what he spoke.
Incredible story, inspirational. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Nice.
It's people like that which are the reason why I always answer that I'm good when people ask. Not because it's fake, but because other people have real problems.

As a random side note. If you're doing bad, why wouldn't you say? Does him being worse off somehow make your gripes less real?
 

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Re: How's this for some inspiration? (Rogerthat)

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Awesome!
You've obviously never heard of Steven Hawkins. That a_hole writes too much.

Everybody always gets this wrong. It's Stephen Hawking. If you're gonna have a laugh, atleast get his name right!
And the original story is truly inspirational. Amazing what ingenuity can overcome.
 

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If you consider what else is going on in other peoples lives it can put your gripes in perspective. For example I've been up and in class / working for 14 hours and I'm pretty drained. However a friend I was just talking to just told me that his work is closing and his long term gf is leaving him because she wants to be closer to her family. Kinda makes me being tired not a big deal in perspective.
 

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Re: How's this for some inspiration? (GunSupplier)

nice to see the CL still can root out the good out there.
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As a random side note. If you're doing bad, why wouldn't you say? Does him being worse off somehow make your gripes less real?

keeping things in perspective. We're healthy, employed, happily married, get to eat three meals a day and aren't going to lose our house. I grew up without the certainty of the last two things, so it's all about perspective.
My bad days just aren't that bad.
 

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keeping things in perspective. We're healthy, employed, happily married, get to eat three meals a day and aren't going to lose our house. I grew up without the certainty of the last two things, so it's all about perspective.
My bad days just aren't that bad.

Makes sense until you think about it from his perspective. According to you this guy can't complain about his bad day because there is someone else worse off than him. He's at least able to do what he loves, he's able to spend time with his family, he has a roof over his head. A person living in Haiti right now might not be able to say any of those things. I have no problem with your saying "good" when people ask you how you're doing, I'm questioning the reason why. You're in essence assigning a number to your "bad day" and then dismissing it because someone else has a higher number. Their 10 doesn't make your 2 a zero nor does some other random persons 15 make their 10 meaningless.
 
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