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  • #16
    well said guys. I am 28 years old and I believe that our newest generation has been "programmed" to fail. We have far too many who love to use our newest generation as guinea pigs to see what kind of weird lazy snot nosed idiots they can create. I don't know that anymore can be said other than what has already been said. I just thank my dad for encouraging me to work (encouragement with a belt that is) and taught me the values of good hard work along with honesty and the good feeling you get from doing something while being honest, fair, and working hard.........

    Eli
    28?? I have been on this site and reading things here for a couple of months now,,,,,28?? I SURE thought you was an OLD MAN... LOL
    Nothing wrong with being old,, But i just thought you would have been older.

    Am I the only one that thought this?
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    • #17
      Age

      28?? I have been on this site and reading things here for a couple of months now,,,,,28?? I SURE thought you was an OLD MAN... LOL
      Nothing wrong with being old,, But i just thought you would have been older.

      Am I the only one that thought this?
      I placed Eli in his early to mid 30's. He has the technology savy of youth and drive that most in their 20's don't have.

      Steve


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      • #18
        Blame Your Parents

        My parents did do a good job I think. They weren't perfect, but I've never been one to blame everything in the world on what my parents did or didn't do.
        Tonight, I blame my parents for not making me learn Spanish (just kidding)! I have been 3 1/2 hours assembling a 12 Cu ft lawn dump trailer. I am sure that if I could read Spanish the assembly instructions would make some sense. The English version sure doesn't! Use the original - not the translation.

        I had to remove things 3 times so I could do the next step and then had to reinstall them.

        Steve


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        • #19
          Life is like a roller coaster, you have to push the cars up hill & hold it so it dont pull you down fast, dont stop pushing or the cars will roll right back over you and crush you.

          Moral to the story, dont stop pushing, it is always hard, but always worth it. Life is full of hills and vallys, so keep pushing up.

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          • #20
            Blame

            Originally Posted by musician/lawnman
            My parents did do a good job I think. They weren't perfect, but I've never been one to blame everything in the world on what my parents did or didn't do.
            I agree, No one in thier right mind should ever blame their parents for the way their life has turned out. Because once you get of age it's all on your shoulders then, If you knew what your folks were doing was wrong, then you should know not to follow that road.
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            • #21
              Thanks

              Guys, thanks for the vote of confidence. I can't take credit for it myself but rather gotta tell y'all, my parents are responsible for beating it into my thick skull. I know they wondered many times if I was going to get it or not. Now I gotta thank them for it..... You know my dad always told me if you can figure out how it works, you can figure out how to fix it. I believe I got a lot of my knowledge from him in things just like that. He could fix anything and passed a lot of that along to me (I am not nearly as good as he is but then I have not been doing it for 45 years either, only close to 15). Again, thanks.

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              • #22
                If you knew what your folks were doing was wrong, then you should know not to follow that road.

                Absolutely, The problem is most follow almost unconciously in the same footsteps as their parents & make many of the same mistakes since that's what they grew up with, that becomes their deffinition of "normal".
                You have to actively work at breaking the cycle of bad behaviors or bad habits to improve your life & that of your children.
                For instance, I grew up hearing my parents fight, over bills, money, whatever.... When I started dating my wife (& I had never done this in any prior relationship) we eventually got into a conversation that started to escallate into what would have been our 1st fight. Then it hit me like a brick... I turned to her & said look, I am not doing this, my parents faught all the time. We are adults so we can either talk to each other like adults, or we need to go to our own corners, cool off & try again later. I refuse to fight, yell, scream, or stand there & listen to anyone else doing it in my direction anymore. Yelling only flairs tempers, you start to say things you don't mean just trying to "win" the fight. You can't take those things back & it can easily drive 2 people apart. It serves no productive purpose.
                As a result of breaking that bad habit, I have been living with my wife for 8 years, Married for almost 5 yrs. We have 2 kids, and have NEVER had a fight.
                We disagree from time to time & talk it out. but No yelling, screaming, door slamming, etc. It's nice to respect the person you are with that much. I'm not preaching, but man... it just feels like a much healthier way to have a relationship.

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