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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Nov 12, 2005

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"19 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO LEARN.


1. The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.

2. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

3. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them.

6. You should not confuse your career with your life.

7. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.

8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

9. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

10. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

11. Never lick a steak knife.

12. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

13. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

15. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age 11.

16. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

17. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

18. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

19. Your friends love you, anyway."


[Edited at 2005-11-12 19:46]


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xxxAWa
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Thanks for sharing... Nov 12, 2005

... this wisdom. It might help to know all this 8 years earlier than you

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True Nov 12, 2005

Jeff,
you are so right all those 19 things are so true.


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Thanks Nov 12, 2005

Thanks, but I did not write this. I am only 35 !

Astrid Wanke wrote:

... this wisdom. It might help to know all this 8 years earlier than you


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Disagreement on no. 15 Nov 12, 2005

My son (11th birthday less than a month ago) totally disagrees with no. 15.

Hopefully the wisdom of 11 more months will make him see sense (and save me a lot of money).

Madeleine


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Wisdom Nov 12, 2005

The way it was written it was as if you had written it I thought the same as Astrid.

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xxxAWa
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Far be it from me ... Nov 13, 2005

...to suggest otherwise. Of course, I'm only 27 myself

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

Thanks, but I did not write this. I am only 35 !

Astrid Wanke wrote:

... this wisdom. It might help to know all this 8 years earlier than you


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Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
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How true... Nov 13, 2005


14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.


I should have this tattoed on my belly...
Laura


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Good one indeed Nov 14, 2005

Though I have to doubt about Nº 15. I´ve just turned 11 and I still hoped everyone remembered my birthday. Or maybe it took me longer to realize that?
Now seriously, I'm thinking of translating them for my husband to read...
Verónica



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[Edited at 2005-11-14 12:48]


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11? or 11 years from 50? Nov 14, 2005

My own 39th birthday came and went last month without recognition and I'm hurt

I think that feeling never goes away (except perhaps for those who stop counting their birthdays, often when they reach my current age)

Nancy


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