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    After a week, some version of the Golden Rule appears to be the most suggested advice in the above posts. Assuming the result would be the same in a statistically valid sample of society, I wonder why there are so many broken promises and so much cheating, lying, stealing, thuggery, etc. Maybe some folks didn't hear the Golden-Rule advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    After a week, some version of the Golden Rule appears to be the most suggested advice in the above posts. Assuming the result would be the same in a statistically valid sample of society, I wonder why there are so many broken promises and so much cheating, lying, stealing, thuggery, etc. Maybe some folks didn't hear the Golden-Rule advice?
    The god (little g) of this world has blinded their eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    After a week, some version of the Golden Rule appears to be the most suggested advice in the above posts. Assuming the result would be the same in a statistically valid sample of society, I wonder why there are so many broken promises and so much cheating, lying, stealing, thuggery, etc. Maybe some folks didn't hear the Golden-Rule advice?
    Yeahh, I'm sure you're really onto something here....... something deep and real, world-changing maybe.......... "maybe criminals DIDN'T HEAR the part about not being criminals"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Dailey View Post
    The god (little g) of this world has blinded their eyes
    There are bad people in this world. I feel some are just born that way.
    I had the best parents ever. I was a terrible son until in my 40's when I finally saw the light. I spent the rest of my Dad's life trying to make up for it. Just because you give great life advise don't mean nothing if they don't follow it. I do not believe every kid can be saved. There are definitely some wonderful kids in this world.
    Happy New Year's to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdean View Post
    There are bad people in this world. I feel some are just born that way.
    I had the best parents ever. I was a terrible son until in my 40's when I finally saw the light. I spent the rest of my Dad's life trying to make up for it. Just because you give great life advise don't mean nothing if they don't follow it. I do not believe every kid can be saved. There are definitely some wonderful kids in this world.
    Happy New Year's to all.
    Sorry to continue to drag this out but my wife and I spend our entire lives combatting this mindset. If we as adults accept the idea that some kids are "born bad" then it follows that children will hear and more importantly believe it.

    This is a desecration.

    Nope, can't go there...... I will never accept nor will I ever let slide the idea that some kids are just "bad seeds"

    I am a Godly man, an American Man, a parent, a teacher and most importantly an example.

    NO KID, EVER was born to be lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Yeahh, I'm sure you're really onto something here....... something deep and real, world-changing maybe.......... "maybe criminals DIDN'T HEAR the part about not being criminals"
    You missed my reference to your Paul Simon quote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Dailey View Post
    Is to put your trust in God
    in Christ as Savior, and have life more abundantly. Material things come second. Seek Ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

    Something you should consider also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    You missed my reference to your Paul Simon quote?
    Sorry, but to make your reply 'to me' it's hoovis that you quote me...... there's a button for that.

    Barring that it's just another general statement to the world-at-large, a reinforcement of your world-view. I took it as a continuation of your original argument that "being nice" (by your definition) could solve the world's problems..... you then reinforced your argument by using The Hillbillary's position re "Dreamers" and dreaming to refute my post.....which BTW you DID quote, in direct opposition to my position

    IMO you're a very confused human trying to ride both ends of a seesaw to appear rational. I hear what you are trying to say, not what you write..... Always have.

    An earlier generation of American would call you a "Fence Straddler"

    Here are some aphorisms coined by the society, the civilization to which I hew.....short, pithy, clear, kinda' like our Constitution.

    Also called "truisms"

    These differ from "proverbs" by dint of the fact that proverbs are general and try to advance the idea that "we're all in this together" while truisms often separate us by pointing out our differences, the difference between acting good and being good, the difference between dreaming and doing,


    -"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
    -“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”
    -"One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel"
    -"It's only words....unless they're true"
    -"Birds of a feather flock together"
    -"All hat and no cattle"
    -"lie with dogs, wake with fleas"
    -"you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"

    There is no give in truisms.... no perpetuation of the flawed belief that "it will all work itself out". Truisms point to the fallibility of human nature. I often have to tell people in my life "DUDE! No, that situation didn't "work itself out"... some of us who care got together and PAID YOUR WAY ....we worked it out, WE fixed your bad decision"

    Life does not "work out".....things do not "get better"..... problems need be dealt with.

    Nope, some of us have to step up and say it..... "YOUR KID is YOUR FAULT, your choices are to deal with it, or run away"

    There is a third option, the one I rail against, have been railing against for 50 yrs....The option most often excercised by so-called "responsible adults" is the old "I did the best I could with him, he's just an ungrateful sod, it's not my fault"

    Most college tuition should more accurately be called "repatriation". Or "penance".... and it's paid by pietists in an attempt to excorcize guilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Sorry, but to make your reply 'to me' it's hoovis that you quote me...... there's a button for that.

    Barring that it's just another general statement to the world-at-large, a reinforcement of your world-view....

    IMO you're a very confused human
    My reply that you referenced wasn't "to [you]," it was to the "world-at-large" -- I just included a reference to your earlier quote.

    BTW, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” Nikki Haley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    My reply that you referenced wasn't "to [you]," it was to the "world-at-large" -- I just included a reference to your earlier quote.

    BTW, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” Nikki Haley
    Nice recovery, LOL, reminds me of your buddy Uthink

    In the "world at large" the term for this is "revisionist history".... yer coryphaeus Slick Willie was decent at it, not great but decent.

    The Hillbillary's couldn't carry water for old Jimmy The Peanut, Ol' Hangdawg Jimmy Bless His Heart....

    BTW, "I like Nikki Haley" al

    See? We're not so much alike after all

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    Well

    obey your mother and father
    treat others as you want to be treated
    get a good education, preferably at a private school that is not into brainwashing kids with socialist ideas
    make sure your parents give you a good quality .22 RF rifle at perhaps 10 and teach you firearms safety and respect for your quarry
    take an NRA hunter safety course
    decide if college is for you, or if you are better off in the trades. if college, for God's sake major in something that will give you skill and knowledge in something you can parlay into a good job...chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science

    stay away from sociology, psychiatry and music. you can always take music lessons
    Keep up an interest in politics for the politicians, some of them, want to rule your life
    Understand the constitution and the bill of rights, oppose those who promote socialism, globalism and remember you are a citizen of the United States of America, the greatest country in civilized man's history.
    study history for you are doomed to repeat it if you don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    ....stay away from sociology, psychiatry and music. you can always take music lessons.....
    Greg, I'm an honest to gawd rock and roll guitar slut.

    Fortunately didn't have any talent or my life would likely have taken a different course.

    Think basement apartment, 3 A.M., a single 40 watt bulb hanging over a table, ashtray full of butts, empty Sheep Dog whiskey bottles, trying to play something I wrote...... -Al

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    To always put God First in their Lives and to obey his 10 commandments.
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    Amen and Amen

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis.J View Post
    To always put God First in their Lives and to obey his 10 commandments.
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    When this thing is over down here---- only one thing will matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    Greg, I'm an honest to gawd rock and roll guitar slut.

    Fortunately didn't have any talent or my life would likely have taken a different course.

    Think basement apartment, 3 A.M., a single 40 watt bulb hanging over a table, ashtray full of butts, empty Sheep Dog whiskey bottles, trying to play something I wrote...... -Al


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YOjx7D8Mk


    edited to add.....

    If'n you don't like Corb Lund's '5 Dollar Bill' album you either are a townie or you got no soul, one.
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