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  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 6 cheers 2017-04-17 20:49:02

    how are you doing in re. infamous New Years Resolutions, or whatever pet project/goal/resolution you've formulated thus far? And what is if, it if can be shared?

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    • Stephanie
      Stephanie Done 2 cheers 2017-04-17 23:11:54

      @ahorrasi My new years resolutions are a joke. I got depressed a month into the year and basically threw in the towel. I was doing really well as well. I was spending 10 minutes or more a day on Duolingo learning French, losing weight and studying two courses at a local community college. I ended up gaining weight and I got dumped from one of my courses, because I was 2-5 years behind on the material. They put me in incompatible classes to my abilities, and it was too late to go into a lower level class. I think I will start my year over. When Easter is over, I might look for a job and restart my French & weightloss.

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust 3 cheers 2017-04-18 19:05:08

      @ahorrasi procrastination and distraction are winning here at pancake villa, but I am going to get things done, somehow

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-04-19 12:27:11

      @ahorrasi Hmm, many of my goals are longterm, so not noticing much difference yet, but still believe I can make them work before the year ends. Do need to step my game up and give myself a kick under the butt.

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    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 2 cheers 2017-04-19 12:40:42

      @rainbowssparks This is the first year I didnt make any resolutions usually I make a few, the only one I made this year was to laugh more, Im doing that!
      But my pet projects are 365 Granny squares, I am little behind in that due to my trip to Bali for 10 day and also my crochet temperature blanket, well, stupid me got peeved at it so I pulled 93 days of temperatures out and re started it... Im currently back up to Feb 3rd.... ekkk!

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      • rainbowssparks
        rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-04-19 12:44:54

        @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten You are repacking yourself and starting again, so I'd say you are doing good. And Bali is not such a bad reason to take a break. ;)

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        • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
          Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 2 cheers 2017-04-19 12:47:45

          @rainbowssparks it was amazing, terrifying, challenging so many emotions and feelings all rolled into one and I CANT wait to get back there.... but for now we are planning USA 2018!

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          • rainbowssparks
            rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-04-19 12:51:43

            @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten Sounds good, Indonesia is also still on my list. I understand the feeling of wanting to go back, but at the same time there is so much to explore. Choices, choices, the USA doesn't sound bad either. πŸ™‚

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  • SundarCVC
    SundarCVC 2 cheers 2017-04-17 03:27:34
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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-17 03:30:41

      @SundarCVC I'm confused; is there an actual question here?

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      • SundarCVC
        SundarCVC 1 cheers 2017-04-17 03:46:41

        @ahorrasi Good question,but I bet after reading the above article you will question yourself..

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        • ahorrasi
          ahorrasi Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-17 03:56:33

          @SundarCVC oh I read it, and the only question I got was a 'so what?' I've known all that since I was 5 years old, I think. It doesn't even really seem all that bad, to be truthful, just sort of... well, so what? It seems like the sort of thing that anybody old enough to propagate, seek employment, compete in the world, etc. already knows at some level or should already know, unless they're really immature or otherwise not-all-there

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          • SundarCVC
            SundarCVC 0 cheers 2017-04-17 04:05:02

            @ahorrasi It is great that you have already known these things but there are many who either don't know them or having trouble accepting the reality...So this might just help them to alter their perspective.You can't change the world but you can definitely try change a person's world.

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            • ahorrasi
              ahorrasi Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-17 04:25:51

              @SundarCVC is that really what you're trying to accomplish here, to 'change a person's world'? What about the 4th tenet of the unpleasant truth article, which read something to the effect of 'you can't change people, or their minds'? Are your attempts not in direct violation of this proclamation? I reckon I that after reading the above article you just linked to you will question yourself..

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              • SundarCVC
                SundarCVC 0 cheers 2017-04-17 04:37:54

                @ahorrasi That is why I used the word"TRY"....When you share your experience,others follow it or not is a different story but by sharing your story you just have decided to make the world a better place,as it might give someone hope or make them feel that they are not alone

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                • Captain Bones
                  Captain Bones 2 cheers 2017-04-17 04:54:13

                  @SundarCVC I read the article and I disagree with some of the points. I don't want to go into it and pick out each point that I take exception to. It's not worth my time. Suffice it to say, it takes a certain amount of arrogance to write this and expect everyone to believe it's all true, whereas, it is just someone's opinion, and I happen to disagree with that opinion.

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        • spatz
          spatz 2 cheers 2017-04-17 07:37:42

          @SundarCVC I wouldn't bet on that. The whole thing doesn't seem that life changing to me.

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    • mchuggs
      mchuggs Doing 0 cheers 2017-04-18 02:31:13

      @SundarCVC Now I am confused, what point are you trying to make here? Are we supposed to discuss each and every one of the 14 points in this article?

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  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Done 2 cheers 2017-04-15 08:13:33

    Now that there is a questions feature, do you think you will continue using this goal?

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  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Done 3 cheers 2017-04-15 08:12:48

    Sorry if talking about religion on here has been irritating.... It's a big part of some people's lives....

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust 6 cheers 2017-04-17 04:58:12

      @Stephanie I find reading about someone's faith interesting, not irritating.

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      • Stephanie
        Stephanie Done 2 cheers 2017-04-17 05:04:45

        @wyverndust I think it can be preachy sometimes, and I talk about it as if it's fact rather than belief, which can rub people up the wrong way, and a few people have pointed out this is a goal setting site, so we should focus on that, not on things that divide us.

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        • wyverndust
          wyverndust 4 cheers 2017-04-17 06:01:28

          @Stephanie I have probably mentioned this before. I don't recommend taking any comments personally.

          I applaud you for expressing your views and beliefs. No one's beliefs divide them from me, unless they believe that they should kill, bully or injure other living creatures or injure themselves. I especially don't like it if they believe they should harm me and my loved ones. I can even (mostly) tolerate someone who deliberately tries to irritate me.

          No matter what your views are, at least 1 person or more will disagree or dislike you.

          You never know when what you are saying will make a big difference for someone who felt so alone until they read that you feel the same way.

          If this site only exists for people who pretend to agree 100% with everyone else, then it would not be very interesting to me.

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        • ligemst
          ligemst Done 3 cheers 2017-04-17 12:24:51

          @Stephanie What divides, Stephanie, is people being unable to be tolerant of other people's differing opinions. YOU cannot control another person's opinion nor how they respond, feel or react. It's their choice.

          People are free to not read what you have to write. If they take offense at it, they are free to speak up about it or not. Some people can do it tactfully. Others say nothing. Others might totally slam you.

          No one is going to agree with you all the time. Heck, I'm married and my husband, my best friend, the one person committed to me for life probably only agrees with me at best 75% of the time. It's a sign of maturity that you can allow others their own opinions and not react in an awful way.

          If you only said things that everyone agreed with, you would say absolutely nothing ever.

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 4 cheers 2017-04-17 20:47:51

      @Stephanie there are "others" on here that talk about dark and weird and annoying stuff with a pseudo spiritual veneer/intention and "THOSE" really annoy the ^&* out of me (so I try to stay out of their way as much as possible) but NOTHING you post or have posted has ever gotten on my nerves. I like how what you post is friendly, genuine, and engaging, and relatable

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 2 cheers 2017-04-19 12:39:20

      @Stephanie Not irritating, but to me not always interesting, so I just skip it. It only becomes irritating when somebody has to drag religion into every entry they write, or when in response to something that has nothing to do with religion. I don't think you do that. I just tend to leave people alone when they write things not interesting to me (whatever the topic may be). I can also imagine people don't find the stuff I write intersting, such is life.

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  • merkuria
    merkuria Done 1 cheers 2017-04-13 18:06:53

    I've done this!


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  • SundarCVC
    SundarCVC 1 cheers 2017-04-12 07:47:52

    What is your opinion about the "7 Sins" given in the bible....Aren't they all the natural mindset that every human beings experience and have?

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    • wyverndust
      wyverndust 0 cheers 2017-04-12 13:29:51
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    • ligemst
      ligemst Done 2 cheers 2017-04-12 15:26:02

      @SundarCVC I love the Bible. The 7 sins you are referring to, I believe, are:

      Envy = the desire to have an item or experience that someone else possesses

      Gluttony = excessive ongoing consumption of food or drink

      Greed = an excessive pursuit of material possessions

      Lust = an uncontrollable passion or longing, especially for sexual desires

      Pride = excessive view of one's self without regard to others.

      Sloth = excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one’s talents

      Wrath = uncontrollable feelings of anger and hate towards another person

      When the Bible says they are sins, and sins are things that go against God, His nature, then it means they are wrong. We are all born sinful and are naturally against God and His nature.

      So, yes, all these 7 sins are humankind's natural mindset that we do experience and have, are born with. It doesn't make it right unless you think these things are right in your own mindset.

      We may not see it being wrong when we are the ones doing it, but when it's done to us in a manner we dislike, then we will often be offended and upset.

      To me, with these 7 sins, it doesn't really matter to me what my opinion is, rather for me, what God's opinion is matters more to me.

      Each of these sins can and do bring about a lot of negative and bad things upon people on themselves or to others. Look at greed and we can look at so many things, especially politically on how this works all around the world. People kill and harm others, harm nations over greed.

      What have people done in the name of envy? People have also killed over this or stolen. Gluttony, well, so many of our diseases could be prevented if we weren't gluttonous. Lust, well, the human sex trafficking thing is based upon feeding off of people's lust, as well as greed.

      Pride doesn't allow many people to admit when they are wrong. Just look at how people respond to each other. How many families harmed by this?

      Slothfulness. We have a generation of people who feel entitled to so many things even though they haven't earned the right to even deserve what they feel they are entitled to. How does this help our world?

      Wrath. Think about road rage or people getting revenge. Look at our political system and the sheer hatred and it overrides common decency and common sense? How such extreme anger can create bitterness and a host of other things.

      Each of these 7 sins ultimately lead to death, not life. Why would we want to have death and not life?

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    • Stephanie
      Stephanie Done 1 cheers 2017-04-13 04:41:38

      @SundarCVC You have a lot of questions about this stuff, I suggest getting a bible (plenty of free ones available), and reading through it once or twice. It will help you form your own opinions.

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    • Captain Bones
      Captain Bones 2 cheers 2017-04-13 07:41:57

      @SundarCVC Certainly. We all experience these various mindsets throughout our lives. Do not put too much faith in an ancient book. The bible is just that, drawn up and pieced together by men during the dawn of our intelligence. No god had anything to do with it. Common sense and a basic instinct of ethics is all you really need in life. However, though I am not a Buddhist, I find the Buddhist philosophy much more enlightening, much more accepting, and a better life guide than the arrogant pushy Christian philosophy.

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      • Stephanie
        Stephanie Done 1 cheers 2017-04-13 13:24:08

        @Captain Bones It's just cause he has lots of religious questions. He is free to do what he wants.

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        • Captain Bones
          Captain Bones 4 cheers 2017-04-14 00:42:03

          @Stephanie Yes, by all means, he is free to do as he wants, as are we all, and to seek information so we may draw our own conclusions. You suggest he gets a bible to form his own opinions. Certainly that would be one step, but let's take that much farther. Not only the bible, but reading the Vedas, the Koran, the Tanakh, the Tripitaka, the Mahayana Sutras, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the Tao Te Ching (there are others), would add to his spiritual knowledge, giving him a greater scope, a wider range of opinions (some of which may be conflicting), thus enabling him to form more enlightened conclusions. One should never limit one's self to one source and say that's all I need. There is no "one true religion". All of these books have many good points to teach us, but they also contain much fantasy. Logic and common sense should be able to separate the good teachings from the absurdities. Another book I might suggest, Holy Blood Holy Grail, which I found most enlightening. We must continually strive to seek truth and not get sidetracked by fantasy.

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  • SundarCVC
    SundarCVC 1 cheers 2017-04-11 18:17:25

    http://tinybuddha.com/blog/the-power-of-acceptance-stop-resisting-and-find-the-lesson/

    The Power of Acceptance: Stop Resisting and Find the Lesson
    Acceptance is the key to convert momentary happiness to enduring happiness. It helps you move from feeling happy to actually being happy.
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    • ligemst
      ligemst Done 0 cheers 2017-04-12 15:34:21

      @SundarCVC Though I am not into the Buddha philosophy, I am for the Biblical way of thinking. Some of the stuff that is talked about is in the Bible.

      However, I can agree with parts of this article. I believe everything happens for a reason, good or bad. I believe we can learn from every situation and if you choose not to learn, lessons keep repeating and usually get tougher.

      I also believe, based upon the Bible (in Philippians) that regardless of whether our circumstances are good or bad, that we are to learn to be content (or find happiness in it). It doesn't mean that you want the bad thing that may be happening to you for it to stay that way, but basically to find the positive outlook in the situation no matter how grim.

      Having a heart a gratitude especially in trying times cultivates something really amazing, to me. In Psalms 100, the Bible talks about entering into God's presence and that's done through thanksgiving, gratitude, worship to God. We can speak to God about anything, including the things that make us unhappy. But for us to stay in a spirit of whining, complaining, being ungrateful, God does not want us to be like that and He doesn't want to hang with a person when they are in such a foul mood.

      He is still God and though if you are His child, you are still His child, but He'll leave you to choose to sort it out as you please with your free will, but He won't put up with it.

      I don't necessarily have to be happy happy to be content. I can take note of whatever the situation and see if I can learn, apply what I learn, and if it requires change, then change. It's to see the point, apply what I've learned, and do something to move forward.

      So though I don't agree with the viewpoint, there are a number of things in the article that are worthwhile and good.

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  • postcard
    postcard Done 0 cheers 2017-04-11 03:59:18

    I've done this!


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  • ligemst
    ligemst Done 0 cheers 2017-04-09 02:12:33

    I've done this!


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  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Done 4 cheers 2017-04-08 16:39:36

    What's a worse trait to have? Greed or laziness? I saw this question on the question feature. In my personal opinion, greed goes with laziness. If you are lazy, you expect others to pick up the slack, so you are being greedy with their time or resources. Wish we could comment on some of the goals!

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    • Blanks
      Blanks 3 cheers 2017-04-12 02:26:11

      @Stephanie Personally, I think having a correct dose of those 2 traits are great.

      I mean, if you are "greedy", then you will work very hard to get what you want.

      And on the same time, if you are "lazy", you will try to find the most efficient way in getting it.

      But again, extreme "greed" and "laziness" is bad.

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      • ligemst
        ligemst Done 0 cheers 2017-04-13 13:25:27

        @Blanks - At least you're willing to work hard albeit greedy. Some people aren't and they do illegal stuff because of the greed. Nothing wrong with working hard, and legally.

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    • ligemst
      ligemst Done 0 cheers 2017-04-12 15:35:09

      @Stephanie To God, they are both sins and in His eyes, they are both bad, not one worse than the other.

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    • Captain Bones
      Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-04-13 07:50:10

      @Stephanie Laziness, of course, is worse than greed. Through laziness, we achieve nothing. Through greed, we can achieve great things.

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    • collectorofcats
      collectorofcats Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-15 11:39:02

      @Stephanie So much depends on one's definition of greed vs. laziness. Each can be defined differently by anyone.
      I've worked with individuals who fit both catagories. I tend to call the latter low energized rather than lazy. On the other hand, some greedy individuals highly are motivated and appear to work hard which most people view as a good thing. What makes them greedy is they feel they are more deserving than other people because they feel they have made a greater contribution to a situation which may have a monetary return. For instance, if you are in a work situation which overtime is offered, a greedy person might use their seniority or other means to hog all that overtime without being fair to others or work the best hours. On the other hand, a lazy person might not be willing to do they share of the workload or may not step up to the plate and work their fair share of hours involved.
      Recognizing which is which may be difficult. Underachievers are often labeled as lazy even if they work to their potential. A greedy person may be someone who requires high maintenance. I doubt anyone who is high maintenance would recognize themselves as greedy even though the rest of us do.

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-17 03:34:22

      @Stephanie I'm very lazy; I'd give my eyeteeth to be greedy instead, that way I'd get more done & have more 'toys'

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