When you feel life handed you a bad deck

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When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby tommy525 » 18 Feb 2012, 23:15

I remember going to the gym one day and seeing this dude working out and realizing he had two artificial limbs. And then on another occasion discovering that he also has two artificial legs, but there he was working out just like anyone else.

That made me feel that I got nothing to complain bout really.

NOw this guy, iv seen a few youtube clips of, but its good to be reminded how one guy got really a rough deck of cards but made a life out of it worth living, best he can.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -life.html

And then you see and hear about suicides of young people with healthy bodies who can not get over a major event. And im not laughing. Sometimes life hands one a tuff one. But its double sad that they dint get the motivation they needed to live life.

When i lived in very crowded Taipei, one of the good things about wandering around say Ximending was that you see all those people. Some are happy, some are sad at a particular point in time, but we are all human. Subject to many of the same desires/wants/expectations/hopes/despairs/injuries/happiness/sadness et al.
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby Super Hans » 18 Feb 2012, 23:53

One of the many sides of tommy that make him such a likeable character.
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby Mucha Man » 19 Feb 2012, 00:06

When the world throws you a Jeffrey, stroke a furry wall.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby superking » 23 Feb 2012, 02:30

Muzha Man wrote:When the world throws you a Jeffrey, stroke a furry wall.


You know I would LOVE to have a bang on a Jeffrey. That film sucked so bad, but The Jeffrey was a moment of pure inspiration. Image
There are millions of people in the world. And none of those people is an extra. They're all leads in their own stories.

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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby tommy525 » 23 Feb 2012, 02:43

can someone translate all that into English per favore?? Us 'merkins dont understand jeffreys and furrywalls?? The F is that? :lol:
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby NonTocareLeTete » 23 Feb 2012, 02:55

Watch the film "Get Him to the Greek"
And superking I find it hard to trust anyone who didn't love that movie, I think it's great
Nice post, too, Tommy. I agree, every time I'm bummed out about something I just have to look around to realize how good I have it.
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby superking » 23 Feb 2012, 03:55

NonTocareLeTete wrote:Watch the film "Get Him to the Greek"
And superking I find it hard to trust anyone who didn't love that movie, I think it's great
Nice post, too, Tommy. I agree, every time I'm bummed out about something I just have to look around to realize how good I have it.



I wouldn't advise anyone to trust me either NTLT. :D To be honest I am not a big fan of the Brand, which may be why I thought the film sucked. I thought Due Date was practically the same film only done better. However, I do find myself having a good chuckle about the Jeffrey scene from time to time.


Oh yeah, NSFW.
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby crystaleye » 06 Mar 2012, 17:48

tommy525 wrote:I remember going to the gym one day and seeing this dude working out and realizing he had two artificial limbs. And then on another occasion discovering that he also has two artificial legs, but there he was working out just like anyone else.

That made me feel that I got nothing to complain bout really.

NOw this guy, iv seen a few youtube clips of, but its good to be reminded how one guy got really a rough deck of cards but made a life out of it worth living, best he can.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -life.html

And then you see and hear about suicides of young people with healthy bodies who can not get over a major event. And im not laughing. Sometimes life hands one a tuff one. But its double sad that they dint get the motivation they needed to live life.

When i lived in very crowded Taipei, one of the good things about wandering around say Ximending was that you see all those people. Some are happy, some are sad at a particular point in time, but we are all human. Subject to many of the same desires/wants/expectations/hopes/despairs/injuries/happiness/sadness et al.


If a soldier is captured by the enemy and he is being tortured aka Guantanamo Style.. do you think that soldier has the right to commit suicide?

Come to think of it.. soldiers have healthier and stronger bodies than most youngsters out there yet a healthy and strong body is no guarantee of success in war .. or life..

I think the whole world needs to acknowledge the fact that life in this world as we know it is pretty shitty..
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Re: When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby tommy525 » 07 Mar 2012, 01:11

LIfe indeed can be pretty shitty. And sometimes, it seems you cant go on. But heres my little mental snippet that i keep with me when times are tough. I see life as a book. Each persons life is a book. Each day is a page. When a milestone is reached a new chapter has begun and the old chapter has finished. As you live each daily eventually a new chapter will come. Some chapters have more character building elements and perhaps are harder to read. IN short , they could be tougher chapters. And unfortunately , sometimes , good things just like bad things come to pass. But other times the reverse happens. Or a good thing passes which brings sorrow, but soon another good thing comes!

When I lose a girlfriend , its sad but I think about how our books had each other in this chapter but her book leads to new things which she must follow , while mine has a different story. Different isnt always bad. And we may have to practice tolerance and understanding and acceptance.

NO matter what happens, one should turn the page. Even if the next page brings still more hardship and unhappiness, eventually a new chapter will start. That next chapter could bring a startling revelation to you about the whyness and whyforth of your past chapter. Turn the page , live each day. Have faith and hope and steer your course towards what is good for others best you can and thereby you will possible discover it is also good for you.

Turn the page or YOUR book of life will end prematurely . And if you finish YOUR book early, you have done yourself and many others a dis-service . For you know not what the morrow shall bring. But live today as best you can and your morrow will take care of itself. For those who end their lives early, they may one day sit with a higher power who will reveal the chapters they missed and they will come to understand it was something they shouldnt have missed.

Sometimes we really have not a whole lot to go on except hope, strength of character, a desire to do good, a sense of forgiveness .

My dad used to say, we are all self made men, just that most of us refuse to accept the part we played to make us who we are. Well, accept it, stop blaming others, you played a major role too, even if its not your fault. Go on to the next page and just keep on doing whats right and whats good and overcome your negatives and focus on the positives.

My manager always liked to say "major on the majors" . That means dont focus on the minor things in life ,because that is minor indeed.

Since we are all sponges, lets all try to absorb the positives in life and wring out the negatives.

p.s. to answer the above question. It would appear the motivation to end ones life in such a situation is indeed very strong. But I would try to go on best i can . How long did Mandela sit in prison in SA? Eventually he came back as President of the republic. I am sure it was no picnic being in jail that long.

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When you feel life handed you a bad deck

Postby headhonchoII » 07 Mar 2012, 08:37

Nice one Tommy. More than this if we think somebody is really down or has suicidal tendencies let's give them a helping hand to turn to that next page.
And let's make more time in this bus world to be a friend to our friends.

BTW, I wish I had your old manager, mine is Major on the Minors , totally the opposite of my life philosophy and it is not working too well. Time to turn that page I think.
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And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.

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