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Blog entries tagged "soap_box"

2006.07.08 No Regrets

For a long time I've heard about people saying that they live life "with no regrets" and I haven't really understood it. I thought that, at times, it's impossible not to regret things from the past. How does one know if a well thought-out decision will end up being something that is regretted later? What I've come to realize is that this isn't what is really part of that "no regrets" thing. I think it comes down to doing (or not doing) those things that you know you're going to regret later.

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2006.07.05 Consider the Source

Many times it is interesting to consider the source of advice. If somebody is extremely lazy, overweight, and overeats extensively - they would probably not be a good person to listen to on how to lose weight. If somebody has filed for bankruptcy routinely, they would probably not be the best financial advisor. Although these are somewhat extreme cases, it still holds true that the source should always be considered when advice is being received.

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2006.06.29 Newbie Cell Phone Users

They're über popular. Lots of people have them. But everybody goes through a form of honeymoon phase with a cell phone. Although they give you a nice thick manual to tell you how to perform any random function on your phone, they don't hand you any sort social rulebook for this newly acquired telephony device.

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2006.06.12 Carl's Jr. Has it All Wrong

Let's think about this slogan - "If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face." I know that I was taught very well, and I don't always perform up to my ability when it comes to manners. With that in mind however, I know I don't have the worst table manners either. If something actually does get all over the place, then I must not be doing a very good job at getting it in my face.

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2006.05.19 The Hokey Pokey

What if the hokey pokey is really what it's all about? There are lots of people that believe this. How many times have you been in a mass of people where this is being claimed? You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around - that's what it's all about.

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