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dundee 
Posted: 02-Aug-2007, 11:54 AM
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i wont give my age but i will say this; i remember the beatles first performance on "the ed sullivan show"

cyn·i·cal (sĭn'ĭ-kəl) Pronunciation Key
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1. Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others: a cynical dismissal of the politician's promise to reform the campaign finance system.
2. Selfishly or callously calculating: showed a cynical disregard for the safety of his troops in his efforts to advance his reputation.
3. Negative or pessimistic, as from world-weariness: a cynical view of the average voter's intelligence.
4. Expressing jaded or scornful skepticism or negativity: cynical laughter.


it seem the older i get the more cynical i am becoming. i don't believe it is the #2 definition at all (above) but the other 3 fit me real good.... and it is being cynical of everything (and everybody?) from my job to my past times... it is worrisome.

anybody else of age seem to have this going on? sad.gif cause i really don't like it, yet it is so hard to fight.


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Posted: 02-Aug-2007, 12:08 PM
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dundee, I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan’s show too, and believe me, you’re not alone in your skepticism. These days are dark.


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Posted: 02-Aug-2007, 12:35 PM
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Dundee buddy,

Not quite as old ..... but damn close. Although I worry about the times, I feel that they are no worse than my parents had while I was growing up. They had four children of which three were boys. They had a war that killed 58,000 young men over 14 years (appx 4,000 a year). Our Navy was at a constant war footing with the soviet union. Some idiot from the soviet union tried to park missiles in cuba. And worst of all, I wanted to let my hair grow as long as my sisters, wear tie-dyed t-shirts and jeans, and play rock music.

I have had both a daughter and a son in the military. My son spent 16 months as a combat infantryman in both Mozul and Bagdad. His unit lost 2 soldiers killed in that time with 20 more wounded. My youngest has given me a beautiful grandson and an step-grandson. And my wife has survived a bought with Cancer, that would have killed her 40 years ago.

Although I can be cynical about the american voter, I would not go back 40 years for anything.

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Posted: 03-Aug-2007, 02:39 PM
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I too remember when, and have to agree with you about the world getting a wee bit darker. I wonder if that is true as all get older


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Posted: 03-Aug-2007, 02:48 PM
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Maybe as we get older we realize how things have changed and how much better some things were "back in the day". We lose our innocence so to speak.


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Posted: 03-Aug-2007, 06:37 PM
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I think all people have their ups and downs in life and that o.k.
But if you take a good look around you and I mean good look.
Ask yourself, well I'm not an invalid and I have my health ,yes some people at work specially my boss pisses me off but hey! who said life was perfect.
There is people in this world and I'm sure near your home Dundee that are in needs why don't you enroll for volontary work it doesn't have to be hard work but I did it a while back and it does help to more appreciate what you have,mind you I'm not judging you here but if you feel the need to mention it in this forum,well I presume it is because you want to hear the others opinion right? So here it is from me look around you and appreciate what you have and accept the fact that in spite of what is going on in the world today, there is still some beautiful things to discover you know. And its up to you to discover them.

And by the way it is in the heart and head that we stay young and if you start being melancholy you'll get old in no time. Found something interesting to do. The first thing that I did to get rid of those bad vibes is no more T.V only the science program or history, only soft music at home and at work.

Try it and you'll see there are beautiful things in life.



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Posted: 04-Aug-2007, 03:01 PM
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I remember the Beatles on Ed Sullivan- I remember the Red Skelton show, I remember Time Tunnel - all cool television shows!
I remember learning how to ride a bike, I remember wanting a chemistry set for Christmas and not getting it, I remember taking naps in kindergarden, I remember my first kiss-
I wake up everyday and find it amazing that god gave us so much to love and appreciate- more than we can ever percieve! I try to sharpen my perception every new day to take in as much as possible before I go on in this marvelous adventure to experience what's in store fo me after I loose this earthly body.

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Posted: 06-Aug-2007, 02:24 PM
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ya know what Lady o A, i do volunteer work.. *S* i give to my charities. but ya know what it doesnt do any good working for a food pantry when you see the same people week after week coming in for their hand outs, not doing anything to change their situation just sucking up what people in real need could use and then complaining about what they get ... definiation #1 Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others...

it doesnt help when the politicians you elect boldly proclaim that they have heard from their constituents on an issue and yet they say "but i know better" (bought out by special intrests) and they are locked into their positions because most people dont listen nor do they remember what they do ... they just complain.

or companies dodge out on people that have been their for 30+ years and manipulate things so they pay them the least amount they can get away with... i can not no i wont hide my head in the sand and pretend this doesnt happen.

good reply TandVh, ballydun, thank you rpeirson.... madadh... always good to hear from you my friend... hope all is well with you and yours. ... john clements ... dark indeed.... as a friend of mine told me this weekend .... "the world is broke"

thus my cynicism...
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Posted: 06-Aug-2007, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (Lady of Avalon @ 03-Aug-2007, 07:37 PM)
I'm not judging you here but if you feel the need to mention it in this forum,well I presume it is because you want to hear the others opinion right?

I can clearly see in your reply to me,first agressivity towards my opinion and secondly that I insulted you. Well Sir I do apologize if I offended you in any way with my words. They were not intended as such.

But I will say this to you though. In my life I've had my share of injustices done to me just because I was an adopted child I won't go into details to you and more.
I don't pretend either that all things are good in the world we live in and certainly don't hide my head in the sand as well. But unlike some I try to see good in bad and turn it to positive it doesn't work all the time but at least I try.

As for volonteer work goes. If this brings frustration more than satisfaction maybe it's time to stop doing it.
I certainly don't want to get cynical when I grow old,life is too short.
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Posted: 06-Aug-2007, 04:56 PM
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Lady o A ....

there was no aggression meant toward you , my apologies if that is how it was perceived...

i was just curious if others have been feeling this cynicism as they grow older ... i was just giving you some examples i am sorry.
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Posted: 06-Aug-2007, 05:04 PM
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Like I said Sir life is too short to feel resentment and loosing energy on it
and again me too apologize because sometimes I feel very strongly about certains things and do not always have the right words.

And since I'm born french canadian my words could be perceived the wrong way too.I try my best in a foreign language.Not always easy.

No offense taken Sir. wub.gif
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Posted: 06-Aug-2007, 08:50 PM
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Yes, I remember seeing the Beatles make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show....what was he alway said, " a really good show" or was it " a really big show" I can't remember! biggrin.gif
Let's face it, the world is much darker than it used to be. I always try to be on the sunny side of life but some days the clouds gather and the sun is blocked, but it does return. I'm thankful for all the blessings I have but I worry what my children and grandchildren will have to endure in their lifetime, especially the grandchildren. Times have changed and not always for the best. Gosh darnit, the music's even changed. note.gif I Want to Hold Your Hand, I Want to Hold Your Hand!!! note.gif wink.gif

Ya'll have a good day! biggrin.gif
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Posted: 07-Aug-2007, 09:54 AM
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*in best ed sullivan voice*


'and nooooow laaadies and gentlemen right here on our really big shoooe...
singing "i want to hold your hand" ladies and gentlement we cannnceled the be tuls
for this... maggie maaaaahonie ... right here on our realllly big shoooe... wink.gif


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Posted: 07-Aug-2007, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE (dundee @ 07-Aug-2007, 09:54 AM)
*in best ed sullivan voice*


'and nooooow laaadies and gentlemen right here on our really big shoooe...
singing "i want to hold your hand" ladies and gentlement we cannnceled the be tuls
for this... maggie maaaaahonie ... right here on our realllly big shoooe...  wink.gif


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laugh.gif laugh.gif It's not every day that maggie maaaaahonie cancels out the be tuls...

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Posted: 16-Aug-2007, 04:09 PM
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To get back to the subject of age and skepticism, do you think that when one reaches the other side of the hill. One might start questioning all the decisions that one has maid on the assent? I don’t know about anyone else out there, but I can’t help but to regret many of my decisions. Oh yes I know its all water gone under the bridge now, and I guess that’s why I’m so passionate about my beliefs now.
You know, they don’t say oldie but goody for nothing, so hang in there, all.
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