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REDMIST89 10-11-2011 05:07 AM

im becoming that person i never said i would :/
 
ya that title should read "im becoming the person i said i never would"...were is my head at tonite!
well you probably got a bad feeling from the title but this is a bit more light hearted than that.As a kid(im 22 now) i hated when those older than me tried to share or tell me i was doin wrong,i still get it today from my family and my friends who are older than me..and i honestly hate it but alas i find myself doing it these days :(.I know a few people under 18 who make stupid choices, **** ive done and learned from..and i'll find myself lecturing like i hated people doing to me, to these kids bout it like an old man..wtf is happening to me! :eek:uggghhh...guess it happens as you get older but i swore id never be that guy. Oh well..im happy to be able to pass on the wisdom ive learned in my short 22 yrs,if it can help...end of my lil bored rant/topic,you may no commemce the reply's:D

winds-of-change 10-11-2011 05:19 AM

You have a long road ahead of you. :cool:

REDMIST89 10-11-2011 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 598772)
You have a long road ahead of you. :cool:

that ik that ik but it is a road i gladly travel

rjd3282 10-11-2011 06:30 AM

At least you are learning from your mistakes/bad choices. Too many never do.

winds-of-change 10-11-2011 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 598801)
At least you are learning from your mistakes/bad choices. Too many never do.

I do. See my signature? :D

trip286 10-11-2011 05:01 PM

This is actually a good thing I think. I'm 27, and have made some mistakes (mostly financial) and I try to help those younger than me to keep from making the same mistakes I did. Too many of them don't listen. I'm still recovering from my mistakes, and I'm almost out of the grave (my credit still sucks though)

My inlaws are twice my age, made the same mistakes, watched me do the same, and they are STILL doing the same stupid stuff. Now they are completely flat broke and busted, and looking at living on the street. They want help from me, and I simply can't give it to them, because I have to look out for me and mine first and I don't have the money to spare. Some people never learn.

Lucky for you and I, we HAVE learned from our own experiences and are still plenty young enough to put our lessons to good use.

Overkill0084 10-11-2011 05:30 PM

I've been there. I found it to be a bit annoying when I was younger. The thing to remember is that those lecturing are trying to help you. Now, you are in the opposite position, I assume that you are trying to help those you find youself lecturing. It's not a bad thing. Would you sleep better letting little Johnny stick his winky in a buzzsaw if you thought your advice could prevent it?
Don't sweat it. My son says that I'm starting to sound like Walter (Jeff Dunham's puppet) more everyday. Life's like that.

PowderBurnBassist 10-11-2011 05:57 PM

I'll tell you something that I've come to learn in my 24 years on this god forsaken planet, "I hate regrets more than apologies".

William C.A.

trip286 10-11-2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 599158)
I've been there. I found it to be a bit annoying when I was younger. The thing to remember is that those lecturing are trying to help you. Now, you are in the opposite position, I assume that you are trying to help those you find youself lecturing. It's not a bad thing. Would you sleep better letting little Johnny stick his winky in a buzzsaw if you thought your advice could prevent it?
Don't sweat it. My son says that I'm starting to sound like Walter (Jeff Dunham's puppet) more everyday. Life's like that.

It's funny you say that. My name is Walter and I've been accused of sounding and looking like him too (apparently I have a grumpy face that's real similar to his regular face)

bkt 10-11-2011 06:47 PM

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience most often comes as a result of a lot of bad judgment.

When someone older than you who is, in your opinion, reasonably successful tries to share their experience with you in order to help you, listen. In my youth, I resented being lectured. I wish I had listened more closely now that I'm in my mid-40s. It would have saved me several years of screw-ups.

Passing experience on to younger folks is normal. Don't feel bad about it. Learning how to do it in a way the person will be receptive to you is the real trick. :)


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