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Old 11-07-2013, 01:34 AM   #30501
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I mentioned several times of going to the fights to my wife, she just kind of shrugged her shoulders. Then she made plans with my cousins wife to go to their house the same night. At least I didn't order the tickets already. It's pretty much a normal occurence in my house too.
I forget sometimes to let Trip know when I'm going to be out late or not able to be on my phone, but I try really hard not to make it a regular occurrence. I am pretty forgetful, I'll sometimes forget I have something planned and say I'll do something else at the same time. I've started writing things down, it helps a lot. and I'm trying to be nicer to Trip.
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I am having a NASTY fight with my significant other right now.
Let me ask your opinion.


I ALWAYS tell her if I make plans or invite someone to the house because I feel it's the respectful thing to do. She doesn't do the same. I come home and randomly people are there. Now, not random people, mutual friends, but I still think a head's up would be nice before I pull into the driveway.

I asked for the same respect and told her that not getting that respect was starting to hurt my feelings.


Am I wrong for that?


I was instead called controlling and she made sure to mention that it is HER house. We have lived together for years and raise OUR daughter in that house....
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Not to put my business out there, but I want to know if I'm missing something. Am I truly in the wrong?
My soon-to-be-ex-wife would pull that sort of thing. Essentially it is her reinforcing her control over you due to the house being "hers" (same situation I was in and my wife would frequently remind me of this). It is a narcissistic tendency for people to claim that a person is controlling when they are the ones establishing the control. That does not mean she is a narcissist. That would not be good.

Its also worth knowing that mothers will do this all the time. They want to have control over their "nest" and perceive your request to be treated with equal respect to be a move into their territory.

That having been said, don't continue to argue over it. Nothing will come of an argument but hurt feelings. Agree to disagree for now and then set a time when you can talk it over calmly and without attacking each other.

Remember, don't argue with your lady. Dicker.
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Today, I met a 92 year old woman!

I asked her what she attributed her longevity to.
She said "What about the one in the back?"

Then I realized... she doesn't know she's dead.

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I think we need to teach children that the world is a cruel place. I learned that the hard way, I'm still not sure I've completely learned that people aren't to be trusted.
One of the ancient geek philosophers, I think Plutarch, did a dissertation on why it is better to be an honest and honorable person, than a dishonest and dishonorable person. Basically, no one can conceive of a person who is a better person than they are. So an honest, honorable person can believe that others are honest and honorable, until they prove themselves to be otherwise. And because they can trust others they can have true freinds and companions.

The dishonorable, dishonest person can trust no one, and can never have true friends and companions.

You have to trust to have friends. Sometimes you'll be disappointed, but mat of the time you won't be.
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My son noticed a story on Fox News this morning. The link is:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/06/7-first-class-passengers-give-up-seats-to-marines-returning-from-afghanistan/

Some Marines returning from Afghanistan got a warm welcome they richly deserve.

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This blew my mind...
Yesterday, due to an argument with someone, I looked up a map overlay of the distribution of cancer rates and cancer deaths within Louisiana. The map made absolutely no sense at all to me. There was no pattern that I could identify. We don't have higher cancer rates along rivers, along the coast, in the bayous, rural areas, metro areas... It's just a shotgun pattern, only not even as consistent. We have some parishes with sky high cancer rates, surrounded by parishes with minimal cancer rates. No rhyme or reason at all that I could see.

This morning, due to another argument with someone else about desegregation, I looked up maps of school zones before and after, and the demographics thereof, before and after.

Now I see the pattern. It LOOKS like black people may be more likely to get cancer. I found the maps from yesterday and put them side by side. I compared population densities, terrain, square mileage of urban areas, square mileage of industrial areas, everything I could think of on a short notice (I've been very industrious this morning) and the ONLY commonality I can find is race.

I already knew that blacks are more susceptible to heart disease, cholesterol problems, and high blood pressure, but I don't remember ever hearing anything about cancer.

And it was just really eye opening and amazing to me to accidentally stumble upon this by myself. You can tell someone all day long, "African Americans are more susceptible to cancer." But when they find such a thing on their own? Geez. It just blew me away.

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One of the ancient geek philosophers, I think Plutarch, did a dissertation on why it is better to be an honest and honorable person, than a dishonest and dishonorable person. Basically, no one can conceive of a person who is a better person than they are. So an honest, honorable person can believe that others are honest and honorable, until they prove themselves to be otherwise. And because they can trust others they can have true freinds and companions.

The dishonorable, dishonest person can trust no one, and can never have true friends and companions.

You have to trust to have friends. Sometimes you'll be disappointed, but mat of the time you won't be.
I agree. This is exactly what I do when meeting new people. I give every one the benefit of the doubt at first. I like meeting new people. They have to prove to me thery're an idiot for me to dislike them. I meet a lot of awesome people almost every day, even if it's in passing at the grocery store or gas station. This is a very profound post and one I wish some people would read over and over. It is so true. Thanks for posting this, JnF.

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My son noticed a story on Fox News this morning. The link is:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/06/7-first-class-passengers-give-up-seats-to-marines-returning-from-afghanistan/

Some Marines returning from Afghanistan got a warm welcome they richly deserve.
Very nice read. I think this country learned a lot since Vietnam. It warms my soul to see people taking care of each other.........especially our service men and woman. They are doing a job I could never do and I appreciate them.
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I'm the exact opposite. I assume most people I meet are perfectly neutral. From there I let them prove to me that they're worthy of my time or my disdain.

About the only exceptions are when I'm meeting someone through a mutual friend. In that situation, I assume we're going to get along great until/unless they prove me wrong.

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