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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2021, 05:53:33 AM »
I am enjoying this thread. 

It reminds of the old saying "Be kind to the young, the old, the weak, and the wrong.  Because at some point in life, you're gonna be all of them."

I think being kind to others starts with self-awareness.  IE: If you are aware of your own flaws, you cut other people more slack.  "Wow! I started to get mad, then I realize that person is just as f**ked up as I am!  Hmmmm.... displacing anger at myself towards them perhaps......."

One of the favorite flaws I actually enjoy in myself and others is..... We all understand that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  Yet tell that same person that "No one gets offended (internet anyone?) unless they choose to get offended!" and the huge blindspot that most of us have rears it's ugly head.

Interesting to contemplate, and a great source of relief when applied to oneself.  Attempting to help others achieve similar equanimity is often viewed as nastiness.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2021, 06:02:39 AM »
I have a foul mouth. I try to keep it under control, but am unsuccessful too often. It is a tell for me. As my anger increase my language becomes more gutter.


I never see a foul mouth as a flaw in others.  Probably due to four letter words being used at the same dinner table I sat at as a child.

Spoken in anger they are often not appreciated.  But not spoken in anger they are merely an indication of the culture in which one has spent time.  Construction workers vs. Office workers for example.

One of my childhood heroes "Old Bill" had a very colorful vocabulary.  Once in a while a churchgoer would comment on how his language was not appreciated and make reference to him not getting in to Heaven when he died.

His response was great "Why the Hell would I want to go to Heaven?  I won't know anyone!!!"

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2021, 10:28:02 AM »
 I am Ugly and old; most likely, more ugly than old!!

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2021, 01:12:45 PM »
People are often shocked to learn I’m not a very good electrician.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2021, 07:17:57 PM »
People are often shocked to learn I’m not a very good electrician.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2021, 07:31:36 PM »
I am too OCD & detail oriented...must have all data.

another word would be anal retentive....

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2021, 08:31:08 PM »
I bristle when I am told I’m wrong by someone who cannot show me why I’m wrong.
Then when I detail why I hold my opinion to be true, the response is..
“Oh, now you’re just trying to confuse me with science, stick to the basics..”


A lot of people when struggling in an argument, will resort to mis applied terminology or ill conceived analogies to bolster a failing point of view.
I cannot just walk away from it and pretend to agree with them..
Strong people can...
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2021, 08:27:07 AM »
Gentleman, again.
Dusty has requested not to be spoken of on the WG forum. His request WILL be honored.
Please gentleman, I do not want to have to address this again. Thanks and carry on.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2021, 08:39:47 AM »
I bristle when I am told I’m wrong by someone who cannot show me why I’m wrong.
Then when I detail why I hold my opinion to be true, the response is..
“Oh, now you’re just trying to confuse me with science, stick to the basics..”


Ok A lot of people when struggling in an argument, will resort to mis applied terminology or ill conceived analogies to bolster a failing point of view.
I cannot just walk away from it and pretend to agree with them..
Strong people can...

Don't be so hard on yourself Huzo.  Arguing with strong people is boring and never lasts long enough.  Denying others a preferred form of recreation shouldn't be considered a virtue.

I recently watched a video on tire wear on skid steer loaders that was over 5 minutes of misused terminology, wrong assertions and conclusions.  The guy was actually making a valid point, but had no idea how to express it accurately.  I thought "Wow!  With proper use of language, that was a 25 second presentation at most!"

My next thought was "That guy makes a lot more money as a salesperson that I would.  That's why I would starve to death as a salesperson."  My wife notes the same ability on The Shopping Network.  "Those people can talk about anything all day long!"
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2021, 09:37:44 AM »
I’m actually a very hardworking person. Almost everything becomes harder when I’m the one working on it.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2021, 06:37:15 PM »
I don't know much about dancing
That's why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feet's too long
'Cause now right along with 'em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancing every night
Hoping one day I might get it right

I have a degree in exercise recreation and dance...and I can't dance
I'm also from Texas and can't ride a horse

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #71 on: June 18, 2021, 06:46:28 PM »
I don't know much about dancing
That's why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feet's too long
'Cause now right along with 'em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancing every night
Hoping one day I might get it right

I have a degree in exercise recreation and dance...and I can't dance
I'm also from Texas and can't ride a horse
Very Dr Seuss... :thumb:

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2021, 07:26:38 PM »


        Oh, to be Frank.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2021, 10:49:18 PM »
Interesting! Never thought about it but that does sound a bit like the good Dr.

Dr Seuss and Frank Zappa made my world a much richer place; both absoultly brilliant in my mind :bow:

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2021, 07:58:32 AM »
With all due respect,What do topics like this have to do with Guzzis or cycling?The moderators have to screen everything posted and press certain buttons.I understand they are volunteers,how about a little concern for their time before starting threads that may be fascinating to some folks,but are probably not what the moderators signed up for.

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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2021, 08:08:19 AM »
With all due respect,What do topics like this have to do with Guzzis or cycling?The moderators have to screen everything posted and press certain buttons.I understand they are volunteers,how about a little concern for their time before starting threads that may be fascinating to some folks,but are probably not what the moderators signed up for.
With all due respect, if you have a look at the number of views since the first post and the ratio of responses against views in that time, you’ll notice that a lot of people read it and want to say something.
Just like you did...it’s 75 responses in one week.
The moderators will let us know if we’re pushing boundaries and if it went off the rails, I’d pull it myself.
So far after this many responses, we have you and Chad who think it’s crap....
How’s that going for y’all...? :thumb:
BTW
If you think this thread is self serving or not applicable, wait ‘till you see what it’s follow up one is... :popcorn:
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2021, 08:45:39 AM »
With all due respect, if you have a look at the number of views since the first post and the ratio of responses against views in that time, you’ll notice that a lot of people read it and want to say something.
Just like you did...it’s 75 responses in one week.
The moderators will let us know if we’re pushing boundaries and if it went off the rails, I’d pull it myself.
So far after this many responses, we have you and Chad who think it’s crap....
How’s that going for y’all...? :thumb:
BTW
If you think this thread is self serving or not applicable, wait ‘till you see what it’s follow up one is... :popcorn:

Amen.  Just like the olden days of four channels on the TV, if one doesn't like don't like what's on any given channel, one can always change the channel or walk away from the TV.

50% of the threads on WG violate a rigid interpretation of the guide lines.  Which makes for a very active and interesting website!

Kudos to the moderators and website owner for being so permissive.

Of course, Tkelly's post could be tongue in cheek, since the thread is titled "Say something about yourself that isn't complementary."

In which case the reply is brilliantly subtle humor!  I approve!
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #77 on: June 20, 2021, 09:11:45 AM »
Just a reminder gentleman.
There is some allowance to rule #2 listed in the introduction to the forum, in regards to form threads.
The forum owner has extended this rule to encourage a “campfire atmosphere” type discussions as long as they are appropriate and do not violate any of the other rules.
A very strict forum which only allows one point of subject matter can become boring, as on our forum there can only be so much discussion about a Moto Guzzi motorcycle (chuckling).
If we as members become bored with a particular thread maybe it’s a better choice to simply pass it by to one that is more interesting to us.
Thanks and carry on👍

Dan
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Re: Say something about yourself that is not complimentary
« Reply #78 on: June 20, 2021, 01:43:15 PM »


Of course, Tkelly's post could be tongue in cheek, since the thread is titled "Say something about yourself that isn't complementary."

In which case the reply is brilliantly subtle humor!  I approve!
If the thread title was “Show us something about yourself that isn’t complimentary” then Tkelly would be on point.
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