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04-03-2013, 07:07 PM
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
I learned the motto "Treat others as you wish to be treated" in 2nd grade. I live by it = )

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04-03-2013, 07:48 PM
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Well, since I'm a business owning anarcho-capitalist, I'm not allowed to be nice to anyone who can't do something for me. It's in the rules of capitalism. I do get to masturbate when a homeless person dies of AIDS, though. Does that count?

But seriously... I live by the principle of non-aggression and I help everyone I can in any way that I can. Through the years that's included a lot of different things. We raised my wife's niece after she was kicked out of her mother's travel trailer at age 12. I regularly stop and help people who're broken down because I carry a lot of tools on my truck. I've given my spare tire to a woman. My wife and I make stews during the winter and take them and old blankets to the local homeless shelter and, since she works craft service in the movie industry, we take the leftovers from each day to the shelter when she's working. We volunteer for several no kill pet rescue shelters, mostly in transporting animals. We donate to local charities. I feed people who happen by asking for money and occasionally, give them money. Last summer, we gave a bicycle, a backpack, about three days worth of food and water and seventy five dollars to a schizophrenic man who was walking from Ft. Worth, Texas to Mobile Alabama. ← Long story but, he did offer to work and I let him wash three vehicles. He did a good job, too. And, a few nights ago I spent about five hours on a Skype call with a guy who was having suicidal thoughts.

I'm not sure what you mean by showing people your intelligence. I don't really think that's a productive thing to go out of one's way to show. I don't act dumb and I don't pretend to know things I don't so people will just have to guess on that one. ;-)

And with all that said, the most rewarding thing I've ever done is marry the love of my life and raise our son with her.

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04-03-2013, 08:07 PM
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
That's definitely more like it! Good post Thumbsup

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04-03-2013, 08:10 PM
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
(04-03-2013 08:07 PM)aurora Wrote:  That's definitely more like it! Good post Thumbsup
Agreed Smile

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04-03-2013, 08:46 PM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2013 09:15 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
Well this is a tough question. Why don't we rephrase as rewarding things I've done 'cause it would take some time to prioritize them. First I'd separate them into immediate and long-term sets.

Immediate:
1) Did not off myself today. That's always rewarding.
2) Did not shart myself today but came close a couple times. This probably should be number 1 after thinking about it.

Yesterday:
Well other than getting my education, marrying my High School sweetheart some 27 years ago now and having 4 beautiful progeny, this one comes to mind:

1) Neighborhood Nigerian teenage kid's mother kicked his ass out when she discovered gay porn on his computer (think homosexuality taboos are more cultural than religious in Nigeria, dunno why).

Took his gay ass in for a couple years until he went off to Uni. He's now not only a productive member of society, he's a Baltimore Raven's cheerleader. I'm very proud of him. ... They've since reconciled, but Girly still can't grasp his mother's thinking.
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04-03-2013, 08:51 PM
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Dont know about the MOST rewarding, but today I found a brand new blackberry 10 and immediately tried to find its owner... I didn't even consider taking it for myself. When it was returned to its owner, I got nothing... It would have been more rewarding to takes it for our own precious.
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04-03-2013, 09:14 PM
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(04-03-2013 08:46 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Well this is a tough question. Why don't we rephrase as rewarding things I've done 'cause it would take some time to prioritize them. First I'd separate them into immediate and long-term sets.

Immediate:
1) Did not off myself today. That's always rewarding.
2) Did not shart myself today but came close a couple times. This probably should be number 1 after thinking about it.

Yesterday:
Well other than getting my education, marrying my High School sweetheart some 27 years ago now and having 4 beautiful progeny, this one comes to mind:
1) Neighborhood Nigerian teenage kid's mother kicked his ass out when she discovered gay porn on his computer (think homosexuality taboos are more cultural than religious in Nigeria, dunno why).
Took his gay ass in for a couple years until he went off to Uni. He's now not only a productive member of society, he's a Baltimore Raven's cheerleader. I'm very proud of him. ... Still can't grasp his mother's thinking.
I loved your entire post! I laughed at the beginning and then got choked up near the end... How awesome of you Big Grin

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04-03-2013, 09:29 PM
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
(04-03-2013 09:14 PM)Peanut Wrote:  
(04-03-2013 08:46 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Well this is a tough question. Why don't we rephrase as rewarding things I've done 'cause it would take some time to prioritize them. First I'd separate them into immediate and long-term sets.

Immediate:
1) Did not off myself today. That's always rewarding.
2) Did not shart myself today but came close a couple times. This probably should be number 1 after thinking about it.

Yesterday:
Well other than getting my education, marrying my High School sweetheart some 27 years ago now and having 4 beautiful progeny, this one comes to mind:
1) Neighborhood Nigerian teenage kid's mother kicked his ass out when she discovered gay porn on his computer (think homosexuality taboos are more cultural than religious in Nigeria, dunno why).
Took his gay ass in for a couple years until he went off to Uni. He's now not only a productive member of society, he's a Baltimore Raven's cheerleader. I'm very proud of him. ... Still can't grasp his mother's thinking.
I loved your entire post! I laughed at the beginning and then got choked up near the end... How awesome of you Big Grin
Wasn't any choice I had, Peanut. Kid was a 15 yo close friend of my kids with no place to go and I got an extra bedroom. Like I said, no choice. ... It's all good. ... Dude's Mom still don't like me much. ... But she'll get over it.

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Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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04-03-2013, 09:30 PM
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Yep, I agree, Peanut.

...and I can just imagine GM realizing he's sharted himself! The look on his face would be priceless. Funny bastard (and an all-round good egg).

Don't let it go to your big, fat head, GM Wink

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04-03-2013, 09:39 PM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2013 10:01 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: What's the Most Rewarding Thing You've Ever Done?
(04-03-2013 09:30 PM)aurora Wrote:  ...and I can just imagine GM realizing he's sharted himself

I thought it was just a fart. Blush

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