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2012-12-08 02:54:58 AM
Number 12: Reading that article will be worthwhile.

Learn from my mistakes, people.
 
2012-12-08 03:00:28 AM
WTF did I just read?

/I mean... in the annals of pointless, idiotic, gotnothinbutadeadline articles I've EVER read, that sucked wet mossy frog ass
//tl;dr: your blog sucks
 
2012-12-08 07:59:28 AM
Hey, did anybody mention that article sucked?
 
2012-12-08 08:03:15 AM
Of the first two responses here, A: is the correct choice....

A very good list & well worth reading & thinking about. I was seeing myself years ago in FAR too many of them. The best advice in there though was:

"So rather than defer vacation and adventure to a time when your body is rapidly deteriorating, take regular vacations and mini-retirements throughout your career. "


How I wish I had followed that bit of wisdom years ago. Looking at my retired parents/in-laws & what they're doing with their time, I know that they're enjoying life but they also have regrets. Growing up my parents loved to camp/backpack & we did get out on the occasional trip. Now they still go 'camping' but it is in their motor home because they just can't physically take sleeping on the ground & carrying their stuff miles into the mountains.

Myself, I really wanted to hike the AT right after college but couldn't work things out with the Army to go in in the fall/winter. At the time it was no big deal to move the hike into the 'someday' category as there were LOTS of somedays ahead of me. FFWD 25 years & due to health issues over the past couple of years, I know that it will never happen now (I'll be lucky if I don't need a wheelchair eventually...).

Make, don't take, make the time to do the things that you really want to when you're young enough to really do them. You never know what the future will bring (or if you will even have a future...).
 
2012-12-08 09:35:57 AM
FTFA: Often times, this primal desire to grow up kills our curiosity and desire to learn. It keeps us from learning new tricks or trying new things. It strips of us innocence and encourages us to generalize, judge, and belittle others. It makes us old.

Until recently, I never really understood just how rare curiosity actually is. I meet SO MANY people that have no desire to learn anything new or are even interested about the world around them. I guess I've always taken for granted my desire to try new experiences or learn new things. Since it came naturally to me, I just thought everyone had it. But the more life goes on, the more I realize that's not the case. But whatever. More adventure for me. Everyone thinks it's weird that I'm going to Europe this summer by myself, but life is passing by and can't wait any longer. I've talked to plenty of older people who all wish they had done more living, and I'm going to learn from their mistakes.
 
2012-12-08 09:40:24 AM
If something seems too good to be true, you must just be lucky?

Who the hell says that, but the most desperate of home-shopping network viewers?
 
2012-12-08 09:42:10 AM
Recoil Therapy: Of the first two responses here, A: is the correct choice....

A very good list & well worth reading & thinking about. I was seeing myself years ago in FAR too many of them. The best advice in there though was:

"So rather than defer vacation and adventure to a time when your body is rapidly deteriorating, take regular vacations and mini-retirements throughout your career. "

How I wish I had followed that bit of wisdom years ago. Looking at my retired parents/in-laws & what they're doing with their time, I know that they're enjoying life but they also have regrets. Growing up my parents loved to camp/backpack & we did get out on the occasional trip. Now they still go 'camping' but it is in their motor home because they just can't physically take sleeping on the ground & carrying their stuff miles into the mountains.

Myself, I really wanted to hike the AT right after college but couldn't work things out with the Army to go in in the fall/winter. At the time it was no big deal to move the hike into the 'someday' category as there were LOTS of somedays ahead of me. FFWD 25 years & due to health issues over the past couple of years, I know that it will never happen now (I'll be lucky if I don't need a wheelchair eventually...).

Make, don't take, make the time to do the things that you really want to when you're young enough to really do them. You never know what the future will bring (or if you will even have a future...).


i107.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-08 09:47:44 AM
Is this a joke? Did Fark really just post this?
 
2012-12-08 09:48:29 AM
Don't do what people tell you what to do.
Don't let a woman use your money.

Do learn a new language.
DO learn to dance new steps.

Don't spend money of stuff.
Do spend time with your family.

You can find family anywhere.
You can't buy friends.
 
2012-12-08 09:49:28 AM
I do "regret stopping to smell the roses", actually. I sometimes feel like I pissed away a lot of time when I was younger, that I should've been using more actively.

Like now. Only, I'm wasting my employer's time at the moment, not mine.
 
2012-12-08 09:49:48 AM
Man, I'm soooo glad I read this article.
 
2012-12-08 09:49:54 AM

great_tigers: Is this a joke? Did Fark really just post this?


Lifetime/Hallmark tab, stat!
 
2012-12-08 09:51:51 AM
farked
 
2012-12-08 09:52:06 AM
11) Being a stalker of the cute neighbor down the street will pay off eventually.
 
2012-12-08 09:52:38 AM
So much stupid in that article.
 
2012-12-08 09:55:06 AM

skinink: 11) Being a stalker of the

cute neighbor down the street will pay off eventually.

ftfu
 
2012-12-08 09:55:17 AM

alwaysjaded: FTFA: Often times, this primal desire to grow up kills our curiosity and desire to learn. It keeps us from learning new tricks or trying new things. It strips of us innocence and encourages us to generalize, judge, and belittle others. It makes us old.

Until recently, I never really understood just how rare curiosity actually is. I meet SO MANY people that have no desire to learn anything new or are even interested about the world around them. I guess I've always taken for granted my desire to try new experiences or learn new things. Since it came naturally to me, I just thought everyone had it. But the more life goes on, the more I realize that's not the case. But whatever. More adventure for me. Everyone thinks it's weird that I'm going to Europe this summer by myself, but life is passing by and can't wait any longer. I've talked to plenty of older people who all wish they had done more living, and I'm going to learn from their mistakes.


It is easily a main factor facing education of children today. Lack of curiosity.
 
2012-12-08 09:55:36 AM

skinink: 11) Being a stalker of the cute neighbor down the street will pay off eventually.


She'll respect your persistence.
 
2012-12-08 09:55:53 AM
11) Don't bite down really hard on your own penis. Sometimes this happens accidentally, like hiccoughing while self-fellating.
 
2012-12-08 09:56:04 AM

skinink: 11) Being a stalker of the cute neighbor down the street will pay off eventually.


Well, the blackmail photos/videos do.
 
2012-12-08 09:58:09 AM
Article seemed to lack pics of breasts, bewbs, etc.
 
2012-12-08 09:58:16 AM
11) Seize the day or post on Fark. Your choice.
 
2012-12-08 10:00:42 AM
This idiot uses his own lies to refute other peoples lies.
 
2012-12-08 10:01:17 AM
List fails without

#11 the check is in your mouth
#12 I won't come in your mail
 
2012-12-08 10:04:36 AM
women enjoy anal
 
2012-12-08 10:04:57 AM

alwaysjaded: FTFA: Often times, this primal desire to grow up kills our curiosity and desire to learn. It keeps us from learning new tricks or trying new things. It strips of us innocence and encourages us to generalize, judge, and belittle others. It makes us old.

Until recently, I never really understood just how rare curiosity actually is. I meet SO MANY people that have no desire to learn anything new or are even interested about the world around them. I guess I've always taken for granted my desire to try new experiences or learn new things. Since it came naturally to me, I just thought everyone had it. But the more life goes on, the more I realize that's not the case. But whatever. More adventure for me. Everyone thinks it's weird that I'm going to Europe this summer by myself, but life is passing by and can't wait any longer. I've talked to plenty of older people who all wish they had done more living, and I'm going to learn from their mistakes.


Everyone thinks it's weird? You hang out with some boring people I guess. Everyone I know would jump at the opportunity to do something like that, but can't because they're too poor. Maybe that's weird and boring.
 
2012-12-08 10:05:30 AM
Read the headline as "Top elven lies about life", expected a LOTR parody article.

/even more disappointed
 
2012-12-08 10:07:33 AM
Marry a girl whom you forked the first night you met her after a kegger
 
2012-12-08 10:08:57 AM
....the f*ck is this sh*t?
 
2012-12-08 10:10:42 AM
It begins at conception?
 
2012-12-08 10:12:06 AM
Once you go black you'll never go back?
 
2012-12-08 10:17:52 AM
13. Mormonology is better than a cockpunch.
 
2012-12-08 10:19:06 AM
For anyone who tl;dr

i.qkme.me 

Blake Snow...you mad bro.
 
2012-12-08 10:19:46 AM

jaylectricity: If something seems too good to be true, you must just be lucky?

Who the hell says that, but the most desperate of home-shopping network viewers?


I found this article interesting because I just started seeing a therapist and she's always asking me "what do you tell yourself?" and I usually can't think of what I tell myself because I don't articulate things in words exactly. This article reminded me of that.

I'm pretty sure people don't say "If something seems too good to be true, you must just be lucky" but people often WANT to believe that they just lucked out with an amazing deal rather than question it. $400 vacation to Cuba in the fall? What could go wrong?!
And you're probably onto something with your "desperate" comment though. People will take a good deal because they want so badly for something good to happen for them.
 
2012-12-08 10:34:03 AM
12. some people will hate on everything to sound smart
 
2012-12-08 10:41:24 AM
Lies:

"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
"It gets better."
"Never again."
"All you need is love."
"The meek shall inherit the earth."
"We shall overcome."
 
2012-12-08 10:46:27 AM
i stopped reading at "you can have it all"

so mr. article your telling me that it's impossible for me to ever to buy a house and get married??
 
2012-12-08 10:48:04 AM

Spanky_McFarksalot: 12. some people will hate on everything to sound smart


Wisdom.
 
2012-12-08 10:48:23 AM
media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com
 
2012-12-08 10:55:36 AM

vudukungfu: Don't do what people tell you what to do.
Don't let a woman use your money.

Do learn a new language.
DO learn to dance new steps.

Don't spend money of stuff.
Do spend time with your family.

You can find family anywhere.
You can't buy friends.


Sure you can. Mine friends are usually 12oz bottles.
 
2012-12-08 10:57:05 AM

theropod: Lies:

"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
"It gets better."
"Never again."
"All you need is love."
"The meek shall inherit the earth."
"We shall overcome."


"Time heals all wounds"
"You are special"
"I am 18"
"Digital is better"

...and the list goes on, & on, & on.
 
2012-12-08 11:14:39 AM
Your masturbation fantasy is often better than the reality.
 
2012-12-08 11:20:45 AM
blog.whatfettle.com
 
2012-12-08 11:25:11 AM
In fact, happiness CAN be bought and you'd be surprised how inexpensive it usually is.

You ARE unique . . . just like everybody else.

Yes, it IS who you know.

The world's a crappy place. Deal with it Pollyanna
 
2012-12-08 11:26:54 AM
13: Somewhere out there is someone stupid enough to conform to the simplistic thesis posited by this journalist.
 
2012-12-08 11:27:58 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: i stopped reading at "you can have it all"

so mr. article your telling me that it's impossible for me to ever to buy a house and get married??


READ the article... it actually has good points on how to get there...

Last 20 years were a waste and I have been working on several of these points. I need to put this on the fridge.
 
2012-12-08 11:34:31 AM

jaylectricity: If something seems too good to be true, you must just be lucky?

Who the hell says that, but the most desperate of home-shopping network viewers?


Oprah viewers. Don't you know The Secret™? "No really you CAN have it all, if you just wish hard enough!". I blame Oprah, all of her Deepak Chopra/Doctor Phil/Doctor Oz spawn, plus other new age hucksters like Malcolm Gladwell, Ekhart Tolle, and Ray Kurzweil for a lot of today's mess, though of course, it took people buying their bullshiat to give them a voice. There's a killing to be made in wrapping just enough palatable, believable, factual stuff around a core of pure bullshiat that apparently intelligent people will swallow it. I'll give them credit for their feats of social engineering. I've seen people I thought were smarter than that go for it hook, line, and sinker and it seriously lowers my estimation of them.

By comparison, this blog, in spite of its trite obviousness, at least asks people to think critically of any promises of happiness that can be theirs for free a ridiculous mortgage and several maxed-out credit cards.

Anything that encourages critical thinking in this day and age is fine by me.
 
2012-12-08 11:35:16 AM

great_tigers: Is this a joke? Did Fark really just post this?


It's Not News®....
 
2012-12-08 11:37:22 AM
Oh yeah, and prosperity theology. That thing needs to be taken out behind the barn and shot.
 
2012-12-08 11:46:26 AM

Anthracite: Jon iz teh kewl: i stopped reading at "you can have it all"

so mr. article your telling me that it's impossible for me to ever to buy a house and get married??

READ the article... it actually has good points on how to get there...

Last 20 years were a waste and I have been working on several of these points. I need to put this on the fridge.


so eat beans and rice everyday instead of going to PF Chang's
 
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