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  1. Re-Create Yourself

    Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”
     Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

  2. Robert G. Ingersoll

     

    In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
     
    Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
     
    The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
     
    Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
     
    Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
     
    In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
     
    Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
     
    An honest God is the noblest work of man.
     
    What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
     
    Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.

     

  3. Quote: Agnostic...... Due to the limited capability to understand the incomprehensible, being skeptical seems to be the natural way to approach reality.''

     

    Your post is so interesting. Thank you so much for taking the time to write that all out. It so reminds me of my posts when I joined here many years ago. My head spun for wanting answers.....I drove Ex-c crazy. Lol ''Somebody, tell me what the fuck is up? Who do I believe? Who am I?'' ''Is Christianity true or not''?

     

      When the new agers say you can live in a different dimension, I lived there for 5-8 good years. I felt as if I had left my body and someone else stepped in but I didn't know who? After questioning the fuck out of everything I could watch read and post here, I was able to finally breathe at some point, throw my hands up and surrender to the fact that, ''I just don't know''. I love being here in this head space because I don't have to fight with anyone, try to be right, prove anything, etc....

     

    I am who I am and I still don't know who that is! I have a dark side and a good side and now a very inquisitive side. And I love to laugh. 

     

    It's seems staying agnostic is the best option for me. I don't really even care to label myself but that word is a better match for my personality. If someone's asks me who was behind the Big Bang, I say, 'I don't know'. Sometimes I even say, 'I don't understand'. It's a beautiful surrender for me.

     

    So, If I feel like studying witchcraft for an evening to see if anything makes sense, I do it. I laugh, I giggle, I say what a bunch of crap but I'm always open. If I feel like watching a documentary on evolution, I watch it. I love to read history. I love to learn from everything and I won't apologize to anyone for that. It's who I am. I listen to philosophers and I learn and stay open. But I also love to listen to astrologers. Lol I'm just so open to everything. It's all for my entertainment. I live to learn. But  

    I don't look for anyone to convince me of anything anymore. I simply can now say, ''this is interesting'' and listen to everyone's point of view. At the end of the day, I take the good things that I learn and try to be a better person and I throw out anything that doesn't resonate with my personality.. 

     

    I wish you much joy in your journey! Don't stress out. It will all come over time. Have fun with it all! 

     

    Big (hug) 🥰

     

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  4. The doctrine of christianity was one of the reasons I left my teenage sweetheart who I was married to for 17 years..... because he was so angry with me getting involved with this church and they convinced me though the sermons that I could possibly be 'unequally yoked' with the wrong person. Absolutely the worst mistake I ever made in my life and right to this day, almost 35 years later, I am still paying for this horrible decision. I've already been to hell in this life. Besides being indoctrinated that I could go to hell (and there's STILL a bit of fear in me) There ya go hon, that was just the start of some of the trauma I would go through over the next 35 years.

     

    Glad you're here with us. (hug)

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  5. Hi lost. I'm so happy to see you back at EXC but I am so, so sorry that you are here under such sad circumstances. I am so sorry to hear of the death of your very special man friend. Sudden death is like the biggest punch in the stomach that one can ever experience. Don't be too surprised if your mind is in a bit of trauma shock.

     

    Honey, lots of people get involved in what can be a messy relationship. We are all human. You had some things that you shared together that were special. These are what I call the bittersweet relationships. Whether these relationships are right or wrong, you can learn many lessons from them. It sounds to me as if you  learned from him and you probably taught him a thing or two. And you cared for each other even though the flaws were all there. Try to remember all of the nice, lovely times that you had with him. At some point you will know the reasons why you were in this relationship.

     

    As it was already mentioned here, take your time with the grieving and grieve anyway you want. Some days will be better than others. But we are here for you to help you through this if you need us.

     

    One thing that I have learned in my life, having an addictive personality myself, is that we addictive personalities never mean to harm. We use substances, eat too much, shop too much, gamble, take drugs, drink too much, smoke too much and I have discovered that we are all trying to fill a vacuum that is inside of us. Sometimes life is very hard and we use 'things and substances' because we think it will help us cope better. We turn to these things for comfort even though we all know they aren't good for us. Most of the alcoholics and addicts that I know are some of the most beautiful people on this earth even though the behaviour has such negative consequences.

     

    Again, I am so sorry but you are going through this. Just know that EXC is here for you.

     

    I give you the biggest virtual hug in the world tonight honey. It's going to be alright, you wait and see. It's just going to take some time. Be gentle with yourself.

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. 7 hours ago, freedwoman said:

    "Hell Hath No Fury Than A Woman Scorned." Hey if you think about it, this would hurt him worse than a beating. F him! 😈  I guess being a small woman does have its advantages.🤭

     

    I'm 5 foot honey. You hold him down and I'll punch his face in. You must never phuck around with a short, cranky woman...especially the ones that looks like sweethearts.....:rolleyes:

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  7. On 5/1/2020 at 9:33 PM, freshstart said:

    I'm an RN. I feel like a leper. I'm an introvert, but I find myself wanting a damn hug. I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself, but. . . .plain and simple. . . . I'm depressed.

     

     @freshstart  A huge ((hug)) honey. Get as much rest as you can during this..... and thank you so much for helping in this horrendous situation.

     

     BeautySolutions87: Thank you *big hug*YoWorld Forums • View topic - Official Thank You Thread #2 for 2017

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  8. 14 hours ago, older said:

     

     

    I fear the war has begun. A security guard at a dollar store in Flint Mich. was shot dead for insisting that a customer be masked.

     

    I went to Walmart the other day (yes Walmart!! :woohoo: Lol) to see if we could get a better deal on groceries and it wasn't any different than any other time I have been there. I haven't been out there for over 5 weeks. People were bumping into each other, cranky, ('specially hubby! Lol)  some with masks, some others without. They certainly did not count how many were in this store. We will never go back.

     

    Our province (community) experienced Canada's greatest mass shooting a couple of weeks ago and they will be looking into if the lockdown set him off. It paralyzed us all. We are lucky not to experience a lot of gun violence. It started with a fight with his girlfriend and he ended up going on a shooting rampage that took 22 innocent lives. Seems as if he had already planned this but did the pandemic lockdown set him off? We will never know. 

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    20 hours ago, webmdave said:

    Mark Mason os the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. 

     

    His article on the pandemic is worth note: 

     

    https://markmanson.net/nobody-knows-what-is-going-on

     

    @TheRedneckProfessor  Here is the civil war we are experiencing in our community and it goes right along with Dave's excellent message. I think this list was meant to be funny, but it's not.It's exactly the messages they (the experts) give us from day to day because they don't really know. It causes a lot of dissension among the people. Great article @webmdave. Thanks.

     

    In case you were wondering...

    Here are the official Coronavirus guidelines:

    1. Basically, you can't leave the house for any reason, but if you have to, then you can.

    2. Masks are useless, but maybe you have to wear one, it can save you, it is useless, but maybe it is mandatory as well.

    3. Stores are closed, except those that are open.

    4. You should not go to hospitals unless you have to go there. Same applies to doctors, you should only go there in case of emergency, provided you are not too sick.

    5. This virus is deadly but still not too scary, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster.

    6. Gloves won't help, but they can still help.

    7. Everyone needs to stay HOME, but it's important to GO OUT.

    8. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarket, but there are many things missing when you go there in the evening, but not in the morning. Sometimes.

    9. The virus has no effect on children except those it affects.

    10. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…

    11. You will have many symptoms when you are sick, but you can also get sick without symptoms, have symptoms without being sick, or be contagious without having symptoms. Oh, my..

    12. In order not to get sick, you have to eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand and it's better not to go out, well, but no…

    13. It's better to get some fresh air, but you get looked at very wrong when you get some fresh air, and most importantly, you don't go to parks or walk. But don’t sit down, except that you can do that now if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant (but not too old).

    14. You can't go to retirement homes, but you have to take care of the elderly and bring food and medication.

    15. If you are sick, you can't go out, but you can go to the pharmacy.

    16. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house, which may have been prepared by people who didn't wear masks or gloves. But you have to have your groceries decontaminated outside for 3 hours. Pizza too?

    17. Every disturbing article or disturbing interview starts with "I don't want to trigger panic, but…"

    18. You can't see your older mother or grandmother, but you can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver.

    19. You can walk around with a friend but not with your family if they don't live under the same roof.

    20. You are safe if you maintain the appropriate social distance, but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance.

    21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours, no, four, no, six, no, we didn't say hours, maybe days? But it takes a damp environment. Oh no, not necessarily.

    22. The virus stays in the air - well no, or yes, maybe, especially in a closed room, in one hour a sick person can infect ten, so if it falls, all our children were already infected at school before it was closed. But remember, if you stay at the recommended social distance, however in certain circumstances you should maintain a greater distance, which, studies show, the virus can travel further, maybe.

    23. We count the number of deaths but we don't know how many people are infected as we have only tested so far those who were "almost dead" to find out if that's what they will die of…

    24. We have no treatment, except that there may be one that apparently is not dangerous unless you take too much (which is the case with all medications).

    25. We should stay locked up until the virus disappears, but it will only disappear if we achieve collective immunity, so when it circulates… but we must no longer be locked up for that?

     

    Here's a nice video that popped up this morning. This is the stuff out there in ''internet-land'' that's enough to make you lose your mind. :o

     

     

     
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  10. On 5/1/2020 at 7:56 PM, webmdave said:

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     :yelrotflmao: OMG Dave I was just going to write this out!! It's perfect for me. All my customers are gone right now and I don't miss them one bit. I love them, but I don't miss them. I've had 45 years of socializing and I could care less if I ever seen any of them. But I love them. (Still feeling guilty after all these years for feeling this way ;)) So quarinteening for me  has been such a nice break.... no people, no lipstick, daytime housedress and nighttime P'J's.....no bra for the last 6 weeks! Going for walks everyday with no traffic to fight, getting a few things done around the ole' shack, researching Covid19, sleeping in till I want (normally 8-8:30) but that's real late for me! It's wonderful! I'm tired of working and socializing. I love my own company. Lol 

     

    I'm terribly sorry for all those who lost someone and I am so grateful to still be here.... but we are still not out of the woods (and probably won't be for awhile) but I am feeling a bit more optimistic today as they are starting to lift some of our restrictions and that makes me so happy today. But I still don't want to see anyone........Lmao!! 

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  11. Welcome to ex-c  IAMFORTRUTH. So good to have you here. \You are in the right spot. We understand everything you are going through. Keep reading and posting all your questions. Someone is always here to help you. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

  12. 3 hours ago, florduh said:

    Yes, they seem to be doing an outstanding job on research and development. Unfortunately it can't go as quickly as we'd like but we are probably seeing best case.

     

    Armed terrorists blocking ambulances and hospitals aside, people in general will just start going out after a certain time in confinement, and it will be a different timeline for everybody. Personally, I could stay put until there is a vaccine, but I know a lot of people who just won't make it that long. The majority have to go back to work to survive and will take their chances. Some are just stir crazy. I can only hope that some strict protocols are in place when people start moving about again and going to their jobs.

     

    It appears that if there could be a total lock down for even two weeks that would pretty much manage the spread. That can never happen, though, especially at this point. Good luck to everybody.

     

    So true, they are trying so hard to move fast. The rebelling that is going to start happening (Which is already has) is going to mess the system up that they want to eventually wean us into. I think we're in for some real dumb stuff with the revolutions. I also believe we will get a total lockdown before this is over (because we have people who won't follow directions and take this seriously here) and I have prepared for it. Our Premier tells us everyday how we will slowly open things while we still maintain distance and move on from there. For instance, we got word last night that our campgrounds will be open only to the seasonals and we must follow the exact rules at our campground as in the city. Unfortunately, we're not sure if it will be open to tenters so I'm sure they won't fill the pool and will probably rope off the playground. (even for the kids who go up every year) They will have to find a new way to 'play' this year and these parents that I know are very responsible so I was thrilled to death that we can go in a few weeks. Just to get out of this house and have a little break up in the beautiful country soothes my soul tonight. I felt a tiny bit of 'normal' (and hopeful) today. 

     

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  13. 5 hours ago, TruthSeeker0 said:

    This wont work as we are all connected like a huge network. You'd have to do the equivalent of sending the immunocompromised and elderly to a completely different planet. Heres a visualization of the network in different scenarios. 

     

     

    Goodpoint @TruthSeeker0. As I've been researching the best I can, I have found out that the main cause of the virus attacking certain people (age does not matter) who are compromised.(That would aslo include dear little babies)  The list goes on. Everything from Cancer, obesity, diabetes heart problems, malnutrition from eating all junk food, etc. A lot of folk will have to be isolated. I even heard one doctor of health say that America (Although I would stick Canada in this category also!)  has the absolute worst eating habits (mostly the young generation) and that if their bodies are not well nourished with the right nutrients from food, that they are susceptible to experience harm and sickness from the virus. So you see, I have found out it's not just the elderly. 

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  14. 3 hours ago, DanForsman said:

    By the nature of this crisis or maybe any crisis the best understand of what is taking place now will be best understood months after the crisis has past. It's just too many huge changes happening too quickly for our society to keep up with.  

    Agreed Dan. I have tried so hard to find some reliable sites and scientific papers on this virus but i think you are right. We will find out later what we should/could have done but I know they are doing their best. Nobody was prepared for this. We only had weeks to move fast. My heart bleeds for all the deaths. We had 3 more from our nursing homes today. Actually, the nursing homes and staff are taking the biggest hits. The others that have been tested for covid seem to be doing fine and many are recovering in the hospitols..

     

    I don't care if they are in their 80', 90's, they were still someones' loved one. I believe 100% in the isolating to get this virus slowed down and I am practicing everything our mayor is telling us to do. But I do wonder if we isolated all the people who have health problems (old and young) why we couldn't allow the strong, healthy ones open the economy back up. Then again, it's so confusing because these strong young ones would have to be tested also. They are saying we just don't have the tests. The testing is what we need. I guess we will all have to remain as patient as we can and let the experts figure it out for us. 

     

    Stay safe!

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  15. 16 minutes ago, florduh said:

    I can't decide about that website, that's why I asked. I can't find anything about them or their agenda. Clearly the opinions come from outliers, but that alone doesn't make them wrong. We don't have many real answers about this virus because it's a new one and the number of cases and deaths are quite open to interpretation here in the States depending on the politics. Conservatives want to downplay the seriousness of the virus while liberals tend to exaggerate. As always, I think the truth lies somewhere in between. I do find it hard to believe that certain people, as claimed on that site, actually regret shutting things down and assert that isolation/distancing makes no difference. We can easily see that less contact translates to less infection, so those claims seem bogus and politically motivated.

    There are so many opinions about the testing.   And how this could have been done in a more 'mannerly' way as to keep the work forces open. I listened to Dr. David L. Katz last night (who I found through the link above) and he was wonderful to listen to. No conspiracies whatsoever. He made total sense to me but I know many would disagree. I liked what he had to say. He also mentions the testing in the video. Have a listen when you get time. I would love to hear your opinion.  

     

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