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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 05:15 PM
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4. I was about to say "except for me"
And then I read your post, and it really, really hurt.

You were that close to being full of shit.
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  -I don't care who you are: We are all damaged goods Taverner  May-07-10 04:33 PM   #0 
  - After reading your post, the concept of original sin seems less ludicrous.  rug   May-07-10 04:36 PM   #1 
  - Original Sin? HA  Taverner   May-07-10 04:54 PM   #2 
  - The entire world and everything in it is already broken.  AllenVanAllen   May-07-10 05:00 PM   #3 
  - I like that - Incredibly Apropos  Taverner   May-07-10 05:17 PM   #5 
  - Yes, and Ajahn Chah was a monk in the "Thai forest" tradition  AllenVanAllen   May-07-10 08:03 PM   #15 
     - I heard about him when I was in Peace Corps  Taverner   May-07-10 09:53 PM   #20 
  - That Ajahn Chah quote is one of my favorites!  Odin2005   May-08-10 01:08 AM   #27 
     - As Atheist as I am, I find Buddhism to be a seductive philosophy  Taverner   May-08-10 09:02 PM   #37 
        - I'm a Atheist too! have you read "Buddhism Without Beliefs" by Stephen Batchelor?  Odin2005   May-08-10 10:32 PM   #40 
           - Just ordered it  Taverner   May-09-10 07:19 PM   #41 
              - It's a VERY good book!  Odin2005   May-09-10 07:41 PM   #42 
  - I was about to say "except for me"  gratuitous   May-07-10 05:15 PM   #4 
  - I'll bet your damage was different, but damage nonetheless - am I right?  Taverner   May-07-10 05:18 PM   #6 
  - Of course  MorningGlow   May-07-10 05:31 PM   #7 
  - Hey - the damage is there no matter what path you choose  Taverner   May-07-10 05:37 PM   #8 
  - I think it's best to admit one's faults and try to correct them.  Dr Morbius   May-07-10 05:59 PM   #10 
     - That is one way of making the best of them  Taverner   May-07-10 06:13 PM   #11 
  - Through the spirit only self can supply, each has their own burdens to beat or bear.  jotsy   May-07-10 10:00 PM   #21 
  - so true  unpossibles   May-07-10 05:58 PM   #9 
  - Awesome! If you can set it to music, you're doing what so many of the wounded have done  Taverner   May-07-10 06:16 PM   #12 
     - here's one of my tongue-in-cheek takes on it  unpossibles   May-08-10 12:54 PM   #32 
        - Love it!  Taverner   May-08-10 05:10 PM   #33 
  - Nope  pintobean   May-07-10 06:16 PM   #13 
  - Ah - the "I'm too cool for this" defense  Taverner   May-07-10 06:19 PM   #14 
  - Other than  pintobean   May-07-10 08:44 PM   #19 
     - I think we agree more than we think we do...  Taverner   May-07-10 10:11 PM   #22 
  - Me too.  cwydro   May-07-10 08:24 PM   #18 
  - It's the 'damage' that makes us truly human  havocmom   May-07-10 08:06 PM   #16 
  - I like 'adventurous" better than "damaged".  EFerrari   May-07-10 08:09 PM   #17 
  - Totally agree.  RiffRandell   May-07-10 10:46 PM   #23 
  - I am far more damaged from people who were/are outside my home  BuelahWitch   May-07-10 10:55 PM   #24 
  - If it's normal, it's not "damage." nt  woo me with science   May-07-10 11:03 PM   #25 
  - i do and i dont agree. we are all given life to live. how we want to perceive it, create our story  seabeyond   May-08-10 12:26 AM   #26 
  - Great post!  Odin2005   May-08-10 01:09 AM   #28 
  - To love is to suffer.  MilesColtrane   May-08-10 01:13 AM   #29 
  - They fuck you up, your mum and dad  mitchum   May-08-10 09:13 AM   #30 
  - Dude - how do I rec these posts?  Taverner   May-08-10 06:21 PM   #34 
  - Nice post for Mother's Day.  rug   May-08-10 09:55 AM   #31 
  - there is a statute of limitations on parental war crimes  datasuspect   May-08-10 06:50 PM   #35 
  - How about both? With an equal dose of rage, anger and enlightenment?  Taverner   May-08-10 09:00 PM   #36 
  - i'm 40 and have less emotional facility than i did when i was 22  datasuspect   May-08-10 09:23 PM   #38 
     - Then be a Beautiful Mess  Taverner   May-08-10 10:24 PM   #39 
  - For me that SOL would have to be pretty damn short...  Deep13   May-10-10 11:52 AM   #46 
  - I agree that we all have pain  nickinSTL   May-09-10 07:52 PM   #43 
  - And people look for mates who have no baggage  Courtesy Flush   May-10-10 11:33 AM   #44 
  - And look at Facebook with their "It's complicated" status.  Courtesy Flush   May-10-10 11:35 AM   #45 
  - actually the other way around for me. late teens and twenties i used to unfuck all my fuck ups  seabeyond   May-10-10 02:08 PM   #48 
  - Speak for yourself!  theNotoriousP.I.G.   May-10-10 01:48 PM   #47 
  - Very insightful, Taverner. I really appreciate this thread.  Writer   May-10-10 02:10 PM   #49 
  - Most parents do a stunningly poor job, I agree.  Schema Thing   May-10-10 02:25 PM   #50 
  - Whoa..............  Dyedinthewoolliberal   May-10-10 04:32 PM   #51 

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