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11. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

I'm interested that some people chose to respond to me personally and others as if it were a hypothetical situation.

To be honest I'm not going to say on the forums what the situation is because thats just the way I am.

Most of you have pretty much said what I have already thought I was just interested in different perspectives so thanks to all of you for taking the time to reply!

12. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

and your decision is?

the fact that you had to go onto the forum to consult means you are in doubt! when ever in doubt then its never the right thing to do...

i analyse stuff by risk and failure in terms of everything in my life! if the risk is too great then it will be failure! sometimes the risk isnt worth it...

anyway i saw your profile! you are very young, you can travel anytime you like!

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 16, 2007, at 7:59 AM by oslaue ]

13. Posted by hamjunkie (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

"Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply To the day to day obstacles of life - Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, Testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, Discovering our own unique potentional." John Amatt

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting mim

I'm interested that some people chose to respond to me personally and others as if it were a hypothetical situation.

To be honest I'm not going to say on the forums what the situation is because thats just the way I am.

Quoting oslaue

and your decision is?

the fact that you had to go onto the forum to consult means you are in doubt! when ever in doubt then its never the right thing to do...

Knowing Mim, the scenario could be personal or completely hypothetical - either way - we'll never know the answer to the "decision" question.

Unless the words "hypothetical" or "hypothetically" are used in a post, I take each question as a real situation in the poster's life and answer accordingly. No matter which catagory your thread falls under (real/hypothetical), it is an interesting discussion. Thanks Mim! ;)

15. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Quoting hamjunkie

"Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply To the day to day obstacles of life - Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, Testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, Discovering our own unique potentional." John Amatt

I like that and I like to think that when I'm not too busy sat at my computer reading boring old research papers I live my life like an adventure!

You're right Isa I did really mean it to be a discussion not a counselling me thread, whether or not it is a real live situation didn't need to have any bearing on peoples opinions! ;) but even those that have so far answered as if it was had valid and interesting points to make

thanks

16. Posted by hamjunkie (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

Thanks, I like my quotes (bit sad like that);), my fave for the mo is:
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room!
but the John Amatt quote seemed particularly apt for this thread.

17. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

To be honest I've got a crap memory for things like that wish I could remember things people said...

but I'm the same I do like a good quote, especially when it can be wheeled out in an apt situation as you have demonstrated here hehe.

I used to be a big fan of: "we're all in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the stars" (Wilde) but its been a bit over used these days...

18. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Quoting mim

I used to be a big fan of: "we're all in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the stars" (Wilde) but its been a bit over used these days...

What? The gutter or the Quote?

I like 'If an ass goes travelling he doesn't come back a horse'. Can't remember the name at the moment, have to look it up...

Or 'The man who moved a mountain started by carrying away small rocks'. I think that may be Lu Tze or Confucius.

And to get back to the travel theme: "We shall not cease from exploring, and at the end of our exploration, we will return to where we started, and know the place for the first time." T.S. Elliot

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 17, 2007, at 7:49 AM by Pardus ]

19. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

this is a real life situation! or someone knows of someone in this situation! ? or i would just call the person sick in the head!

i think if it wasnt then half the people may not have replied, we were all under the impression that it is a real life situationa and problem.

thats like saying...if i have 1 week to live what should i do? what would be my last words to my mommy? its negative talk and depressing too!

you believe in karma? read about it! playing with the forces of unknown is unhealthy!

read up about twins and powers! and how one can feel each others pain! unexplained because we dont have the technology or brain power to know any different. karma is the same! but very different

come back to me in 30 years time and will have the answers for you! if i am still alive and not abducted by alien life forms.

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

this is a real life situation! or someone knows of someone in this situation! ? or i would just call the person sick in the head!

i think if it wasnt then half the people may not have replied, we were all under the impression that it is a real life situationa and problem.

thats like saying...if i have 1 week to live what should i do? what would be my last words to my mommy? its negative talk and depressing too!

you believe in karma? read about it! playing with the forces of unknown is unhealthy!

read up about twins and powers! and how one can feel each others pain! unexplained because we dont have the technology or brain power to know any different. karma is the same! but very different

come back to me in 30 years time and will have the answers for you! if i am still alive and not abducted by alien life forms.

You're correct in that the scenario is a real life situation for someone, maybe even Mim - we don't know. But, it is a topic - negative or positive - that brings about discussion. My time as a member here has also shown me that many of the best discussions have been brought about by hypothetical queries, announced or unannounced.

Discussing a negative issue does not necessary reap negative karma. By expressing the negative and letting it go, one's karma tends to improve - if you are a believer. Discussion is healthy as is debate. No one was mislead by Mim's thread and each of us evaluated the request in our own way. For some that was realistically. ;)