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PostSubject: A nice poem for adults   Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:14 am

A nice poem for adults ... how still to be a child  blowkiss




Remember the days when everything was mysterious and strange and absolutely incredible? You trusted people. You were awed by snow and coloring and fireworks and riding your bike outside. It was the little things that were incredible to you. You lived to enjoy yourself and immerse yourself in these little wonders. You weren’t jaded just yet– but if you were, you still had faith. You didn’t have expectations– they were imposed on you eventually. Actually, the world imposed itself on you. You grew up and became aware, through experience, of how brutal reality can be. And that kind of experience are the lessons that stick, and the reality you begin to believe in once you’ve seen it. You were desensitized to the things that once brought you joy, because you were taught that they were little, insignificant, pretend.

But everything is pretend. This is just a ride. This is not forever. Regaining that sense of wonder is not about returning to an oblivious, dependent state. It’s applying said concepts to your adult life. Let yourself be awed by the little things in your grown up life. Keep the faith. Learn to trust again. Don’t allow yourself to be desensitized to the world around you. Just because things happen everyday does not mean they are any less miraculous



You can’t unlearn what you’ve learned, nor can you un-see what you know to be true of the world, nor should you. But dwelling on the mundane is what depletes wonder– and considering anything to be mundane will do so as well. You can watch your old favorite movies, eat your old favorite snacks and do the things you used to love in search of that same sense of wonder, but even if you find it, it will pass. For this particular kind of rediscovery, you have to change your state of mind.

Use what you’ve learned to garner your fascination. Understand how incredible our universe is. Think about how things are predestined or beautifully by chance. Fascinate yourself with what you’re passionate about. Be fascinated that you can be fascinated. Be glad. Be grateful. Be proud of yourself. Give yourself a metaphorical gold star when you accomplish something. Do not let the fire burn out of your soul. Things fade when you let them. All you have to do is look up and let it overcome you. 


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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:28 pm

Well that is a surprise.

How many people are aware of this?

It looks to me as though there could be trouble ahead in many people get to know.
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:16 pm

I feel a Monty Python response coming on  drum
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:29 pm

"You can’t unlearn what you’ve learned,"


Oh it's not very difficult. I find myself doing it several times a day.

Granted I have spent well over 80 years trying to learn, and remember what I have learned, but now I seem to remember less and forget more.

Maybe my Knowledge Bank has left its door open and I am being robbed?
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:56 pm

Catgate.

You are like me - you have assimilated so much knowledge over the years that your brain is full. You can defrag it as much as you like - but it will remain full.

Every day some new information arrives in your senses and you ask your brain to make a note for future reference.  Your brain, being full, doesn't want to let you down so it deletes a few old files to make space.

 Normally this is not a problem.

However, as sods law would have it, the stuff it has deleted is sometimes required and leads you to believe you have a poor memory. That is stuff and nonsense - it is just because your brain is full and it made a poor decision when deleting the file which recorded something you now want to use.

Hence the expression "you are too clever for your own good" - a saying my parents recited at me with some regularity. (I wonder why I remember that?)

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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:22 am

it was so badly presented I couldn't be bothered reading any of it!
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:35 am

davo wrote:
it was so badly presented I couldn't be bothered reading any of it!
Yes is a  bit ..... smile
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:36 pm

Goldie wrote:
davo wrote:
it was so badly presented I couldn't be bothered reading any of it!
Yes is a  bit ..... smile
Thought you would disagree regardless. You missed a great read
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PostSubject: Re: A nice poem for adults   Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:38 pm

disagree with what the bad presentation?
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