Iit Ain't Your Mountain? (m)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Iit Ain't Your Mountain? (m)
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Sat, 05-03-2003 - 12:06pm
MountainWings often gets responses from subscribers saying they

just don't understand an issue or the issue just wasn't good.

The same issue produces responses saying it was exactly what

they needed or that it was one of the best issues they've read.

Why the difference?

Sometimes, it's just not your mountain.

We all deal with different things.

We have different backgrounds and experiences.

...one looked at an oak tree and saw its beauty and strength.

...another looked at the same tree and recoiled in horror.

Why in horror? Their father was hung from an oak tree.

Same tree, different viewpoints, different experiences.

If we or someone we know isn't dealing with a particular

problem, the solution to that problem is just not that relevant

to us.

It's the front door syndrome.

Whenever something is at your front door,

it's far more relevant and important.

When was the last time you thought about how resistant your house

is to an earthquake?

If you live in a city that has never had an earthquake,

you've probably never thought about it.

Let an earthquake hit two miles from your house.

You'll think about it.

The front door syndrome.

If there was a MountainWings issue on earthquakes, how much you

thought of it would largely depend on how close an earthquake

had ever been to you.

Some issues you just may not be facing right now.

It ain't your mountain,

and you don't have to get over it.

A MountainWings Original

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Registered: 04-30-2003
Sat, 05-03-2003 - 12:18pm
"It ain't your mountain, and you don't have to get over it." I wonder under what context you were speaking of when you posted it, just_chris. You mean we don't have to end of EMA or is it that we are different ppl and one person's medicine(advice) is not for the others?? Please explain. LOL




Edited 5/3/2003 12:18:58 PM ET by new_life_iv

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 05-04-2003 - 10:19pm
I thought it pretty much explained itself. I didn't write it but I well relate to it. Maybe one isn't where the other one is or one doen't have the history another does, but we can still be here for each other.