Friday Five

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Friday Five
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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 12:37pm

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 6:24pm
Now I am terrbly confused as well.
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 6:52pm
I never read that <> from her posts ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 7:54pm

Maybe we should define what humble means

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 7:56pm

i'm confused that you're confused.

 

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 8:13pm
Egd, you must be trying to get at something that I am not understanding, You seem very surprised that I have used the principle that "you are no more, or no less special than anyone else out there." You seem to think that I said something about poverty that I never did. Amd then you got all aghast about something and implied I was debating unfairly. I have no idea what you are talking about, and neither, apparently, does anyone else. You have us al confused.
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 8:47pm
If that's what you were hoping for, why didn't you just say so?

Your question would be easier to answer if you would define humble.
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 8:48pm
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 10:15pm
Just for two months. It's her instructors horse, so we have a good adviser.
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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:38am

LOL, we have a good friend with the same weakness. When he comes over he brings his own, because we never have it. Then the leftovers stay in the fridge until I remember to throw it out.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:49am

To my mind, there is actually a limit to how humble I want my kid to be. I want her to value herself and not roll over and play dead easily, not that there ever was much chance of that happening. I also want her to understand what her strengths are and know how to use them.

That said, I never wanted her to think that status conferred value on a person. You are not better or more worthy just because you live in a fancy house or drive a fancy car. In Greece, especially, where such luxuries are more likely to be the spoils of theft and fraud than of hard work. Nor did I want her to think that her own particular gifts were more valuable than those of others or gave her any special rights. In the end, whatever you have in terms of status, wealth and gifts, it is what you do with it that matters not the having.

As for how you get such concepts across to kids, I think it is mostly a matter of being clear in your own mind about what matters and what doesn't matter. If you are clear, the message will come across in everyday things along the way.

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