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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by chartreuse View Post
You should be over in gazz's thread. Looks like he's beginning to discover misanthropy.
It's the way to go, that way no-one takes it personally when you hate them.
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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Yeah that's my Mum's theory, "Clever people are never happy". She used to add, "Look at John Lennon", that was before he died though.
In the very early 70's mum asked if Elton John did anything else apart from sing...I said yes thinking to myself he writes songs. She said 'It's a good job because he'll never make a living out of singing'.
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It's the way to go, that way no-one takes it personally when you hate them.
Yeah, my only problem with it is that I haven't met everybody, yet...
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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:51 pm
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In the very early 70's mum asked if Elton John did anything else apart from sing...I said yes thinking to myself he writes songs. She said 'It's a good job because he'll never make a living out of singing'.
He sure played a mean pinball
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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:57 pm
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Yeah that's my Mum's theory, "Clever people are never happy". .
my dad had the same theory, as a kid he would use the story of two people each of whom lived at the top of a volcano, as an example. One knew it was a volcano the other did not.
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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:57 pm
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Pissed.
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Hammered.
Completely munted.
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Old Dec 17th 2009, 11:59 pm
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Pissed.
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Hammered.
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You forgot full of sprouts.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 12:00 am
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my dad had the same theory, as a kid he would use the story of two people each of whom lived at the top of a volcano, as an example. One knew it was a volcano the other did not.
Yes that's interesting.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 12:05 am
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I concur with Ton Rob.

There is only one state worth living in.

Intoxicated.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 2:23 am
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Don't forget, there was a well respected study, some years ago, that showed that people who are as thick as pigshit sail blissfully through life, convinced that they're the best person ever at their job, while folks who are capable of critical thinking worry about things that are not as perfect as they could be and get miserable.
I think this is what you are referring to: “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.”

Makes a fun read if you have a few minutes spare...
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I think this is what you are referring to: “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.”

Makes a fun read if you have a few minutes spare...
file that you link to has been stolen
google quick view seems to work
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://d...CdTxc49P3AK6hw
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 11:44 am
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 12:49 pm
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They say not getting enough sunshine makes you unhappy. Does that mean that anywhere in the USA is happier than Britain?
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 12:56 pm
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Good schools and low crime, doesn't sound like Louisiana to me...
And how much time have you actually spent in Louisiana?

I've lived in Louisiana for 2 years. I only know one area so I can't speak for the whole state. Where I live there are some extremely good schools and also a couple of not so good ones - just like lots of other states. The overall crime level in the area where I live is very low, and the incidence of serious crime is extremely low.
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Old Dec 18th 2009, 2:35 pm
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They say not getting enough sunshine makes you unhappy. Does that mean that anywhere in the USA is happier than Britain?

'they' say allot, 'they' often go back and forth on what's right and what's wrong, what's good and whats bad, 'they' can **** off.

But I agree Seasonal Affective Disorder is common, I think it's more of an issue in modern times because people travel around the world, feel great on holiday, and then bummed when they get home.
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