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Give me old-fashioned leeway.
Jim Broede
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:53 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Leeway. That’s my word of the day. I want leeway. Especially when I sit down. And write my thoughts.  And post ‘em. Particularly, in my blog. Which I do. Virtually every day.  Some people tell me. I don’t want to hear your thoughts. Well, that’s easily accomplished. Don’t read what I write. I might get up on a soap box, too. In a public park. And tout my political views. I’m really asking for. A little bit of leeway. . To express myself. In a reasonable manner. About almost anything.  For those who don’t like such boldness. Ignore me. Meanwhile, I’ll grant others leeway. To disagree. Politely. Yes. Yes. I’m concerned. That we’ve lost, as a society, the practice. Of granting almost everyone. A fair-mannered hearing. When all it takes. Is old-fashioned leeway. --Jim


jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:20 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19626


Ah, but the purpose of your expression is what?

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:30 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Seems to me that much of life doesn't have a purpose. Is a purpose required? We have designed a largely purposeless society. --Jim
jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:28 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19626


Yes, I think all of our choices are the result of purpose (note lowercase purpose). Would you accept "reason" instead?
Andrew60
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:51 AM
Joined: 7/17/2017
Posts: 342


Try as hard as I can, still I cant stay away.

Jim, you have your own blog, so why cant you limit you political views to that site. Who does it benfit by posting on here your views? This is a forum for dementia, and the wonderful caregivers whom you were once one.

For the record, I do enjoy most of your posts, with the exception of politics.


Jim Broede
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:36 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I love the abundance of life, Andy. Sometimes I can’t restrain myself. I try to not make the scope of life too narrow. When I was down. Emotionally. In my role as care-giver. It was a mistake. To be focused on a single mission. I needed diversions. We all do. Something else to muse about. To pull us through. Musing. Musing. About any and everything. Can be helpful. Of course, I’m speaking mostly to care-givers. Your situation may be a little different. Than that of a care-giver. But still, you need diversion. You’ve found some of that. In your exchange with me. I think you and I are helping each other. Even when we don’t think so. I have a good feeling about you. And most of the time, I think you have a good feeling about me. It’s a win-win situation. --Jim


Andrew60
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:02 AM
Joined: 7/17/2017
Posts: 342


Jim - There is a part of me that would love to debate politics with you, but facts only, not opinions of the talking heads on TV news shows. However, I just dont believe this is the forum for doing so.
jfkoc
Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:58 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19626


Jim...and so you muse...you sometimes discuss so I ask again purpose? reason?

I do agree that there are loftier things to discuss than the state of the union.


Jim Broede
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:10 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


 

Yes. Yes, jfkoc. I have a purpose. And over-riding reasons. To be. Rather than not to be. Mainly, it’s the pursuit of happiness. I know who and what I am. And how to achieve my goals. I proclaim it. Every time I hand out my business card. My identity card. I have become a romantic idealist. A spiritual free-thinker. A political liberal. A lover. A dreamer. A writer. I proclaim it here. And everywhere. Daily. This is me. A guy in perpetual pursuit of happiness. And I find it. Time and time again. Even when I have moments of despair. I still go to bed. Every night.  With ample reason to be happy. I fall asleep. Knowing that I will wake. And still be me. Thank gawd. An updated and evolving version. But always headed. In the right direction. To the end of the rainbow. --Jim

 


jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:01 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19626


Judith: Ah, but the purpose of your expression here is what?

Jim: Is a purpose required? 

Judith: Yes, I think all of our choices are the result of purpose (note lowercase purpose). Would you accept "reason" instead?

Not asking for an overall expression of your raison  d'etre. Just asking about the purpose of  your expressing yourself here.


Jim Broede
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:54 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Here. I like to muse about life, period. Stuff that’s meaningful. To me.  And hopefully, to others. How to weather the storms of life. By diversifying. By not being totally consumed by one’s immediate role. As care-giver. Or the recipient of care. By broadening one’s perspective on life. And making the best of one’s situation. I like to remind care-givers that there’s life after care-giving. And that there’s much to be savored in the act of care-giving. Wow!! What a learning experience. It’s done me much good. I hope the same goes for you, each and everyone. --Jim


Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 11:23 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Ah, such a crazy world. In the end, I always find reason to love it. Rather than leave it. --Jim
MPSunshine
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 5:22 PM
Joined: 5/21/2016
Posts: 2007


Nice sentiments. I will speak for myself in saying that full time work and care for my persons leaves me little time to muse. Mostly my musing is internal. I understand my purpose just fine.
Jim Broede
Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:03 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


You do us all a favor, Nadine. If you muse out loud. Right here. I like it. When you share yourself. Makes me feel good. About you. And gets me thinking. Stimulated. --Jim