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(2,221 posts)
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 04:01 AM Jun 2022

This is wordy long, but I feel it fits here.

A long story, written by a simple man..
I asked myself often thru my 61 years, “ who am I?”
My employer would tell me one thing, my family would tell me one thing, my wife would tell me one thing, my daughter would tell me one thing. And then my friends would tell me one thing, online would tell me one thing. Preacher tells me another thing. They all wanted me to be who they were comfortable with.
Suddenly, I had a bunch of different answers for my one simple question. And almost none of those, answered my question. I realize, the answers only made them feel good. They did not even hear me. But they felt good telling me who I should be to make them comfortable.
When I realized this fact, I changed my attitude,
I took a direct approach, I started giving short, very pointed answers when I spoke to these people. Guess what??? Then the same people, wanted to know why I changed?
I am changed by them, it is the new humanity.
It is “ my answer to a question I never listened to, is the right answer.” time of the world.
The world is condensed to a short, strongly worded answer to a question never heard. Gotta say something that gets hits, hopefully goes viral.

Brings me to MSM and news. Companies deserve to make profit, MSM evolved from Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, to CNN,FOX,MSNBC, etc etc. MSM evolved to the answers people, who ignored the question,and told the MSM an answer that made the answer more important than the question.
I have made a couple of those calls also, I was never perfect. Companies now know they have no responsibility to us. Because, no one has to hears the question anymore. The answer is all that matters.
So, I find, I have to answer my own question.

I am just a guy, my wife died. That happens to people everyday.

The best answer to my question, came from a 34 y/o woman who can’t talk, type or walk.

I am just her Dad.

We created our world. If you don’t know the question,, might be best to not give an answer.

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This is wordy long, but I feel it fits here. (Original Post) kozar Jun 2022 OP
That's a beautiful message Walleye Jun 2022 #1
Thanks Roy Rolling Jun 2022 #2
Prolly same people Roy, N/t kozar Jun 2022 #4
Your perspective on life makes me want to live more truthfully; tell people what I really Ziggysmom Jun 2022 #3
I hope kozar Jun 2022 #5
Hi Kozar, I'm 62 😊. Been sharing and caring most of my life. I started out as a nurse after Ziggysmom Jun 2022 #6

Roy Rolling

(6,982 posts)
2. Thanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 06:28 AM
Jun 2022

Now answer the question, “who wants me to answer in sound bites?”.

That is the real you. 😜


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3. Your perspective on life makes me want to live more truthfully; tell people what I really
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:04 AM
Jun 2022

think and feel. Makes we wonder about how often I answer and just tell people what I THINK they want to hear.

Thank you! I sincerely appreciate your post; it has given me insight into myself as well as a lot to think about.


(2,221 posts)
5. I hope
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 05:54 PM
Jun 2022

What we are going through, can help someone who hasn’t gone through it yet.

The point of my OP is a bit hidden, but there
“When you learn something as a person, you learned. But now you gave responsibility, So you share your knowledge? Or do you just profit from it??

Don’t know how old you are,, I chose th share my knowledge about 30 years ago.



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6. Hi Kozar, I'm 62 😊. Been sharing and caring most of my life. I started out as a nurse after
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:58 PM
Jun 2022

College. A back injury got me off my feet and back in school studying computer science. Now I'm a Computer Analyst full time and also a full time caregiver. My disabled husband needs a wheelchair due to his severe COPD; his oxygen saturation drops very low with activity, even on continuous oxygen. I have read some of your posts about your daughter, and I admire your dedication and love for her. I know how difficult life can be as a caregiver 24/7. I will pray for you and all loving dads this Fathers Day. Best to you & Lilbit.

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