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Old 08-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #41
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This is really hard, but a great lesson to learn. If you met the supreme being at the grocery store, would you recognize the divine nature? You just never know what you may bump into.
Yes! In response I cannot resist posting one the most moving songs of all time, for this agnostic anyway:

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:44 PM   #42
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A lot of people are saying be nice to others and they'll be nice to you. Yeah, okay, but ... you can be a "nice guy" and end up getting disrespected (or worse) because of that niceness. Sometimes it's better to have a little edge, a little growl in you.

Personally, I try to not care very much what others think of me. I always thought that was one of the perks of getting old.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #43
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Ummmmm.... treat others like you'd like yourself to be treated?
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #44
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Personally, I try to not care very much what others think of me. I always thought that was one of the perks of getting old.
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I too care very little what others think of me. It does help that I am no longer interested in promotions at work. I strive to treat others with respect and to be courteous as much as possible. That's all I want in return. I don't care to have personal relationships with people I work with. Like most people, I prefer to hang out with people I like and I am comfortable being around.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #45
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I have found that looking for opportunities to do "random acts of kindness" results in more kindness back to me than I have given. That plus the golden rule is a great recipe.

And thanks to W2R for that great video - God is among us and will show up if we just let her :-)
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #46
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""What do I do to be treated nicely ?""

I find that when I wear my blue blazer, the one with gold buttons and a gold anchor emblem, that peoplle are always nice to me. That is especially true if I wear my captains hat and ascot.

Maybe you could dress like that.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #47
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I treat people the way I expect to be treated. Except when I pay for something. Then I expect people to meet the expectations that were agreed to. If they don't then I am a cranky fellow - leaning on logic and basic fairness while not loosing my cool.

I always end up a winner.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #48
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