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Old 06-21-2015, 12:24 PM   #21
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Now I have these wrong songs popping in my head

"If Loving You is Wrong, I don't Wanna to be Right" - Barbara Mandrell


"Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" -B.J. Thomas

I'm sure there are many others.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:49 PM   #22
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Finally had a chance to view the TED talk.

A lot of good points. So often we go through similar experiences but just interpret things differently, like that "Chinese character" example in the talk.

Even more, IMO, I think deep down, something like religion and science is just a different way of describing the same thing.
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Old 06-21-2015, 03:53 PM   #23
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When I was young, it was much more likely that people being wrong would bother me, and I would want to correct them. With age, however, I've found out three things: 1) I know much less than I once thought I did; 2) I generally no longer care enough to fix other people's factual mistakes; and 3) in matters of opinion, no one is ever convinced to change.
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As I age and the memory deteriorates, I can no longer remember all those things that made me right all the time.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:48 AM   #25
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Ms G. is always right.

You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
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You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

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Old 06-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #26
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When I was young, it was much more likely that people being wrong would bother me, and I would want to correct them. With age, however, I've found out three things: 1) I know much less than I once thought I did; 2) I generally no longer care enough to fix other people's factual mistakes; and 3) in matters of opinion, no one is ever convinced to change.
+1. I still get the urge, but I pass more often these days...
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:19 AM   #27
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+1. I still get the urge, but I pass more often these days...
+1

I got to the point where I only spoke up when I thought the error would endanger lives, but I've gone beyond that. Now I just let Darwin make the call...
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I am constantly amused by the heated discussions about The Rules of Golf that come up in my Ladies' League. I'm all for proper etiquette, but some of this is like debating how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. It's just a game, people!

USGA: Read the Rules and Decisions
While I realize you may think it's silly, if you are a golfer then surely you understand the significance of being able to remove a pear in front of (or next to) your ball when it's in a bunker?

I realize that many people simply play golf to have fun, and don't really care about the rules. But for those who wish to truly follow the game, it makes it more meaningful if you play the ball as it lay in accordance with all of the rules. A golf handicap that is based on scores which don't follow the rules is not a true handicap. And if you don't ask for clarification, you won't know.
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