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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:05 PM   #1
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the experience of changing one's mind

Please describe a time that you changed your opinion about something or someone? How did it happen? what moved you to another opinion about the thing?

I will submit my entry at a later time.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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i used to hate pit-bulls and aggressive breeds of dogs. the reason is largely experience. i grew up in a relatively poor neighborhood and often you'd see those dogs running around loose.

once i was harrased by a large white german shepard type dog as a kid. my mom asked me to deliver some cookies to a neighbor as a gift. i ended up using the bag of cookies to keep the dog from biting me. they were crumbs by the time they arrived. a neighbor lady came out and kept me from getting bit as well and she was bit on the butt by the dog.

once i was playing "hide and go seek" with my brother and running around my house and jumped our fence dividing our front yard from our rear yard. i heard a noise and the next ting i knew a pit-bull had latched on to my butt. i fell back on him and managed to free his grip.

a year or so later that same pit bull got out and mauled a younger child's arm while the kid just just screamed.

a few years ago my brother was attacked by two huge rottweilers while he was jogging. in all of these cases the owners were unrepentant.

so this is where i was with dogs....then the change....


i'm hiking in the mountains in hawaii and i got somewhat lost, i found a way out and i'm near large highway with cars racing around the corner. as they come around the corner, they are swerving because there is a dog walking in the road. a pit-bull mix.


i'm not wanting to get bit but i'm also not wanting to see this dog get killed. i whistled at her and called her to me. she came to me with tail between its legs. i grabbed its collar and walked it to the side, off the road. i'm beat, just did a several hour hike and know i have this dog to content with. i looked at its collar and saw it had a number and a gps device; it was a boar hunting dog. yes they do that here.

i called the number and it's a disconnected number. finally i wave down a hippie couple who lets me and the dog ride in the back of their pick-up and they take us to the humane society. i drop the dog off and tell them to call me if the owner does not show or if they can't find anyone to take her. they never called.

it was a sweet dog and was never aggressive with me. it seemed to like me and gathered that i wanted to help it.

this is how my opnion changed about "aggressive dogs". i don't hate them. theyre just animals who got what they got honestly (be it a sh*tty owner or what have you).

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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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I used to think it was best to shower (every other day) at night when I was working a 9-5 job, but since retired, I don't seem to have the energy to at night, so the morning it is. Unless we are at Camp Florida in the RV, in which case I never do (except for washing hair), when using the pool daily!

I even take a break between showering & shaving (i.e. lying in bed a few minutes) nowadays.

Personally....showering is based on sex.

No matter what before sleep....but in the morning if things look god as well.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #4
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In case you play the rusty trombone?

Ha ha ha ha ha I didn't know thatis what that was called.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 08:13 AM   #5
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You'll just may have some explaining to do when you meet your maker.
You mean his mom and dad?

Why would ANYONE talk about a rusty trombone with their parents...seems a bit strange to me.

Besides, Colonel Angus is a far better musician....much better than roses on a piano would be tulips on an organ.
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Old November 8th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #6
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You'll just may have some explaining to do when you meet your maker.
I must be in an exclusive club called everybody.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #7
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as an adolescent, I was really into blondes. wanted a blonde girlfriend, etc. then when I was a junior, I dated a blonde cheerleader from our schools football competitor. anyways I thought she was a kind of a mean cold fish. we stopped seeing each other and my fascination with blondes eventually faded and I only dated brunettes after her. it was not a conscious decision, just happened.

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Old November 10th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #8
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I had never been attracted to blondes as a general rule...always redheads and brunettes.


Then....I met my wife.....game over.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 01:10 AM   #9
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I mean what HE believes is his maker. After all, perception IS reality (so they say)
My "maker" really isn't too concerned.
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You HOPE!
I know .
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You wish.
What do you care?
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Old November 11th, 2014, 03:01 PM   #12
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I don't.
Liar

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I mean what HE believes is his maker. After all, perception IS reality (so they say)
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Old November 11th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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Where does the lie lie?
In your QUOTE quote.
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I had a very unpleasant experience in the shop
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Old December 13th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #15
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any other experience of changing one's mind.

I noticed this thread seemed to have gotten itself hijacked.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #16
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changed belief #3

I used to think gays were kind of gross and sinful in their attraction to same genders. I imagine I was taught this.

Then I inadvertently worked with and befriended a few and realized I was wrong. I also learned that a childhood friend was gay and killed himself later in life.

I now see it as a biological and/or developmental issue mostly. I have known gays who were that way from their first attraction to another person and those who "became" that way due to trauma, etc.

Whatever the case, I now feel that it is not my place to judge them.
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changed belief #3

I used to think gays were kind of gross and sinful in their attraction to same genders. I imagine I was taught this.

Then I inadvertently worked with and befriended a few and realized I was wrong. I also learned that a childhood friend was gay and killed himself later in life.

I now see it as a biological and/or developmental issue mostly. I have known gays who were that way from their first attraction to another person and those who "became" that way due to trauma, etc.

Whatever the case, I now feel that it is not my place to judge them.
You didn't think of the suicide as some kind of indicator?
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Old December 13th, 2017, 03:06 PM   #18
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You didn't think of the suicide as some kind of indicator?
I don't get what you're asking.


I knew him in elementary school. He moved and I lost touch with him. years later (maybe 15) I learned that he was gay and that he had killed himself.
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I don't get what you're asking.


I knew him in elementary school. He moved and I lost touch with him. years later (maybe 15) I learned that he was gay and that he had killed himself.
An indicator he was on a bad path.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #20
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An indicator he was on a bad path.

Yes suicide is an indicator that one is on a bad path.

Seriously though, as a kid I didn't know him as gay or suicidal. He was just a weird kid like me.
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