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Posted: 4/17/2006 3:31:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 3:39:14 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... It seems to be so en vogue and prevalent on ARFCOM & Democratic Underground these days.

  • Immigration issue

  • Ammo shortages

  • Iraqi conflict

  • Political misrepresentation

  • Iran looming on the horizon

  • Gas prices

  • Pandemics

  • Economic jitters


  • ... I should be miserable - but I'm not.

    ... My sky is not falling and it's still blue.

    ... Can't figure out whether or not I'm just a happy-idiot, living a sheltered life or I just don't let life's curve-balls mess with me. Every generation has had it's woes, ups & downs.

    ... Sure, things could be better, but many of those things I simply have no control over, so i just conduct my life, loves and finances the best way I can.

    Anyones else OK with their life?



    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:31:48 PM EDT
    Yea, Im doin' all right.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:32:55 PM EDT
    I'm ok, just got my tax return...........
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:33:20 PM EDT
    Life's peachy here
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:34:17 PM EDT
    Ambitious and greedy here.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:36:16 PM EDT
    What about the "Killer Bees"    
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:37:14 PM EDT
    We're all going to die, sooooooooooooooooonnnnnnn!
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:40:34 PM EDT
    Oddly enough, issues like what you've mentioned, the 'Big Picture' stuff, doesn't really have an effect on my overall happiness.  Another war?  Sucks for the world at large, but oh well.  Illegals taking over?  They'll get theirs.  But if I get bogged down with schoolwork (like now, which I should be concentrating on)...MOTHER FUCKER!  The stuff that has no real effect on the world at large is what gets me down.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:41:07 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
    What about the "Killer Bees"    



    Or teh pit bulls!

    OH NOES!!!

    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:42:03 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
    What about the "Killer Bees"    


    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:54:01 PM EDT
    Better than the alternative... I wake up happy that I am alive and in good health.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:56:56 PM EDT
    I'd rather be pissed off than pissed on.

    Words to live by from an unapologetic asshole.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 3:58:46 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
    ... It seems to be so en vogue and prevalent on ARFCOM & Democratic Underground these days.

  • Immigration issue

  • Ammo shortages

  • Iraqi conflict

  • Political misrepresentation

  • Iran looming on the horizon

  • Gas prices

  • Pandemics

  • Economic jitters


  • ... I should be miserable - but I'm not.

    ... My sky is not falling and it's still blue.

    ... Can't figure out whether or not I'm just a happy-idiot, living a sheltered life or I just don't let life's curve-balls mess with me. Every generation has had it's woes, ups & downs.

    ... Sure, things could be better, but many of those things I simply have no control over, so i just conduct my life, loves and finances the best way I can.

    Anyones else OK with their life?








    Life IS good.  I'll always try to believe that.

    30-40K more a year would really help, though...
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:04:56 PM EDT
    I live in the USA. What more could anybody ask?
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:06:02 PM EDT
    No problems here, at least none caused by external forces that could be affected by politics.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:07:25 PM EDT
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:07:39 PM EDT

    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    My, oh my what a wonderful day!
    Plenty of sunshine heading my way
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

    Mister Bluebird on my shoulder
    It's the truth, it's actch'll
    Ev'rything is satisfactch'll
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!


    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:08:45 PM EDT
    it's all goood
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:10:07 PM EDT
    It isnt the now that concerns me, its the coming future. I can see things getting crappy real quick if a few of these things happen at the same time.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:14:11 PM EDT
    [Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:14:31 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

    Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
    ... It seems to be so en vogue and prevalent on ARFCOM & Democratic Underground these days.
    .
    .
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    Mon, If I spent even three seconds on DU I'd be more depressed, deflated and disgusted than I could ever imagine.


    Am I happy in life now? Sure, life is good - very good.

    Am I optimistic - no fucking way.

    If I had no vested interest in the future (like my son for example), I wouldn't give a shit about the future and so I'd be the grinnin'est, happiest, most care-free whistling skipper on the street.

    But what the future holds for my son is what drives me to care deeply about the fact that this great big happy bus we call America is heading full speed towards some very dangerous curves.



    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:11:15 PM EDT
    I'm happy.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:13:59 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
    Can't figure out whether or not I'm just a happy-idiot, living a sheltered life or I just don't let life's curve-balls mess with me.



    Happy idiot, here.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:16:47 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
    I'd rather be pissed off than pissed on.

    Words to live by from an unapologetic asshole.



    You knew my grandfather???

    His other big line was "If you didnt have to cook it yourself, then it's JUST the way you like it!"
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:18:34 PM EDT
    Revel in it.

    Get down with the sickness.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:18:48 PM EDT
    Times are tough, no improvement on the horizon.

    Cheer up.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:23:07 PM EDT
    Doin' great...
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:24:32 PM EDT
    Hey, i've got a loving family and by the will of god, great health.

    Over-all life is great, other than the little things.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:25:55 PM EDT
    [Last Edit: 4/17/2006 5:26:19 PM EDT by RSF45]
    Could be better in certain aspects, but overall, doing well.
    Every day above        the roses is a good one.  
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:39:59 PM EDT
    Life isn't bad. There is always room for improvement, but it could always be worse
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:19:31 PM EDT
    At the risk of sounding melo-dramatic, whenever I start having a shitty day, I just remember the fallen America heroes, who would no doubt give anything for 1 single day home with their family no matter how shitty the day is. High gas prices? f*** that we got it soft!
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:22:49 PM EDT
    Just because I am unhappy about certian events that are happening around our nation, does not mean that I let those degrade my quality of life, or how I feel on a daily basis.  For me to let them live in my head rent free would be like giving them a handout....I'm just not going to freely give that kind of time to them.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:24:29 PM EDT
    I havn't got laid in months. I fell like shit.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:28:17 PM EDT
    More unhappy due to:  Health issues, George Bush sucking so hard, republicans in the house and senate sucking so hard, gas prices, 94 degrees in April, selling too many guns to pay bills.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 6:32:31 PM EDT

    Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
    ... It seems to be so en vogue and prevalent on ARFCOM & Democratic Underground these days.

  • Immigration issue

  • Ammo shortages

  • Iraqi conflict

  • Political misrepresentation

  • Iran looming on the horizon

  • Gas prices

  • Pandemics

  • Economic jitters


  • ... I should be miserable - but I'm not.

    ... My sky is not falling and it's still blue.

    ... Can't figure out whether or not I'm just a happy-idiot, living a sheltered life or I just don't let life's curve-balls mess with me. Every generation has had it's woes, ups & downs.

    ... Sure, things could be better, but many of those things I simply have no control over, so i just conduct my life, loves and finances the best way I can.

    Anyones else OK with their life?






    Oh noess!!1!!!!
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:27:06 PM EDT
    It would be nice if some hot "sexually enthusiastic" Swedish twin sisters approximately age 20-24 moved in next door.  Other than that I can't really complain.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:29:49 PM EDT
    I should be happy, I wouldn't trade my life for anybody's but I am still discontent.

    Hopefully I shake it.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:36:37 PM EDT
    I am doing fine. I dont let internet pissing contests and message forum veiwpoints of  world happenings sway my day.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 7:48:57 PM EDT
    I'm good.  If the US implodes, I'll go somewhere that hasn't.  I've already left one country when it went down the toilet.  External threats are one thing, but when it implodes from within, it is time to leave.  Not that this will ever happen to the U.S. in my lifetime.

    I only really get down in the dumps for petty, minor stuff.  The world events and political stuff I can usually ignore safely.  Although it is really starting to annoy me in some ways...gas prices, etc.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:48:19 PM EDT
    Sometimes I think about how much it sucks right now, but then I think about how much worse it could be, and then I am thankful for what I have, even if that isn't a lot
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:49:40 PM EDT
    My life sucks, but there's nothing new about that.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:40:22 PM EDT
    It is important to escape the naysaying, doom and gloom on the internet. Things really aren't that bad.
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:47:13 PM EDT
    I have been banned from DU for a long time
    Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:49:32 PM EDT
    I was doing alright, but then my mother in law called a while ago. Her brother, my wife's favorite uncle, shot his wife in the head, shot at their kid but missed, then killed himself.

    The mood here has temporarily taken a downturn.

    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 3:21:01 AM EDT
    Seems to me that the 60's is an iconic era regarding extreme polarization right here at home - war/peace, white/black, clean/doper, etc. etc.  Of course I'm 60 now so I'm entering my "those were the days" era myself .
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 4:28:02 AM EDT

    Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:


    Anyones else OK with their life?






    I'm very happy.

    I have my problems (doesn't everybody?), but waste time being miserable? Life's too short.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:01:03 AM EDT
    Good woman. (2+ months)
    Good job.
    Lotsa money.
    Plenty of ammo.
    Buncha Free Redsox tickets. (see #1)
    Good weather for motorcycling.

    The rest is details.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 8:05:42 AM EDT
    But honestly, few of the things on that list are worth getting worked up over:

    #  Immigration issue

    I've made my voice heard as much as I can.  No point in getting worked up over something when I've done what I can.

    # Ammo shortages

    Eh.  Prices on everything fluctuate.  If they get high enough, more manufacturers wil lramp up or step in to get the market.  I've got a couple of cases of the british stuff to cover the lean times.

    # Iraqi conflict
    # Political misrepresentation
    # Iran looming on the horizon

    See #1

    # Gas prices

    Good, I need more excuses to motorcycle (or even better, bicycle) my fat ass to work more often. =)

    # Pandemics

    Why worry about something you can't affect or predict?  

    # Economic jitters

    There have been economic jitters for as long as there has been economics.  Plan/Prepare well and you'll be OK.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:10:25 AM EDT
    I am happy... enough. Things seemed a lot less bleak when I attained a certain level of preparedness. Now I'm just augmenting those preparations and keeping my ear to the ground.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:20:46 AM EDT
    I agree.  There is always something to complain about.  Why not just accept it and move on.

    Perhaps I'll quit posting after I hit 5000.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:23:42 AM EDT

    Originally Posted By row:
    At the risk of sounding melo-dramatic, whenever I start having a shitty day, I just remember the fallen America heroes, who would no doubt give anything for 1 single day home with their family no matter how shitty the day is. High gas prices? f*** that we got it soft!



    This is funny, because I actually do this: When I'm having a bad day, I think "At least nobody shot an RPG at me..." and my day is automatically better.

    (seeing those RPG vids here on Arfcom has changed my perspective quite a bit)

    FWIW I have a new niece and I have to say that a baby's smile can brighten the darkest day.
    Link Posted: 4/18/2006 9:34:49 AM EDT
    Nope, life's good. My ammo supply is getting stocked up nicely, all my guns work fine, the wife is back into a frisky mood, the rug rat is doin great, and I just got written up for Deputy of the month and a life saving award!

    My budget took a hit this month but nothing overly bad.
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