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Old 25 June 2011, 03:34 PM
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Wow! My new glurge source just keeps 'em coming!
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Gods Blessings~
STRONG PERSON
A strong person knows how to keep their life in order.
Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
Send this to a strong person. I just did.
God is good.
Change is coming.
God saw your sadness and said hard times are over.
If you believe in Him, send this to ten people including me.
Watch what happens in thirty minutes!
Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.
It may surprise you how many you get back.
Thanks for making me smile.
Live, Laugh, Love
People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said...but...they will always remember HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL!
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Old 25 June 2011, 03:38 PM
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People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said...but...they will always remember HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL!
That part, at least, is true.
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Old 26 June 2011, 12:11 AM
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While it's not quite fair to burden every single person you ever meet with all your problems, a SENSIBLE person (are there any left?) knows when to stop being "strong" and ask for help. Sometimes you're not OK.

I remember how things make me feel and this glurge did not make me smile.
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Old 27 June 2011, 02:51 PM
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If you believe in Him, send this to ten people including me.
Watch what happens in thirty minutes!
I tried this and got nine e-mails asking me to not send this crap anymore.
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Old 30 June 2011, 07:44 AM
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What a bunch of crap.

Let's examine this a line at a time.

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A strong person knows how to keep their life in order.
Not necessarily. I know some strong people whose lives have been completely blasted to pieces by a tornado, a tsunami, catastrophic illness, the insane cost of health insurance, sudden homelessness and death. None of this could have been prevented by organization. Until the disasters in question, all were keeping their heads above water. Shit just HAPPENS sometimes. The fact that it happens in no way makes you a bad or a weak person.

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Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
Because nothing says "strength" like denying that you desperately need help. Never mind that this is like walking around on a broken leg and expecting it to heal.

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Send this to a strong person. I just did.
Why? What was the point? Were you telling the person, "Thanks for not telling me any of your problems, because I'm not interested"? The "I'm okay" bit implies that that's part of it.

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God is good.
Considering the above list of disasters that ruin people's lives? That's open to debate.

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Change is coming.
Kind of inevitable, as nothing is static. However, that doesn't mean that change is necessarily helpful. It can be--but it's not a guarantee.

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God saw your sadness and said hard times are over.
If He hadn't seen your sadness, though, presumably he would have made sure that the hard times continued.

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If you believe in Him,
Hey! What if the strong person I'm sending this to follows a goddess-based religion?

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send this to ten people including me.
Why would I send this to you, chain-letter person?

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Watch what happens in thirty minutes!
I get back ten requests that I not spam these people with this glurgy junk?

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Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.
But I don't KNOW the e-mails of the cast of Horrible Histories!

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It may surprise you how many you get back.
I don't think that "none" would surprise me at all.
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Old 30 June 2011, 08:02 AM
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That reminds me of when we used to write poetry at parties (we English majors were a riot) by writing a line, and then folding the paper, so the next person could see just the one line before. I think this glurge was written that way.

Either that, or someone cut lines out of a bunch of different glurges, put them in a hat, then drew 14 of them out, and taped them to a piece of paper.
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Old 30 June 2011, 09:24 AM
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Send this to a strong person. I just did.
(...)
If you believe in Him, send this to ten people including me.
(...)
Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.
From the above lines, I think RivkahChaya is right about the glurge-out-of-a-hat.

Whom am I supposed to send this to? One strong person, plus ten believers-in-Him, plus everyone who made me smile this year? Or should I seek ten believers who are strong persons and made me smile?
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Old 30 June 2011, 02:34 PM
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Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
Ya, right! My dad was a "strong" person. He would keep his frustrations bottled in. Eventually, in couple of months, he would get full and beat up my mom. Eventually, after years of work and family stress, he had a stroke and he was paralyzed on the left side.
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Old 30 June 2011, 02:45 PM
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Be honest and send this to anyone who made you smile this year.
Unfortunately, that would be rude to well over half the people involved. I need to keep many of my smiles to myself.


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Either that, or someone cut lines out of a bunch of different glurges, put them in a hat, then drew 14 of them out, and taped them to a piece of paper.
I agree, it definitely had the feel of take all the cliches from the bottom of other glurges and paste them together.

That poetry game sounds like a riot! I should have hung out with more English majors when I was in college. The Writing Sems majors kind of scared me, though.
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Old 30 June 2011, 07:58 PM
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That reminds me. We ought to have an "Anti-glurge" or "Glurges gone horribly wrong" contest on here some time.
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Old 30 June 2011, 08:28 PM
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A strong person understands the importance of subject-verb agreement.
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Old 02 July 2011, 02:43 AM
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A strong person understands the importance of subject-verb agreement.
Nah, a strong person will MAKE that verb fit.

But I'd rather hang out with the person whose subjects and verbs, if not in complete agreement, at least are in sympathy with one another.

Oh, speaking of grammar, I spent several minutes trying to figure out what the antecedent for "Him" was.
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Old 05 July 2011, 07:39 AM
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STRONG PERSON
A strong person knows how to keep their life in order.
Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
Send this to a strong person. I just did.


No, you sent it to someone who keeps everything bottled up and is well on his or her way to a stroke or heart attack.


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If you believe in Him, send this to ten people including me.
Watch what happens in thirty minutes!

In thirty minutes I'll get a bunch of responses even from people I know who do believe in "Him" to, "stop sending this crap." On second thought, I bet it won't take thirty minutes, more like five or six tops.

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Old 05 July 2011, 01:31 PM
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Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile.
That's not a strong person, that's one of those people who wants everyone else to beg them to say or do whatever it is for ten minutes before they do. As opposed to a non drama queen normal person who just says what they need to say without all of this "I'm crying so you see there's something really wrong but I'm going to say "no, no, I'm fine really" for at least the first 30 times people ask me what's wrong! However I'm going to keep CRYING so that nobody will believe me when I say "nothing" and they'll keep asking me!"
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Old 05 July 2011, 02:35 PM
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Also, I suspect some people behave stoically in the face of pain -- physical or emotional -- because doing so garners them more attention than any other behavior. I developed this theory after observing a friend of mine -- she's become more sensible about such things as she's gotten older, but in her 20s, any injury was a chance to put on a performance for everyone about how tough she was for not seeking medical care. It got old, people started either ignoring her attention-getting ploys or remarking on them, and she got over herself. Good thing, too, because at least one injury she recieved later in life could have left her with a significant disability if she hadn't sought appropriate treatment.

ETA: To be fair to her, I think the behavior got started when she was a kid, right after her parents' divorce, when they family was broke and some medical care really did have to be deferred. And kudos to her for growing up about it.
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Old 06 July 2011, 02:35 AM
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Ah, for the good ol' days, when the strong person was the guy who, when picked up off the street corner and put into a bag, merrily announced "Hey, man, what's the hurry, I ain't dead yet."
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Old 06 July 2011, 03:05 AM
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Also, I suspect some people behave stoically in the face of pain -- physical or emotional -- because doing so garners them more attention than any other behavior.
Then there's DH, who won't get help (I'm talking about medical things, mostly, but other stuff too) until the last possible minute, by which time it's a crisis. Drives. Me. Nuts. He's all "It's not bothering me," when there is blood pouring out of a wound, or a cut on his hand is infected and puffed up, so he can't move his fingers. I think it comes from reading too many glurges where it's good to be "strong," not show your feelings, or trouble people. Until you have gangrene.
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Old 06 July 2011, 03:42 AM
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