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    https://hbr.org/2002/05/how-resilience-works

  • #2
    L0L.

    Another "look at me: I'm a rugged individualist" thread from the trust fund baby.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
      L0L.

      Another "look at me: I'm a rugged individualist" thread from the trust fund baby.
      You should read the article. You need to toughen up angry boomer. Man you are just one cranky old dude.

      The concept of being resilient is offense to you? Really?

      Lighten up!

      You wear big triggers buttons on your chest. Breathe LA....just breathe bro....
      Last edited by Meck77; 03-30-2020, 10:24 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Meck77 View Post

        You should read the article. You need to toughen up angry boomer. Man you are just one cranky old dude.
        L0L.

        Awesome self-ownage.

        How Groups Voted in 2016

        Ages 18-29 Trump 36%
        Ages 33-44: Trump 41%
        Ages 45-64: Trump 52%
        Ages 65 & over: Trump 52%

        https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/how-groups-voted-2016

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        • #5
          LA....I hope you can somehow find Peace for yourself. You might need to some therapy and let go of some childhood trauma. To be so pissed off each day isn't quite normal.

          Take it easy dude. You need to work on those triggers. Woah!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Meck77 View Post
            LA....I hope you can somehow find Peace for yourself. You might need to some therapy and let go of some childhood trauma. To be so pissed off each day isn't quite normal.

            Take it easy dude. You need to work on those triggers. Woah!
            As usual, you have things bass-ackwards:

            It's "not normal" to sit back and watch your country being destroyed by an inept and unfit "leader" like tRump, shrug, and ask "I wonder why people are upset about this?"

            In fact, it shows a disturbing lack of conscience on your part, and gives us a window into sociopathic thought processes.

            In any case, you're going to be in for a rude awakening when you realize the trust fund bubble you've inhabited all these years isn't going to protect you from what's coming.

            Aspects of America’s identity may need rethinking after COVID-19. Many of the country’s values have seemed to work against it during the pandemic. Its individualism, exceptionalism, and tendency to equate doing whatever you want with an act of resistance meant that when it came time to save lives and stay indoors, some people flocked to bars and clubs. Having internalized years of anti-terrorism messaging following 9/11, Americans resolved to not live in fear. But SARS-CoV-2 has no interest in their terror, only their cells.

            Years of isolationist rhetoric had consequences too. Citizens who saw China as a distant, different place, where bats are edible and authoritarianism is acceptable, failed to consider that they would be next or that they wouldn’t be ready. (China’s response to this crisis had its own problems, but that’s for another time.) “People believed the rhetoric that containment would work,” says Wendy Parmet, who studies law and public health at Northeastern University. “We keep them out, and we’ll be okay. When you have a body politic that buys into these ideas of isolationism and ethnonationalism, you’re especially vulnerable when a pandemic hits.”

            Pandemics are democratizing experiences. People whose privilege and power would normally shield them from a crisis are facing quarantines, testing positive, and losing loved ones. Senators are falling sick. The consequences of defunding public-health agencies, losing expertise, and stretching hospitals are no longer manifesting as angry opinion pieces, but as faltering lungs.

            https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...us-end/608719/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Meck77 View Post
              Waiting for someone to help you? Shift your mindset now!
              ^

              This is off-the-charts irony coming from the same people who've spent the last 40 years working to disempower government.



              Mission accomplished...

              ...the White House is a ghost town of scientific expertise. A pandemic-preparedness office that was part of the National Security Council was dissolved in 2018. On January 28, Luciana Borio, who was part of that team, urged the government to “act now to prevent an American epidemic,” and specifically to work with the private sector to develop fast, easy diagnostic tests. But with the office shuttered, those warnings were published in The Wall Street Journal, rather than spoken into the president’s ear. Instead of springing into action, America sat idle.

              Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared. “Much worse,” said Ron Klain, who coordinated the U.S. response to the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014. “Beyond any expectations we had,” said Lauren Sauer, who works on disaster preparedness at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “As an American, I’m horrified,” said Seth Berkley, who heads Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. “The U.S. may end up with the worst outbreak in the industrialized world.”

              https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...us-end/608719/

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              • #8
                I posted an article about being resilient and this set you off? I just got done helping build a neighborhood community garden. I donated the tractor time, 3 yards of compost, $250 to go towards seedlings, dug all the garden beds, cleared another 1/3 acre for raised garden beds.

                What did you do today to help your community?

                Talk talk talk..... Just a bunch of online socialist Justice warrior drama from you.
                Last edited by Meck77; 03-30-2020, 02:41 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Meck77 View Post
                  I posted an article about being resilient and this set you off? I just got done helping build a neighborhood community garden. I donated the tractor time, 3 yards of compost, $250 to go towards seedlings, dug all the garden beds, cleared another 1/3 acre for raised garden beds.

                  What did you do today to help your community?

                  Talk talk talk..... Just a bunch of online socialist Justice warrior drama from you.
                  How did you segue from your original "don't trust the gubmint" (because us Republicans broke it) topic to tooting your horn about some hobby project for trustafarians?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                    How did you segue from your original "don't trust the gubmint" (because us Republicans broke it) topic to tooting your horn about some hobby project for trustafarians?
                    Helping people in my community who need garden space is a good thing.

                    You are just a cancer of negativity eating your own soul alive.

                    I feel sorry for ya and hope you can find some happiness.
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                    Have a great day!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Meck77 View Post

                      Helping people in my community who need garden space is a good thing.

                      You are just a cancer of negativity eating your own soul alive.

                      I feel sorry for ya and hope you can find some happiness.
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                      Have a great day!
                      Calling an inept, totally unfit and corrupt president to account for the damage he's doing to America is "negativity?"

                      Only a sociopath with no conscience and no moral compass would claim such a thing.

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                      • #12
                        LA....

                        We don't see things the way they are.

                        We see things the way WE are.

                        Get your life in order buddy. You are losing it. You had plenty of time to get yourself, your family, life in order.

                        This Corona will pass and you will be angry at the next event in YOUR life.

                        It's foolish to put your happiness and failure of quality of life in the hands of one politician.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Meck77 View Post
                          LA....

                          We don't see things the way they are.

                          We see things the way WE are.
                          This would certainly explain your "born on third base and thinks he hit a triple" mindset.

                          Get your life in order buddy. You are losing it. You had plenty of time to get yourself, your family, life in order.

                          This Corona will pass and you will be angry at the next event in YOUR life.
                          Before the pandemic "passes," it will expose the moral bankruptcy of your "my individual rights always supersede the common good" ideology.

                          This will be quite the rude awakening for you, no doubt.

                          It's foolish to put your happiness and failure of quality of life in the hands of one politician.
                          We get it:

                          You prefer to live an unexamined life, and you only care about the damage inept oafs and career criminals like tRump and his GOP accomplices do to our country when the actions and omissions of the latter affect you personally.

                          You're genuinely baffled by those Americans who exhibit either a functioning moral compass or a social conscience, and you'll more than likely spend the rest of your days peering out from your cocoon of privilege and wondering why those folks won't just shut up and stop complaining.

                          It's foolish to put your happiness and failure of quality of life in the hands of one politician.
                          It's naive to think personal happiness and anger at injustice are somehow incompatible or mutually exclusive.

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                          • #14
                            Whine the day away.....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Meck77 View Post
                              Whine the day away.....
                              Says the guy who's spent the last 18 years whining about people using a politics forum to express political opinions.

                              Project the day away....

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