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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    Today's Thought for the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by AP News
    NEW YORK - In bleak nursing homes and vibrant college dorms, in crowded cities and spread-out suburbs, Americans confront an ailment with no single cause or cure.

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    Some call it social isolation or disconnectedness. Often, it's just plain loneliness.

    An age-old ailment, to be sure, and yet by various measures — census figures on one-person households, a new study documenting Americans' shrinking circle of intimate friends — it is worsening.

    It seems ironic, even to those who are affected. The nation has never been more populous, soon to reach the 300 million mark. And it has never been more connected — by phone, e-mail, instant message, text message, and on and on.

    Yet so many are alone in the crowd.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060805/.../lonely_nation
    Very eloquently put.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    You alone TG?
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    Why else do you think places like BF are so popular?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Because people are trying to connect with their world.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Because people are trying to connect with their world.

    Who are you, and what did you do with that hardboiled cynic from Texas????


    (who would have responded to that article with a resounding...)
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    thought of the day " Hello? suicide hot line, Please hold.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    thought of the day " Hello? suicide hot line, Please hold.."
    My favorite is Robin Willams' version: "Hello? Suicide Hotline: Life isn't for everybody!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    thought of the day " Hello? suicide hot line, Please hold.."
    that's not very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_fire_inside
    that's not very funny.
    No, but if you realize how bad that gov. institution is in need of reform, then you will see it as commentary on the ineffectiveness of gov. mental health institutions, not a dig at people who are in genuine need of help.

    Suicide Hotline SUCKS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_fire_inside
    that's not very funny.
    wasnt meant to be funny, but more echoing the thought texas had on so many people are truly alone and it was a moquery to our system. Certainly not poking fun at people who need to reach out to others in bad times.

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    I hope this isn't your way of making an indirect, desperate cry for help, TG. We're here for you.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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