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    That hits the mark for so many of us I'm sure....

    That hits the mark for so many of us I'm sure. There's daily stress (or lack thereof) in about all of the stuff you mention. I remember when I used to commute by car to work every day. Getting off...
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    Who's angry? It doesn't bother me as much as...

    Who's angry? It doesn't bother me as much as interests me. There's no good and bad here. But there is fit and not fit and the resulting impact on health and resilience. Physics dictates things like...
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    You're crazy if you think I hate this little boy!...

    You're crazy if you think I hate this little boy! He could use some better parenting maybe...
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    I was not trying to have a thread about this one...

    I was not trying to have a thread about this one little boy and whether he is or is not really a wimp. He's just an example to illustrate a point. He could have been a fictitional character. The...
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    He nor his mom climbed up the mountain. They rode...

    He nor his mom climbed up the mountain. They rode the skylift. Wimps.
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    I did not call the child a wimp and would not...

    I did not call the child a wimp and would not consider doing so. I refer to the child as a wimp. Big difference.
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    I disagree completely. People are naturally...

    I disagree completely. People are naturally seduced into believing such things because our brains are very crafty about being lazy/conserving energy. While that was a good instinct for millions of...
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    But you leave us all wondering which one you had?...

    But you leave us all wondering which one you had? Sunny side up? Barbecue?
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    Driving (presumably in client controlled comfort)...

    Driving (presumably in client controlled comfort) also decreases one's tolerance to heat. Riding daily in the heat I can see my own increased tolerance and by the time the summer sets in I'm cold at...
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    Can you say? Chicken and egg. The two phenomenon...

    Can you say? Chicken and egg. The two phenomenon encourage each other.
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    It's the by vs in that makes me saddest. Many of...

    It's the by vs in that makes me saddest. Many of those don't drive at least in part because it's dangerous - sometimes people don't trust their personal ability to drive safely. It's tragic when a...
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    The connection is that increase reliance on...

    The connection is that increase reliance on automobiles and air conditioners is turning the world into a bunch of fat wimps.
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    Yeah, my grand parents went thru the depression...

    Yeah, my grand parents went thru the depression and World War II. Back when our government asked for and got personal sacrifice instead of impacting only those registered in the military.
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    +1. I'm not a parent anymore. But it's not like I...

    +1. I'm not a parent anymore. But it's not like I don't get first hand exposure in public and thru my grand children and their friends. Differences in activity levels, and a resulting impact on...
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    That's inspiring to read for me. Pushups have...

    That's inspiring to read for me. Pushups have always been hard for me. I used to go for a certain number. But I followed no rule for myself on how long a rep lasts. I quickly saw that as not an...
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    I think Hoity Toity maybe hits the mark. Equal...

    I think Hoity Toity maybe hits the mark. Equal parts of proud and smug.
  17. Bicycle Checklist, Bicycle Touring Checklist,...

    Bicycle Checklist, Bicycle Touring Checklist, Bicycle Camping Checklist
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    Matchka, I can't believe you passed up an...

    Matchka, I can't believe you passed up an opportunity to put the word "Food" in front of your thread title. We could have had a thread called "Food desserts and the car free" running alongside "Food...
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    I moved a few months ago and one of the things...

    I moved a few months ago and one of the things that works out well here, is there's a Waffle House a short walk up the road. When my sweet tooth needs a fix I walk up and order a slice of "pecan pie...
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    Parents absorb fear from the mass media and spoon...

    Parents absorb fear from the mass media and spoon feed it to their children before they're old enough to talk. So by the time a child is potentially out and about in the world, they've usually been...
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    Lots of people are texting on the bus and playing...

    Lots of people are texting on the bus and playing solitaire. And for many people the device is in their hands, ready to rescue them from the sudden pressure to interact with another human.
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    YES!!! I had to participate and sometimes didn't...

    YES!!! I had to participate and sometimes didn't want to and thought the whole thing was dumb. But things like that are among a number of important character building activities full of important...
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    Maybe. But maybe we as a society are trying to...

    Maybe. But maybe we as a society are trying to make the world a little too safe.

    I had fun teenage years growing up at Savannah Beach, GA. Me and my friends had free reign of the island from one...
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    Yeah, it's amazing how fashion conscious the...

    Yeah, it's amazing how fashion conscious the young ones are now. I grew up in the sixties and neither me nor most of my friends gave a hoot what brand of shoes or pants or jacket they wore. All that...
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    Probably 90% black here. The population of...

    Probably 90% black here. The population of Atlanta is heavily black anyway but not as much as the bus. It's that way because the negros are usually lower income, and the bus riders are usually lower...
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