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  1. Abiyah

    Abiyah <img src =/abiyah.gif>

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    . . . that all the best posts are the ones that agree
    with my ideas.
    . . . that the smartest people are those who agree
    with me.
    . . . that the nicest people are those who do not
    openly disagree with me.
    . . . that the best sermons are preached on my pet
    subjects, and the speakers always agree with me.
    . . . that I am far more animated and responsive on
    my pet subjects, but far less likely to respond to
    those which irritate me.
    . . . that the more I get to know people I once
    clashed with, the more likeable they become.
    . . . that if a person is truly abrasive, as I leearn
    about them, there is always a reason for their
    abrasiveness that touches my heart and makes
    me like them in spite of myself.
    . . . that the more I pray for someone, the more
    tollerable they become.

    8o)

    Quirky, aren't they -- those human beings.
     
  2. Thankful

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    Good post [​IMG]
     
  3. Abiyah

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  4. Wisdom Seeker

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    Very funny Abiyah. I personally identify with the last bit. Have I ever mentioned that most of my best friends started out in an adversarial role with me? I'm not kidding. That is if they can stick with it and get past the "getting to know you" phase.

    Laurenda ;)
     
  5. thetaterkid

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    There was a time when co-worker and I had a great deal of tension between us. We were on a training exercise that was physical anyways and all the tension came to a head. After a few choice words and a little light contact, we were called in to see our supervisor. He opened the floor for explanations. I started, he interrupted, we yelled a little and then both cracked a smile. I don't know what happened, but the tension seemed to be over.

    Our supervisor made us work together for a week or so. It was the beginning of a mutual understanding and a great friendship.
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    This is so true. If we look deep enough, we will always find that everyone has a broken heart over someONE or someTHING in their lives.

    Let's not forget, a lot of times, it is God who sends people into our lives to be like sandpaper and round off our rough edges. :D

    [​IMG]
    Sue
     
  7. Abiyah

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    How true! And how difficult it is to embrace such
    people, because it is too often to much work to
    see them from His perspective!
     
  8. Gina B

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    This is so true. A bad point I see in myself lately is my no longer taking the time to get to know people enough. I learned long ago that I could learn to love anyone once I got to know them because if you take the time to do that you understand them and understanding usually takes away any offense you may feel with someone else's behavior, or at least gives you bunches more tolerance. [​IMG]
    I think I actually take less liking to people who agree with me on everything because often you find out later they didn't really agree all the way, they were just being nice and I have more respect for honesty than for dishonesty, even if it's in the name of "peace".
    Unless you're talking about my weight or my looks. In that case lie all you want, I'll even encourage it. LOL
    Gina
     
  9. Wisdom Seeker

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    I , like Gina, have more respect for people who have their own minds and don't try to agree just to be polite. Sycophants irritate me. (well, that was brutally honest wasn't it?) I would rather someone either genuinely agree, or genuinely disagree than be false.

    editted for spelling ;)

    [ May 06, 2003, 02:51 PM: Message edited by: Wisdom Seeker ]
     
  10. Popeye

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    Good post Abiyah.
     
  11. Gib

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    My supervisor at work and I are the best of friends. We think alike in many ways. However, there are somethings in the realm of the church and worship where we disagree. We have had heated debates at work on various subjects that pertain to the Christian life. One co-worker made the comment that she thought we were best friends. I said we are. She said that she would never disagree with her best friend like that. I asked her why. She said that she would not want to offend her or lose her as a friend. I'd rather have someone shoot straight from the hip.
     
  12. Popeye

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    Yea, I can deal with anything as long as I can count on it being the truth.
     
  13. Abiyah

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    THank you, Popeye! 8o)
     
  14. dianetavegia

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    I have found that people on the internet message boards dislike me while people who know me in person REALLY like me. I have lots of friends.... I think I must not portray my true personality when I type??? [​IMG]

    Hmmmmmm..... BUT I have several online friends and hubby's who have come to stay with us and we've become even closer! Mary Ann from India, Dr. Rohit Johsis (Sunny) from India, Edna and Marvin from Alabama, Becky and Michael from California, Syd and Sue from Delaware....

    Diane
     
  15. Wisdom Seeker

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    Diane... I can't speak for anyone else here, but I like you a lot. But I can understand your feeling this way, I feel this way too.

    I personally think that in person, people can see the softness of our eyes, our gentle demeanor and our light hearted way of speaking to others...sure, we probably say much the same things as we say here...but people have less opportunity to guess what we mean by it in person.

    Laurenda ;)
     
  16. kandibear2801us

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    I agree with all ya'll

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