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charredmonkeys

Latest Activity: Played AdVenture Capitalist (1 hour ago)

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  • Location

    Champaign, IL
  • Member Since

    Nov. 05, 2007
  • Age

    23

I have an indomitable spirit. Nothing gets me down. Perfect example: the other day, I got into a little fender bender. I was backing out of the driveway and smacked right into the paperboy. The car was badly dented. Now a lot of people would look at that dent and be upset. Not me. Because instead of focusing on how badly damaged my car was, all my attention went to that poor paperboy and how badly damaged he was. Compared to that boy, the damage to my car was nothing.

By concentrating on the positive (the minor damage to my automobile vs. that broken, crumpled boy), I ended up feeling much, much better. In fact, I felt so good that I didn’t give the incident another thought as I got back into my car and sped off to work. Later that day, when one of my coworkers asked about the damage to my car, I just smiled and said, “Oh that? That’s nothing. You should have seen the other guy!” Of course my coworker thought I was joking, and we had ourselves a good old-fashioned chuckle. You see how I used my personal tragedy to brighten somebody else’s day? That’s the hallmark of an indomitable spirit.

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