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The same as always & everyday: Stay alive, make the best & most of the day as I possibly can under the situation I’m in, and be ever thankful for what I have rather than be childishly regretful for that which I wanted but didn’t get.
OH, one more thing: Prioritize….prioritize….prioritize.
> *Originally posted by **[karmakoolkid](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6685264):***
> The same as always & everyday…
.. try to conquer the world.
::Ahem:: In all seriousness, I plan to overwork, undersleep, and get moaned at a lot. Same as normal. Well, I don’t _plan_ to, but invariably it works out that way.
I’d like to tackle mocap, and see if it’s possible to translate motion from one user to another. Get a wheelchair user walking in virtual space. Then start adding feeling. I think the tech is about ripe now, to be able to give it a go.
Hmm my new years resolution is to learn and fully understand C# or C++ and create a simple game, something that has music, art and a basic plot to it. Also to work on a short story and hopefully make a short film of that with my friends this summer. I don’t know if these are resolutions or not but they are goals i want this year.
While I was surprised this thread wasn’t locked to begin with, and while it doesn’t seem to be generating much at all in the way of SERIOUS discussion….I can see some merit in knowing a little about what makes some of us “tick”.
HOWEVER, these last two posts are beginning to make a mockery of this. Rather than allow a thread to languish in such tripe, perhaps it should just be put out of it current misery?
But, in an attempt to steer it back to something worthwhile, I want to delve into what I see a “resolution” as being. It comes from [RESOLVE](http://www.freedictionary.org/?Query=resolve).
1.process of resolving: the process of resolving something such as a problem or dispute
**2.decision: a firm decision to do something
3.determination: firmness of mind or purpose**
This is why I say I “make” (as in try to fulfill my core resolve) a “resolution” every morning when I wake….just after I give thanks for another day above ground in which to have opportunity to do so.
So, for me…a resolution on Jan. 1 is little more than a very in depth look at my soul & its purpose and the resolve I should be making to accomplish it.
> *Originally posted by **[JaumeBG](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6700506):***
> My new year’s resolution is to become unashamed.Without wanting to seem to pry, Jaume….of what do ya speak? From what I’ve “seen” of ya….ya have little to ashamed of self.
I know that I, much like Michelle Obama, have AREAS regarding issues in America (and the world) do feel shame, remorse, etc. about “the way things are” and the hopeless feeling of impotency that looms around me.
> *Originally posted by **[karmakoolkid](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6700777):***
> and the hopeless feeling of impotency that looms around me.
Have you tried viagra & caffine for that, Karma?
What? You’re the one who is frequently using your manhood as an allegory. You mean you weren’t doing that this time?
> *Originally posted by **[JaumeBG](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6700506):***
> My new year’s resolution is to become unashamed.
Interesting. Unashamed of what? Disability?
My New Years resolutions:
Continue to lose weight (30 lbs so far). Want 50-70 off by the middle of the year.
Make some progress on bills paid—maybe second car paid off.
Guess that’s it for now.
Oh haha. I should have clarified, I guess. I mean it more in the way of not being as shy (although I’m not near as shy as I was a couple of years ago), being more open, and being somewhat fearless and living the _carpe diem_ mentality (to an extent). For example, asking women out without fearing rejection and if rejected acting stoic toward the rejection. Although I’ve already got one date for 2013, so I’m off to a good start!
And good luck with your weight loss, Twilight! What I do to get fit is go for a run every other day. Good luck to everyone else too!
> *Originally posted by **[vikaTae](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6700912):***
> > *Originally posted by **[karmakoolkid](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6700777):***
> > and the hopeless feeling of impotency that looms around me.
> Have you tried viagra & caffine for that, Karma?
LOL, oddly enough, at age (in March, 67)…ED hasn’t yet visited me. Nor did I EVER have the issue of: This has never happened before. If I were to be in bed w/ a gal, Spike likely “pointed” the way. 0¿~
But, as mass media adverstising is very expensive, I would assume there has to be a whooooole lot of ED out there (along w/ “male ego”) in order to support such adverstising as a part of overall sales.
I hope I never fall subject to ED… where on earth would I find two old-fashioned bath tubs to put outdoors, ;o) And, interestingly enough…I’m really saddened that (according to “hearsay”) that most “health” insurance companies w/ cover the expense of ED meds and won’t for BC pills.
As YOU are of the “British area”, ya probably can appreciate this joke I made (inspired by yer “jest”). _Yeah, I tried Viagra once. I got a pill from a friend. I thought I might acheive faster result if I opted for sublingual. But, all I got was A STIFF UPPER LIP_.
> What? You’re the one who is frequently using your manhood as an allegory. You mean you weren’t doing that this time?
I’m not quite sure whence springs this ‘allegory’ thing, but if it hails from my “support” of guns as weapons of self-defense (& of others of similar needs,,,perhaps a serverly injured animal…a dog hit by a car)…so be it. I well understand such “feelings” on the part of others. One thing I haven’t yet mentioned is that my being such a Duddly Doright, I tend to interject myself, typically merely my opinion, at sharply inapropriate social “behavior” to the “offender”. I find that weaponry “backup” ain’t any too bad of an idea. Sure, I could use physical force to punctuate my point. But, as previously stated, the mere sight of my HOLSTERED weapon tends to quell most hostility.
NOW, as for my feelings of impotency…I was going more for: the more I learn, the more I find that I don’t know. For me, this discovery seems to yield a death of the “invincibility-of-youth” and bring about the sharp realization that very little can be done about the issues that “upset” me the most. I do hope ppl here will realize that I’m NOT talking about being able to find a parking space extremely close to the door of the supermarket. But rather more along the lines of “much greater social issues”.
To use the parking space allegory to demonstrate my frustration at how abysmal ppl are at even the simplest of social task, such is something that I really don’t understand why ppl do this. I oft wonder if it is an “American thing”. Ya know, to be the the best at EVERYTHING…as jake-o assures us that Americans are….including finding that parking space closest to the door of the building. Even if this involves driving round-&-round numerous times until a close one opens up…so be it.
Meaning that usually they are constantly going in the lane closest to the door….where ALL OF THE PEDESTRIAN traffic is also crossing. I am still working on getting architects to utilize my much safer design for parking lots that greatly reduces injury to ppl due to drivers more intent on finding that parking space rather than the ppl walking in front of them.
For me, I prefer to park waaaaay out. This allows me several positive results. I pass these on to my forum-buddies for them to give consideration….call it just me channeling the “teacher” in me.
1) I can hit a parking spot and be in the store…likely much quicker than had I opted to drive round-&-round in effort to find an “optimum” spot.
2) I can “pull on through” to the second spot (there are usually two in a row of spaces) so I am headed OUT of the parking space. Backing up is one of the most dangerous low-speed forms of driving.
3) Were I to be close to the door and therefore need to back out (try finding a spot there that ya can pull through so ya don’t need to back out), I have a much greater risk of backing into the much denser human traffic going to-&-from the store beyond my spot. Some of this human traffic is very difficult to see….small children, ppl in wheelchairs, etc. I much prefer to walk a few more paces than to suffer the angst of the realization of this possibliity…let alone the horror of actually accomplishing it,,,all for the sake of being a “true competative American” & “saving” a few steps.
4) I consider it fine exercise. It gives me an opportunity to lend a hand should any along the way “need” it….an elderly puting groceries in the trunk of their car (taking their cart so they don’t have to take it to a “cart-corral” & back to their car…keeping them out of traffic),,,to say hi to ppl I know, etc. Yes, this extended walk puts me at a greater risk of being hit by drivers gawking around looking for that close-space rather than watching where they are going. But, I walk facing the traffic and this has the extra benifit of being able to see the driver of a vehicle wanting to back out so that I can acertain that they see me and won’t (hopefully) back into me.
5) I (if at a supermarket) can usually pick up a shopping TROLLY (lol) to use as an “attention-gitter” (ram it into a car about to hit a person) should my rather loud shout not succeed. I can’t tell ya the number of times my walk-from-out-there has afforded me the opportunity to prevent ppl or cars from being backed into…probably several hundred by this time in my life.
6) It gives me an opportunity to leave a note on the windshield of a car that I notice has a very low tire…looking at//checking tires is a must for a “country boy”. Yeah, why should I care? Well, my philosophy is: We are all in this thing together…maybe we should act like it more often.
OKAY, there will be a test on this tomarrow….I hope everyone took good notes, LOL
NOW, to be serious about this “impotency” thing. I’m more about the seemingly slowness of my “third eye” being opened….my pace towards being a fully self-actualizeing person…a more harmonious “peace” w/ yin-yang. Of course, learing patience is a part of understanding this path….of bringing into sharp RESOLUTION the concept of the totality of life.
So, ya see…MY concept of a “New Year’s resolution” is a daily quest to move ever closer to resolving the “mysteries of”: why am I here, what is it all about, what truly happens upon death.
my new years resolution is to remind people that relying on something either superstitious or completely arbitrary to trick themselves to have more discipline in some goal they want to achive is really rather silly.
oh, and to be less hypocritical.
> *Originally posted by **[JaumeBG](/forums/9/topics/317135?page=1#posts-6701780):***
> And good luck with your weight loss, Twilight! What I do to get fit is go for a run every other day. Good luck to everyone else too!
Um…I thought you were in a wheelchair? How does that work…