I think most people have. What's important is that you learn from those mistakes and make reparations.
Streen wrote: I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. I regret the vast majority of the things I've done. I don't know if you can appreciate what that feels like, to look at your life and wish you could start over from the beginning and do everything different.
I don't follow... who's said that? Why would one's previous studies be irrelevant?
Streen wrote: It's been said that I have not had any new ideas in a long time, that my 20 years as a Jedi are irrelevant if I haven't done anything recent.
Uh...huh. Is this an apology or an advertisement?
Streen wrote: Well, that's why I'm posting this. It may not be clear at first what I've created, but those with patience will discover what it there.
I wonder, though... where did the first teachers come from?
OB1Shinobi wrote: you have to be a proper student before you can be a proper teacher; there are genuine experts in the world; you have to learn from them before you can claim to be one
Yoda: "Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try."
Mr. Miyagi: "Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, [makes squish gesture] get squish just like grape."
This statement on your website confuses me for several reasons:
1. If you're against the Jedi Religion, why are you posting this in a Church? I appreciate not everyone her is a follower of the 'religion' but surely you see my point?
2. You say your focusing on 'self-fulfilment and liberation of the mind', whilst perhaps not the ONLY things we focus on here, are they not still a large focus of what we do here? And if so, then what are you trying to offer that is different to what is offered here?
Some day you will see jeans with Instaed of pockets , bandanas , old ideas. Some clubs never go out as well as some ideas.you may see a few like yours ... Love it brother live it bro ! Do it ! Your life is in your very capable hands . As is our own, it's in our own hands if we want it. May the Loving Force we share keep you and may you find it where you seek it. My box is always open
Streen wrote: Okay, I'm obviously doing something wrong here, so if I were to turn over a new leaf, what would be my first step?
Streen, all I know about you is the ranting. Every time I've seen you post in the past it was a verbal diarrhea of attacks without discussion. For me when I see any of your accounts pop up on threads I think "Oh gods, what's he up to now?" and don't normally open the threads unless I'm bored and feel like watching some drama.
I was bored so here I am XD
Now, if you are sincere in wanting to be a part of the community, I also recommend putting input into the forums. Thing is, I have no idea who you are and I can be considered among the 'old timers' here now.
"He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know". Ya know?
"Actions speak louder than words" and all that, but the problem with the internet is there's no action, there's only words. We can only learn and instruct with words here. Words show us the shape of a person. And those words over time will build the reputation of that person. I'd hazard to say that when I choose to speak, most of the folks who've been around for a while will give weight to my words. Since I haven't been as active lately, the newcomers don't know me yet. Some people I'll take their words as law (so to speak), then there are other folks who when they speak, I disregard them. Both for the same reason. Their words over time have proven worthwhile (or not) to listen to.
So find a thread that's interesting to you, and add your thoughts and engage in discussion. Ask questions, involve yourself in chat. These are all ways we get to know you and how to build your reputation one way or the other if that is what you desire.
Is it an odd spelling of Jedi, or is it pronounced Geh-di, like the unholy offspring of giddy and yeti.
Streen. Stop being a "Leader" and go back to being a "Student"
Or get out.
I'm sure taken out of context, but it's all I've got - If the author is referring to TotJO as "The Religion" and feels that a good rebellion is in order...then gee whiz I want to live where they live, in must be a magical wonderland of freedom and expression if the most oppressive thing they can find to fight is TotJO.
Here, we are Gedi, rebels against the religion, focusing on self-fulfillment and the liberation of the mind.'
Who the hell are you to sit in judgment of the love affairs of Yeti?IT'
like the unholy offspring of giddy and yeti.
Damn, maybe they're right. Friggin prescriptive religions, telling me how to live.
Streen wrote: LOL "Baggage".... that's a word that doesn't come close to what I deal with.
I find it jarring that people who write "lol" are old enough to have baggage now. That is apropos of nothing, just fed up with those dang kids on kids on my lawn, etc etc.
It's not a competition and we don't know each other well enough for me to care much what your baggage is, but it's naive of you to imagine you're the first living creature with problems - That's not a throw away line(bee tee dubs), realising that might be a good step to communicating and bonding with your fellow humans.