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What have you learned about yourself recently?

AmiSue 8 Mar 9
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That I really do like myself.

@AmiSue well there are things, but I like myself in spite of them

@AmiSue ahhhh. Thanks🙂

We like you too!

@Blindbird thanks!

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My trip to visit fellow member reminded me its okay to have boundaries. And book a round-trip ticket.

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That I have more strenght than I knew..

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I'm a kind, compassionate, loving person.

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That, even at 68 yrs old, I'm still a work in progress. I seem to relearn that almost daily.

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I am discovering, to my delight, that all the work I've done to come into my own is sticking. I am embarking on a new relationship but I still feel completely comfortable with my life and my friends and my self. It's a whole new world.

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After being a member of this site for a few months i realize i am not a typical atheist .

The feeling is mutual

I am curious to know in what way, if you care to share...

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Great question! I learned a valuable lesson this week to trust my gut. Pretty sure I narrowly avoided what could have been a dangerous relationship

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The ironic and annoying downside of me, an occasional winemaker and former aspiring mixologist, having shifted from daily wine or cocktails to once-every-couple-of-weeks social drinking is that I now have very little tolerance for alcohol.

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That nice people always get used/taken advantage of.

@MrLizard Yes.

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The arthritis in my lower back is worse than it used to be, and doing yard work knocks me on my ass for a good 48 hours. Nothing a bottle of vodka and a straight razor can't fix.

@Akfishlady Rolfing reminded me of being "pelfed", in the movie "Semi-Tough". I need to go to YouTube and watch some yoga tutorials.

@Akfishlady Yoga has helped my hip pain immensely

@KKGator there's a channel called yoga Vidya that I really like. The musics a tad grating but they do a good job of putting together routines.

@Blindbird Thanks!

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That I am not invulnerable, my sight, possibly hearing are failing, now I have shot my shoulders in the past 6 weeks. I have rarely been sick and never seriously injured in my life. not being able to swim properly or to surf at the moment is really quite schocking to me.

@AmiSue hmmm, not at all fun, was doing so well. Hope things improve for you

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I have learned to stop enabling my adult children to take advantage of me. I will hopefully be up and moving away and finally get a life of my own.

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That I spend entirely too much time on this site, and I need to go in search of a life.

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I am able to recognize bull crap a lot sooner than I used to when it comes to the opposite sex.

Awesome! I recently learned this about myself too and I am SO GLAD to have finally reached this point in my life. Genuinely happy for you!

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I still don't trust -- easily or quickly although I have trusted completely and was not disappointed. 🙂

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Once the anger is gone, so is my determination. I gotta stay pissed

twill Level 7 Mar 9, 2018
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This is hard to admit because I am still coming to terms with it and I haven't quite figured out my way forward. I have learned recently that just because I rarely experience jealousy in friendships/relationships let alone intense jealousy, and just because I work hard to keep jealous thoughts and feelings in check, it doesn't mean intense, not dangerous but definitely mind-boggling and painful jealousy can't occur inside me. Been struggling with some serious jealousy issues with regards to an important relationship in my life and keeping it in because I am really embarrassed about both the jealousy itself and the fact that I am a total NEWB at dealing with it. Ugh! It does feel a little better to get it out in view of others/out of my head. This particular emotional experience is throwing me for a massive loop.

@MrLizard: Thank you so much for saying that. I just moved Cities and dwellings, big transition, but now that I am a little more settled finding a new therapist or reconnecting with the therapist I was working with last year is a definite priority.

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I had no "family lore" of Irish heritage (English and Scotch and more, but not Irish); and though I have a bunch of very prominent Haudenosaunee ancestors, I did not seem to have any European ancestors of note. Then I found that I am a descendant of the Irish King Naill of the Nine Hostages, and and Brit King Eochaid. (This us not so surprising because both dudes "really got around"!)

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My female (gender mode) side seems stronger, probably because I recently doubled the amount of derris scandens herb I take. Evidence is that yesterday I suddenly bought a pair of loose Thai pants at the market, with bands of rainbow colors. Usually, I just wear black stretch pants I designed/made.

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That traveling for the right woman.... it is worth the trouble.

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I hate to be alone.

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I learned to be more patient with myself and others as we heal our literal and metaphorical brokenness together

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I have a great deal of self discipline. I've been training a coworker for several weeks now, and basically teaching the same procedures on a daily basis. I haven't lost my temper, sworn, or thrown anything yet. I have seriously considered updating my resume, just in case.

JimG Level 8 Mar 10, 2018
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I am evolving even more rapidly than originally thought. Well that is what the super hero living in my brain needing to be put in print would say anyway.

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