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This is a question for those who have had strong feelings for another but could never get those ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
I've been there. Most of us have been there. I think we often fall in that trap when we think the other person will make us feel better about ourselves. If they only loved us back we would have more worth. Then when they don't love us back we feel we have no worth. I'll take it a step further and say if we did win over their hearts, it would only be a matter of time until our boosted self esteem went back down. I'm not an expert on love, but pretty sure authentic love is reciprocal, everything else is just an illusion, even if it feels so real.
What was the most expensive clothing item you owned and how much did it cost?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
A five hundred dollar suit my sister bought me for interviews after I graduated from college. The darn thing must have shrunk because it's too small now.
Custody hearing over atheism
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
I've heard of these cases before. We have a ways to go. Anyone who says atheists should keep their beliefs to themselves so as not to disturb others is being naive. Religion is not harmless
Still new to this site and couldnt help but notice how the people here represent a good cross ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Wisconsin represents! Yah der hay
If you are listening to the voices in your head.. Who's talking?? ?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
The devil
Can You Name One Politician Outside Of Your Own Party And Make A Positive Comment About This Person....
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
John McCaiin did vote for the terrible "tax reform" bill the GOPers pushed through
Risk everything to be happy my friends. The price is worth the reward.
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
"Most men live lifes of quiet desperation.". Thoreau
Well I'll be! Level 8 gets you a t-shirt!!! Thanks Admin!!!
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
I've heard at level ten you get a brand new car!
So I’ll just come out and say it, I just joined today and here’s why.. Live in Boca and just ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
I can do better. I'm packing and getting my cats together right now. We can stay where ever you and your family have room. I think I can get on my feet and move out within a few months. Boca Raton sounds good, and it's still freezing here in northern Wisconsin. I have to get out of this frozen hell hole!!
Can You Name One Politician Outside Of Your Own Party And Make A Positive Comment About This Person....
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
That's easy. I'm still a registered Democrat and Bernie Sanders is an Independent. I can go on all day about things I like about him. Otherwise, John Kasich was the nicest and most personable of the GOP clown car in their POTUS primaries. Didn't seem his policies necssarly alligned with that though.
I had a male boss about 20 years ago come in early most mornings to discuss our beliefs, he was a ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Yes, judging blocks understanding.
Is what you do professionally now, what you wanted to do when you were growing up? Is what you are ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
My mentor in life was my psychology teacher in high school. I would journal and he would comment on my writings. I would look forward to his responses. Sometimes we would talk after school. He got me started on meditation through visualization. I was a lost puppy in those days. I'm not sure I would have made it without him. Later in college I had a gentle soul I saw for counseling. He wasn't as big an influence but kept me going. These two men solidified my desire to be a therapist, so yes I'm doing what I've wanted to do since I was a teen. It is much more than just a job. Am I good at it? Depends who you ask. Hopefully I'm half as good as the gentlemen mentioned above.
... You're welcome!
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
You and me both. We need a handicap....and a cheeseburger
Is there such a thing as too much kindness?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Being kind does not mean being a doormat or just trying to get rid of guilt or discomfort
"The Kids Are Marching" (2/24/18 Kingston NY) | Lewis ... [youtube.com]
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Got to love Lewis Black. I give this a thousand likes
Guilt Trips
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
I'll let you know if I ever experience that guilt
Human struggle
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Good question but I have to think on that for a loooong time
I apparently am not able to do polls yet. Or at least haven’t figured out how to. So I’m curious...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Still a democratic socialist
Puppet molestation
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Or a very thorough prostate exam
Fear, is it a motivator in your life?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Fear is a strong and deeply ingrained motivator. However, unless you are in physical danger, I believe in the long run it is usually a harmful motivator.
Do you support Trump?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
He isn't my president. I will show him respect when he starts respecting this country and it's citizens. He lies to us all the time and has no concern for anyone or anything other than his big fragile ego.
What is the sweetest thing you can say to a woman? Or some of the best compliments that ladies love ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
After reading these comments I think I have it down. Compliment their brain, compliment their brain, ok.... "Wow, you have an enormous head. You must have a big brain in there.".
God vs santa clause?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I would just say when you get old and die santa comes and turns your lifeless corps into toys for little boys and girls.
Teachers + guns. I think it's a shit idea. What do you think?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I think this country is going crazy.
Some of my paintings that I am taking to hang at the Cobra today. The Cobra is not a gallery but it ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I'm no expert on art but damn, it looks good.
What is the end goal of human existence in your opinion?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Death?
I have been sort of estranged from my family for a while. The main reason is that they are Christain...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I suppose it would be a bad idea to just go along with it all, but then sign her birthday card, "from your agnostic/atheist son."
It's Long Been a Man's World. Can Women Save It? - TheHumanist.com
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
They couldn't do worse
Happiness
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Exercise and sometimes agnostic.com. And my kids can get me away from things I'm depressed about. Fishing used to be it but starting to get tired of it
My desire to travel is kicking in again. I would love to go somewhere by railroad. Suggestions? ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I don't know but if you find a way one can take a train from Central Wisconsin to Denver will you let me know? Have to take that trip with kids again this summer. I've taken it so many times. I'd like to do it by train sometime, and sleep in one of those sleeper cars, but can't find a way. I could even leave from southern Wisconsin.
The Ku Klux Klan is slowly rising again | New York Post
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I think the election of Obama probably had something to do with this. It's almost predictable that a backlash from the election of the first African-American President was going to occur. It brought an uneasiness to many white people. They denied the real reason it made them uneasy, and instead conjured up the idea that they were the ones being discriminated against. Also, us whites are on our way to no longer being the majority. The day of having privilege is coming to an end, also scary for many whites. I am not a religious or spiritual person, but it seems humanity is always faced with a choice of fear or love. Hate is just the byproduct of fear.
Reminder! It's Tournament Time! Fill out a March Madness bracket and join the Agnostics group....
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 12, 2018:
I couldn't get past the first two rounds. Couldn't get the next rounds to show up on my screen
Thought for Today OR if you want what you had back...but on that journey I laid a new course, took ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
And thus get out of the comfort zone
What's been occupying your free time lately?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Not sure. I just kind of piss it away.
Women, are we being too picky about the men we date?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Oh yah. One more thing. Better to be picky than get with someone in hopes of changing them. That rarely ends up well
Women, are we being too picky about the men we date?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Better to be picky now than break a heart later
Women, are we being too picky about the men we date?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Oh, this should be good
Does it bother anyone else when people thank a deity for their recovery over doctors? When something...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Like I've talked to with someone else on a different thread.. Can't wait until a coach or player starts cursing God after they lose a game. "We played hard but that son of a bitch, God, still willed us to lose. Screw you, God, and your illegitimate son, Jesus!"
What do you like most about yourself?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
My consistency to my values
Some people seek the truth. Some seek confirmation Some just seek recreation. Some are not in a ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
I like it
I have just joined this site...hello everyone. As I am at a Level 1, just what do the levels mean ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Just send me 500 dollars in cash or a money order. I will send you the details if you wish.
The psychological damage endured by America's youth is at times—irreversible. As parents, if you ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
As a parent, knowing parents do that to their kids, makes me sad and angry at the same time.
Is this a Dating Site, or another Facebook?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
It's like FB with more reason and less drama. People hook up on FB all the time. I know two couples who got divorced over FB romances, so I know it happens
Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? "In addition to these innate ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
So it was advantageous, in a survival of the fittest way, to be programmed to look for some human or non-human animal as the cause of events around us? God and angels have many human like qualities so they would fit into that "life form like" cause we are programmed to look for?
Do you want a: 1.peaceful, homebody relationship with someone, 2.a wild adventure companion,...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
#5.) I just want someone to take care of me :) Life is soooo hard:(
Should public nudity be legal?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Yes. Is the human body so disgusting we have to make laws to prevent it being seen? No wonder we have so many problems around sex in this world. That being said, it's too late for me. I'm not showing my naked ass in public.
If you could construct your own set of "Commandments" for humankind, what would they be?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Stop putting narcissistic assholes in charge.
How do men feel about females asking them out, or females making the first move?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Well it sounds very nice, but last time it happened one of her big old male friends was waiting around the corner. He bopped me on the noggin, knocked me out and took all my money. I hope they enjoyed that four dollars and thirty two cents.
Don't you want somebody to love??
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
I love my kids, my cats, my alcoholic best friend, and sometimes my sister and sometimes myself. A person has only so much love to spread cause it's like jelly on toast, if the breads too big the jelly is too thin. I'm not sure what the hell I'm talking about.
Why is it so difficult to connect?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
If you can find a support group, in addition to online groups, that might really help with the depression and feelings of isolation. I hope this place helps. Hang in there. Life changes.
How long has it been?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 11, 2018:
5 years. I don't think I'm up to such a thing again
Dining Out
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Have you ever had a vegan burger. Made from real vegans!
How about a member that's leaning more towards socialism against both of the 2 party establishment? ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I like Democratic Socialism. Capitalism is going to bring America down at this rate.
What would you ask for, if you knew the answer was yes?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 10, 2018:
To have the ability to know everything
How else do you break societal conventions, besides being agnostic? Examples: I eat only health ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I don't strive for power or material possessions. Oh, and sometimes I wear my shirt inside out, but that's by mistake.
At what age should a woman stop wearing short skirts?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Whatever age she lives to be
If you're not married, would you marry again? Never say never, of course. But at the moment I can't ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
If I ever decide to get married again, please shoot me in the head.
New Member here. I know this subject is probably brought up all the time, but here goes. How did/do ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Nice dress, honey. I'm an atheist.
Do you believe in an after life or does consciousness end when you die
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I'll let you know
What is one thing about your spouse or girl/boyfriend that is a source of pride?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
That she is invisible to everyone but me
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
"I see what you did" has fourteen letters.
Self Care
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I go to my alternate reality in my mind
Do you "collect" anything? What is it, and do you display your collection?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I used to display it, but I learned that human skulls make people feel uneasy.
Is anyone else dreading the end of daylight savings time? It seems to take me longer every year to ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I love it. It is a reminder that spring is here, baby!
What is your opinion on Wiccans?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I knew one! She did have special powers. She cast a spell on me and made me a sad, lonely and bitter man. It took over a month to break that spell.
Hi all, new here!
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Howdy
Toxic Masculinity, they don't learn it at home.
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
A combination of peer pressure, need to be accepted by them, and testerone
Would You Opt for Immortality? - Quillette
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Sometimes I think I would like to live forever, but other times I think, "oh hell no. I'm already getting tired."
What have you learned about yourself recently?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
That I really do like myself.
10 Rules of Life
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
True enough. Also better to not see life as worse than it is
Do you thinks symbols and words change meanings over time?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I have a newspaper clippings from 45 years ago. My friends and I were doing a bike ride to raise money for the local animal shelter. I am holding a sign that said, "We will ride 100 miles today to make the animals gay.". Yah I think the meaning of words change.
Drug rehabilitation and addicts
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Oh yah. I would test for methamphetamines
Drug rehabilitation and addicts
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I would guess it is something stronger, or could be he only uses pot and is coincidentally having a psychotic break that is not drug induced. However, years ago when I worked in community mental health, we tracked one guy's psychotic symptoms and it strongly correlated with his THC use. It's rare but possible. My brother had schizophrenia and there are lots of other mental health issues in my family...long story but I believe I reacted differently to marijuana than my buddies, so I stopped.
Getting Over Sugar Cravings
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I have a bad sweet addiction. I've gone spells of 2 to 4 weeks of giving it up. But always go back to it
Are You A Leader Or A Follower?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I have never been a leader, but I found I wasn't a good follower. Perhaps that is why I'm an independent contractor and keep a limited social circle
When I first realized I was an atheist and began talking about it on Facebook, Many religious ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I don't know why but I've been lucky. Nobody outwardly showed me hostility over it.
What decade of your life was the best so far and why? Teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I thought and thought about this.. They were all so different can't quite compare
What's up!
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Coolmaste (the cool in me recognizes the cool in you) a reference from your bio.
Possibly against my own better judgement, I'm going to broach a subject here that I've avoided ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Hey, if we all can't talk about things then problems are sure to follow. I respect your courage in asking questions and sticking your neck out, so to speak.
How can you explain dreams..?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
That's what I love about this site, of course the comments already addressed the question with intelligent responses. I also go with the theory that dreams are our brains processing events in our life. To add to it, there is a train of thought that sometimes we distort/change things in our dreams if we can't deal head on with what we are trying to process. For example, you might have a great fear of your boss, but instead of dreaming directly about her, they are represented/replaced by a pet in your dream. Also, and this is oversimplified and I don't think provable, we are processing events and moving them from short term memory to long term memory. Repetitive dreams and nightmares would thus be an indication that our brain is struggling to do that. Everyone who I have talked to in regards to struggling with a traumatic memory, have said that when they think of the event it is experienced as just happening, even if it happened decades ago. It's also true that sometimes our dreams are influenced by things around us.. dreaming that a fire alarm is going off in your house because your alarm clock has just gone off and is buzzing in your ear.
I'm deeply interested in how we can effectively change the minds of those who hold sharply ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
For a minority of people it is pissing in the wind. The good news is they are the minority. I believe the tide is changing. Opportunistic, unprincipled politicians just have to realize it is not in their interest to continue to be paid puppets for the NRA.
Are there more means of knowledge?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I believe in creativity, and I feel it has value. However, it is not knowledge nor truth.
Loneliness vs. being alone
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I think you are spot on. That's what I love about this site... Independent and good critical thinking
Free Will?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I don't know about free will but I did see Free Willie. It was kind of cheesy.
What are your deal breakers? Not like the major ones (dishonest, unfaithful, self obsessed, abusive)...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Obvious deal breakers include being a Trump supporter, or in this day and age even a Republican, and possibly even an establishment Democrat. Obviously being religious is a deal breaker. Their would have to be a physical attraction... They would have to accept me and my numerous quirks.. and my arrangement with my kids.... But luckily there are some strong positives to being single.
Ok, my ammosexuals post was below what I should be doing as host of this group, but damn it felt ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
People's life's are more important than the feelings of those advocating for no gun control....
What makes a relationship last?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
The high cost of divorce
What is everyone's favorite passtime?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Feeling sorry for myself, worrying and rehashing all the injustices life has bestowed upon me. :)
Have you ever pissed off your neighbors from being too loud?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
No but I've had neighbors who've pissed me off for being too loud
Co-worker
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
It's ok to like someone but really dislike some things about them. I don't see that as hypocritical. Unless it is you feel hypocritical for not telling her your true feelings in regards to her religion and judgementalism. I feel a little bit that way about a co-worker. We get along fine but he is really judgemental. I don't tell him that I think that. I mean how does one say that nicely? . However, more and more I gently disagree with him about those things.
When you discuss or argue about a topic, it could be anything, how important is it to you to "win" ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
It doesn't matter. I declare myself the winner no matter what.
Tough question here! Why are so many people absolutely certain the bible has NO truth in it if they ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Six years in a Catholic grade school let me know that it couldn't be that great of a read. There is some truth in a lot of books
I was reading an article in National Geographic that included facts about the Las Vegas shooting - ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
It's insanity to think assault rifles are not part of the problem. Well for some it is profits over people
For those who have tried the app, what do you think??
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I forgot my password. Can't seen to connect through FB with app
Who are your people?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
The introverts. But we never get together
I was offered a BIBLE !
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Take it into your hands and then yell, "It burns! It burns! What have you done to me!". Then drop it on the floor and frantically run out the door. You know? Just for levity. Or maybe not.
How are you handling your Facebook page?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Yah I did. I also post a lot of political stuff. At first I kept checking to see if my religious and or conservative FB friends had unfriended me. I was surprised how few did. A few would make comments on their disagreement with my posts, but finally I think they just stopped paying attention to my posts.
Have you seen this guy before? [facebook.com]
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Yah, I have seen a lot of his videos. He's funny and talented
Minimalism, environmentalism, consumerism, transcendentalism, Platonist, naturalist, romanticist or ...
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Just your run of the mill weirdo
If "the meaning of life is to make life meaningful," how are you making your life meaningful today?
Rudy1962 comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Eating pizza and watching basketball

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