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You should really stop torturing yourself.

What do you mean?

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It's all the more reason to live everyday like it's your last.

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I wasn't just talking about cars...

I know what you were talking about.... there are too many things in the future to be worried about. You'll go crazy if you try and cover them all.

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I know what you were talking about.... there are too many things in the future to be worried about. You'll go crazy if you try and cover them all.

I just don't see anything headed in the right direction, nothing to be hopeful about.

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You should really stop torturing yourself.

+1

Camino, you can live in constant fear/anxiety of every little unknown on the planet, or you can realize that life is far too variable to predict every little uncertainty, and that being at peace with yourself is far more productive than being constantly vigilant and anxious over the rest of the world.

One path will lead to far greater happiness than the other, more torturing path. The choice really is yours to make.

"Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but in the end you won't get anywhere."

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Actually, "worried" and "anxious" don't really describe what I'm feeling.

More like "resigned".

And definitely "weary".

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The ancient Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12. More precisely - because the Maya, the people who dominated southern Mexico and parts of Central America from around 2000 BC until Spanish colonization in the 17th century, were phenomenally precise with their math and astronomical observations - it's the last calculated date of one of their interlocking calendars, the Long Count, which begins on Aug. 11, 3113 BC and ends 13 baktun later, on Dec. 21, 2012. (A baktun, one of many Mayan units of time measurement, is slightly longer than 394 years).

Perhaps GM in bankruptcy is a sign of the end times ... :scratchchin:

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I wasn't just talking about cars...

If you're talking about our society in general, we are headed for some pretty rough times if we don't pull our heads out of our asses. We've forsaken the vales this country was founded upon. Greed, selfishness, and laziness now govern our thoughts. We still cling to the belief that we're the greatest nation on this earth, yet we're not willing to do anything to back up that status with action because it involves getting up off the couch and possibly missing American Idol. Meanwhile, our enemies patiently observe from afar, laughing about how stupid we are while preparing the blow that will knock us off the mountain once and for all. And that's if said blow does not come from within.

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Resigned and weary people don't make threads beginning with "What if things don't get better?"

That's a worry, fed by anxiety.

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Actually Croc, it was just a question.

An aimless curiosity.

I wondered what sort of thoughts it might provoke.

Z: I agree.

But I am seeing it as even larger than that, global in scope.

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I'm sorry if you don't like the way things are going lately...really, I am.

But to be brutally honest...your endless doom and gloom threads around here are getting awfully old. I know I'm not the only one who feels that way.

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The ancient Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12. More precisely - because the Maya, the people who dominated southern Mexico and parts of Central America from around 2000 BC until Spanish colonization in the 17th century, were phenomenally precise with their math and astronomical observations - it's the last calculated date of one of their interlocking calendars, the Long Count, which begins on Aug. 11, 3113 BC and ends 13 baktun later, on Dec. 21, 2012. (A baktun, one of many Mayan units of time measurement, is slightly longer than 394 years).

The world isn't going to end in 2012.

People buy into this particular theory far too much. I think the reason why the Mayan calender stops on that date is simply because the Mayan people vanished before they could get around to completely calculating the next baktun, or age that started on Dec. 22, 2012.

We really don't know much about the Mayans and what we do know is very little. The rest is all theory, just like our posts.

And, in the end, no one knows when the world is going to end. I choose not to really worry about it so much. If it ends, it ends. I'm gone, your gone, the whole human race as a whole is gone. It's not like we all are getting on the boat alone without someone to keep us company.

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The world isn't going to end in 2012.

People buy into this particular theory far too much. I think the reason why the Mayan calender stops on that date is simply because the Mayan people vanished before they could get around to completely calculating the next baktun, or age that started on Dec. 22, 2012.

We really don't know much about the Mayans and what we do know is very little. The rest is all theory, just like our posts.

And, in the end, no one knows when the world is going to end. I choose not to really worry about it so much. If it ends, it ends. I'm gone, your gone, the whole human race as a whole is gone. It's not like we all are getting on the boat alone without someone to keep us company.

I don't think anywhere in my post did I say the Mayan calendar said the world was going to end, I simply said the Mayan calendar ends ...

However, GM in bankruptcy is another story altogether ... :yes:

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I don't think anywhere in my post did I say the Mayan calendar said the world was going to end, I simply said the Mayan calendar ends ...

True, you didn't.

It did inspire me to rant about it, however.

However, GM in bankruptcy is another story altogether ... :yes:

No argument there sir.

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I just don't see anything headed in the right direction, nothing to be hopeful about.

I am trying to focus less on the national or even global picture to an extent. I keep tabs on the local and state and important issuess, but what will be, will be. I am focusing more on my direct needs for the while. Upcoming house purchase, paying off the impala's loan, a serious relationship. i am going to put most of my energy into the community and to my family and to heck with everything else. isolationalism has perks and drawbacks, but on an individual's local level i think there is a need for it right now. once i get the house i am going to start searching for that next project. my great aunt has a 63 ss 327 4sp black on red original owner. there is a guy at my church with a 71-72 camaro in pieces maybe i can snag. there is even an orange 74 pontiac formula 400 tucked in the woods on the way to my girlfriends house. who knows what the future holds.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

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"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

I am by no means religious, but this is the mentality I try to live by.

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I'm sorry if you don't like the way things are going lately...really, I am.

But to be brutally honest...your endless doom and gloom threads around here are getting awfully old. I know I'm not the only one who feels that way.

+1

...and the fact that the doom and gloom threads are so frequent makes me doubt that you, Camino, are simply an idle thinker and not an anxious worrier.

I am trying to focus less on the national or even global picture to an extent. I keep tabs on the local and state and important issuess, but what will be, will be. I am focusing more on my direct needs for the while. Upcoming house purchase, paying off the impala's loan, a serious relationship. i am going to put most of my energy into the community and to my family and to heck with everything else. isolationalism has perks and drawbacks, but on an individual's local level i think there is a need for it right now. once i get the house i am going to start searching for that next project. my great aunt has a 63 ss 327 4sp black on red original owner. there is a guy at my church with a 71-72 camaro in pieces maybe i can snag. there is even an orange 74 pontiac formula 400 tucked in the woods on the way to my girlfriends house. who knows what the future holds.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

This is a post coming from a place of maturity and reason. Bravo!

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Yeah I'm more concerned with things I have some control over, such as self learning what Ineed to learn (that UMass Lowell didn't bother to teach) so I can apply for a higher paying design job. They are there, I just need to get a handle of a few programs that weren't taught and that are required for most of the jobs.

As for everything else, I just try to take it one day at a time and look and the bright side of things, and not let the negativity control my life. There's plenty to be concerned/depressed about, but I refuse to let it get to me. Because if I do, I'm admitting defeat.

So I spend time with my girlfriend, tinker with the cars, make new friends, get out and enjoy those rare days when its not raining, and stuff like that.

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Well Camino if you feel so strongly there are always organizations working to actually change stuff. You could join one of those.

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