Originally Posted by Andy Bain
Other cool shit: this site. Its supportive, insightful etc but what I most like is that it can make me reassess long held beliefs on things, or rather assessments of things formed from my 20 or 30 year old self.
When it's at it's best it makes me reappraise things. Even a single comment can do that. Sometimes my opinion wont change, but a lot of times it does, simply because I've got more life experience now and can rejudge things that my 20 or 30 year old self couldn't or wouldn't.
This isnt a put down of being 20 or 30 BTW, more a recognition that I was blinkered or hampered then. And they say you get more set in your ways as you get older. I think Ive actually become more accepting of others opinions, or at least accepting of the fact that other peoples opinions may actually be valid.
I don't post anywhere else on the internet but from all I've gathered, this is one of the sanest most knowledgable, friendliest places to socialize.
And regarding the accepting others opinions thing....well, I feel like I kinda have to here. There's some actual real INTELLECTUALS posting around here (I'm certainly not including myself in that). The Baileys and the Jacknifejohnnys and the Mangys and Arjens and Singers etc etc are all obviously so much smarter than (me) the knuckleheads that I interact with in my day to day life that it astounds me. There's not a one of y'all I haven't learned something from. And believe me...I need all of it I can get haha. It's great to know people like y'all are out there because you run into so many awful folks you begin to wonder if that's all there is. It's certainly the majority.
Anyway....more Cool Shit: Real Friends
I loaned my blu ray of Christine to a friend out of town a few weeks ago. I don't loan my stuff out much but this guy's like a brother to me and I trust him with my life so...a blu ray is small potatoes.
Today I go to the post office and amongst my mail I have an Amazon package (wasn't expecting anything) and a letter from him. The Amazon package was a brand new Christine blu and the letter was explaining that my copy that I had loaned him apparently got stolen (among a bunch of their stuff too) by either some of her shady friends or his idiot brother....they haven't figured out who yet. The letter said that he shit when he went on Amazon and saw how much it cost. But he owed it to me, he felt and replaced it right away. He has no kids and is pretty well off...otherwise I wouldn't have let him pay over a $100 for a movie just to pay me back. I'd have felt like I was taking food out of his kids mouth(s). But since that's not the case, I was glad to have it replaced but even more glad to know that there's still folks like that out there..