Kathleen

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By:  Kathleen  •  Vacations  •  4 weeks ago  •  42 comments

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If you had to pick something about yourself that you would like to improve or change what would it be? Not your physical looks, but in your personality.

Please, no politics or religion. Thank you. 

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Kathleen
PhD Principal
1  author  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

Something to think about...

Mine would be worrying too much.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Masters Quiet
1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kathleen @1    4 weeks ago

Probably my extreme cynicism courtesy of 20 years of government service.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
1.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1    4 weeks ago

That’s understandable.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Kathleen @1    4 weeks ago

That would be mine too. Less anxiety over things that never happen.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @1    4 weeks ago
Mine would be worrying too much.

I sometimes worry i don't worry enough, so i started worrying some more, but i wouldn't worry about it, cause then you might have to start worrying about how much and often you are or are not worrying about things, and truthfully, i worry i don't have the time to lie to myself about it, but hey, no worries mate, just check em' at the door....and try and sit, instead of worrying about lying, cause worrying never seems to have achieved much, so see no sense in worrying about it, by closing my eyes to that which could produce anxiety i've now produced blind worry so as it is now easier to not see as to what it is should actually be worthy of worrying me , cause sometimes it is difficult to see how we differentiate the 'real' worries from the artificially not real worries, so i started quitting worrying about all worries, and now I have nothing

to worry about.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.3.1  pat wilson  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.3    4 weeks ago

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Kathleen
PhD Principal
1.3.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.3    4 weeks ago

😆

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
2  r.t..b...    4 weeks ago

To one day quit procrastinating...

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...maybe tomorrow. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
2.1  Hallux  replied to  r.t..b... @2    4 weeks ago

... sounds like success.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
3  igknorantzrulz    4 weeks ago

Would like to be able to get along with family, as easy as i do about the entire rest of the world. Amazing how I can socialize and interact with so many different people, yet the ones who mean the most, are always the most difficult for me....as i crank me up some 'Incessant Mace' to ponder it all over.... 

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    4 weeks ago

I have a issue with that. It seems like it’s easier to talk to a stranger then your own family at times. I think there is too much emotion and it makes it much harder. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
4  Hallux    4 weeks ago

What if the night were not so dark and stormy …

So we rock we roll
We ramble and run

Some to hither and
Others to fun
And
So dear Jack with
White eye here
And black eye there
The quizzical brow
The muffled growl
Paws on nose
is pause to know
You laugh you tremble
You double be quick
Lickity split to find the trick
Ah, the trick
The trick the trick
Ah Jack! What’s the trick
What matters is
What matters not
Stop thinking dear Jack
It’s best be slick
To find the trick
So roll ramble rock and run
And clear as a bell
T’will all be fun
Run ramble rock and roll
And remember dear Jack
Anything good or bad
Is but a slight of hand
And life is too tizzy
When you’re too busy
Fretting for what comes next  

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Hallux @4    4 weeks ago

I like that..

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
4.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Kathleen @4.1    4 weeks ago

Jack was my 150lb Landseer ... at times he had writer's block.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
5  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     4 weeks ago

If you had to pick something about yourself that you would like to improve or change what would it be?

My perception of humanity. I see way too much personal irresponsibility and that has tainted me and my compassion has waned.  I long for the child I was.  

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
5.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @5    4 weeks ago

sounds irresponsible on your part, but hey, i hate responsibility.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
5.1.1  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  igknorantzrulz @5.1    4 weeks ago
i hate responsibility.

I hate all the laws we have trying to make humans responsible.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
5.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

seems irresponsible to me, but hey, nothing to worry about.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
5.1.3  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  igknorantzrulz @5.1.2    4 weeks ago
seems irresponsible to me, but hey, nothing to worry about.

No concern here either, irresponsibility sounding irresponsible to the irresponsible, makes plenty of since to me. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
5.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @5    4 weeks ago

I can relate to that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago
Hamlet:
Now whether it be
Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
Of thinking too precisely on th' event—

My ex-wife used to call me Hamlet because I spent too much time thinking before doing....

Maybe that's something that needs improving.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
6.1  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    4 weeks ago

I can see where that might be a hindrance, lol.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
6.2  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    4 weeks ago
because I spent too much time thnking

Yeah Buzz I was always told that I think too much too. My reply was and is I cant help it that's just the way my brain works.

and yes it is a hindrance at times but at times its a blessing as well.

I found it especially useful in planning what I am going to do (in detail) on jobs before I going to the job sites. Knowing what tools and material to bring and bringing it all. Over and over. many of my co workers did not. It worked to my advantage well. Regularly saving the company and myself time and money. 

I have learned to try not  to over plan though, I have many things to think about. 

too many....lol 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
6.2.1  pat wilson  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @6.2    4 weeks ago
I found it especially useful in planning what I am going to do (in detail) on jobs before I going to the job sites. Knowing what tools and material to bring and bringing it all.

Oh yes, definitely. I always mentally walk myself through my projects. Saves a lot of misery and aggravation.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
6.2.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @6.2.1    4 weeks ago

I do that too when I make crafts.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
6.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    4 weeks ago

That’s better then the other way around. 😀

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
6.4  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6    4 weeks ago

My husband does that; he overthinks everything and sometimes will never actually get to the doing part.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @6.4    4 weeks ago

You mean he spends a lot of time thinking about how to get out of doing?  LOL

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
6.4.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.4.1    3 weeks ago

No... he really does overthink the work that needs to be done. We have 3 teenagers that can perform the labor.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Junior Participates
7  Snuffy    4 weeks ago

I guess one thing would be my "need" to try new items.  I've managed to hold off on the big-ticket items,  still driving the same car I bought 8 years ago even though I've been sorely tempted to go write a check for a new truck.  But I really like to walk into the liquor store to see what's "new".  That's why I currently have 9 different bottles of scotch and 8 different bottles of bourbon at home.  My desire to try something new overrides my common sense at times. Having this many open bottles of liquor is bad because they tend to oxidize before I can drink them.  

oy, what a first world problem.   

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
7.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Snuffy @7    4 weeks ago

I think trying new things is a positive. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
Junior Participates
7.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Kathleen @7.1    4 weeks ago

Trying new things can be a positive.  In this case however it looks more like hording.  I mean, come on.  I will have all of 3 drinks a week..   so a bottle of bourbon can last me quite a while as it is. Why do I need so many different bottles?  And Scotch?  oy...  I did just finish a 25yo Highland Park single malt that was very very nice....

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
7.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Snuffy @7.1.1    4 weeks ago

You must like to collect them.... Just don't drink them all at once.. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Dragon
Freshman Silent
8  Dragon    4 weeks ago

Being too critical of myself. I can tolerate/forgive/accept flaws in other people, not in myself. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
8.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Dragon @8    4 weeks ago

At least your not selfish... : )

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
8.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Dragon @8    4 weeks ago

I can relate to that, a lot.

 
 
 
charger 383
PhD Quiet
9  charger 383    4 weeks ago

I would be a little more neat, but not too much

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
10  Hal A. Lujah    4 weeks ago

Cynicism.  I get it from my mom.  Any time growing up when I came to her with a grievance I had with someone else she would tell me why I’m wrong.  I hated that because nobody can be wrong that often.  At some point I realized that she just has cynicism ingrained in her soul, and as an adult I see it in me.  However, while my glass is perpetually half empty my wife’s is perpetually half full, so we make an excellent couple. She is the yin to my yang.  You’d thing a ballon and a pin wouldn’t pair well but somehow it works.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
10.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @10    4 weeks ago

It sounds like you have a good relationship and something really good comes out of some things in life at times. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
11  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    4 weeks ago

My need to solve problems for others. Sometimes people just don't want me to do that; sometimes it's just a person venting. I guess I get that from my dad and that's why I understand him so well. The last time I talked with him one on one, I prefaced what I said with, "I don't want you to fix anything or say anything to the other person. I'm simply going to explain my attitude and why you won't see my family as often," because I knew he would want to "fix it" or assume that I needed him to solve something.

The need to prove that I'm right. My husband is irked by this the most. I think I'm simply explaining how I know a piece of information or why I have researched the subject at one point or another, but he's said on several occasions, "You always have to be right. You can't just agree." I guess, I just assume that people want to know facts and learn something from a conversation. My husband has also said on several occasions [usually after having a few [10] beers], "I get so aggravated with you, because you know a lot of stuff and I know you're smarter than me. I just don't need you to prove it all the time." So, I've tried my damnedest to curb that behavior and remain silent.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
11.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @11    4 weeks ago

I think that is a good trait. Trying to help others. : )

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
11.1.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Kathleen @11.1    4 weeks ago

Not when it's not wanted. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

I've told my kids that they need to preface their vents / rants with, "Mom, I'm just venting."