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What A Way To Start A Day – Don't Grow Up It's A Trap
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What A Way to Start A Day – Don\'t Grow Up It\'s A Trap

An early start this morning had me finish my emails long before normal, a hundred a day, keeps the Doctor away, don't know so much about that, but it sure keeps one busy. With all the articles read, photos looked at and comments left on them all, I was at a loss for what to do next. An article maybe? Blank mind I'm afraid. What of a photo blog then? No, not in the mood.

Lets have a look at Face Book, and see what's on others minds. Joy and elation, my son that lives six hundred kilometres away, a comment entered late last night. Our youngest Grand daughter, at nine months had started to walk, seven steps she had taken and then stopped, standing, and wondering why her parents were applauding. The comments of good wishes and wonderment at the early achievements of this girl, had me thinking. She has to have inherited some genes of mine, what else could be expected if she shows a certain advanced achievement.

It then struck me, I had no idea what the expected age is for walking, could I remember when my children started? I could not, but everyone else excited so why not I? Further down the FB page was a note from a good friend of mine, “Don't grow up it's a trap” how profound, how true, and I thought of this nine month old child, growing up so quick.

Don't grow up, it's a trap my child, stay young and let Mom and Dad have the worries, how I wished I was still of an age that my parents had to look after me. I reminisced of my young days, how long ago they seemed, the lack of worries and understanding of the “big man's world”, oh what good days they had been. Ping, the sound of my in-box, quick look, an article from Wayne, like his penmanship must take a read. A sportsman that's suspected of taking his own life. Damn, that's not good news.

The mind thoughts go to the whys, and the feelings for the family, confusion to what was behind it and the reasoning of the young man's mind. Why, why, why the mind screams out, surely some one could have helped, if he had only spoken, maybe a life could be saved. A shoe in to the Hall of Fame, expounded Wayne, this is such an honour I thought, what a crying shame.

Back to face book I went, hoping to forget, and what was the next thing that jumped out at me? Kyle, with the following entry, “Don’t fear the unknown, rather fear what will happen if you don’t discover the unknown. Make sense?” What a way to start the day, an article written in fifteen minutes, before I forget what I wanted to say, and a damn statement that is going to rattle around in my head for the rest of the day.


Street Talk

You are a character. I read your article for an example of being yourself, talking like you speak. It was the first article I hit on. Lucky me!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Jill, nice of you to read my article, I am going to follow you and hope to read your first article soon.

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  about 9 years ago

its good

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  about 9 years ago

Thank You

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  about 9 years ago

You had me smiling and shaking my head yes through the whole article.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Shawn enjoyed this one, one of those that wrote itself.

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  about 9 years ago
C4rmen  

Fantastic! We can learn so much from kids. Their determination and ability to shrug things off is very powerful. Best of luck with the launch of yr Boeing endeavour :p

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for the read and comment, enjoying the ride at the moment.

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  about 9 years ago

Wow, awesome article bro. Its almost like you read my mind. The last few days have been foggy. Getting close to the launch and the checklist is NOT getting any smaller, agendas that have to be addressed, and Becky killling herself transitioning from a brcik & mortar to an IM situation full time within 3 weeks. I normally dont watch much TV but do have my sports shows on both the radio and TV. Hadn't even cracked a one. Dont want to hear it. Took my time to transition and now back to it. The thing I look forward to the most is getting up and reading all the articles that posted overnight and putting one together. I am 27 articles down and dont like it at all!! It is a trap I tell you! Thanks for another wonderful read brother:)

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Wayne, will see you when I can and catch up on the goings on. My big work begins Monday and gives me just this week end to get over my Street Article addiction, my all day hobby so to speak. I am going from slowing to Boeing in one weekend. The instruction manuals and analytics documents for my computer program have to be written, and rewritten and rewritten until I have a professional document. At the same time I am testing modules, to ensure they work how I want them and give me the results as I want them, a very busy time. Street Articles will be my rest exercise for quick look ins, so enjoy and good luck with the new venture, will see you when I can.

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  about 9 years ago

I'm sure glad I'm not the only one who can't remember all the so called milestones. I think I was too busy earning a living to give it much thought. It is something to watch them once they decide to walk. They just go for it with no looking back.

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  about 9 years ago

Yes John, I thought mine started to walk at 2 and talk at 4, seem to be misinformed again. How are men meant to remember these things?

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  about 9 years ago

When my twins started crawling I said I would put my foot on their bum and push them back down. When they started walking I said I would leg rope them. I must admit I was trying to make my life easier but there's no stopping progress. When little ones are ready to see more of the world they'll be off and nothing can stop them! I've learnt that this sentiment is true at any age!

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  about 9 years ago

It came as surprise to me I thought mine only started walking at 2 years, Linda tells me I'm wrong they started at 1, just shows how much I remember or for that matter how long ago it was. My baby boy is now 35 years.

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  about 9 years ago
Joan S  

I agree, stay a kid. Think young forever! Growing up is a imposition on a young spirit. Love your article. I know someone right now who is in a deep depression. I think it's more chemical than emotional, but hell is hell. Feel concerned and helpless to pull him out, but watching carefully. Trying hard to influence and lead him to a healing path.

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  about 9 years ago

Keep at it Joan one has no idea what they are actually going through, and I think there is a fine line between moving either way. I'm going to be less on the SA for a while as I now have big work to do on our program all the manuals to be written, but I will pop in every moment I can. Thanks for the comments, always enjoyed them.

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  about 9 years ago
Golfspice  

Interesting thoughts and another well crafted article from you. Perhaps you have passed down your writing talent!

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Bud, she must have some of my genes.

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  about 9 years ago

What a great article Rob! Now I will have something to think of for the rest of the day. I have also read both Wayne' s and Kyle's sayings yesterday and was thinking about them and now you come to underline the important things in life.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Maria, there is so much that can get one started on an article on Face Book, quite enjoy it.

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  about 9 years ago
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