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Old 04-09-2011, 11:27 AM
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Anvilhead on Potential

I dug this up because I was going to post it on another thread but then decided against, so I thought I'd stick it on a new thread before I close the tab down because it's too good to waste:

Originally Posted by anvilhead View Post
potential is a big fat cop out, IMHO. cuz what are we really saying...
ok so he's really a piece of garbage right now, but DANG gimme a couple of weeks and i bet he cleans up real good and then he'll be somewhat suitable. who are WE to determine anyone's else POTENTIAL? what is THAT anyways? do we really have some special all knowing powers that we see another's future, their destiny?

every body on the planet has POTENTIAL....we are not static beings, if nothing else we will at the very least grow older. it's rather conceited for us to nominate ourselves as their MUSE, their inspiration. for again that is us taking owner ship of another person's growth. we let ourselves believe they will change BECAUSE of us....and then we get to feel like heroes, demi-gods recreating people in our own likeness.

what a horrible demeaning thing to say to someone, it's like handing them a note that reads:

i really can't stand you much as your are, except on those few rare nice days. but you usually manage to end up ruining those too. however, because i am such a saint, i am willing to WAIT for you completely change everything about you that i find distasteful, and by the way here's the list of positive qualities that i've determined you MUST have inside you somewhere, for i swear i saw them once. now if you would please get busy, i'm only willing to wait half my life on you and i don't want to get so old i don't have enough speed to track down another subject.

-Love, Dr. Frankenstein.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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LOL! Perfect! I love it!
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:41 AM
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She cracks me up AND manages to nail it every single time. SR's biggest asset. I miss her when she takes a break.

I think a little bit of wee came out I was laughing so hard the first time I read "i don't want to get so old i don't have enough speed to track down another subject".

She's right, though, isn't she? Certainly was how it was for me, even if I didn't realise it at the time.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:35 PM
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LOLOL

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"baby, you can be my star,
maybe you can drive my car,
and maybe i'll love you!"


ah, if only they had listened to me, life would be perfect right?
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Love it and ooooh so true!
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Anvilhead,
You are awesome! That's exactly how it was for me. I swear this time around I picked the biggest "fixer upper ever"
What do we think that we're flipping a house? New show: "Flip this GUY!"
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:42 AM
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they'd all be rock stars
if only they'd have done what I said
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this should be a 'best' of SR stickie.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:08 PM
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I totally live this life in my head ... do we have the original post somewhere? Was wondering if people had some stories about how they stopped thinking this way ...
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:11 PM
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If you click the little blue arrow thingy in the quote, it should take you to the original thread it was quoted from....

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Fookin' brilliant, anvilhead!!
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