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#2273 - 08/01/04 02:22 PM Re: Weak is not bad
yesac76 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
Marc,
I think admitting you need help or are weak takes alot of strength. I still have a hard time accepting help, and asking for it is like pulling teeth. But, I am human. I have weaknesses, I need other people. Hard to admit, but it's the very nature of us human beings.
Casey

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#2274 - 08/01/04 04:40 PM Re: Weak is not bad
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
It is hard to admit our own weakness, both to ourselves and others.

To ourselves it admits our frailities. We aren't as strong as we would like ourselves to be.

To admit them to others leaves us with a fear that they will exploit that weakness to hurt us.

On the other hand. Admitting our weakness to others can provide protection to that missing piece of the armour.

Take care,
Bill

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#2275 - 08/04/04 02:42 PM Re: Weak is not bad
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Registered: 06/18/03
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There is no courage without fear. I truly believe that. And I think there can be no strength without weakness. Because really, for someone such as yourself, such as other men here, strength is what you have. Strength is what you are. For someone as strong as you, 'normal' behavior feels weak. You are not weak. But even you were, you are right. Weak is not bad.

Take good care,
leosha

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#2276 - 08/05/04 09:50 AM Re: Weak is not bad
Aden Offline
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Sometimes admitting that I needed help is the only thing that has kept me alive. I hate it when that happens!

Aden


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#2277 - 08/05/04 10:13 AM Re: Weak is not bad
Dan88 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 247
Loc: DC
That's a great point, Marc. A good reminder for me. Thanks for sharing it. When I get into the deep weeds, it's usually because I'm too proud to ask for help.


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