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#258169 - 10/26/08 08:28 PM .
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Edited by ttoon (11/16/08 10:56 AM)
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#258184 - 10/26/08 09:33 PM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: ttoon]
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I liked the story. Your sense of humor made the story all the more amusing.


I guess we all have callouses. Sometimes these choices that you speak of are hard because we are so used to making the old ones that we did in our past. Remember, as children, in certain circumstances we did not have a choice. We were told what to do, think, believe, and how to feel. Now its different. We are learning to make our own choices. Those that are good for us and not self destructive.

Well written story by the way.

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#258185 - 10/26/08 09:46 PM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: endlessjourney]
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#258216 - 10/27/08 12:41 AM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: ttoon]
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TToon,

Here is another story.

My brother Scott who is the middle child out of five never seem to have any fear or sense.
And he would do just about anything you asked him to do.
One night Scott,Guy,and I where in their room building a tent with a sheet from one of their bunk bed. We tucked the sheet under the top mattress and stretcked out it so that it was like net. We told Scott to climb up and jump into the sheet which would catch him. He climb up the bed and proceed to dive into the sheet. Whereupon him and the sheet fell to the floor where he struck his head on the desk and cut his scaple open.
Another time we were in the living room horsing around and we told him to climb up and dive off the table. Which he promptly did, landing on his head and once again cutting open his scaple.
Scott was always really good at anything he has ever tried to do because he never allowed fear to stop him from trying or trying again.
I have always admired that about him.

MIKE

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#258219 - 10/27/08 01:02 AM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: michael banks]
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Did you see that callous covering my belly on top of Pikes Peak in my "high-altitude driving" skit on the member art forum? I have been trying to lose that thing ever since I quit abusing coke almost 9 years ago, and I am still trying.

Yes, I do believe that you are right. That whole drained, unfeeling, lack of caring or empathy thing is one of the symptoms that eventually you will learn to conquer and someday reverse as you continue with your recovery.

Keep on trying, Dave,

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#258220 - 10/27/08 01:09 AM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: ttoon]
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Originally Posted By: ttoon
In conversation, with my therapist, I was reminded of how often in my adult life I am perceived as cold or unfeeling, simply because I have a high tolerance for Chaos.
How do you soften that skin though, after all of these years, lose the callus. If, of course, it is what you want to do because, recovery, to me, seems to be about choices. How I make them certainly, but too, Id like to feel as though more are available.


Dave,

That is a really neat short story and well told. With all those brothers it's easy to see where your tolerance of chaos comes from.

And you capped your story off with an application. Very good.

You would enjoy a book: The Problem of Pain By Brand and Yancey.


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#258248 - 10/27/08 07:22 AM Re: A story, on the public side...because I screwed up [Re: pufferfish]
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Edited by ttoon (11/16/08 10:55 AM)
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