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InvisibleSwami
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Youth - don't waste it!
    #3998035 - 04/01/05 12:41 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

When I was a kid growing up in Massachusetts, my Dad, brother and I would go visit the Tiffany's about once a month for a nice evening of ping-pong and comraderie. The Tiffs were country boys and all fast livers. In my last meeting with them, Dwight was 18, my brother was 17, David was 16, I was 15, Donovan was 14 and Mark was 13. It was a good mix and we always had fun! The Tiffany's were all smokers and drinkers and all but Mark, bragged about how many girls they banged. I was jealous as I had made little progress in that department. The Tiffany boys all had that kind of James Dean recklessness and good looks. They were confident and cocky.

Fast forward 34 years. Dwight has had much of his throat and larynx removed. He was big on tobacco chew and had oral cancer. Mark, the youngest, is living on the street, And saddest of all, David and Donovan are both dead from alcohol abuse.

My brother has a wonderful family and is an elite runner despite a dangerous blood disorder and I feel that I am just coming into my prime as I approach my fifth decade and my boyhood friends are buried in the ground. Very sad. Luck or choices?

Sorry if this is too preachy for you, but don't waste your lives. You are NOT invincible and you will never be younger than you are today. I wish you all well and a safe journey.

Swami out.  :heart:


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Invisiblespudamore
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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3998071 - 04/01/05 12:47 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: spudamore]
    #3998095 - 04/01/05 12:52 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:handth:


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"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #3998166 - 04/01/05 01:12 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:heart:


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: the_phoenix]
    #3998176 - 04/01/05 01:15 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Good stuff, swami.


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3998539 - 04/01/05 03:54 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

welcome to life. it ends.


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Invisibleflowstone
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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3998555 - 04/01/05 04:05 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

you gotta know when to hold em and know when to fold em.


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: fearfect]
    #3998558 - 04/01/05 04:06 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

uphill...both ways....in the snow......with no shoes on.....


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3998560 - 04/01/05 04:08 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

for 10 miles.... at night.....


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: flowstone]
    #3998567 - 04/01/05 04:12 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

life is not measured in length


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3998574 - 04/01/05 04:15 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

man posts like this make me really really regret being in college


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"Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns - it calls me on and on across the universe" ~ John Lennon

"Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" ~The Grateful Dead

"Religionists, with their guaranteed eventual paradise, of which they know nothing, taking it all on 'faith,' can't be expected to understand or sympathize with those with a yen to storm the Gate of Heaven and see for themselves what all the praying's about!" ~Robert Hunter


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Help on the Way]
    #3998868 - 04/01/05 07:34 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

wrapped in silent elegance
beautifully broken down
as illusions burst
too late to learn from experience
too late to wonder how
to finish first

-Zero 7


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3999038 - 04/01/05 09:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

We come from THAT generation Swami.I too have been to many childhood friends funerals. Our generation lived fast and hard from Acid and tripping thru the cocaine dayz and nights and on we burned youth like it was rechargeable.I did enjoy my youth but not so much I joined those underground.Maybe that is the key enjoy it but don't destroy your future doing so. Cocaine came close to getting me as it was" a harmless stimulant less toxic than caffeine",technically true but in reality a lie :wink:.As I am entering MY fifth decade I am still pretty good considering all the crap my youth heaped on my carcass. To us children of the late sixties early seventies there was a definate survival of the fittest culture buried beneath the partying. WE SURVIVED! I take pleasure each day in that and I hope you do too Swami,kinda "there but for the grace of god go I" for some.I hope the wisdom of your post is not lost on the young who read it.
WR:wexican:


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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #3999112 - 04/01/05 10:10 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Very sad. Luck or choices?

Choices....    :heart:


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InvisibleSilversoul
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Re: Youth - don't waste it! [Re: Swami]
    #4002322 - 04/01/05 10:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah...  What would an old-timer like you know, anyway?  :blah:


*Disclaimer:  In case anyone didn't figure it out already, this post was meant to me sarcastic.


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