It takes all kinds to make myLot work!

United States
January 15, 2016 12:47pm CST
If we all agreed with each other on every single discussion what a boring place this would be. We are individuals, we have our own way of doing things, our own beliefs and our own thoughts. We are allowed to express ourselves and sometime those expressions get loud and long. Hey, if you expose yourself (your feelings) in pubic you better be ready for the rebuttals. You also need to have a sense of humor. I say things that often get misinterpreted. I tend to use humor a lot and not everyone gets it. I'd rather laugh than cry, and so far no one here made me cry thank goodness! Close only counts in horseshoes. So carry on and do your thing and remember, it takes all kinds.
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@Mike197602 (13756)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 16
variety is the spice of life
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Yes it sure is!
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• United States
15 Jan 16
And here I thought it was cinnamon that was the spice of life.
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@boiboing (12827)
• Northampton, England
15 Jan 16
We have the freedom to write what we want to - and others have the freedom to disagree with it or even just ignore it.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Sometimes ignoring is the best option...it all depends.
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@owlwings (39388)
• Cambridge, England
15 Jan 16
I had to go and look up your last sentence but one because it stumped me. I couldn't decide from the context whether I should pronounce it 'cloze' or 'close'. It appears to be 'close' (as in 'near' or 'almost') and the full expression seems to be 'Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades' Does it come from the game of throwing horseshoes (at a post or onto a bed of clay), I wonder?
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Yes, close only counts in horseshoes...I don't play with hand-grenades! LOL!
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
Yes horseshoes is a north American game where you throw horseshoes at a post, rather like playing bowls with a horseshoe.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@pgiblett and only win if you get the horseshoe over the stake - close doesn't count.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
I choose to disagree with you here ... just because I am ornery.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Ha Ha - I got it!
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
15 Jan 16
@purplealabaster Oh my gravy, I came over here to escape you, and here you are
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@HomeBase What reason could you possibly have for wanting to avoid me?! Besides, it is futile to try to avoid me, because I am just like the flu ... highly contagious and something that nobody ever wants but yet it keeps coming back year after year.
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@amadeo (67700)
• United States
15 Jan 16
People are very careful what they say.You cannot blame them. I do.Do not want to offend anyone.Religion is one of the biggest one along with gay and gay marriages. Yes,one have to be careful.I try not to offend anyone.No need to.I am perfect
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• United States
15 Jan 16
I avoid politics, religion and vegan food.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
@amadeo Sure you are perfect.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
15 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill The big 3
@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
15 Jan 16
Yes we find all kind of people and all kind of discussions.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Variety is good.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I also think we can learn from people in far away lands, as they can learn from us.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@pgiblett definitely - I know know what boxing day is and many other things that I didn't know that I didn't know.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jan 16
That is very true, this world would be very boring if we all thought the same things! I'm glad we have differences. It makes things interesting.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
It certainly does and as long as we are civil to each other all's well.
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@marlina (74869)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill You are right, every opinion is interesting to read and as far as responding, we can even if we don't agree with the writer, as long as we keep it civil.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@marlina Exactly, plus - as my mother (and many other mothers) used to say, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything.
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@jaboUK (54492)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 16
You are absolutely right, we are all individuals and we aren't going to agree on everything. But rudeness is never excusable.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
Rudeness or name calling, no no no.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill nopers. Try to keep it respectful.
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@GardenGerty (100380)
• United States
15 Jan 16
It does take all kinds. And sometimes things get "lost in translation". Even when you speak the same language. Since we do not have the benefit of facial expression or tone of voice, it gets to be difficult.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
You're right, facial expressions and body movements all add or take away from understanding.
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@sharon6345 (130832)
• United States
15 Jan 16
I like this point of view very much. You are right on...
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Thank you, I appreciate that.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 16
yes l ets all do our own things and love the diffrences.viva la differance lol l l
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• United States
15 Jan 16
That's it Patsie - LOL!
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
15 Jan 16
Like my mother says, "It takes all types to make a world." myLot is it's own little world of sorts, so of course different opinions will abound, and that's fine... just as long as everybody agrees with ME
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• United States
16 Jan 16
OK, I agree with you! LOL!
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• United States
16 Jan 16
When I read your comment, the song "All Kinds of Kinds" by Miranda Lambert popped into my head.
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
17 Jan 16
@purplealabaster Never heard of this song, but perhaps you have inspired me to look it up on the Internet, then again, maybe I won't... just to prove that you're not the only ornery person around here
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill ah what a refreshing post. It is nice to know that you feel people can be different, yet coexist on myLot.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I would like to think a small group should be able to co-exist,,,,not that it will always happen.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill it's nice to think about and hope for.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@HanVanMeegerin Or dream about.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
15 Jan 16
Yeah you have this one right. I guess if you carry your feeling on the surface you'll be in for a little hurt by some comments. If you carry your feelings deep then they just roll right off and you move on. Laugh it off, fight, cry, or take it because that is how a discussion site is.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I wouldn't waste time crying. I would cry over my dog, but not over this site.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I had a feeling you'd say that.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@poehere There are things that rate higher than other things and this site isn't at the top of the list and it shouldn't be. Our lives and the people (and pets) and friends - those are the top of the list.
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@softbabe44 (5901)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 Jan 16
I sure understand saying things that get misinterpreted not such great things to be proud of
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Sometime people don't state things clearly, although they think they do.
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• Vancouver, Washington
16 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill That can really be the case.
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@DanciaKS (191)
15 Jan 16
True not to offend but people need to lighten up in general
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Yes, lighten up is a good way to put it.
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@DanciaKS (191)
16 Jan 16
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• United States
15 Jan 16
I always try to apply humor in most situations. It eases the tension and helps people to relax.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I do that too, but sometimes it's not understand completely.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is true!
@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Jan 16
Right on, Abby.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Thank you and thanks for stopping by.
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill My pleasure Abby. You're welcome anytime.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
16 Jan 16
Rebuttals won't hurt anyway. It is not as if rebuttals can make us lose our home or job or happiness or money. It is just a matter of accepting that others have a different viewpoint.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Absolutely, well said.
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 Jan 16
Yes! Yes! Everybody is on here to discuss issues and have fun. Drama-free fun.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Drama free zone - that's us! LOL!
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