Being concerned about public opinion can bring much grief and misery, and can

Donkey - This donkey won the race.
@barehugs (8985)
Canada
September 22, 2008 8:22pm CST
even shorten your life. So be yourself, stop worrying about everyone else's A$$, and you will be much happier and live longer. Here is a story that illustrates the point. A Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. He was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in another race and it won again. The local paper read: PASTOR'S A$$ OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered The Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S A$$. This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the Pastor to get Rid of the donkey. The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline The next day: NUN HAS BEST A$$ IN TOWN. The Bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so She sold it to a farmer for $10. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS A$$ FOR $10. This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back The donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER A$$ IS WILD AND FREE. The bishop had a heart attack and died!
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• Canada
23 Sep 08
Thanks for the laugh, barehugs. I needed it. Very funny and cute, too. But on a serious note, I do try to not stress about very much if I can get away with it. I now designate a certain time of day that is RELAX TIME. Farming has a way of using up all your time and not allowing you to relax at times. We do have those days, where we simpy must push through all day and get the job at hand finished. But on the other days, I make sure I have my RELAX time, too. And laughter is an important part of the relax time. So thanks for the laugh, eh?
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
Its been said (by a grade 3 student," The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on top and you sit on the bottom."
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@ramangill (1479)
• India
23 Sep 08
oh,,it was funny as hell, but you gave a very good message,stop worrying about someone's opinion. A very great philospher once said, "dont worry what others think about you,as they are busy worrying what you think about them" this quotation has changed me a lot. thanks.
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@ramangill (1479)
• India
25 Sep 08
sorru i didnt get you quotation,,, my english is bit weak, thanks
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I heard that joke before about the donkey & the pastor...Someone sent it to me ,and i thought it was cute..i really always do what i feel is right for me..If you start asking others what they think ,they all have a different opinion,and its not only stressful but can be very confusing..I usually do what makes me happy with what i feel is right for me..Stress can shorten your life for sure & i try to stay away fromit as far as possible..I use to care what others thought but i found out that you have to live with your decisions & you have to make yourself happy...
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
Even Jesus made himself happy - He tied his a$$ to a tree and walked 40 miles into the desert.
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@heaven11 (1159)
• United States
23 Sep 08
that was funny. i do not worry about what other people think i donot get caught up in that stuff thats not the life i want to live constantly lookng over my shoulder wondering if im being what people want me to be GOD made me to be me not what everyone else wanted the only time i worry about money is if i cant pay my bills
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@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ~ Mark Twain ~
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@irishmist (3819)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Oh my god that was to funny, I couldn't stop laughing! thanks for sharing, it made my day.
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@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
It made my day too. Thanks for your response!
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