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#282122 - 08/29/06 08:38 AM 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger'
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
Surviving. The process of growth via experience...something that the martial arts excels at.

An interesting article about growth after experiencing natural disasters:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060829/ap_on_re_us/katrina_survey

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#282123 - 08/29/06 01:05 PM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: harlan]
Just1Mike Offline
No, the OTHER Mike

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 148
Loc: Louisiana, USA
harlan,

I stared at this post for quite some time. Wanting to respond, And many things come to mind but I don't know what to say. So I'll just say Thank You. Thank You for remembering.


Good Luck!
Mike.
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#282124 - 08/29/06 03:00 PM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: harlan]
Cord Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
I am always hopefull that any positive data/facts that come from such tragedy are true.

I am hesitant to play psychology 101 regarding such a recent and horrible event, but for those who came through it, maybe like survivors of illness and other, more individual tragedies, the change in perspective has lead them to appreciate every moment, and evaluate what is truly important to them. The calm after the storm, if you will.

My thoughts with all affected by Katrina. nice of your president to finally work out where it happened and pop in to say high
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#282125 - 08/30/06 01:22 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: Cord]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Don't mean to hijack a serious post, but seeing that you are brutally honest, my I ask why all hurricanes etc. have female names?
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#282126 - 08/30/06 01:47 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
Isn't it obvious?

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#282127 - 08/30/06 01:51 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: ButterflyPalm]
JoelM Offline
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We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#282128 - 08/30/06 01:55 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Ed_Morris Offline
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not since the 70's. since the 'sexual revolution' , they use male and female names.

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#282129 - 08/30/06 03:45 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Cord Offline
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Quote:

Don't mean to hijack a serious post, but seeing that you are brutally honest, my I ask why all hurricanes etc. have female names?




I used to wonder that, even though it has changed I do have a theory on it (no facts to back it up mind you- just an opinion)

Traditionaly, big storms, typhoons and things like that would have been encountered by more frequently, and affected more directly, those at sea. Maritime tradition is to give everything a female character- 'thar she blows!' ' she is the best ship I ever served on' etc. Stands to reason that tales of hurricanes and typhoons in distant lands would take on female names when recounted as stories for 'land lubbers'.
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#282130 - 09/03/06 08:21 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: Cord]
wristtwister Offline
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Registered: 02/14/06
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Loc: South Carolina
Cord,
I lived in New Orleans for 7 years and went through Hurricane Camille there. While it wasn't a direct hit on the city, it was more than enough to tell anyone with a lick of sense that they need to leave when there's an issue of a "direct hit". Don't blame the president if people are too stupid to leave, and then whine that they didn't get rescued fast enough.

The mindset around here seems to be "blame George Bush for everything wrong in life"... and damned if he didn't let a hurricane come ashore right in the middle of New Orleans. What an S.O.B...

As someone who worked in emergency management in New Orleans, I can promise you that the State government in Louisiana and the King of New Orleans were busy dividing up the blame long before the storm hit, and figuring out how to divide the spoils from it. Their emergency action plans have to be in place before our federal government can do anything... and both the governor and mayor sat on their butts and waited until water was up to the windows before doing anything... but I'm sure that was Bush's fault too...

If we're going to attribute the qualities of God and Satan to Bush, let's thank him that Ernesto just missed turning into a hurricane and missed our coast... I'm sure Bush could have made it much worse on us... since he's "creating hurricanes", etc.

Geesh....




Edited by wristtwister (09/03/06 08:25 AM)
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#282131 - 09/03/06 08:36 AM Re: 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger' [Re: wristtwister]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
I originally posted on the topic of strength through adversity. Please get back on topic or I will delete posts and/or close the thread.

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