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Blog entry by Chelios posted 05-08-2010 04:58 AM 2210 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I am getting wiser with age after all…a good friend of mine pointed out the difference between being smart and being wise.

I say this because I used to get upset (really more like pissed off) at some of the posts and ideas that didn’t click with me. This is not positive for this great site. It is easy to be blunt and create more reactions when you are sitting behind a monitor….here is a few samples

1. The Rockler Bench Cookies Challenge – I bashed this one- I apologize to Rockler and Martin. The challenge was a good idea and I shouldn’t have critiziced it negatively as a marketing move.
2. Steve’s video on safety is not first- Called him out on a couple of things- Sorry. (He did deserve a couple) hehe- Steve is great I hope he forgives me for that.
3. The 101 reasons why I can’t take a class with men- I won’t even mention it anymore
4. etc

You guys get the point….Today I decided that I will no longer participate in posts that get my worst side to show its face. From now on I will only talk woodworking and or other positive topics we can share. If a post comes around and it is inflamatory to me I will just let it go.

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 05:19 AM

Wussing out, huh?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 05:22 AM

Nope..grew smarter

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John Steffen

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#3 posted 05-08-2010 05:24 AM

Any move toward tolerance is a positive move from being unabashedly indignant. I would like to congratulate you on your newfound restraint.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 08:01 AM

It seems like you have chosen a zen path…I am sure the wise sharpening monks, from the secret monastery, hidden somewhere in Maine, would approve.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 08:28 AM

Life is too short to sweat the little stuff. If you cannot say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all. You will find that life is a lot less stressful now. Good for you.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 05-09-2010 04:56 AM

did you buy a pair of boxinggloves and a bag instead – you have to let the steam
come out from time to time LOL

thankĀ“s for the reminder


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#7 posted 05-09-2010 06:10 AM

Thanks guys. I learned I was heating up my own steam…I learned not to be stressed about stuff just like Tom says.

All the best

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#8 posted 05-09-2010 06:16 AM

Sounds good to me to be on the positive side of things.


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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 05-09-2010 06:07 PM

Good thinking and a smart decision.

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Tim Dahn

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#10 posted 05-09-2010 07:36 PM

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all life is too short to be anything but happy…

Not sure if this applies but it works for me.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 05-09-2010 08:50 PM

Patience with annoying posts and people probably suggest an increase with patience in woodworking as well, congratulations on the progress. Wisdom is always worth seeking.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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