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Well, I chose not to participate in the National Day of Prayer; I am no more inclined to pray on said date than on any other day. If that makes me less of an American, so be it. I'll gladly accept a discount on my taxes by whatever percentage my refusal to participate diminishes my American-ness

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Jefferson, Prayer Days, and the Free Market of Religious Ideas

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 @Annabelle83   RE:  " whereas for me it was just a stage for moving on to bigger and better things."

 

I look at as just one more thing I had to endure and overcome in order to become successful.

2 years, 6 months ago on There’s Something Dead Sexy About a Geek

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Another reason why those of us who were unpopular in our early years grow up to become successful is the sheer necessity of it.  In my case, I  knew full well that I was an outcast, and that I wasn't going to make it on my good looks or charming disposition.  So I went out and used what little I had to work with, and parlayed it into a successful career, and it was only by so doing that I was able to get the good stuff that the popular types more or less assume will come their way.  

 

Sure, it is more pressure to put on yourself when you look at it that way, but no one ever got anywhere by being complacent.

2 years, 6 months ago on There’s Something Dead Sexy About a Geek

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