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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


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Funny, the majority of responders didn't see it your way at all.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


 

 

Aaaaaand, posters wrote about exactly that - how they've lived their lives. No one, certainly not the OP, mentioned keeping score. I find it extremely strange that a poster would make that up as part of the OP's intent.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?

This has to be a perfect example of people responding to an OP and what they *think* the OP means, without having read anything but the OP, i.e. clueless to the thread. One of my forum peeves.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?

I read every post before expressing my feelings. I am not contradicting anyone and my opinion is not a serious un-lighthearted one. I deal with 20- somethings all the time who have had this concept drilled into them but they, like everyone, have no real knowledge of exactly what their potential is.

 

we all speak from our life experiences and perhaps mine is different. I was not commenting on anyone else's post although I read them all.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?

I honestly don't know.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@Noel7 wrote:

@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


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Funny, the majority of responders didn't see it your way at all.


I don't find that funny at all. I find it sad reading many of the responses. They respond to the ideas suggested by media. 

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?

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@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


@willdob3

How should the OP have been worded so it would convey the question I meant? 

 

I am interested in discussing what people think their lives have meant to them, and whether they might have more to learn, or perhaps more to accomplish, or whatever they might want to do so as to feel fulfilled and satisfied. 

 

It is not a question of a game, or keeping score, but only of feeling as if someone has lived a life of meaning and accomplishment.  The word "accomplishment" can mean whatever someone finds it important to mean.

 

It has nothing to do with being a "success" but only of doing that in a life that has meaning to the individual.

 

Games, on the other hand, are group events and "judged" by a group.  Life is individual.

 

Even your signature seems to reflect that:  Sorry, I thought it was your signature:  Live your life.  In any event, that's exactly what this is about.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@Moonchilde wrote:

@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


 

 

Aaaaaand, posters wrote about exactly that - how they've lived their lives. No one, certainly not the OP, mentioned keeping score. I find it extremely strange that a poster would make that up as part of the OP's intent.


It is in interpretation. Not anything I made up. Just as others responded as they understood the question. 

 

The question was not "how have you lived your life?" It was "have you lived up to your potential?" The question requests a judgement call.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@Moonchilde wrote:

This has to be a perfect example of people responding to an OP and what they *think* the OP means, without having read anything but the OP, i.e. clueless to the thread. One of my forum peeves.


Your post is a perfect example of someone assuming incorrectly that they know things they do not & could not know. But I realize you are an imperfect human and forgive you.

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Re: Have you lived up to your potential?


@willdob3 wrote:

@Noel7 wrote:

@willdob3 wrote:

I find the very idea of OP's question extremely strange. Life is not a game where one achieves a score and can be judged by it. I'm not sure where the idea originated but I don't think it is helpful.

 

Live your life. 


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Funny, the majority of responders didn't see it your way at all.


I don't find that funny at all. I find it sad reading many of the responses. They respond to the ideas suggested by media. 


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One person did and one agreed.  And the idea clearly had nothing to do with the question or responses.

 

If the mere idea of setting goals or fulfilling what you wanted in life bothers you so much, no one forced you to participate on this thread.