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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

My life before 18 was pretty much one tragedy after another, so I cannot point to one that changed my life.

But, when I was 18, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. That is the most profound, positive event to change my life.

I was addicted to many vices...except illegal drugs, because my brother was a dealer and I wanted nothing to do with that stuff, seeing how it destroyed his life, and by relation my whole family's lives. When I got saved, all of that changed. THe desires for those vices went away. COld turkey.

My life was on a positive trail at that point.

Fast forward 23 years. I was married, and was making a life for myself and my wife.

Until the night I woke to see her standing over me, ready to stab me to death. Do I need to say that changed my life?

First, my finances were destroyed. My reputation with friends was destroyed because who would believe that a woman would flip out and try to kill her husband?

My living situation changed. I went from nice house with niceties, to a one room apartment. That taught me the benefit of living a simplistic life, and not to get attached to 'things'.

I also sat down and learned how to interact with women, because I wanted someone in my life. Well, I learned to interact with women such that I now have enough women that I am never alone, unless I choose to be.

FInally, I learned that life is to be enjoyed in the moment, because we have no promise of a future, but at the same time, I set aside a portion of my income to pursue my dreams.

And, THAT is what I really needed to learn...pursue your dreams...don't let anyone stop you...and if they aren't along for the ride, they are welcome to get off the ride at any time, with no hard feelings from me, because the only one I will invest anything into is me.

View Postdepricated, on 27 January 2014 - 05:53 AM, said:


I'm 30 and still haven't fully solved this problem. fml
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I hope you get a handle on it soon, because in 30 years, it will go back to the way it was.
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:15 PM

It's all relative, really. When you're a kid, your life is constantly being changed because everything is new to you. I still believe that the most life-changing experiences I've had were as an adult, though. At age 20, detoxing from a long term drug habit WHILE in Infantry OSUT and the years that followed are what I believe changed me the most.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

Events that Occured before 10 that changed me:
I jumped off a 5' step and gained a concussion and Open Air Height Phobia at the age of 3.
Events That Occurred After 10 that changed me.
Got Reborn @26
Got Married @22
Had My first Kid @23
Had My Second Kid @25
Got a College Education @20
Had Sex @17
Puberty @13
Joined the Military @28
Went back to college @34
Grand Father died @13 (Dad's Side)
Grand Ma died @ 22 (Dad's Side)

I guess that is it, pretty sheltered life as far as events go, But events that lasted me occurred after 10.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

you graduated college at 20?
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 12 February 2014 - 04:53 PM, said:

you graduated college at 20?


Associates?
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:22 PM

Says got college education not graduated. Although, when my nephew graduated high school , because of his classes, he also received his associates and had his BA by the time he turned 19.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:36 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 12 February 2014 - 05:53 PM, said:

you graduated college at 20?



View Post_Gematria, on 12 February 2014 - 07:06 PM, said:

View Postsupersloth, on 12 February 2014 - 04:53 PM, said:

you graduated college at 20?


Associates?

Graduated with an associates in Computer Programming in March of 2000
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