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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    Yeah seems you are right, unfortunately seeing how many people do it, it is human nature.

    Unfortunately there's lots of bad things, like violence for example that are also part of human nature.
    Yes, humans are quite good at injecting negative energy into the world. That's why we all play ukuleles...to help balance things out by creating lots of positive energy. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    Yeah seems you are right, unfortunately seeing how many people do it, it is human nature.

    Unfortunately there's lots of bad things, like violence for example that are also part of human nature.
    Yes there is, and while playing the ukulele is a fun, and on the surface it appears to be just the most loving, non-judgemental, wholesome activity that there could be, we aren't going to impact human nature significantly enough to change it.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    [I]I am still waiting for my first ever Uke to get to me, it's supposed to be here on Monday, but may be delayed by a day or so, due to a mechanical failure (I guess the UPS truck broke down, lol). Anyways, I am bored, so time for an off-topic post.[/I

    Something that really annoys me is that whenever I bring up my Cigar and Pipe smoking hobby (tobacco only, no marijuana or other substances) or talk about all the fast food I like to eat, etc, etc I often get people telling me "you shouldn't smoke, it causes cancer, lung disease, etc" or "that food will give you a heart attack, high blood pressure, you're going to get diabetes" etc.

    What's annoying is that, I am about a month from being 25 years old, young, but plenty old enough to understand the effects of different food types, and of tobacco smoke. I don't need people telling me things which I have known for a decade, if not more, already.

    I am sure I can't be the only person who is annoyed by others telling people the obvious, especially if it's something that affects only them.

    You do not need to tell people things that literally everyone knows, it's not helpful, it's just annoying, as annoying as Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on your door.
    Not being funny but why post this on a Ukulele forum? There must be pipe smoking forums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loveiz View Post
    Not being funny but why post this on a Ukulele forum? There must be pipe smoking forums?
    Put this thread in your pipe and smoke it!

    With apologies to Rowan and Martin ~1968

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    Your remark of "why should people. be told to look both ways crossing a street" was on my mind on the way home from a gig today. Went past a school as it was getting out. Saw kids walking across the street without slowing down or even glancing to see if a car was coming. Later, after getting a coffee, saw some guy around 25 crossing the street without so much of a glance to see if it was safe. Being a small town and retired teacher at the school; I'm contacting the safety resource officer and mention he should step up the "look both ways before crossing the street" with the students and writing our small town paper. So if anything, your thread has made me more aware of the value looking both ways.

    BTW, congrats on the new uke. May you enjoy the fun of learning the instrument and welcome to the forum!

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    Thank you, still quite new.

    Yeah, kids do some really dumb sh*t. I Went to Wendy's in the spring for lunch, there were high school kids on their lunch break, and they were just running across the parking lot without looking without care, I had to make a sudden stop, because one literally bolted out a few feet in front of my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    Yes there is, and while playing the ukulele is a fun, and on the surface it appears to be just the most loving, non-judgemental, wholesome activity that there could be, we aren't going to impact human nature significantly enough to change it.
    Music is a powerful force. It can make you smile, laugh or cry; it can lift depression or ease anxiety. It can be a catalyst for creativity. It increases endorphins, which can bring temporarily relief from chronic pain. And, from personal experience, I know that when you learn to play an instrument, it can change your life. Ukulele players alone might not be able to significantly change human nature, but through the power of music, individual lives can be changed, either temporarily or permanently. Today’s world needs more music. If playing more ukuleles will get us there, then I’m all for it. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    I am still waiting for my first ever Uke to get to me, it's supposed to be here on Monday, but may be delayed by a day or so, due to a mechanical failure (I guess the UPS truck broke down, lol). Anyways, I am bored, so time for an off-topic post.
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    Something that really annoys me is that whenever I bring up my Cigar and Pipe smoking hobby (tobacco only, no marijuana or other substances) or talk about all the fast food I like to eat, etc, etc I often get people telling me "you shouldn't smoke, it causes cancer, lung disease, etc" or "that food will give you a heart attack, high blood pressure, you're going to get diabetes" etc.

    What's annoying is that, I am about a month from being 25 years old, young, but plenty old enough to understand the effects of different food types, and of tobacco smoke. I don't need people telling me things which I have known for a decade, if not more, already.

    I am sure I can't be the only person who is annoyed by others telling people the obvious, especially if it's something that affects only them.

    You do not need to tell people things that literally everyone knows, it's not helpful, it's just annoying, as annoying as Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on your door.
    I’ve been thinking about this for a day it too. Yes, it can be annoying when folk tell you things that are (what we perceive to be) common knowledge. To my mind there are two groups of people who give unwanted or unsolicited comment: those that want to help you and those that want to influence you.

    For those that want to help me and have my best interests at heart I am grateful if sometimes frustrated by repeat messages and poorly given messages. One can but be glad to be loved enough by those people that they would choose to spend their time and their efforts looking out for us - but smothering someone with love isn’t helpful.

    For those that want to influence me for their own purposes I would (mentally at least) suggest that they went away, such folk are generally best avoided but if you can’t do that then handle with caution.

    I won’t add to what’s already been suggested about smoking and care of one’s body. It easily gets to the point of preaching at people and however well intended that’s sometimes that’s still just not helpful.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 01-23-2020 at 04:53 AM.

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