Intimidation, I get quiet and respectful, in my little world, other than being in the nose of the trailer and the bull steps in blocking my exit, I am not intimidated much. Of course I am not in the middle of a street gang with my family. I tend to stay to myself or on my little farm (just ask Larry!!) rather than deal with people. Even though I am a teacher, I prefer my animals and alone time over group activities.
My dad traded horses alot, I was allowed around adults due to my ability and willingness to ride anything anyone said was remotely broke. My dad always said on the way home, "don't forget to separate the wheat from the chaff" meaning, pay attention when they are talking, but don't take all as fact, keep the important information, throw the rest away. I have used the philosophy of an old cowboy, Dale W., from out West. He always says, "if it ain't fatal, it's funny". How true, sometimes I made mountains out of molehills, spent more time apologizing than if I just shut up and did it. Wisdom comes to those who pay attention, not to old people, but people that pay attention, like Rich's daughter that paid attention and her experiences shaped her views.
Last edited by Jonathan Shively; 09-08-2011 at 03:54 PM.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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