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Old man changed my life - random encounter

 
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Old man changed my life - random encounter
An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
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You're family and friends are humans.



Humans suck.





You're probably wasting your life even knowing them.




Maybe your wasting theirs.
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Try being adopted and find out the loyalty's in your immediate family as you all age . THERE IS NONE TO YOU !

I've been shoved out. I do not expect to be receiving any legacy from my surviving father . My 2 siblings are garbage !

My extended Aunts and Uncles and cousins have never reached out to me either .

It's like being orphaned twice . At least my wife is a witness .
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You're family and friends are humans.



Humans suck.





You're probably wasting your life even knowing them.




Maybe your wasting theirs.
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You’re a human thus you suck.
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..

Old man, look at my life.”






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Re: Old man changed my life - random encounter
trust is akin to acting like you know when you don't.

that's the very essence of trust.

there are people you trust and people you don't.

trust isn't something that should be given freely but earnt.

sure, someone can break your trust, but that's a gamble most people are willing to take.

discernment is what's needed, in who to trust and who not to.

if you can't trust people you should, then it's an unfortunate situation.
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You're family and friends are humans.



Humans suck.





You're probably wasting your life even knowing them.




Maybe your wasting theirs.
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And if Humans suck, what are you?
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If you Stand for nothing you'll fall for anything.
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Oh, and Old Men change the lives of a lot of small children unfortunately.
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Try being adopted and find out the loyalty's in your immediate family as you all age . THERE IS NONE TO YOU !

I've been shoved out. I do not expect to be receiving any legacy from my surviving father . My 2 siblings are garbage !

My extended Aunts and Uncles and cousins have never reached out to me either .

It's like being orphaned twice . At least my wife is a witness .
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731574


Same here, minus the wife.

But stay strong, because we do have God.
No one else can understand.
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Try being adopted and find out the loyalty's in your immediate family as you all age . THERE IS NONE TO YOU !

I've been shoved out. I do not expect to be receiving any legacy from my surviving father . My 2 siblings are garbage !

My extended Aunts and Uncles and cousins have never reached out to me either .

It's like being orphaned twice . At least my wife is a witness .
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731574


Friend, truer words were never spoken. It's a form of slavery with mind fuckery. You were supposed to be more grateful, to boot.Thank the Lord for your wife. Wishing you the best. You'll make a great parent.
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Re: Old man changed my life - random encounter
An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


My uncle trusted no one. He designed little tests to see if he could trust you like asking you to get something from his vehicle for him and he leave an exact amount of a pile of change sitting in a container and he’d count it later to see if you stole. He tested his wife and his own kids and he died a lonely old man as his wife left him after almost 40 years, his kids blocked him, his siblings also blocked him. I was the only one who would still visit him as he was family and I felt sorry for him. It was painful to watch the trust no one Attitude play out and it destroyed any meaningful life and brought misery.
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Try being adopted and find out the loyalty's in your immediate family as you all age . THERE IS NONE TO YOU !

I've been shoved out. I do not expect to be receiving any legacy from my surviving father . My 2 siblings are garbage !

My extended Aunts and Uncles and cousins have never reached out to me either .

It's like being orphaned twice . At least my wife is a witness .
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731574


Friend, truer words were never spoken. It's a form of slavery with mind fuckery. You were supposed to be more grateful, to boot.Thank the Lord for your wife. Wishing you the best. You'll make a great parent.
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I have 4 kids and a child I paid on that I have met and talk to .

I have raised them to be a TIGHT Family unit . I have showed them every trapping that ruined years of my life and finances . Even my casual drug use was all exposed to them when they were old enough to get it . They all rarely drink and none are pot heads or even touch weed .

They have all done great . On the other hand my life was ruined by my asshole adopted parents whom were a road map to destruction . Thier idea of raising kids was FUBAR .

I've met all the old neighbors and everyone told me they moved away because of my family , specifically my neurotic Screaming mother !

I've met my Birth mother . just another narcissist who wanted to know what happened to me for her own mid life crisis . And my 1/2 siblings from her are libtards .

I moved 800 miles from all hometown friendships and family with my Wife and 3 kids . It was the only way too sanity for me . Toxic people can fuck your life path all up !

I warned my kids of all the traps and they LOVE ME for it even more ! They can spot a train wreck miles away when i was inviting them into my home at their age .

Thanks for the comforting comments !
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Re: Old man changed my life - random encounter
An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


Gee, what advice. Forsake your friends and family.
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You're family and friends are humans.



Humans suck.





You're probably wasting your life even knowing them.




Maybe your wasting theirs.
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And if Humans suck, what are you?
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By golly, I think we have a Misanthrope in our midst. It's the only thing that makes sense. I will add, it takes one to know one.
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You're family and friends are humans.



Humans suck.





You're probably wasting your life even knowing them.




Maybe your wasting theirs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


And if Humans suck, what are you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 84181513


By golly, I think we have a Misanthrope in our midst. It's the only thing that makes sense. I will add, it takes one to know one.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86539287


Point is there is moments in life where decisions must be made and odds are your current family and friends are in general pieces of shit. Well meaning, but will meaning pieces of shit, and if you want to do what is best you shouldn't default to this notion family and friends actually give a shit about you, they don't, they likely don't even know you, and especially if your trying to change who you are family and friends will absolutely hold you back. You'll know if somebody is genuinely evolved and cares about YOU. But 99.99% of people only know you through their vision of you, which is a selfish placement of you in THEIR world. More people get screwed by family and friends then those that suffer from cutting them off. And it's not about being mean or malicious. It's just putting people around in the proper context. Most people don't put it together that family and friends aren't looking after you because it's impossible, they're looking out for themselves. So be careful. Most people are pieces of shit and it's incredibly hard for you to stop being a piece of shit and change if your constantly making decision around other pieces of shit
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Re: Old man changed my life - random encounter
An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


I have no idea what you read and I read your first paragraph three times and it doesn't make sense.
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Old man is right
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If you're happy and you're family is happy and everything is good. No worries. But if you're not happy and you're struggling it's worth knowing this wisdom. Environment is greater than discipline. You can't change through discipline if you're environment is shit. You just can't. First stage of discipline is making a world to thrive. Look at everything carefully
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An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


please stfu
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EXACTLY my experience so far, over half a century. I believe my true family waits for me in heaven. I still have a few family members out of about thirty who I believe have the best of intentions. It's not all bad. But it does surprise me how many have fallen away.
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Re: Old man changed my life - random encounter
An old man appeared out of nowhere one day on my service route. He began talking essentially this me without a shadow of a doubt 'do not trust your family' 'everybody is a piece of shit and will turn on you, but waste your youth on people'




Blew my fucking mind cause I was battling that general question my whole life.




Saved me so much grief
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86480775


My uncle trusted no one. He designed little tests to see if he could trust you like asking you to get something from his vehicle for him and he leave an exact amount of a pile of change sitting in a container and he’d count it later to see if you stole. He tested his wife and his own kids and he died a lonely old man as his wife left him after almost 40 years, his kids blocked him, his siblings also blocked him. I was the only one who would still visit him as he was family and I felt sorry for him. It was painful to watch the trust no one Attitude play out and it destroyed any meaningful life and brought misery.
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So they all stole from him?
What's wrong with a little test? It will tell me that if you will steal $2.35 from my car, you will certainly steal $250.00 should the opportunity arise. Or $500.00.
I'm like your uncle, I don't like people without integrity and honesty.
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We come into this world alone, and we go out of it alone as well… if, in the interim, we find one person who is a true friend, we’ve won the game. For me, that one person’s my wife. As far as external friends outside my marriage, they all have, at one point or another, turned out to be major disappointments, but that’s because as the old man told OP, most people are pieces of shit and operate from naked self-interest. They don’t care about you, they care about what you can do for them.

My wife and I are not shit people, and we were burned so many times when we were young by people we initially thought were like us but were garbage, so now it’s just she and I, everyone else can go hang.
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bump
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Justin Martyr, that you?

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[EXCERPT]

Some time afterwards, he chanced upon an old man, possibly a Syrian Christian,[17] in the vicinity of the seashore, who engaged him in a dialogue about God and spoke of the testimony of the prophets as being more reliable than the reasoning of philosophers.

There existed, long before this time, certain men more ancient than all those who are esteemed philosophers, both righteous and beloved by God, who spoke by the Divine Spirit, and foretold events which would take place, and which are now taking place. They are called prophets. These alone both saw and announced the truth to men, neither reverencing nor fearing any man, not influenced by a desire for glory, but speaking those things alone which they saw and which they heard, being filled with the Holy Spirit. Their writings are still extant, and he who has read them is very much helped in his knowledge of the beginning and end of things, and of those matters which the philosopher ought to know, provided he has believed them. For they did not use demonstration in their treatises, seeing that they were witnesses to the truth above all demonstration, and worthy of belief; and those events which have happened, and those which are happening, compel you to assent to the utterances made by them, although, indeed, they were entitled to credit on account of the miracles which they performed, since they both glorified the Creator, the God and Father of all things, and proclaimed His Son, the Christ [sent] by Him: which, indeed, the false prophets, who are filled with the lying unclean spirit, neither have done nor do, but venture to work certain wonderful deeds for the purpose of astonishing men, and glorify the spirits and demons of error. But pray that, above all things, the gates of light may be opened to you; for these things cannot be perceived or understood by all, but only by the man to whom God and His Christ have imparted wisdom.[16] [link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

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