I won’t ever say this

But it takes a hell of a lot to impress me these days. I do not care if you have a yacht. I do not care if you travel the world. I do not care if you finished Ironman. That being said, if you’re a firefighter stopping houses and businesses going up in flames, or a grandmother taking care of your grandchild while the parents work, or create music/art/dance/comedy/film/etc. then you are impressive in my books to your service to community and humanity and the next generation. If feeding your ego is your main raison d’etre, you don’t have much purpose in my eyes.


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Being able

Sep 6, 2023 at 11:52am

To distinguish shallow from meaningful is one way we grow. Some people don't grow and some do.

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Sep 6, 2023 at 6:22pm

I've accomplished the first two, travelling not out of ego but for exploration and fun. The yacht, is also for exploration and fun, and for my friends to hang out enjoy life with.
A shame you read negativity into other's enjoyments...

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Sep 7, 2023 at 6:15am

I don’t have a yacht, but if I did it would be for my enjoyment, not to impress others. I do travel the world, but again it’s for my own enjoyment, not to impress others. Conversely, there have been instances of firefighters being arsonists solely for the purpose of satisfying their hero complex needs (albeit very rare of course). That is not impressive to me.

I would say to judge each person by their own merits, not painting everyone with a sweeping brush. Just because someone serves society does not automatically make them a saint, nor does it mean that someone is arrogant if they prioritize their own or their own families happiness.

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Kipawa Harder

Sep 7, 2023 at 12:41pm

I hope you are addressing this to the 'you' in your confession. There are good people who travel and have yachts. Please don't paint everyone with the same brush.

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It’s not about the stuff

Sep 8, 2023 at 7:39am

Just because someone owns expensive items or travels or does marathons doesn’t make them a bad person. It’s when they believe that those things make them a better or superior person that I have a problem with them. Or, if they’re very wealthy but don’t share that wealth by helping others with it. It’s all about character at the end of the day, and money doesn’t buy that.

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Other peoples yachts

Sep 8, 2023 at 2:07pm

are a great place to find out how boring boating is.

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Sep 14, 2023 at 8:27pm

Guess you've never explored the BC Coast, nor the Florida Keys/Bahamas etc by boat?

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