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December 29, 2007



I always thought that people who had the time to leave "get a life" comments were crying out for their desperate need to get a life of their own. :) But I like your though process much better.


Absolutely wonderful post! Thank you. :)


"I have found that there is plenty of room for varying political and religious views...I've found that once the friendship is formed, the differences on these issues become less divisive and more educational."
We've found the exact same thing over the years -- which I totally didn't expect -- and absolutely love it! I consider it one of the biggest benefits my children receive from homeschooling. They're learning about others -- and helping others learn about us.


When I hear "get a life" from someone (which I don't often, fortunately), what I hear is "I do not understand the choices you are making, nor do I value them, and I think you should conform more to my worldview."

Which isn't a whole lot nicer than "get a life," if less abrupt.

Personally, I'm glad there are people out there who have lives that are different from mine where they pursue different interests. Even if those interests are not my own.

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Very nicely written rebutal!
Ricki you summed up what most individuals mean by "get a life" very nicely. If only they could state their thought as well as you, then maybe it would not come across so negative and mean-spirited.

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