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Posted: 13 November 2015 - 02:28 PM                                    
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MacGyverGod that is interesting to read. 10 years ago I left a job that I had been in for many years and people I had worked with since leaving school. I felt a really close bond with them and still think of them of almost every day. I can't go back in time, but I wish I could. As with you contact has dropped away to occasional emails and Christmas cards, as much through lack of effort on my part as theirs. On the rare, once in ten year, occasions that we meet we can still pick up conversations that we were in the middle of previously, but they seem to have their own interests in life now and somehow I doubt that I am in their thoughts everyday as they are in mine. That group still remains as close as Mac/Pete friends as I think I have ever had. I still don't know how I manage without them and it still brings me to tears to think that I can never get that back. Unfortunately I haven't found anyone else that I have bonded with since and I miss such a relationship in my life massively. I just wondered was I alone in that and it appears not.

Given the apparent lack of such relationships from the answers above, I wonder if this why the friendship meme is played out so massively in fiction. Maybe because it is something that we all aspire to. Tonight I started to think of fictional films, TV shows, books and whether their stories revolve around friendship (romantic or otherwise) - it's astonishing how many do so - it is far harder to think of films/books/TV shows that don't. I reckon its an underlying need that we as a species have, even if it is difficult to fill.

I'll stop rambling now...........

 
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Posted: 13 November 2015 - 03:49 PM                                    
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This is a great topic...it's really been on my mind alot lately! Interesting feedback from everybody.

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Posted: 13 November 2015 - 04:07 PM                                    
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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 13 November 2015 - 10:46 PM)
I haven't seen her in almost two years now. And I don't want to accept the fact that I could've lost the closest friendship I ever had because of work.

True friends can go long periods of time without speaking & never question your friendship. This type of friend picks up like they just spoke to you yesterday, regardless of how long it's been or how far away they live.




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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 01:53 AM                                    
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Kiwi, that picture says it all! thumbsup.gif

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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 03:55 AM                                    
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I hope so. Actually I think should know that. Sometimes I'm a bit upset if I think about it that I don't hear from her like she'd forgotten all about me but that's just me. Than on the other side I know that I'll be so happy when I'd see her again. But like you said long periods of time can pass without speaking and never question the friendship. Even if we don't speak, I don't let slip away the important dates to let her hear from: her birthday, Christmas, New Year. And there's also the occasional 'how you doing?' text and I'm still happy if just replies with: 'Great.' So yeah, I think our friendship is pretty safe but I just gotta believe that more because sometimes my thoughts take over.

The picture indeed says it all.

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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 02:28 PM                                    
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 13 November 2015 - 08:07 PM)
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 13 November 2015 - 10:46 PM)
I haven't seen her in almost two years now. And I don't want to accept the fact that I could've lost the closest friendship I ever had because of work.

True friends can go long periods of time without speaking & never question your friendship. This type of friend picks up like they just spoke to you yesterday, regardless of how long it's been or how far away they live.




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That whole final scene in 'The Stringer' is quite powerful, eh? The score is a perfect compliment to this final take. Imo, that is not a typical 'Pete expression' but more a true Dana Elcar expression in knowing that the series is officially over and that the routine, happenings, & camaraderie that have transpired over the past seven years will never-ever happen again. Hard to hide this noticeable emotion, impossible to script - it just comes with the territory! Notice also that RDA appears to be a bit starry-eyed as the camera pans back to him. Truly a classic!

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.

Whether you think you can or you can't .... you're probably right!

"Nature often addressed our problems much better than the doctor." - Henry Miller

"So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry." - Jack Kerouac

"No one is remembered for being normal" -- Albert Einstein

 
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Joe SAKic and in that situation it is just the worst feeling on the planet. I most definitely resist change, yet it is the most inevitable thing.. Big change I find particularly hard. When I left that job, I left not just one, but several 'Petes'. I couldn't face it and there is an associated story that I won't enter into on a public forum suffice it to say that it tore me up in a similar way to attending a funeral. Countless years on now and I still find it hard to cope with memory. Changes "suck"!

 
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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 03:17 PM                                    
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Yes, I know and yet the world we live is all about constant change, isn't it? Nothing ever stays the same, does it? Better yet, the future is full of mystery and possibilities and I'm always excited about the next new person to meet and a new & exciting path to venture down.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.

Whether you think you can or you can't .... you're probably right!

"Nature often addressed our problems much better than the doctor." - Henry Miller

"So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry." - Jack Kerouac

"No one is remembered for being normal" -- Albert Einstein

 
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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 03:32 PM                                    
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That's a different way of viewing the future, I see it has having very little to look forwards to except old age and worry and our ultimate end, at the moment I am attempting beat it with this do all I can whilst I can approach, but I don' t see the future as hugely bright. Perhaps you are younger than me, I hated turning 30, spent my fourteith in tears and now have 50 coming up way too fast :-(

 
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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 03:55 PM                                    
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Lol MacLover. Aging is a fact of life and so you just have to do some mental gymnastics & 'macgyver' your way around it. biggrin.gif I remember John Cleese saying once why one of the reasons he went on his 'run' of American wives. It was almost exactly as to what you are talking about and (paraphrasing) because British Women were not as appealing due to their constant lamenting about the aging thing. laugh.gif

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Posted: 14 November 2015 - 05:27 PM                                    
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The closer I get to 50 the more I HAVE to MacGyver it!! In all honesty, tho, I really get a kick out of using past experiences and knowledge to educate the new generation. And I can honestly say, I was around when Mac was doing it the first time! thumbsup.gif happy_dance.gif

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Yup, so was I and since it doesn't look like I'm going to suddenly reverse it all and do my best Benjamin Button impression then MacGyvering will do quite nicely.biggrin.gif

I worked several years in India and it was really a fantastic life experience. One Sikh gentleman we met & who at the time was still running half marathons in his 80s was always full of great philosophy. So I asked him one day what keeps him so young? He replied ' I've found that I never really know how old I am until I look at myself in the mirror. So I don't!' laugh.gif

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.

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"So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don't be sorry." - Jack Kerouac

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This family is certainly living a MacGyver life.

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About the size of my place. biggrin.gif (Just kidding)

Very cool.

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Actually, a local trade school is making homes just like this, with solar panels to power the home and heat water for baseboard heat and energy. As my wife and I make our way toward empty nest syndrome ( biggrin.gif ) we've been looking at something just like this.

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