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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

August 12, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Grandparents’ reaction to their grandson winning Olympic gold 

 

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Life Is Beautiful

August 12, 2016 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

August 5, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

Vehicle code 1739

 

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The Story Of Bretagne The Last 9/11 Rescue Dog

August 5, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

bretagne the last 9/11 rescue dog

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How To Be A Good Friend

August 3, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

best friends

by Nick Notas

Good friends are family.

They aren’t just buddies we have a fun time with but people we treat like our own blood. They can be profound connections that are forged for a lifetime.

I remember sitting in the car with my girlfriend and a close friend when he opened up to us. “Listen, you know how much I care about my mom and brother. They have the best intentions but sometimes they don’t truly understand me. But you both do. And I want you to know that you’re my family, too.”

It was one of the most honest and meaningful statements someone had ever said to me.

The other day I was excited to see a “How to Be a Good Friend” article appear in my feed. Reading through it was severely disappointing for a topic so important. When I searched for similar articles on Google, I was amazed to see how many contained idealistic advice that lacked any substance.

Here’s my list of ground rules that I follow to be a good friend.

  1. Don’t be a fair-weather friend. You have to maintain your own life and set boundaries for your time. However, being there only when it’s beneficial or convenient for you is selfish. Friendship should be a mutually valuable connection.

    This especially applies when starting a new relationship. Don’t forget about your friends or let your partner dictate who you’re allowed to see. Even though you have less free time, keep in touch and make plans when you can. How can you expect the friends you ignore to welcome you with open arms if the relationship ends?

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Life Is Beautiful

July 29, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

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That is one caring dog

 

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17 Harsh Life Lessons That Everyone In Their 20’s Will Eventually Learn

July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

1. I think it’s in your twenties when you finally realize that life is finite. As a kid life is just this thing that goes on forever. Consequences don’t matter as much because the future in unfathomably far away. It’s a good time for making bad decisions but as you progress through your twenties you start realizing that the future is coming up fast and how it looks actually does depend on what you do now.

You learn that relationships aren’t like in the movies, that they take work and thought and that everyone is flawed and damaged and that they’ll probably kick you in the gut at least a dozen or so times.

You learn that the friendships you took for granted as a kid actually fall away pretty quickly if you neglect them and that even if you don’t, time has a habit of changing people and your best friend from school is different since he got married or that guy you did a bunch of blow with at university never really got the hang of stopping that and isn’t as much fun anymore.

You learn that being healthy isn’t an autopilot thing anymore. That if you eat shitty food and sit on your couch too much, shit will start to hurt and you’ll feel more tired and grouchy. There’s a similar lesson with booze and drugs.

You’ll have known more people who are now dead, or hear of more deaths than you used to, even if they’re not someone you knew particularly well and, as you get to the end of your twenties you’ll realize that there’s a good possibility you’re a third of the way in and that’ll freak you out a bit but it’s a good thing.

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