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seneca Post time: 2018-7-23 17:18
I do wonder if your acquaintance would agree to you calling him in our forum his "friend". I do. ...

You have no idea who he is.
But then again.....
you want to turn this thread into something else.

Still haven't dealt with your constipation.

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seneca Post time: 2018-7-23 17:41
Little confused boy is being truculent again… If Mummy buys him a lollopop maybe his bad temper ...

I get a lollipop....
you got a soiled diaper.

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Post time 2018-7-23 19:50:43 |Display all floors
Fate


I don't believe in the existence of the god, gods, deities, but I believe in fate.


I was always puzzled why there were always reports that people died from car accidents on the eve of Chinese New Year which is the most special day to us Chinese, instead of any other days. The only answer I found for myself is fate. Every year at that time I just sigh.


It doesn't matter he is young or old.


It is not really useful if people remind themselves of enjoying their lives. Our characters, faith, hobbies are ingrained in our minds. They are not changeable. If you tell me, you do change yourself. That's also fate that makes you change at certain time.


Will you sigh that a very green leaf falls off to the ground from its branch, while a whithered yellow leaf is still on it?


Life is about experience. No matter you enjoy or not, no matter it is sweet or bitter, it is destined.


Chinese philosphy: Do your best, and let it be.




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Post time 2018-7-23 23:47:42 |Display all floors
There was a fluff piece on the news the other day....



Retired Nova Scotia Mountie celebrates 100th birthday

CTV Atlantic
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:31PM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:44AM ADT
Even with a hundred years under his belt, life can still surprise Harold Searle, which might be one of the secrets to his longevity.

“I just lived it day by day,” Searle says. “I didn't worry about being killed tomorrow or anything like that, and just kept on livin' and the first thing I knew, I was a hundred years old!”

In truth, there was much more than that, of course.

Searle was born in Saskatchewan and young Harold wanted to serve his country as a pilot in Second World War, but was rejected, so he applied to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He kicked off a 25-year year career with the force in 1941 and retired at Christmas-time in 1966 before launching a second career as a probation officer.

It all means he's not only lived history - he's part of it.

When Winston Churchill passed though Halifax en route to meet U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King in Quebec City in 1943, Harold was among the officers assigned to protect the British prime minister in Canada.

They were all sworn to secrecy.

"I got back to Windsor the next morning, and I think everybody in Windsor knew he had passed through Halifax,” Searle said. “It wasn't any secret.”

It's been a week of tributes for Harold as more than a hundred gathered at RCMP headquarters in Dartmouth on the weekend to celebrate his birthday. And he never misses an opportunity to get together with other veterans.

He is the third-oldest former Mountie in the country, says Brian Brennan of the Nova Scotia RCMP.

"So, I'm quite proud of Harold,” said Brennan. “Harold has actually drawn twice as many years of pension as he actually put in -- which I think is wonderful.”

Harold is a marvel even to his family as he lived on his own in Windsor, N.S., until he was 97. He helped deliver Meals on Wheels into his early 90s and bowled until he was 95.

They admit arthritis has slowed him down in recent years, but he still enjoys the company of his younger girlfriend, Dorothy, who's only 94.

He also still drives, but avoids the city, says his daughter, Helen Searle.

“But he will drive from his place … to me because it’s a straight highway,” she said.

Surrounded by loved ones, Harold Searle now begins his second century of service, which is shaping up much like the last one.

“No, I really haven't made any type of plans, other than going, pretty well the way I am,” he said.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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zhihu1 Post time: 2018-7-23 19:50
Fate

As I pointed out....
This man followed the capitalist rules and system, we were lead to believe.
Sacrifice 30 years of your life, to retire and be worry free.

There is sadness in his loss.
There is anger, because he was cheated.

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