View Poll Results: are you ok with your injury?

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  • has it helped you?

    13 5.65%
  • has it ruined your life?

    104 45.22%
  • did it save your life?

    13 5.65%
  • are you just ok with it and keeping on?

    100 43.48%
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Thread: how many really think they deserved this injury or benefitted by it?

  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français
    Well, I understand that, but it's typical to hear a person facing an incurable condition for life expressing death wishes rather than someone who has cancer. The two are vastly different scenarios. The cancer is life-threatening, and thus, you cling to life, whereas a spinal cord injury is life-enduring and you lament.
    One can lament or one can move on and do something with their life.

    Something I am sure many of those with terminal cancer wish they could do but are not given the chance because they run of out time.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by orangejello
    One can lament or one can move on and do something with their life.

    Something I am sure many of those with terminal cancer wish they could do but are not given the chance because they run of out time.
    That's true as well. I knew a mother who died and left my friend and his little sister when they were children. I can say with certainty she'd probably have opted to have a spinal cord injury and live for her children than leave them behind. Such disparities in life! I'd lay down my life for a mother who wants to live for her children.
    Last edited by Le Todd; 09-10-2008 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Grammar


  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by orangejello
    One can lament or one can move on and do something with their life.

    Something I am sure many of those with terminal cancer wish they could do but are not given the chance because they run of out time.
    I worded that awkwardly. Instead of "do something with their life" I meant something closer to "make the most of their life"

    Regardless of my difficulty in finding the right words though, my point in both posts is basically the same.
    Last edited by orangejello; 09-09-2008 at 11:43 AM.

  4. #104
    Senior Member Imight's Avatar
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    There's nothing wrong with NOT wanting to endure this for another 30 years.

    I know I'm not....

    Can it be done, of course it can, does one want to? For me...NO!

    Free choice.

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by Imight
    There's nothing wrong with NOT wanting to endure this for another 30 years.
    True.
    C5/6 incomplete

    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imight
    There's nothing wrong with NOT wanting to endure this for another 30 years.

    I know I'm not....

    Can it be done, of course it can, does one want to? For me...NO!

    Free choice.
    It doesn't work like that, one minute you're thinking I'll give it five years and then top myself if there's no cure, the next you're thinking, where did the last 25 years go?

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Imight
    There's nothing wrong with NOT wanting to endure this for another 30 years.
    Nobody "wants" to do this. The difference is that most people realize that it isn't the worst thing that could ever happen to them, that bad things happen to everyone and that life can go on in a positive, even joyful way.

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaru
    It doesn't work like that, one minute you're thinking I'll give it five years and then top myself if there's no cure, the next you're thinking, where did the last 25 years go?
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaru
    It doesn't work like that, one minute you're thinking I'll give it five years and then top myself if there's no cure, the next you're thinking, where did the last 25 years go?
    Or, as a 7-year-old, you know there'll be a cure by the time you're in high school. O.K., it'll be university. At least by the time I start work, yes? By the time I'm 30...

    Chris.
    Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist wrapped in blood! Larry in 'Closer', a play by Partick Marber

  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by Imight
    There's nothing wrong with NOT wanting to endure this for another 30 years.

    I know I'm not....

    Can it be done, of course it can, does one want to? For me...NO!

    Free choice.
    Absolutely, however I selfishly hope you choose to stick around

    besides you are much too inquisitive to end it all too soon. You'd miss too much. Will China become a super power? Will americans be humbled? What will Putin do next? Will Michelle Obama become our first female prez? Will DA ever admit when he's wrong?
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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