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Thread: loneliness in liberation

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    loneliness in liberation

    When you stray away from the norm (pick your platform), does the exhilaration and discovery make up for the less than understanding attitudes of your peers?
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    You could spend all your time explaining yourself, or you could truly enjoy the exhilaration and discovery. My attitude is do not apologize for growing if someone else wants to wallow. Be kind, but be yourself and enjoy.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    good answer ;-) I have no peers, but i see a lot of people struggling with this. well, I guess my family members are my peers, but they just wait to see what happens next. I am lucky that way.
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    Never try to push your beliefs on others. It dosnt work just makes ruffled feathers.

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    Your post makes me think...that you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be surrounded by people and still feel alone. Doing what feels right isn't always easy, but it beats the alternatives.

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    Yes! I think you tapped into my stream of consciousness this morning. Thank you for your input ;-)
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    oh, i'm sorry if that is happening to you, whether you are the one pushing or being pushed upon. The question was more about how one grows. How we look at one another. sorry, being way to philosophical this morning ;-)

    thank you for your input.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Do what you feel called to do! Dive in and revel at each new discovery you make. Always be kind, both to others that don't understand where you are going AND to yourself. We are each wired in our own way and to try to be like those around you, when it just isn't true, is cheating yourself!

    I'm always pushing (on this board) the idea of trying out new ideas and getting away from patterns... must drive some people crazy...., but I haven't found a quilt that I wanted to make "exactly like that". I love to quilt, but I'm really in love with doing whatever my instincts tell me to do. Does everyone like my quilts? No, but that's OK. I don't love every quilt I see.
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    Yes, I think ti exhilaration and discovery make up for many things. I didn't begin to be my own person until my early 30's with the help of some very wise people. It is far better to be yourself, quirks and all, than to try to be what someone else says you should be. It is far more freeing, the journey can be scary but it's worth it!
    Luv Quilts and Cats
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    loving all these answers! thank you.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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