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New Year's Resolution coming up - what's yours.


bye bye mubarak

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In the last couple of years I've had a new years resolution, sky diving, scuba diving are two I succeeded with, learning a musical instrument is one I failed miserably at. Just wondering what you all might have as one. Learning Irishz run a marathon, stop smoking, join a political party, leave a political party. The time in between christmas and the new year allows us time to reflect on our lives, there must be a name for this time in Irish, and make our lives better.
What is your idea.
 

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In the last couple of years I've had a new years resolution, sky diving, scuba diving are two I succeeded with, learning a musical instrument is one I failed miserably at. Just wondering what you all might have as one. Learning Irishz run a marathon, stop smoking, join a political party, leave a political party. The time in between christmas and the new year allows us time to reflect on our lives, there must be a name for this time in Irish, and make our lives better.
What is your idea.
Quitting the smokes.

Sorry to drag this off topic on post 2, but how far did you get with the music? Did you actually pick an instrument, and if so, which did you choose?
 

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I have a life.
I'm going to try and be positive about 2013. Simple as that. Positivity. I'll wait for a sea change to happen and be 'positive' in the meantime.

I do'nt want the politicians to be the b all and end all of my life. I do not want them beating the future visionaries of Ireland down to the level they seem to want everyone to be at. There is more in us than the political drudgery would have us believe. I'm struggling hard to make a business and I have to be positive. The alternative is they win.
 

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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

By Leonard Cohen.
To survive. The marginal tax rate on the averate wage in this country is above 50%. VAT is 23%. Commercial rates drive up the cost of everything we buy in the shops, and cost the shopkeeper more than his rent. Then we have all the other stealth taxes.

And the promise is empty, because the money that we are paying for our old age disappears into a hole, with billions being given to the Anglo Bondholders.

To survive in a system where the system is rigged against working people.

To survive in a system that is increasingly behaving like a ponzi scheme. And a ponzi scheme runs as long as there are enough suckers joining in at the bottom, to prop it all up.

To survive in a system where an institutional state is behaving increasingly like a raket, and where the EU is increasingly becomming more imperial.

Best of luck to each of you as try to do the same.
 
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bye bye mubarak

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Quitting the smokes.

Sorry to drag this off topic on post 2, but how far did you get with the music? Did you actually pick an instrument, and if so, which did you choose?
Tried the mandolin;might have been something to do with Galway Girl, but didn't seem to get time to practice enough.
 

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Tried the mandolin;might have been something to do with Galway Girl, but didn't seem to get time to practice enough.
Yeah, it's tough as an adult - the motivation usually comes from an "I want to sound like that" type moment, and the discouraging reality is that you just sound crap for ages. It helps to have an absolutely blind faith in the fact that if you practise you will get better, and a zen like serenity to convince yourself that the journey is actually more important than the destination.
 

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Maybe start with a recorder the next time.
It's for sure that choosing an instrument that's not as initially technically challenging allows you to focus more on the music than the mechanics, but you'd need fierce single-mindedness to abandon the ego, and listen to yourself on the recorder for a year :)
 

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Well, I have decided as a first to actually make a resolution, no, two resolutions.

1. I will give up behaving my self, It`s a waste of precious time.

2. I have bought an Acoustic guitar, I intend to learn how to play that.
 

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Intend to publish a few new books.

And a combination of giving up drinking and getting back into distance running with a long shot at the October marathon.
 

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Well, I have decided as a first to actually make a resolution, no, two resolutions.

1. I will give up behaving my self, It`s a waste of precious time.

2. I have bought an Acoustic guitar, I intend to learn how to play that.
Do yourself a favour and ditch the strings that came with it. Buy and fit 10's or 9's if you can get them. The music shop will know what your talking about although they may comment that "10's are for girls" as my one did when I went looking for them. Takes the initial pain out of learning.
 

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Do yourself a favour and ditch the strings that came with it. Buy and fit 10's or 9's if you can get them. The music shop will know what your talking about although they may comment that "10's are for girls" as my one did when I went looking for them. Takes the initial pain out of learning.

To late fingers are sore but really toughing up fast. Using surgical spirit on the tips, helps enourmously. But I will take that advice, 10 or 9s it is. Don`t care what girls either, at my age an all. :oops:
 
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