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Post #241 Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Solomon, Congrats!

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Post #243 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:10 am 
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Recently I started my 30th year. It takes me at least two days to get over a hangover.

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Post #244 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:32 am 
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I am 59.95748 and this year I'm going to celebrate twice: a "not-yet-60-years-old-day" at a nice Biergarten in Munich and a more pensive birthday at a gemütliches restaurant in Leipzig.

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Post #245 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:03 am 
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Totally forgot to update here … see how my memory is fading :-D

Turned 60 the day before Summer Solstice.

And on the Solstice night I went for a midnight walk in the woods with a dear friend … suddenly I saw two light spots move around us … first I thought I my eyes were betraying me, but suddenly there were thousands of fireflies around us … even though I know about bioluminescence, Luciferin, Luciferase, etc., it was a totally magical moment, we thought we were in a fairy tale :-) these ones (sorry, it’s the German Wikipedia article, no English one for this species).

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Post #246 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:39 am 
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Yep, fireflies - they came in through the open balcony door yesterday evening. The lights were off and these "Glühwürmchen" made little arcs of greenish light that fluttered back and forth very quickly. Very spooky but fascinating!

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Post #247 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:07 am 
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Post #248 Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Post #249 Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:04 am 
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Post #250 Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 am 
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What advice do older folks have for younger members? I'm 34, so I wouldn't say I classify as young, but also not old enough to give good advice...

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Post #251 Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:56 am 
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What advice do older folks have for younger members? I'm 34, so I wouldn't say I classify as young, but also not old enough to give good advice...


In the immortal words of William Tenn, "Suck air! Suck air!" :)

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Post #252 Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:29 pm 
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In three hours I’ll be 50 years old.

I’ve started Go very late - at the age of 36 - and, having a job, there wasn’t that much time or mental energy to really become strong. For decades now I’ve “made a living” and built up savings and I’m aware that fewer days lie ahead of me than behind me. I haven’t even started to find out how far I can get and feel it’s high time to concentrate on Go more deeply.


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Post #253 Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:28 pm 
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In three hours I’ll be 50 years old.

I’ve started Go very late - at the age of 36 - and, having a job, there wasn’t that much time or mental energy to really become strong. For decades now I’ve “made a living” and built up savings and I’m aware that fewer days lie ahead of me than behind me. I haven’t even started to find out how far I can get and feel it’s high time to concentrate on Go more deeply.


Thanks, Marcel. Do you have any advice for your 36-year-old self?

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Post #254 Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:02 am 
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Do you have any advice for your 36-year-old self?


Pretty much the same advice that I’d give myself today - but it’s not so easy to follow, not then and not now.

Don’t waste time and money on things that don’t really matter. But you have to think deeply to find out what the things that matter actually are. For me, expensive holidays, computers, restaurants etc. are not it. To break out of the consumption spiral, it helps to want those things that you already have.

Don’t live other people’s lives. They will often give you seemingly well-intended advice that will keep you in the mainstream and discourage you from doing what they themselves weren’t able to do. In the end you’re on your own. So live in a way that you can be happy with looking back in a few decades.

Stay away from toxic people. There are people who can inspire you and lift you up, and there are people who subtly put you down.

If you avoid those three mistakes it’s already a pretty good life.


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Post #255 Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 am 
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Good advice - I particularly like the bit about not spending time on things that don't matter. Now I just have to figure out what matters :scratch:

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Post #256 Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:47 am 
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Do you have any advice for your 36-year-old self?


Pretty much the same advice that I’d give myself today - but it’s not so easy to follow, not then and not now.

Don’t waste time and money on things that don’t really matter. But you have to think deeply to find out what the things that matter actually are. For me, expensive holidays, computers, restaurants etc. are not it. To break out of the consumption spiral, it helps to want those things that you already have.

Don’t live other people’s lives. They will often give you seemingly well-intended advice that will keep you in the mainstream and discourage you from doing what they themselves weren’t able to do. In the end you’re on your own. So live in a way that you can be happy with looking back in a few decades.

Stay away from toxic people. There are people who can inspire you and lift you up, and there are people who subtly put you down.

If you avoid those three mistakes it’s already a pretty good life.


Fourth: Avoid people who don't like cats.

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Post #257 Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:49 am 
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You know, you don't need to be old to be a grumpy old man, all is in the attitude ! :lol:


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Post #258 Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:51 am 
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[…] Now I just have to figure out what matters :scratch:
Oh, that’s really not easy, as I have found out: what matters can change a LOT over time.


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Congrats!

And LOL, been exercising that for the past 11 months already, getting better at it with every day :-D

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Post #259 Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 am 
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You know, you don't need to be old to be a grumpy old man, all is in the attitude ! :lol: ...


No, experience matters.
But it looks like you have a good start. We look forward to welcoming you to the grumpy old man club in another 28 years. :)

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Post #260 Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:46 pm 
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