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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:19 am

Madison wrote:
CrazyPooja90 wrote:"The unexamined life is not worth living"

-Socrates

(bonus points to the person who can tell me by what book written by Plato is this from)


Socrates actually used that line for the first time while on trial. I'm not sure what book Plato wrote that it was in, but that's where the line originated from. Good enough? :-)


Good Nuff. Bonus Points to Madison. More BP to the person with the book.....
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:19 am

CrazyPooja90 wrote:
Madison wrote:
CrazyPooja90 wrote:"The unexamined life is not worth living"

-Socrates

(bonus points to the person who can tell me by what book written by Plato is this from)


Socrates actually used that line for the first time while on trial. I'm not sure what book Plato wrote that it was in, but that's where the line originated from. Good enough? :-)


Good Nuff. Bonus Points to Madison. More BP to the person with the book.....


My Apology...I can't remember the name of the book... ;-)

but really....if you "understand yourself"....you will not be "motivated by things of passion"... :-?

I have read alot of Socrates...but I disagree... :-)
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Postby jeffc_76 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:57 am

1) Health - You can get unlucky here but a lot of it is within our control (e.g. see the fat thread). We take it for granted at times but ask any dying billionaire if he wouldn't trade it all to be healthy again.

2) Ambition - Sheer pride can take someone a long ways, sometimes even when one or more of the other keys are lacking. Ambition entails a drive to do great things which goes hand in hand with having a keen eye for ever-pervasive mediocrity in the world and the many simpletons living in it. Pride keeps you from becoming part of that mediocrity.

3) Family - Some people overcome horrible upbringing but they are the strongest of the strong (mentally) and unfortunately the exception. Most of us who are successful would not be where we are without our family.

4) Intelligence - In a high-tech often times dog-eat-dog world, it helps to be smarter than the competition.

5) Charisma - You won't go far if you can't communicate effectively. Personality and being liked by other people can be the difference between success and failure.
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Postby stomperrob » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:32 pm

"There's three things in this world that you need: respect for all kinds of life; a nice bowel movement on a regular basis;and a navy blazer". ~Robin Williams (The Fisher King)

I've always loved that quote! :-b
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Postby Honus » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:22 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:
CrazyPooja90 wrote:
Madison wrote:
CrazyPooja90 wrote:"The unexamined life is not worth living"

-Socrates

(bonus points to the person who can tell me by what book written by Plato is this from)


Socrates actually used that line for the first time while on trial. I'm not sure what book Plato wrote that it was in, but that's where the line originated from. Good enough? :-)


Good Nuff. Bonus Points to Madison. More BP to the person with the book.....


My Apology...I can't remember the name of the book... ;-)

but really....if you "understand yourself"....you will not be "motivated by things of passion"... :-?

I have read alot of Socrates...but I disagree... :-)


Haha!! It's The Apology! DieHardCubbie is an athlete AND a scholar! ;-D
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:28 pm

1. Poker

2. Money to play poker

3. Friends to beat in poker

4. Food to eat while playing poker

5. Girls to play strip poker ;-D
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:49 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:1. Poker

2. Money to play poker

3. Friends to beat in poker

4. Food to eat while playing poker

5. Girls to play strip poker ;-D


Do you play Hold 'Em?

If yes, do you play for real money online?

If yes, then at Pokerstars?

If yes, then we should talk. :-)
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:59 pm

Madison wrote:
Nomar4prez wrote:1. Poker

2. Money to play poker

3. Friends to beat in poker

4. Food to eat while playing poker

5. Girls to play strip poker ;-D


Do you play Hold 'Em?

If yes, do you play for real money online?

If yes, then at Pokerstars?

If yes, then we should talk. :-)


Nah, I just play with a group of friends 2-3 times a week, and the occasional poker tournament within the town. We play Hold 'EM, but we also play 5 and 7 card stud, Omaha, Forty-Four, Criss-Cross, Windows, Picture-Windows, Wings, and a few more I can't think of. The only rule we have is no wild cards....that's not poker :-t .
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:06 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:Nah, I just play with a group of friends 2-3 times a week, and the occasional poker tournament within the town. We play Hold 'EM, but we also play 5 and 7 card stud, Omaha, Forty-Four, Criss-Cross, Windows, Picture-Windows, Wings, and a few more I can't think of. The only rule we have is no wild cards....that's not poker :-t .


That's still cool. ;-D

I don't like wildcards either :-P . Takes away from the true game. B-)
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:03 pm

Madison wrote:
Nomar4prez wrote:Nah, I just play with a group of friends 2-3 times a week, and the occasional poker tournament within the town. We play Hold 'EM, but we also play 5 and 7 card stud, Omaha, Forty-Four, Criss-Cross, Windows, Picture-Windows, Wings, and a few more I can't think of. The only rule we have is no wild cards....that's not poker :-t .


That's still cool. ;-D

I don't like wildcards either :-P . Takes away from the true game. B-)


How much money do you play around with?...if you don't mind me asking. I have heard people playing online are awful(Call everything, and end up losing lots of money). Is it true? Is it easy money?
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