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What was your proudest moment in life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Epic Beard Man, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Rival

    Rival Noachide
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  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Getting married. Which shocks the hell out of me that I was was able to find a woman that wouldn't run away screaming!

    I'm not exactly what they would call, "One of The Beautiful People".

    It's been 25 plus years now, and still going strong as the day I met her..
     
  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I thought it was this....


     
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  4. David1967

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  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Several proud moments, some i do not wish to recount for either personal reasons or embarrassment.

    But.

    Giving birth despite the odds probably counts up there with the best. So proud of my husband.

    Doing the Nurburgring in under 9 minutes

    Retiring at age 45.
     
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  6. Srivijaya

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    The idea of pride coming before a fall is like an undercurrent in my life. Consequently, I don't allow myself to feel proud of anything. I distrust the feeling, if it ever emerges. Likewise, I dislike any praise which goes beyond a basic nod or grunt. If I've done the right thing, then good, I'll mess up next time.
     
  7. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Don't have any. I done what was needed to survive that is nothing to be proud of.
     
  8. Road Less Traveled

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    Remember building my first gaming rig when I was into PC gaming awhile back, it was practically an unexpected miracle to me that it fired right up (without blowing up), booted right up (without a blue screen of death.) And then another unexpected miracle in itself that almost all lag went away as opposed to playing games with the prior pos used.

    Great for you! Understand that moment, and that feeling entirely. Heart racing, excitement, anticipation of the unknown, doubt, and then it all actually working!
     
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  9. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Your case shows it's not about looks. Sometimes personality compatibility is the key factor in sustaining a relationship (with other efforts in mind).
     
  10. SalixIncendium

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    Watching my daughter graduate with high honors and being accepted into a college with an ivy league curriculum.
     
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  11. Vinayaka

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    Birth of the first child. It was hard to be humble.
     
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  12. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    It's a UK qualification for serious and professional yachtsmen which was co-supported by the Department of Transport for masters of yachts up to 56' in length, yacht delivery skippers and people like customs officers to man their offshore launches etc.

    I had to show many hundreds of hours of sea journeys and pass a tough shore based examination before a yachtmaster examiner (a Naval commander RNR in my case) came on board my motor yacht to examine me during a sea journey lasting 24 hours.

    He was used to examining skippers with their own crew, and he wanted to fail me before we set off because I was singled handed.... had always been single handed, but when I suggested that it would be easy for him to fail me if I couldn't carry out a given manoeuvre he put me through a whole serious of difficult tasks, and eventually gave up on any quick fails and we went to sea.

    It was the most difficult thing I ever did, and in a gale in the North Sea. After I passed I delivered Luxury Yachts to South East marinas for rich folks, but not long after this I met my wife who was hydrophobic and obviously couldn't swim. I had already sold my own boat and so it was easy to give up the water altogether. I haven't owned a boat or gone on the water in 30 years now. Giving up Yachts for a wife like mine was the best and easiest deal I ever made in my life. She has made my life worth living.
     
  13. Epic Beard Man

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    Very cool story....In a way I was imagining what it was like to go through what you went through!
     
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    I knew it....yachts, millionaires, mansions....you always seemed like one of
    those Downton Abbey landed gentry types....except for the Cockney accent.
     
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  15. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Well, here's one picture from today... That's me on the right.

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    It's hard telling. They all pretty much come down to doing what people told me not to, said I couldn't, and said it would be disastrous. I left Christianity and freed my life, ending the misery and agony it caused me, even getting to the point I can say it's been several years since I've even had suicidal thoughts. People doubted me going to college, I graduated magna cum with honors and distinctions. People told me it would be a terrible move to go to California, but my life has never been better - I also upset conservatives enough for them to tell me to leave Indiana anyways. I also found the self esteem Ann and confidence to just be myself, in many ways.
     
  18. JayaBholenath

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    I feel absolutely dumb yet proud but here it goes, my tale of dumproudness:

    On a busy elevator, a dude started fondling my butt. Couldn't move because crowded, so I ripped out a loud abominable fart right on his hand and turned around smiling at his horrified face.
    It was beautiful. Absolutely dumb but beautiful

    Aum Namah Shivaya
     
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