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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2011, 09:24:42 pm »
I'm going to ask something that will sound obvious at first, but isn't really :
Do you want to do this? And are you sure?

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2011, 11:04:13 pm »
Well I guess forced missionary assignments are good for one thing if their members don't like the idea of sacrificing their comfort zones. I like where I'm at though. We can choose to go in missionary work, and there are plenty of people who do it willingly.

In Kishmond's case, I think it's up to him if he wants to make the most of it. As much as it seems to be treated as a pawn to serve a religion, it's his personal decision alone and his service to a higher power. Not anyone else.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2011, 11:45:07 pm »
Exactly. It's just kinda like in most military organizations.

Also, I really doin't prefer the term pawn, since that implies that nurses like us are pawns as well, and that just seems wrong. It's our fault if we don't like what area we get sent into, despite us willingly taking our oath in the first place, if you get what I mean.

I think paritally reluctant volunteer would be more politically correct.


But whatever...




Good luck on your journey, Kishmond!

May you fight well the good fight, and may this experiecne open up new channels of personal enlightenment.   :)

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2011, 11:47:28 pm »
I use that term only to refer to what some people may perceive it to be. Not my choice of words either.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2011, 11:49:11 pm »
Well, in that case, nver mind that bit.  :)

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2011, 08:18:05 am »
Aww, I thought this was news that one of us was an astronaut. Way to get my hopes up, title. D:

But anyway, have a safe and ... enlightening, I guess, trip.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2011, 03:00:34 pm »
I wish you the best but we'll sure miss you here. Can you give us updates? Be sure to get my email so you can let me know how your doing. Two years is a long time but you'll probably gain a lot from this.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2011, 06:29:43 pm »
Though every able young man is strongly encouraged to do this, it is ultimately our decision. I think about 1/4 end up going.

I remember the night I chose for certain. A man whom I hold in very high regard and is like a grandfather to me heard how unsure I was. He said the hardest choices to make are the ones that don't have a "right" answer. The best way to face them is to go with your gut and make the most of what happens afterward. At this point I can't imagine not going on a mission.

And yes, I could update LadyM on progress. I think that would be nice.
Yeah, [Kishmond] came back from Africa, but the ponies have him now.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2011, 06:54:42 pm »
Well then, the most important thing is in place : Your will.
The only truly important thing is that it was your decision and you came to it without coercion.
Well, that, and your health. Just make sure you take good care of yourself, keep your mind open and be mindful of that gut.

Last time I listened to my gut, I ate half a movie share-bag of cool original doritos. Sure it was awesome, but i'm gonna have to find a suitably chilled way to burn off those extra calories. Stupid belly and its stupid goal of becoming huge. >:I

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2011, 06:57:05 pm »
You'll have fun, Kish. You get to see another part of the world. That's worth it right there!

And you'll be doing good work. What more could you ask for? Rock on, man.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2011, 07:34:20 pm »
I wonder if Infinity will be out when I get back...
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2011, 07:37:07 pm »
It won't be.

And neither will DNF, Black Mesa, Episode 3, or Tetris 2.

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2011, 07:37:41 pm »
Well Tetris 2 maybe.
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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2011, 10:26:16 pm »
Hey maybe Spore will even finally be out.  ;D

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Re: Bye, I'm leaving Planet Earth for 2 years
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2011, 09:23:50 am »
What's Spore?! :o

Sounds like a very interesting game. Does it involve fungal infections and zombies?