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by Kipper
02 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathways Program
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Pathways Program

This used to really hurt to hear this kind of stuff but now it makes me furious. Why would it you ask? This cuts deep and very personal. Even though I worked most of my career as an engineer in aerospace I have always been held back because I never obtained a degree. In anything. It's been embarras...
by Kipper
01 Jul 2018, 14:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathways Program
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Pathways Program

Does anybody know about or participate in this Pathways program? First I want to say sure, this seems like a great idea, encouragement and opportunity for many. We just had a pep talk from a stake visitor about how important education is and even it being commandment. Thru Pathways there is a cost s...
by Kipper
19 Jun 2018, 20:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

Heber13, There are some thoughts from you that really mean something. I relaxes me to know I need to think about these things and how to make myself fit where needed. This reminds me that you have provided replies in the past that I need to look at again. This time I did express myself a little more...
by Kipper
19 Jun 2018, 14:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

One strategy is to pretend that you are an Anthropologist studying the ritualistic patterns of a strange sub-culture. That one never worked for me. I was already far too familiar with the tribe, in fact that was perhaps the hardest thing to deal with, I had reached a place where the tribe was too p...
by Kipper
19 Jun 2018, 13:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 21
Views: 2671

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

I would like to find a small inexpensive home in central Utah and live there part of the year. I would keep my house in my moderate climate and live there the rest of the time. My guess is that would be frowned upon.
by Kipper
19 Jun 2018, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

"When I became an adult, when I opened my eyes and saw actuality, then I started to laugh and have never stopped laughing since that time... This I saw, and I laughed." Everything makes me cringe and it shouldn't. Everybody sounds so dramatic and far fetched. How do I get out of this state of mind....
by Kipper
18 Jun 2018, 13:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

Roy wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 11:10
... One strategy is to pretend that you are an Anthropologist studying the ritualistic patterns of a strange sub-culture.

my $0.02 - your mileage may vary.
:clap:
For real, it's easy to see these meetings as a strange sub-culture.
by Kipper
18 Jun 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

"When I became an adult, when I opened my eyes and saw actuality, then I started to laugh and have never stopped laughing since that time... This I saw, and I laughed." Everything makes me cringe and it shouldn't. Everybody sounds so dramatic and far fetched. How do I get out of this state of mind....
by Kipper
17 Jun 2018, 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 3337

Re: How do I

I am at the point where nothing resonates, nothing sinks in, even those things that should. I know it's because of the way I receive teachings and comments now. Everything makes me cringe and it shouldn't. Everybody sounds so dramatic and far fetched. How do I get out of this state of mind. How do I...
by Kipper
17 Jun 2018, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chosen People
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

Re: Chosen People

To chuckles, whenever a chosen generation thing is brought up (usually in PH) I throw out something like "I've been hearing this chosen generation thing since I joined the church as a young man in the early 1980s. How many chosen generations can there be?" I was hearing this in the 60s when I was i...