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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 28, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
Well a couple of you have probably gotten this stuff in an email from me already, but whatever!

I suppose this will never get the traction of a hate thread, because we love to fight..............

Locker and I have already disagreed about giving a dollar to a homeless person. ( I still have no proof that it's used for dope every single time. )

Small acts of giving ourselves are SO much bigger than the act itself.

So if you can't, or won't, give a dollar, then help an old lady across the street. Take some canned food down to the shelter, or offer a hug to a military man getting off a plane.


You're all smart beautiful people, you get the idea.....



















At a protest in Brazil, the General asked people not to fight, on his Birthday.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Sep 28, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
OK, OK!

I did not park in the one open-space right in front of the Choss Creek Post Office today, but instead walked 50' so that others in need of closer parking could use it.

Then a woman held the front-door open for me, even though I was still a ways away.

I then held the door open for a Peruvian-American woman with a huge parcel, and also held open another door to the inner area, where the clerk was, for her.

Sorry, but there are no other "human kindness stories" yet today for me.


Oh?

How did I know she was from Peru?



That's where the big parcel was going.
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Sep 28, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
I really had to fart on the airplane last night, but I held it in.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 28, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
i once gave a disabled Vet (Nam era) 500.00 for a flag lapel pin he was selling he teared up. So did i.. feckin MUSHY shyt...;-)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 28, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
a relative of Quasi?? (FORGIVE ME,, i couldnt resist) ( im a baaahhhd man)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
Credit: survival
Banks

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
Sep 28, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
The expression is "Pay it forward". Thanks for the extra l, I could sure use it.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Yeah, I know. But after posting, too late, can't change...grrrrr...
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Sep 28, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
"Playing It Forward", literally, to benefit the MS Society...

Lopez on guitar with Leggs on vocals  <br/>
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MS Benefit at La Cocina
Lopez on guitar with Leggs on vocals

MS Benefit at La Cocina
Credit: Leggs
crasic

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
I'm surprised, no resident objectivists to scorn at the altruism?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 28, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
I always help someone when the opportunity presents itself.

You want an example?


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
No, example not necessary! Just thinking about how much better people are than they often behave around here...heh heh...


Me, I'm giving out free breasts today! ( . )( . )

Perky ones too! ( * )( * )


(Those are for Gene!)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 28, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
It's not much, but I try to do a little when I can. I have been broke - and I mean BROKE - in the past. Today I'm in a better position. So when I tip, it's 20% minimum. To me the little extra doesn't hurt. To someone living on tips, it adds up. Other than that, I just try to be kind.

When I'm out with a student, I always buy. I remember what it's like. This doesn't change even after they graduate and have a job.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 28, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
OK - here's one

I was running one day, saw a woman in the middle of a block with a cane. She seemed almost frozen. As I approached, I hear a meek voice - "can someone help me?". Turns out she was blind and counting her steps, but she lost track.

So we walked up to the next corner, counting 'em out as we went. We got to the corner, I confirmed the intersection street names and she was on her way.


I was amazed at how such a simple thing could have such a huge impact on someone. She had been there a while, I don't know how many folks passed her by, but it's a heavily traveled street.

How did I pass it on. Well, I ran down a couple blocks and then circled back to make sure she was still on track. She was.
turd

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Cool thread, survival.

Not exactly mother Theresa material but the wife does the buying random people dinner routine a couple of times a year - around the holidays she likes to leave a gigantic tip or two at the non-schmancy places we tend to eat.

I myself am the patron saint of towing people out of the ditch in the winter.

Most of the people I've ever climbed with tend to be on the same page as zBanks' original statement though.

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 28, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Cool thread survival.
Interesting in that I believe altruistic acts really are done ( and I'm thinking on more of a subconscious level) for oneself rather than for others, which is not to say there is anything wrong with that. The need to be human exists in all of us and our heart knows what we need to do its our brain that most often get in the way.

Off to Ladakh, got a plane to catch...

Cheers
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
I myself am the patron saint of towing people out of the ditch in the winter.

Dude, that's damn good! That is the whole point, giving of yourself.

Money is great, and so many people need it, but I don't usually have a bunch of spare folding bills myself, so I'm more likely to hand a sandwich out the window or help a neighbor pile brush or something.

Once I saw a guy dumpster diving outside of Barstow, and I made a HUGE sandwich and took it too him. He looked at me like I was from another planet, and then gave me a big hug.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
Credit: survival
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 28, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
duplicate post but worth repeating

The story was sent to me:

This is Belker and Shane

Credit: zBrown

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The six-year-old continued,

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''
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