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Old 06-21-2007, 09:54 PM
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Rammstein just posted on the 944 forum... He is alive and well. Just wanted to let everyone know as I've gotten a few PMs in the last few weeks asking if I'd heard from him/knew how to contact him.
I exchanged PM's with him as well. I now have his contact info and I have a codriver for the next PCA AX in October (we take the summer off down here) He gets to try to manage my RX7 in an AX.

I also may take a ride down his way to meet up for a cup of coffee early one Saturday or Sunday morning, I need to get some miles on the RX7 while I break in the engine.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:00 AM
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:25 AM
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You say that you can't believe in religion, yet you tell us that you feel that your life has no meaning and something is missing.
Someone is trying to tell you something. All you have to do is listen.

Get the bible and read it. you don't have to believe, just read it. You don't have to go to church, you don't have to listen to anyone preach to you, just read the bible. It doesn't matter if you have read it before, you really might wanna read it now.
I have a feeling that you will find exactly what your life is missing in that book and you will find it on your own, without anyone telling you what to believe.
if I'm wrong, no harm. You will gain a better understanding of what others believe. Either way I bet it will be time well spent.
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I'd start with Romans.
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I'd start with Romans.
Stay away from all the Letters. You only need The Gospels and Acts.
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You need those too, all of it really, but one must begin somewhere.
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I won't suggest for anyone to pick and choose which parts to read, but if I did I would say to focus on the words that God and Jesus said and put a little less emphasis on the words of man. Yes, Jesus was a man but he was also the mortal part of God.

Reading the entire book is probably the best way to go but if someone was to only read parts of it, I'd suggest the first 5 books of the old testament, quickly followed by the gospels. One part is not complete without the other.
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I prefer Pema Chödrön, but to each their own

When Things Fall Apart

The Places That Scare You

And you know, bible readers can get something out of these books too

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Hello - wakie wakie -

Five pages of people posting replies and nothing more from Ram the thread starter ????

Hello you still alive out there or what ???

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:27 AM
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My apologies for not responding in so long.

I was moving, and did not have internet for a few weeks there.

I appreciate the responses very much. You all are a good group, in spite of what people say .

A few misconceptions I'd like to clear up:
- I am 27. Somehow, I became 42 during this thread
- I don't have kids. For now, that is a good thing.
- (here's the big one) I don't actually have an engineering degree. That would certainly have helped, and if I could do it over again I would. My degree is in business. I managed to get an engineering job because my school was so heavily technical that I picked up quite a bit (and the business program there is very much about 'process management', and none on 'people management'. I also got that job because I had been working on competitive intelligence for AT&T Wireless, and the job that I got was for a billing software company, in the division whose client was SprintPCS. My job there was more about understanding system functionality, documenting functionality, and working with the client to determine their needs and suggest new features.

I am SUPER appreciative of the positions mentioned to me by certain people (you know who you are). The thing is, I'm not a programmer (can't write code). I'm also, finally, thoroughly settled in Miami, and wouldn't be wanting to leave.

I will be at this stage of life for some time to come. For now, I am trying to do some enjoyable things in my downtime. Notably, enjoyable things that are free. Tried out raquetball and started going to the gym again. I am going to just keep my mind as uncluttered as possible, and bide my time until something obvious comes along. That's the frustrating reality at this point, that I will just have to let time go by as things sort out. I think at this point that the key is to focus on the good things that I can actually do now, and not give myself time to think about how far behind I am from where I want to be.

As for Jim's AutoX offer in the fall, I don't even know what to say. I've never driven something with even half as much horsepower. Should I wear a diaper?!?!

Again- thanks to everyone for putting some good thoughts out there for me, and for not completely smashing me to the ground for being so cranky.
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Good to see you back on PP again.

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Wearing a diaper ain't nothing to be ashamed of.
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Perhaps someone has mentioned this already, so I will apologize in advance.

Life is what you make of it. Simple as that. You are in charge of your destiny. Relish the little things. Enjoy a sunny day or revel in a rainstorm. Build up memories to sustain you during the down times.

That is all I have to offer.
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>Depends...

LOL. Glad to see you back, Ramm...
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You're 27, huh? I'm 48 and was thinking today what the perfect age is, and I decided on 27. So you have that going for you.

And don't worry about how far along in life you are so far. You're a kid. When I was 27, I rented, and had a net worth of nothing. I was living in Europe, making 5 dollars a day as a bicycle tour guide. I wasn't thinking about my station in life yet. Now I have a family, a house I designed myself on one acre near the beach, and the cars listed below. I still have no money in the bank, but who cares?

Patience, my boy.
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Perhaps someone has mentioned this already, so I will apologize in advance.

Life is what you make of it. Simple as that. You are in charge of your destiny. Relish the little things. Enjoy a sunny day or revel in a rainstorm. Build up memories to sustain you during the down times.

That is all I have to offer.
Bob? You just offered one HELL of a lot. I pity the poor fools who don't listen...
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YOU'RE 27??????

Good GOD, Ramm...you're right where you need to be. Questioning, searching, trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, trying different careers, etc.

If you've completed a science related college degree, you 're ahead of probably 90% of your contemporaries.

Lighten up on yourself. You're barely old enough to be taken seriosly by most employers.

That's not to say you should just foch off until you're 42...do something. Sit down and figure out what you enjoy....then make a list of what jobs in that field are available no matter what they pay or how off the wall they are. For example...if you enjoy analyzing technical projects, send your resume out to patent attorneys as a consultant or expert witness. Or get a part time teaching job specializing in applied science for high school girls. Jeez...I dunno. Only you can answer what yanks your chain.

trust me...when you do a personal inventory and accurately list what you enjoy, you can figure out a way to make a living at it if you try.

But commercial real estate doesn't sound like its your cup of tea...seems you're suffering through that on the unlikely hope that you'll eventually get rich (but likely miserable) doing something in that field.

At 29 I quit a very safe, comfortable carrer in the Federal government to go back to law school. That was over 20 years ago. And while it took me some time to recoup the opportunity cost, I haven't regretted it.

So there ya go.

Good luck

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Oh yeah and BTW...I just reread your initial post now that I realize how young you are. Sounds to me you're envious of the TFB you're working for. Sure, it seems unfair that some lush that's yoiunger than you is so "successful" and loaded. Get that outta your mind. Don't measure your worth using him as a standard.

Measure yoiur wealth not by what you can buy, but rather by what you have that you would never sell at any price.
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