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Why did you turn out the way you did?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Kevin108, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    For me, it was primarily my parents but also my uncle. They gave me my demeanor, curiosity, education, love of animals, love of music, love of the outdoors and work ethic.

    My uncle is a half-breed orphan who married my mom's youngest sister. He taught me how to shoot, tie a knot, drive stick, and got me started with carpentry, which led to my career choice. He even bought me my first round of tools when I went to work.

    Good or bad, one or more people had a major affect on you in your formative years. Who was your biggest influence?
     
  2. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    I suppose I was born an jerk and my particular circumstances in life turned me into a bastard butthole.
     

  3. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Amerikaner

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    drugs and lots of alcohol
     
  4. skinny99

    skinny99 Crew Chief

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    I am 100% my mom and dad. I am just like a mix of them.
     
  5. slick64

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    I am a product of hardworking immigrant parents who have now been US citizens for over 40yrs. I was spanked, severely disciplined, yet somehow, contrary to current beliefs still turned out ok.
     
  6. stk10767

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    Wooden spoon.... And my parents were both blue collar hard working individuals. Together, they produced some type of synergy, more than the sum of their parts. They made every dollar count and led by example. Did I mention the wooden spoon? Lol.
     
  7. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    Oppositional Defiance Disorder
     
  8. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus Silver Member

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    My dad was a crazy engineer/rocket scientist with anger issues and my mom couldn't stop him.

    All of my friends were guys.

    I was raised to not follow the pack, think for myself, use my intelligence, and always strive to do better.

    Edit: hence, I spend time on GT and live in the boonie woods. :rofl:
     
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  9. JLA

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    I hear that!
    I was raised by my grandparents since the age of 5. They were "old school" and I didn't get away with anything. I was more the type to sit back and take everything in all through my early years. They supported me in sports in whatever I wanted to do. I lived the life of respect and listening.

    This would have been a 180° turnaround from what I would have been. My dad was a wife and child abuser... alchoholic....and had a mean temper. My mom ....well....she just didn't want me or my brother or sister.

    Thank God for my grandparents. They gave up A LOT to raise 3 more kids. I owe them more than is humanly possible.
     
  10. Jake514

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    A good work ethic, some common sense and the tenacity and ability to figure out problems from was learned from many family members.

    Most important of all: I also observed many traits I did not want to emulate.
     
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  11. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Genetics and environment, just like everyone else.
     
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    JLA

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    Environment I completely agree with
     
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    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    My mom was fiercely independent and passed that along to me.
     
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    So , you are a cross-dresser ?:supergrin: Me , I am dazed and confused ! A saint for a mother , taught me all the good things
    that I am , a Gentle-Man , really miss that woman.

    Father , a violent physical abuser , taught me what not to be !

    The insane , adventurer , funny part and craftsman , I've no idea where that comes from ? A product of my chosen environment ?
    I do enjoy my insanity , a sort of freedom that I do like ! :tongueout:
     
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    Lone Wolf8634 :):

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    2 words: Personality Disorders.:crazy:
     
  17. dango

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    Yo sweety , how ya doin ?
    If you claim mildly Koo Koo , then there is no gauge , no meter,
    No FINITE limits to scale the Dango-th ! :supergrin:
     
  18. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Got dropped on my head
     
  19. crazycooter91

    crazycooter91 Roll Tide

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    I would say my dad, my previous step-dad, and my friends.
     
  20. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    Why did I turn out the way I did? Probably because of having strict, hard working Portuguese parents who expected and accepted nothing but the best from me. They came here with nothing and worked extremely hard for everything they have now and they taught me many lessons through my childhood. As I look back, there were times when I hated them for being so hard on me at times, but now I appreciate it because it helped me get to where I am today. I hope I can pass some of those lessons onto my almost 1 year old son someday, to make him into the man his grandfather wanted me to be.