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heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 21 Answers Oct 20, 2012 in EP

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Because for many of us, joining the group is the story.

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Wow epic answer.

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Very zen. The answer lies within (the question)?

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I'm new here and have not yet looked through the groups, however your statement does indeed say it all. Great answer.

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Thank you
**bows**

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best answer :)

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thanks chica ;)

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Maybe they just see the group and think, "That sounds like me" and they add it. <br />
I mean, who really needs to write a story to "I Like Chocolate"? It is what it is.

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sure!

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That might suggest that the original writer's impulse to contribute was also unnecessary, and that this question of mine is therefore irrelevant, as your response, in consequence, must also be...ad inifinitum...and perhaps these computers, electricity, fire, society, vocabulary, thought...are but dust in the wind.

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Sometimes I feel that my story is just a repeat of the same story I've told in other related groups, and it seems silly to spam the same story multiple times.

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Very true. Some people do post exactly the same story against several experiences. I've always assumed people do that for extra EP tokens.

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It's OK to plagiarise yourself in aid of others.

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There ought to be a law!

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I think there is: 'The Law of Gravity'? Or is it 'The Law of Gravy'?

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Whilst I think sometimes it might be difficult to expose yourself I think personally to join a group you should share your common interests with the others in that group- otherwise it can feel a bit like visiting the zoo

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Thanks; release your inner animal!

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Lack of confidence maybe.

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Yes, I can definitely relate to that. On the other hand, I have discovered that, in my case, the exercise of responding to EP questions has helped me to organize my own thinking and even, eventually, to create some new groups. As an added and much appreciated benefit, I am now able to communicate more freely with my family and acquaintances. In short, I understand myself better, even at this late date.

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I ask this very same question 2 1/2 yrs ago , my conclusion is they are liars , they don't have the experience they only want the prestige of having boned the president of a foreign country or fighting off Somali warriors with their bare hands and that's why they don't have a story to tell

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LOL ! And every imaginable experience is here, from the obscure "I'm Still Waiting For The 15 Minutes of Fame Andy Warhol Promised" to the mundane "I Found a Rare Tropical Beetle in My Salad"...

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yeah I always wanted to join the "Lesbians for Jesus" group but I didn't have a story

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Perhaps they just don't wish to share stories on particular experiences.

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That may be, but isn' this an opportunity to work through one's own experience, in relative anonymity, in the company of kindred spirits?

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Yes, an opportunity, but not a requirement. Some experiences may have a much greater significance for people than others so perhaps they choose to share stories on just a few.

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Yes, in my retirement I do spend a great deal of time on EP, and must learn to honour the perspectives of others. Thank you for the heads-up.

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shy, perhaps 'like' the page but have trouble expressing themselves. so what if they don't write. bet they still comment!

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D’accord. Vous avez bien raison.

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Some groups I join for amusement, some for camaraderie, some to show a common experience, and some for which I have a story to share. If I don't have something new to add to the group stories by sharing a story, then just joining seems like enough.

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Having read so many similar responses I am beginning to appreciate the act of joining as both supportive and also self-defining.

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What am I supposed to write in groups like "I admire Indian and Arab beauty" lool

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You could say why you like it and make comparisons to beauty in your own culture (which I guess is Western).

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You don't need to write anything, nor do you need to join others of the group. Admire their beauty in your mind's eye and heed them with your heart.

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I only join groups to meet like minded people, and I contribute my stories to encourage them to be my friend. Except fpr a few groups I join for amusement, like "I like jokes and riddles" or "I have a funny story to tell" I contribute there to but finding friends is not a priority

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We must be enjoying the same coma.

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I really can't say I enjoyed mine, but waking up to that beautiful nurse was a pleasure

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Love is where you find it.

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Someone mentioned that you get points for joining groups and rack up a lot of groups to gain points. I usually find a group because I have a story to contribute where it would be most appropriate.

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I've seen people that belong to over 20,ooo groups. That baffles me.

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Yes. It's like people who have thousands of "friends". I only add people I think I'll enjoy talking with. I don't know how people with 5000+ friends would manage that.

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I know that I'm repeating myself, but: Less is more.

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...and how many stories have they contributed?

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"And in the end, the live you take is equal to the love you make." - from The Beatle's song, 'The End'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_8F6gflxQ

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voyeuristic tendencies?

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Indeed, but why join the group?

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i don't even remember joining groups , i think it just happens somehow

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Yes, life, fortunately, is magical.

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sometimes it really is

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Perhaps even always?
An Ed Mirvish poster on the side of his store, 'Honest Ed's', in Toronto, Canada suggests: "A place like this place comes only once in a lifetime, sometimes never!"

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