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You cannot be proud to be…

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absent Sat 22-Feb-14 20:04:38

…Scottish, a woman or gay any more than you can be proud to be blue-eyed, naturally blonde and have long legs. These are random qualities. You cannot be proud of your daughter's PhD, your grandson's portrayal of a sheep in the nativity play or your son's promotion. These are their achievements, not yours. You can only be proud – if that's an emotion to which your susceptible – of things over which you have control – your own achievements, behaviour and, I suppose, possessions.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 26-Feb-14 11:05:01

shock can't believe I'm back on this silly thread when there's a sunny day out there! hmm

Elegran Wed 26-Feb-14 11:07:21

jings If you return to the Daft Game another round has started. Your expertise hmm is lost somewhere invaluable.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 26-Feb-14 11:11:25

No!!! Can't! Sun's shining. Got to get my sorry ar sit-upon out and about a bit!


Ceesnan Wed 26-Feb-14 11:14:03

Phew! Thanks for that Jingl