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  •  I was under the impression (2+ / 0-)
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    ZedMont, melo

    that the understanding between my wife and myself was that we would return to Hawai'i after she completed medical school and her residency. I wanted her to have a chance to attain her dreams, too. Unfortunately it turned out that she didn't want to go back to Hawai'i, and so I had to make a choice between my family and my personal goals. My daughter won the contest.

    In truth my legacies are what I accomplished in my thirty years in Hawai'i. I'm just floating here, still trying to find my way; something that matters to occupy my time. I've spent my whole life trying to avoid the middle class life I live now.

    The fact is, there has always been a stumbling block in my utopian dream. I've needed companionship for happiness, and while I can't say that there are no women who want to live off the land in a remote paradise, in my personal experience they tire of it quickly. I think women need the type of validation you mention more than men; certainly more than me. More community oriented, perhaps. Although all that I can say with certainty is that I, and a substantial number of people I have known who have spent years in the jungle, eventually always get pulled back to society by a woman.

    In my case, the pendulum has swung several times, further with each cycle. But at this point I am confident that if it does swing back again, this time there will be no return.

    •  You got a lot farther away than I did. You're (1+ / 0-)
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      absolutely right.  Luaus unlimited or women.  Hard to imagine them together for very long unless you hook up with a hula dancer.

      Ted Cruz president? Pardon my Vietnamese, but Ngo Pho King Way.

      by ZedMont on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 05:13:30 PM PST

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