Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
wow, i'm turning 56 in a month...

4/4 , when were you born?

great diary...thanks for balancing out the public politics with something more personal.

as for support systems....

i see it like castaneda did, that allies come along, and for some mysterious reason help you pull your weight and get some traction.

allies help you see more clearly, but can turn on you too, when their enigmatic interests no longer coincide with yours.
 and another comes along...

some stay a long time, contributing in little bursts, some blow through your life like a hurricane, upsetting all your houses of cards...

having difficulty at the beginning of one's life can accellerate independence, though insecurity is an inevitable corollary, for some this is an added spur, for others the reason they do not achieve their goals, as their support systems didn't manifest, or more likely, they did and went unnoticed in the trance of unknowing.

some allies feed your emotions, but not your mind.

others satiate your mind, but leave you emotionally untouched.

so i think becoming aware of the difference between our own needs, and our needinesses, is a lifelong task, best started asap.

i've found the universe will tend to punish neediness, and reward honest need, as long as it is unobfuscated by denial.

tautology, i know...

it's a bit of a stretch to come to the internet to try and meet emotional needs, so it is very odd and pleasant when it occurs.

there is a degree of peace that comes from knowing better brains than one's own are diligently applying themselves to problems one cares about, and the generosity of posters here is definitely altering my intellectual topography.

sven's semidiotic diary has been following me around like a shadow all morning!

it's funny, i think if this site was just an emotional support centre, it might become uninteresting, however getting to know peoples' internet persona(e) gradually through their political views, humour, etc, does make one mildly curious as to how they translate 'in the flesh', and what demons lurk behind the polished repartee and forensic wit...lol

people communicate through ratings sometimes as well as through their posts, (wink)

love this community, it's a lifeline of serious fun!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 07:41:09 AM EST

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