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What Is The Most Unique Thing, Ungrip Related, In Your Life?

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Blackdog

(Original Topic I wanted to add .... 'that you have done') I have a hard time editing it

I was a monk from the age of 25-40.... 15 years of my life... lived in a monastery and took vows etc.

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Blackdog

It's a bummer that you can not delete a topic if you make a mistake in posting. There are two of the same topics up due to a mistake I made... oh well

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Jared Goguen

I spent a good chunk of my life homeless and hopping freight trains. I would also shoot little home movies of my trips and upload them on Youtube.

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EJ Livesey

The other part of my life is contract security for the government. I've had a lot of fun. Had a lot of stress. Had to be very very violent on occasion and very passive on other occasions. Made life long friends and life long enimies. I learned a lot about my self, things I never thought I could do, I've done.

Before that I was a bounty hunter. That was more fun but a little scarier. I wasn't armed and I was the only white kid going into the worst of the worst 'hoods' to get my bounty. I learned a few things real fast.

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Justin Matney

My life is quite boring. Basically, I make the internet work.

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Tank Andrade

(Original Topic I wanted to add .... 'that you have done') I have a hard time editing it

I was a monk from the age of 25-40.... 15 years of my life... lived in a monastery and took vows etc.

warrior monk ? please tell me you lived at the Shaolin Temple :shuriken:

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Tank Andrade

I ran an underground casino for a couple years. good ol days. Now i make handguns for a living . alolt of people think thats interesting. haha

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Jörg Keilbach

I worked as a bouncer full time for over 15 years.

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Anthony C.

I ran an underground casino for a couple years. good ol days. Now i make handguns for a living . alolt of people think thats interesting. haha

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Blackdog

(Original Topic I wanted to add .... 'that you have done') I have a hard time editing it

I was a monk from the age of 25-40.... 15 years of my life... lived in a monastery and took vows etc.

warrior monk ? please tell me you lived at the Shaolin Temple :shuriken:

Haha.... No Shaolin....Meditation of the Eastern tradition... I lived in an Ashram.... Gandhi learned the meditation from our founder, Paramahansa Yogananda

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Stephen Ruby

Worked for a mortuary company in partnership with the local county coroners office for several years out of high school. Saw a lot of interesting crime scenes and was glad to help comfort people who were grieving but the job gets to you over time(not the gore but the people affected by losing a loved one). I don't know how people do that type of work for there whole life without going completely numb inside.(the people I worked with were some of the nicest people I have met though) Recently went back to school completed a two year degree in mathematics (summa cum laude wooh) and am currently double majoring in mathematics and chemistry at my local state university.

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Justin Matney

I worked at a state psych hospital for a number of years. On the front line. It was for the most part boring and not at all like what you see on tv and in movies...but I occasionally saw shit that I can never unsee.

Worked with a few trans patients. One was in the process of transitioning via hormones acquired on the streets, and had stage 3 cancer. You could see the massive tumor in her abdomen through her skin. Had to be assisted with everything. We eventually got her walking again. Saw the aftermath of several softball size blood clots she passed in the shower.

Saw a co-worker get his face rearrange, literally, by a patient. Had to have plastic surgery. After that I worked almost exclusively with this patient 1:1 for 2 years. Extremely violent and unpredictable. He was blind in one eye and had extensive scarring on his face and head from the beatings he had taken over the years in various homes and hospitals. Referred to his own fists as "bone-breakers". He never left my sight even for a split second during that time, and as a result no one got hurt on my watch.

I was assaulted by a young patient back in 2011, which inadvertently led me to discover grip training. My wrist got messed up pretty bad during the attack, and I ordered the Ironmind bands to get relief. Ended up ordering a gripper as well and the rest is history.

I guess that stuff is kinda interesting.

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Cannon

I wouldn't say this is the singluar MOST unique thing in my life, but it usually surprises people.

I have never owned a cell phone.

Many people I encounter wonder how I get through life at all. :laugh It's really not that hard!

Inevidibly people have concerns such as "What if you're in an accident or something?" My answer is usually something like "Well, chances are the other person in the accident will have a phone!" I have borrowed someone's phone in very rare instances. Like one time I got stuck at a work function and didn't want my wife to worry about me being missing when expected. But I have probably made fewer than 10 cell calls in my life.

One huge benefit is with our kids' perception that a cell phone is "necessary". The cost and obligation is totally optional. I say obligation because--if you'll allow me to generalize--pretty much everyone who owns a cell phone finds it hard to put down for very long. They are almost addictively stimulating. To me, the utility of a cell phone does not outweigh the cost and obligation. On the off chance I could have made a call or got directions, I get by without. It all works out just fine. There were lots of ways to get information and make connections before cell phones and, for the most part, all those options still exist.

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Autolupus

My DNA! ;)

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rico300zx

standing on top of a 2x2 chimney 200 feet in the air with no safety gear

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Justin Matney

I wouldn't say this is the singluar MOST unique thing in my life, but it usually surprises people.

I have never owned a cell phone.

Many people I encounter wonder how I get through life at all. :laugh It's really not that hard!

Inevidibly people have concerns such as "What if you're in an accident or something?" My answer is usually something like "Well, chances are the other person in the accident will have a phone!" I have borrowed someone's phone in very rare instances. Like one time I got stuck at a work function and didn't want my wife to worry about me being missing when expected. But I have probably made fewer than 10 cell calls in my life.

One huge benefit is with our kids' perception that a cell phone is "necessary". The cost and obligation is totally optional. I say obligation because--if you'll allow me to generalize--pretty much everyone who owns a cell phone finds it hard to put down for very long. They are almost addictively stimulating. To me, the utility of a cell phone does not outweigh the cost and obligation. On the off chance I could have made a call or got directions, I get by without. It all works out just fine. There were lots of ways to get information and make connections before cell phones and, for the most part, all those options still exist.

That is commendable.

At first I thought, I could never go without a mobile phone, as much as I'm on the road. But I've been on the road for a long time, since before mobile phones were widespread. I had a pager for work, and I used a phone card to call my girlfriend.

I have a family now, so I would never WANT to go without a mobile, because it's good for morale to be able to talk to them and see them while I'm away. And with work, things would be enormously inconvenient. But not impossible.

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Cannon

A comment at work today made me think of this thread.  Rereading it now, I didn't realize how quickly it died out so I thought I would revitalize it! 

Update for me... I still don't have a cell phone and never have.

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Mikael Siversson
On 11/13/2015 at 3:51 AM, Blackdog said:

(Original Topic I wanted to add .... 'that you have done') I have a hard time editing it

I was a monk from the age of 25-40.... 15 years of my life... lived in a monastery and took vows etc.

Well monks live about 5 years longer on average than married men whereas there is no difference in life span between married women and nuns (big study published last year based on 15,000 monks and nuns in Germany).

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jchapman

I have done research on monkeys in two of the seven National Primate Research Centers.

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Tom Flesher

I’m narrowly regarded as an expert on student responses to extra credit stimuli and how to use extra credit to leverage intrinsic student motivation. 

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Rick Walker

Most unique thing?

After years of working for a maximum security state prison and a school for kids with severe behavioral problems, I am 6 months away from graduating with my Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a dual concentration in Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

I have been accepted into Concordia University Chicago to begin my PhD work in Health and Human Performance beginning in the fall 2019. This program will take me four years.

I am doing this at the young age of 41...I will be around 46 when I have my PhD.

It is never too late. There are no excuses.

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Wannagrip
11 hours ago, Rick Walker said:

Most unique thing?

After years of working for a maximum security state prison and a school for kids with severe behavioral problems, I am 6 months away from graduating with my Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a dual concentration in Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

I have been accepted into Concordia University Chicago to begin my PhD work in Health and Human Performance beginning in the fall 2019. This program will take me four years.

I am doing this at the young age of 41...I will be around 46 when I have my PhD.

It is never too late. There are no excuses.

Congrats Rick!

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Rick Walker
5 hours ago, Wannagrip said:

Congrats Rick!

Thanks Bill. I focused on this with the same intensity I take to the gym and I am carrying a 4.0 GPA and will graduate summa cum laude. 

I am excited to get started on my PhD. I am extremely interested in pushing the research work. So much is lacking out there by the white coat lab rats that have never had a barbell on their back. I bring a unique perspective to their programming. 

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Wannagrip
1 hour ago, Rick Walker said:

So much is lacking out there by the white coat lab rats that have never had a barbell on their back. I bring a unique perspective to their programming. 

 

👍👍 Big thumbs up! 

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