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Offline Last Tradhican

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Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2022, 06:04:13 PM »
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  • In the grand scheme of things, learning any one of those hobbies is as much a waste of time as "surfing" CI. At least here the discussion is (mostly) centred around the things of God, the Catholic faith, not one of those hobbies is God-centric, but Man-centric.
    Can't argue with that.

    But we do need to provide for our families and learning new trades is not like learning the piano or surfing. Learning new trades at the very least can save one money in repair bills around the house. At the very best it can lead to a new profession or sideline job.
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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #16 on: January 18, 2022, 06:32:07 PM »
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  • YES. EXERCISE! Go for an evening walk with your husband, or a run. Take your children if you have any, and make it a family affair. Whatever you do, the key is consistency!

    The benefits of exercise will far outweigh any you will obtain from being inside.

    Take my challenge: It takes on average 30 days to start a new habit. So for 30 days, go for a walk each evening for 1 hour, and then come back in 30 days and report how your life has changed for the better.

    I guarantee you will be sleeping better, eating better, working better, looking better, etc.
    Just think: If someone is here 1 year, how many hours does that total? 2 Years? 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
    Do you know how many people could have completely changed their lives around? Lost weight? Got fit? Reduced their risks for heart disease? Made more money? Improved their health?

    You do not want to waste years of your life on a place like this. You just don't. At the end of your life, you will not be saying to yourself, "Gee, I wish I spent more time on the forums." NO! You will be saying, "I wish I had learned piano, got fit, learned French or Italian, and so on."

    Treat this place like a drive-thru and not the main meal.
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    P.S. And if your husband doesn't want to walk? Find a friend to go with you and take the kids or whatever. JUST GO!
    Thanks! I already have an exercise routine. I was looking more for suggestions along the lines of a new skill. Course, when spring comes around we will be working our garden so maybe something for winter.
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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #17 on: January 18, 2022, 06:51:34 PM »
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  • YES. EXERCISE! Go for an evening walk with your husband, or a run. Take your children if you have any, and make it a family affair. Whatever you do, the key is consistency!

    The benefits of exercise will far outweigh any you will obtain from being inside.
    Yes, I just came back from an hour walk with my 4yr old. He loves going on walks with me so he can tell me all about his ideas and dreams.

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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #18 on: January 18, 2022, 07:18:42 PM »
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  • I guess I was thinking about my Great grandparents. There was no television, cartoons etc.  It seemed they were very good Catholics praying often and were always working and had various skills.  Huge families too and very family oriented. 

    They had few books including a bible and of course rosaries.  Times were hard but life was less complicated.  (The devil makes life confusing and complicated. )
    Maybe we should define your use of the word and the go from there. 
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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #19 on: January 18, 2022, 07:27:32 PM »
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  • Can't argue with that.

    But we do need to provide for our families and learning new trades is not like learning the piano or surfing. Learning new trades at the very least can save one money in repair bills around the house. At the very best it can lead to a new profession or sideline job.
    Absolutely. I'm not trying to dismiss any trades or anything. I certainly don't want my kids to be internet surfers when they're grown, that's for sure.
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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #20 on: March 23, 2022, 02:04:07 AM »
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  • Exodus 20:9,10

    Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: … 


    Exodus 23:12
    Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

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    Re: Do we spend too much time on leisure?
    « Reply #21 on: March 23, 2022, 02:05:24 AM »
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  • Very, very true.  The old protestant saying "Time is money" is totally anti-catholic and quite materialistic.

    Exodus 20:9,10

    Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: … 


    Exodus 23:12
    Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)