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#1 dreman04

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

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#2 Mr_Darn

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

Whilst its great you can tackle the bulk of depression with Minecraft and Video's, it sounds to me like you are using these as a mask, to hide whats truly going on in your life.
Vurtual worlds are great for casual encounters, but you cannot let them rule your life!

That said, way to make a negative into a positive!

You seem to have used the vurtual world as an escape for some time now, but turned the love of the game into an actual job prospect. Most whom spiral into the online game world from a platform of depression rarely end up in your position, so grasp it with both hands!

I'm not sure who said it, but i remember a saying: Love what you do, and you'll do what you love.

Many never realise that dream, good for you! Make sure you stay positive and make room for the little things.

I too have suffered from depression, and the following helped me loads. I hope you relate to it the way i did, and see the steps you have already realised without being told:

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Jar of Rocks
From under the table that stood between the professor and the listeners, the professor pulled out a big glass jar and gently placed it in front of him. Next, he pulled out from under the table a bag of stones, each the size of a tennis ball, and placed the stones one by one in the jar. He did so until there was no room to add another stone in the jar. Lifting his gaze to the managers, the professor asked, “Is the jar full?” The managers replied, “Yes”.

The professor paused for a moment, and replied, “Really?”

Once again, he reached under the table and pulled out a bag full of pebbles. Carefully, the professor poured the pebbles in and slightly rattled the jar, allowing the pebbles to slip through the larger stones, until they settled at the bottom. Again, the professor lifted his gaze to his audience and asked, “Is the jar full?”

At this point, the managers began to understand his intentions. One replied, “apparently not!”

“Correct”, replied the old professor, now pulling out a bag of sand from under the table. Cautiously, the professor poured the sand into the jar. The sand filled up the spaces between the stones and the pebbles.

Yet again, the professor asked, “Is the jar full?”
Without hesitation, the entire group of students replied in unison, “NO!”

“Correct”, replied the professor. And as was expected by the students, the professor reached for the pitcher of water that was on the table, and poured water in the jar until it was absolutely full. The professor now lifted his gaze once again and asked, “What great truth can we surmise from this experiment?”

With his thoughts on the lecture topic, one manager quickly replied, “We learn that as full as our schedules may appear, if we only increase our effort, it is always possible to add more meetings and tasks.”


“No”, replied the professor. The great truth that we can conclude from this experiment is:

If we don’t put all the larger stones in the jar first, we will never be able to fit all of them later.


The auditorium fell silent, as every manager processed the significance of the professor’s words in their entirety.

The old professor continued, “What are the large stones in your life? Health? Family? Friends? Your goals? Doing what you love? Fighting for a Cause? Taking time for yourself?”

What we must remember is that it is most important to include the lager stones in our lives, because if we don’t do so, we are likely to miss out on life altogether. If we give priority to the smaller things in life (pebbles & sand), our lives will be filled up with less important things, leaving little or no time for the things in our lives that are most important to us. Because of this, never forget to ask yourself,

What are the Large Stones in your Life? And once you identify them, be sure to put them first in your “Jar of Life”.

With a warm wave of his hand, the professor bid farewell to the managers, and slowly walked out of the room.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:28 AM

Bravo good sir
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:38 AM

Best of luck to you, hope everything works out and too you :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Also, I hope you continue to be more positive and have a better and more optimistic life! I'm sure everyone knows that Paul's commentaries are like a friendly voice in the ear but none like your situation. Keep persevering and be prosperous! (and keep punching wood!)

Well done.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

Thats a great story man, best of luck for the rest of your life :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

:blush: This almost made me cry

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

I see what happened here. It wasn't ALL Paul or video games. All you really needed was a little nudge of positivity to show you that life doesn't have to be bad! :)

I don't mean to start any sort of religion wars or anything, but God can help you with that at any time in your life. :)
He wants to help you. He wants to speak to you and effect your life. All you have to do is listen. ;)

Again, I don't mean to make you think that you are not a true Christian / Cause any religion wars, but that's just what I;m seeing here. Hope I helped! ;)
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

punchwood must be a small community because i see half of my friends replying to every forum i read
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

Good to hear. Games can be a great way to relieve stress.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

There is another one that actually made me smile rather than helping:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:07 AM

Wow just wow I cant believe you took your time to write that It is really big good thing is paul help you through depression thats what really matters is happyness
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

Wow. Just wow. I'm honored to have inspired you and it makes me happy to know that you dodged life's little curve balls and seem to be doing quite well now. It's how life works...there are ups and there are downs. I have experienced many of both and I believe fighting through the tough times with your chin up is what makes us grow and become better, more kind and appreciative people, with more meaningful lives.

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

Wow! You are not the only person to experience depression.  I know because I've been dealing with it, for years. I know everyone's experience is different but here's mine. I hope it helps. My depression was fueled by my personal fears and anxiety. I was born both visually impaired and hearing impaired and was told, "I didn't have a future." This was in the 60s. It helped that my parents raised me to be very independent.

This didn't sheld me, from serious bouts of anxiety that brought gran petite seizures. If I got too upset or anxious, I'd just zoned out.  What caused this? I was terrified of rejection.  I honestly belived that people would not give me a chance and dreaded a future in a group home. It didn't mattered that I wrestled in high school and went to college in the 80s.  I had difficulty trusting.

While I did know about God and later became a Christian, it took time before I could overcome.  It started with what God says about me.  Did you know that you're fearfully and wonderfully made? That's a direct question.  Did you know that God has a plan for your good? I had trouble believing this at first.  I had to keep asking God to change my internal beliefs as the were destroying me.  He answered and hep.  It was done through friends at church.

I think that I'd have liked someone like Paul talking in his videos. It helps to read encouraging stories from others.  It seems you got some, here.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostBarryb64, on 15 August 2012 - 07:36 PM, said:

Wow! You are not the only person to experience depression.  I know because I've been dealing with it, for years. I know everyone's experience is different but here's mine. I hope it helps. My depression was fueled by my personal fears and anxiety. I was born both visually impaired and hearing impaired and was told, "I didn't have a future." This was in the 60s. It helped that my parents raised me to be very independent.

This didn't sheld me, from serious bouts of anxiety that brought gran petite seizures. If I got too upset or anxious, I'd just zoned out.  What caused this? I was terrified of rejection.  I honestly belived that people would not give me a chance and dreaded a future in a group home. It didn't mattered that I wrestled in high school and went to college in the 80s.  I had difficulty trusting.

While I did know about God and later became a Christian, it took time before I could overcome.  It started with what God says about me.  Did you know that you're fearfully and wonderfully made? That's a direct question.  Did you know that God has a plan for your good? I had trouble believing this at first.  I had to keep asking God to change my internal beliefs as the were destroying me.  He answered and hep.  It was done through friends at church.

I think that I'd have liked someone like Paul talking in his videos. It helps to read encouraging stories from others.  It seems you got some, here.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:57 AM

An Amazing Story. Good Luck!
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

Good for you! Goes to show how much of a great guy Paul is!
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