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Hi, just wondered,

what have you learned from reading TP?
I think I've learned about science, and never to play Cripple Mr Onion with innocent looking old ladies!
 

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I've learned some of the verses to The Hedgehog Song :oops: and to let my thoughts follow the same pathways as TP's imagination.

The Discworld kept me smiling when I was having chemotherapy, and every time my Oncologist saw me in the waiting room, I had a Discworld book in my hand.
 
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I learned to laugh again after being diagnosed with a non-curable disease which disabled me from work and made me take a $60,000 year cut in pay. I learned to take each day as it comes and not to take meself too seriously.

But really, the main thing I got was learning to laugh out loud again, bust a gut, tears streaming down my face laughing.
 

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Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit said:
I learned to laugh again after being diagnosed with a non-curable disease which disabled me from work and made me take a $60,000 year cut in pay. I learned to take each day as it comes and not to take meself too seriously.

But really, the main thing I got was learning to laugh out loud again, bust a gut, tears streaming down my face laughing.
I know what you mean! Terry's books kept me going through the very worst times of my depression. When everything else in my life made me want to give up, Terry's books made me laugh. :)
 
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Definitely. When my Dad died I re-read all my TPs- they were the only thing I could cope with for a good while. I wonder if TP knows he's brought such comfort to people.
 

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raspberry said:
Definitely. When my Dad died I re-read all my TPs- they were the only thing I could cope with for a good while. I wonder if TP knows he's brought such comfort to people.
Well I told him when I first met him. :laugh:
 

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Wow you guys, I've not been through anything like as much as you have. But I've learned that laughing out loud in public keeps the seat next to you free :oops: ;)
 

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Sir Terrys books always make me smile, no matter what happens and his imagination encourage me to write my own stuff. While reading, the ideas just pop up one after another :laugh:
Also, he took my fear of death. I know, I'm only fifteen, but still there was a time when I was immensly afraid of death. Now, I imagine it the same way it happens in his books, like a pathway to another world. And that death isn't so bad. And I'm sure I'll still have at least fifty years, so I won't waste my time sitting around and thinking about it. You need to have fun in your life, at the hardest of times, and with a Discworld book, you'll certainly have it! :)

Allways look on the bright side of life... *melodic whistles*
Allways look on the bright side of death... *dito*
That's what I think about it.[/img]
 

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Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit said:
Dotsie said:
Wow you guys, I've not been through anything like as much as you have. But I've learned that laughing out loud in public keeps the seat next to you free :oops: ;)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Too True!
Doesn't work for me - I still get the nutter sitting next to me. :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter to them that you are obviously reading and have an MP3 player on - they still insist on talking to you.
 
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You're 15 cheery?
I suddenly feel so oooooooold!
*shuffles slowly into kitchen to get another cuppa*

:)
 
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Tonyblack said:
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit said:
Dotsie said:
Wow you guys, I've not been through anything like as much as you have. But I've learned that laughing out loud in public keeps the seat next to you free :oops: ;)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Too True!
Doesn't work for me - I still get the nutter sitting next to me. :rolleyes:

It doesn't matter to them that you are obviously reading and have an MP3 player on - they still insist on talking to you.
LOL well, if you did not have your mp3 player on, I would be the nutter yakking your ear off about your wonderful book. LMAO!
 
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Cheery said:
raspberry said:
You're 15 cheery?
I suddenly feel so oooooooold!
*shuffles slowly into kitchen to get another cuppa*

:)
I suddenly feel so kiddish :eek: :laugh:
I think I've just felt old since I was about 21- I'm naturally more Nanny Ogg than Esk!
:)
 

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