The question we all got wrong 5 years ago

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Q Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?


No matter how you answered that question 5 years ago, your answer was wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Will be interested to see your logic on the 'wrong' part.


    I'm exactly where I planned to be - doing exactly what I planned to do....and I feel very fortunate about that.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Will be interested to see your logic on the 'wrong' part.

      Good point.


      I've got no idea why I started a thread for this question. The intention behind it would've been better suited to the "Silver Linings" thread upstairs. In fact the "logic" behind it would've been a lot more obvious as well.


      Please delete this thread.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Good point.


        I've got no idea why I started a thread for this question. The intention behind it would've been better suited to the "Silver Linings" thread upstairs. In fact the "logic" behind it would've been a lot more obvious as well.


        Please delete this thread.
        Don't delete the thread. I want to answer this.

        yeah, I'm pretty much where I thought I'd be 5 years ago, but then again...I'm pretty old.

        If a person in their mid 30s answers the question, or someone right out of school...tat's going to be a different answer.

        Are you talking about the virus? I met him a few years ago.

        It's Dan Riffle.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Don't delete the thread. I want to answer this.

          yeah, I'm pretty much where I thought I'd be 5 years ago, but then again...I'm pretty old.

          If a person in their mid 30s answers the question, or someone right out of school...tat's going to be a different answer.

          Are you talking about the virus? I met him a few years ago.

          It's Dan Riffle.
          Does Dan give you breathing problems?. I will take this no further
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Will be interested to see your logic on the 'wrong' part.


      I'm exactly where I planned to be - doing exactly what I planned to do....and I feel very fortunate about that.
      Did you see yourself being hamstrung by a global pandemic?

      I think that was Whatty's logic. I think all that extra facial hair and lack of deodorant obscured his message.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Did you see yourself being hamstrung by a global pandemic?

        I think that was Whatty's logic. I think all that extra facial hair and lack of deodorant obscured his message.
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          The Wild man of Brisbonio
          More like Perthbonio.

          The home of weird winged keels, Quacker Soccer, (l know l spelt it wrong, blame it on solitary confinement) and well the Fish and Chips are pretty damn good, especially on Quacker Soccer Island.

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          • Profile picture of the author ExRat
            Hi tagiscom,

            Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

            More like Perthbonio.

            The home of weird winged keels, Quacker Soccer, (l know l spelt it wrong, blame it on solitary confinement) and well the Fish and Chips are pretty damn good, especially on Quacker Soccer Island.

            Rottnest is lovely, so relaxing. And Perth is the best city in the world! (I haven't been to that many cities but that doesn't have to matter!)

            I didn't think I'd be where I am five years ago and I am pretty hamstrung by 'covid' - or more accurately, hamstrung by tyrants over something apparently called covid.
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            • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
              Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

              Hi tagiscom,

              Rottnest is lovely, so relaxing. And Perth is the best city in the world! (I haven't been to that many cities but that doesn't have to matter!)
              Agreed Rottnest has lovely coastlines, although not a palm tree in sight, which is ok, and Perth, has a big country town feel, but hopefully more petrol stations are open after 6pm now?

              I didn't think I'd be where I am five years ago and I am pretty hamstrung by 'covid' - or more accurately, hamstrung by tyrants over something apparently called covid.
              Agreed, we had a far worse virus than this in the 60's, and considering the half million Woodstock attendees no one gave a toss back then.

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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                Hi tagiscom,



                Rottnest is lovely, so relaxing. And Perth is the best city in the world! (I haven't been to that many cities but that doesn't have to matter!)

                I didn't think I'd be where I am five years ago and I am pretty hamstrung by 'covid' - or more accurately, hamstrung by tyrants over something apparently called covid.
                Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

                Agreed Rottnest has lovely coastlines, although not a palm tree in sight, which is ok, and Perth, has a big country town feel, but hopefully more petrol stations are open after 6pm now?



                Agreed, we had a far worse virus than this in the 60's, and considering the half million Woodstock attendees no one gave a toss back then.

                Wow. It must be amazing where you guys live if you can still be under the assumption that Covid is blown out of proportion. I hope your areas continue to remain unaffected.

                Here in Ohio, we're setting records daily for new cases and hospitalizations. Our medical centers are nearing capacity *now* and they expect case numbers to quadruple by Christmas. We're literally looking at the collapse of our Healthcare system in three to four weeks.

                We're so overrun with covid that hospitals are putting covid patients in emergency room beds; heart attack patients or trauma patients may have nowhere to go, meaning you can think this is an absolute farce yet still die due to covid-related issues. This is a terrible time to have a stroke or get into a car accident.

                We have one school system so overrun with covid that they're literally running out of teachers. They may to have to shutdown by Christmas. Not move to in-home schooling, but actually shutdown because there will be nobody to teach the students.

                All because some people won't wear masks and forgo a turkey dinner with grandma.
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                • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                  Hi Dan,

                  I'm sorry to hear that. Here in England, it's difficult to know exactly what's going on.

                  Some of the things here are the same - setting daily records for things. But just the other day it was reported in the MSM that hospital numbers are currently fine, 13% are taken up with covid patients and less beds are currently taken than this time last year.

                  We also have some similar issues with people having to isolate (EG teachers) but we have an unreliable testing regime, a track and trace system which isn't functioning properly at all and the vast majority of people who are having to isolate have absolutely nothing wrong with them.

                  Most of the deaths we had in the first wave were elderly people in care homes and it has been shown that the main cause of this was the government forcing care homes to take elderly people out of hospitals without testing them, many of whom turned out to have the virus.

                  For the record, (in case I sound like an uncompassionate conspiracy theorist) my own father died in a care home in April. As far as we know he didn't have the virus but he wasn't tested.

                  There is a lot we don't (and can't) know for sure here, but it seems quite apparent that we have not been served well by authority and their approach to this has been sloppy, heavy-handed and utterly profligate.

                  I wish the best to you, your people and everyone who is suffering right now.
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          • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
            Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

            More like Perthbonio.

            The home of weird winged keels, Quacker Soccer, (l know l spelt it wrong, blame it on solitary confinement) and well the Fish and Chips are pretty damn good, especially on Quacker Soccer Island.

            i rolled a hilux just north of wubin, couldnt report it until i got to dalwalinnu, dave edmunds was on the cassette player singing crawling from the wreckage
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            • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
              Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

              i rolled a hilux just north of wubin, couldnt report it until i got to dalwalinnu, dave edmunds was on the cassette player singing crawling from the wreckage
              I hope that you were not driving like a nut in the rain?

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  • Profile picture of the author Quality buy
    lol, I recall answering my teacher that I don't know where I will be in the next 5 years and what I will do and she used to tell me that you have no GOAL IN LIFE> ha ha
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    We make plans and things do change which means we either make adjustments to achieve the goal or remain stagnant.Change is the only thing that is constant
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Did you see yourself being hamstrung by a global pandemic?
    No, but I'm not 'hamstrung'. Except for fewer excursions away from home, my life hasn't changed much. I'm lucky as this mess has not caused me financial or physical harm (so far).

    That's what happens when whatty asks a 'deep' question - he gets lost....
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    Q Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?


    No matter how you answered that question 5 years ago, your answer was wrong.
    The answer, exactly where I thought I would be only wearing a mask.
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  • I had in mind a TV show where I wrestled bison to the ground with my teeth.

    There would be no croolty, jus' prime time entertainment, an' I would flourish my submission routine with a diffrent twerky dance evry week.

    My prahblem?

    My plan was kinda overheavy on the costoom strategizin' an' less rigorous when it came to the actschwl bison -- though I did try to pet a pal's guard dog in my floorescentest evah yogah pants to kinda test the water.

    Bit me in the ass, the fkr.

    So, hey -- I coulda been famous rn if'n stuff had gone my way.

    GRIP THE HORN, FLIP THE BEAST


    woulda ranked alongside crowd-pullin' taglines like Think Diffrent an' Hoovers With Fu.

    I might even have made a guest slot on Surprise Orthodontist Talent -- bcs I didn't do so bad testin' my chompers against a frozen cucumbah.

    (An' before nowan calls me no science goober, I am fully aware that bison horns are actschwlly hair -- but the day I did the test my store was outta nachril sweetcorn.)

    This mean I a failyah?

    Prolly naht bcs I groo as a person.

    Sumtimes stuff don't work out, but you still gotta walk on toward vistae nouveau, head held high.

    You can't do that too good if'n an enraged bison bust all your teeth an pierced your finest underwear while tossin' you into the sky.

    That is why my plan till 2025 mostly involves chocklit.

    Great taste. Fulla protein. Builds up your boobies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naheed
    Hi there,
    It's a very interesting question. Those who fail to plan, their plans fail. The answer to such type of question may be wrong only for those who have contrast in their saying and doing (e.g in the case of teenagers, they might not have planned to achieve what they would have thought). But it's not necessary that every time and for everyone, its answer may be wrong.
    It's my habit since my student life, to plan everything before taking a step. And I reach exactly at the point where I aspire to.
    So, we should make a feasible plan first and then direct our struggles towards achieving that goal. In that case, answer may not be wrong.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i dont realy get your point .Why you mean by i was wrong when i answer to this question ? Maybe some people succed to get what they wish now 5 years
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I never got it wrong because I was never asked. and if I am ever asked that question I just say f off, so again I am not wrong

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  • Profile picture of the author deema irfan
    For sure not always. There are people who are capable of doing things under super planning and make their dreams come true. You will work for your dream if it is really really your dream.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    I wonder how many people took the pregnancy test, mistook the results and now have a 5 year old? Be honest - raise your hand.
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    In the minute it took me to write this post.. someone died of Covid 19. RIP.
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    • Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      I wonder how many people took the pregnancy test, mistook the results and now have a 5 year old? Be honest - raise your hand.

      FFS I figured they were born kinda ZERO.
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      Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff togethah.

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  • I am looking at the businesses that are fully open and thriving and probably on the same days someone started a massage business and someone started a hand sanitizer business or a online delivery service. Also MAKE MONEY FROM HOME, VIDEO GAMES, OR SEX TOYS ....WINNERS.
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