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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #30 on: October 28, 2009, 02:05 PM »
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Really?  shocking  I wonder why he continued to do it, then?  Does he say why?

From the little I know about Agassi, I'd say it is to do with his father pushing him ... I would think he is referring to his "first" career when he says he hated playing.  I think when he hooked up with Brad Gilbert it was an entirely different matter and he wanted to "make good".
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #31 on: October 28, 2009, 02:07 PM »
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From the little I know about Agassi, I'd say it is to do with his father pushing him ... I would think he is referring to his "first" career when he says he hated playing.  I think when he hooked up with Brad Gilbert it was an entirely different matter and he wanted to "make good".
Pushy parents have a lot to answer for.  I don't understand it, myself.  Children are individuals and are on loan to you until they grow up and 'find themselves' IMO.  Give them a long piece of string and they'll always come back to you.  yes  Must be hellish to feel you have to 'measure up' and do stuff you don't want to.
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #32 on: October 28, 2009, 02:08 PM »
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Pushy parents have a lot to answer for.  I don't understand it, myself.  Children are individuals and are on loan to you until they grow up and 'find themselves' IMO.  Give them a long piece of string and they'll always come back to you.  yes

Not everyone understands that though .... and some parents are reinventing their lives through their children.
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #33 on: October 28, 2009, 02:13 PM »
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Not everyone understands that though .... and some parents are reinventing their lives through their children.
Yes - it's amazing to watch.  My son played football for years as a youngster, and it was disgusting the way some of the parents behaved during the matches that involved 10 year olds.  Some of the boys were constantly in tears as a result of parental criticism - and this all included mothers, as well. 
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #34 on: October 28, 2009, 02:16 PM »
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Parents from hell !!
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #35 on: October 28, 2009, 05:27 PM »
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Big deal. Who gives a toss, besides idiots who like to take the moral high ground?
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #36 on: October 28, 2009, 05:30 PM »
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^ Agreed, funnily enough.....  confused  nervous
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #37 on: October 28, 2009, 05:31 PM »
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I don't quite understand why people who "take the moral high ground" are "idiots"  confused
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #38 on: October 28, 2009, 05:32 PM »
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^ Agreed, funnily enough.....  confused  nervous

It's his decision. Shrug

As far as the earlier discussion goes, there is no right or wrong answer. Daisy was asking whether someone should confess to something like that. It's completely down to the individual and what they want to do. There is no right answer.
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #39 on: October 28, 2009, 05:34 PM »
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I don't quite understand why people who "take the moral high ground" are "idiots"  confused

Because they think that their definition of morality is what counts.
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #40 on: October 28, 2009, 05:37 PM »
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Because they think that their definition of morality is what counts.

Hmm .... I would think that adopting the "Moral High Ground " would mean the individual is upholding a universally recognized standard of goodness.  Hazel, as a practising Christian would surely adhere to this, but in your post you are labelling Hazel and people like her as "idiots".
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #41 on: October 28, 2009, 05:39 PM »
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It's his decision. Shrug

As far as the earlier discussion goes, there is no right or wrong answer. Daisy was asking whether someone should confess to something like that. It's completely down to the individual and what they want to do. There is no right answer.
Aye, and I think his decision goes deeper than all that.  I actually think he's been pretty brave disclosing it all.  He stands to lose a lot more than he gains by it. 
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #42 on: October 28, 2009, 05:40 PM »
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Aye, and I think his decision goes deeper than all that.  I actually think he's been pretty brave disclosing it all.  He stands to lose a lot more than he gains by it. 

That's exactly what I was asking earlier ... why would he reveal this now?
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #43 on: October 28, 2009, 05:41 PM »
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Hmm .... I would think that adopting the "Moral High Ground " would mean the individual is upholding a universally recognized standard of goodness.  Hazel, as a practising Christian would surely adhere to this, but in your post you are labelling Hazel and people like her as "idiots".

No, I'm not. Stop putting words in my mouth.

Can you define this "universally recognised standard of goodness"? As far as I'm aware, no such code exists.

Give it your best shot, though. My bet is that I'll be able to name countless societies who adhere to no such code.
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Re: Agassi admits use of crystal meth « Reply #44 on: October 28, 2009, 05:43 PM »
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That's exactly what I was asking earlier ... why would he reveal this now?

What exactly is it that you are objecting to? He took crystal meth. Should he be too ashamed to ever admit it?
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