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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 10:32      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(caution: ranty)

...Mellowness is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. Mellowness is patience. It is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of the long-term gain. Mellowness is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging set-backs. Mellowness is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse. Mellowness is humility. It is being big enough to say, "I was wrong." And, when right, the mature person need not experience the satisfaction of saying, "I told you so."

Mellowness is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities; then they do nothing. When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed , but the future is yet in your power.

Mellowness means dependability, keeping one's word, coming through in a crisis. The immature are masters of the alibi. They are the confused and the disorganized. Their lives are a maze of broken promises, former friends, unfinished business, and good intentions that somehow never materialize.

Mellowness is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change, the courage to change that which should be changed -- and the wisdom to know the difference.

What’s more, there comes a time when you must stand alone. You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams. You must be willing to make sacrifices. You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved. Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged. There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities. Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better. When we react to life from the head without joining forces with the heart, it can lead us into childish, inelegant behavior that we don't respect in ourselves. If we get the head in sync with the heart first, we have the power of their teamwork working for us and we can make the changes we know we need to make...

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Mellowness is overrated. Now go break something.
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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 11:11      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The OED is much more succint:
"The quality or state of being mellow."

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2006 11:15      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Mellowness is overrated. Now go break something.

meet you at the bell tower? [Wink]
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Mellow = Emo?

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I wish my grass was emo so it would cut itself.
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I think ba you are actually describing grace under pressure, a far more admirable quality than mellowness, which has slight overtones of Californian beach narcissism and silly '60s hippy psychobabble for me. It's not a word that ever caught on much in the UK.

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Nice. Well done and very thorough!

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2006 11:47      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I think ba you are actually describing grace under pressure

you know, you're right. I think thats closer to what I was trying to grasp.
sometimes its hard to see words through a cloudy head.
thanks!

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BA,

Mellowness is a small village in New Mexico nestled on the eastern edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains.

There is a small cantina there where the beer is always 33 degrees F, the cheeseburgers fresh and cooked just the way you request, a game of pool is still 25 cents, you know every song on the juke box because they are your favorites, every stranger is a friend, and it never matters what color your skin is -- because everyone but the gringos end up dark brown.

Wanna go there sometime?

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Dear God, yes.
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