I never formally left at all and I haven't had any mailings for AGES! Nothing at all - it used to be something nearly every other day! From Flag etc, but now.... zilch!
Quite miss the magazines actually - they were always a good read!
I'll not always be here on guard. The stars twinkle in the Milky Way and the wind sighs for songs across the empty fields of a planet a Galaxy away.
You won't always be here.
But before you go, whisper this to your sons and their sons - "The work was free. Keep it so."
By the title of the thread, I would say some really leave and others definitely don't. Depends on whether you grew up and got a life or not.
"Happy Happy Happy." --Phil Robertson
"You cannot be a musician without a song in your heart." --Leonard Bernstein
"What we have here is 'Failure to Communicate.'" --Strother Martin
"Some times nuthin' is a real cool hand." --Paul Newman
I remember being in the SO and having to call people for ADDO and some were just so rude even when I went out of my way to be nice/understanding. Then when I wasn't able to get the info as they hung up after screaming at me I'd get screamed at some more by whoever was standing around for not getting the info. I used to go home late and cry. lol no joke.
I think some of the problem is the insane emphasis on sales in CofS. It's an extremely sales-driven environment. I do not condone the way staff often treat public or treat each other, for that matter, BUT I will say this: they are under a fuck ton of pressure. It's pretty hideous.
I am truly into myself, yes. And I'm just as interested in other people. When I'm not thinking of one, I'm thinking of the other.
Not so much... got a bunch of books and tapes for sale if anyone wants to go back and get warm and fuzzy with the stuff again; I don't. I miss my family. I want to be able to visit my Mother and siblings again. I am so glad they don't call here. I would unload on them. After just finishing Blown for Good, I am not in a very loving mood, Thomas Carlyle or no.
" A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." Thomas Carlyle