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.
"Sometimes nuthin is a real cool hand." -- Cool Hand Luke (Paul Newman)
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." CS Lewis
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