Comments on: Learning not to Care: Lesson 1 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=learning-not-to-care-lesson-1 Binaural Podcasts From Japan Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: Gin http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3109 Sat, 06 Oct 2007 04:59:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3109 Yay, got it!

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By: Gin http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3108 Fri, 05 Oct 2007 08:50:20 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3108 @Rich: Still not able to download. I really wanted to hear. lol

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By: Rich Pav http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3107 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:53:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3107 @Gin: Thanks for the heads up. It was an error caused by a PHP upgrade. I found the problem and fixed it.

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By: Gin http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3106 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 06:47:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3106 Aww, 404 error. :

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By: Rich Pav http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3105 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3105 @Bryan: I totally understand. It was a long, long time ago that I first came to Japan, but I still remember well the fear I had for the train system for probably about the first 8-10 months I was here.

Here’s a good way to get over fear: First, ask yourself, What’s the worst thing that could happen? Let your mind run wild. Then ask yourself, if that thing happens, how will I deal with it?

In your case, you get off at the wrong stop or get on the wrong train. Well, what are you going to do about it? Get on a train going back to the station where you messed up then get on the right train. As long as you don’t mess up real late at night like I did, you’ll have plenty of time to reroute yourself in the right direction. In my case, I wasn’t panicked at all. I knew I’d eventually find a way home and I’d be at work the next day one way or another. And frankly, I welcomed the temporary release from my mind-numbing boring daily routine.

About Maria being able to do something that you’ll never be able to do. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s 100% true only if you believe it to be. But I have things in my life too that are like that. Maybe we all do.

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By: Bryan Campbell http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3104 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:55:45 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3104 That stupid voice in my head has burned me so many times… Why do we listen to it to begin with? Maria either has no voice or ignores it completely. He/She is able to do something that I may never be able to do… Although I’m sure we could all sing better.

I was biting my nails listening to your story about falling asleep in the train and then trying to sleep outside and having to bike 3 hours home. I felt really bad for you, but also It kind of brought back a fear I have of riding the shikansen when I go to Japan in 3 weeks… Me and my other 2 friends have a Japanese “101” knowledge of the language at best. If they announce what stop is a certain area I’m not sure if we will understand that we need to get off there or more importantly if we shouldn’t get off there. If we need to get off at a certain place in Shinjuku for example, are there 3 stops in Shinjuku, and we could possible get off at the wrong one thats really, really, far from our hotel and end up lost. I’m really nervous about this aspect of our trip.

Bryan Campbell

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By: butt? http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3103 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:46:01 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3103 RICH!!! great to hear that you are going to be back on the podcasting wagon! I missed hearing all of the sniffles, and stutters and the rambles. You may not understand why we listen, but what it seems you might have figured out is that “who cares” takes a whole bigger set of balls than “why bother.” Thanks for coming back, really, really, really look forward to the next installment

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By: Darren http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3102 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:41:44 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3102 Hmmm I have registered my gravatar, hope it works.

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By: Darren http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3101 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:19:39 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3101 Some of your best work is on the fly stuff, keep it up. I have even got my mate at work to start listening.

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By: steve http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3100 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 06:42:06 +0000 http://www.herroflomjapan.com/2007/09/27/learning-not-to-care-lesson-1/#comment-3100 Yeah this past month was brutal, having to make it through 5 weekends between paydays. Nice little story about your midnight bike ride. You’re lucky you found a bike with air in the tires. Look on the bright side, you saved a heck of a lot of money by not wasting it on a 40km taxi ride.

Note to self…never ever fall asleep on the last train.

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