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What does it mean to abide?
« on: January 11, 2008, 03:09:16 AM »
Was wondering what the tribe thinks that abiding means?

To me, abiding means that I hang in there and take life it comes. Not trying too much to make it come, or trying too much to stop it from coming. Just doing what life expects and take' er' easy for all the sinners out there, as the fella once said.

Abiding is going with the flow, or, if you want, going against the flow, but doing it with style, class and a bit of humility. Either way, not wanting to fuck with anyone.

Abiding means to agree to disagree if debating in a family restaurant over coffee, or smoking a righteous one with other dudes while you contemplate all the shit around you.

Abiding means its OK to be a fuck up sometimes, being a deadbeat, a loser, someone the square community won't give a shit about, but at the same time, winning the battle of life and sharing some of the spoils with your buds.

Fucking a, abiding comes natural to people, its all the madness that causes us to be undude, if we let it get to us, it ends up knocking us over the line and putting us in a world of pain while we end up unabiding. Fuck that, relax, abide, have a cold one and enjoy the semis. So, someone pisses on your rug, get over it, shit happens, just do what comes natural, stop by the old man's pad behind the gate, and grab a new rug to the tie the room together. On the way out, stop by the ole' cash machine and take care of business. Stopping of course to enjoy the scenery and a toe or two.

If the landlord comes around looking for the rent, offer him a j and let the dude know that you'll slip it under the door in a day or three. All in all, in good times or bad times, just say "fuck it, lets get us a lane and go bowling."

What does abiding mean? Fuck me, that's an easy one...when life tosses you a lemon (which sometimes it does), make it into lemonade and have a nice long refreshing long island iced tea, after that, its all good.

My point, Dude, is why should we settle for the twenty grand that a small minded life will bring, when we can keep the entire million that abiding will bring. Am I wrong? That way you can pass with a smile on yer face without feelin' like the good Lord gypped you.


Welp, that about does her, wraps her all up............Abide, dudes. Always abide.

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 12:32:13 PM »
I've always thought of abiding as "being cool."  However, "being cool" can have a totally different meaning for everybody that reads this.  When I think of "being cool" I think of lot of things described above.  Things like taking it easy, keeping your cool, treating your fellow dude like you'd like to be treating, looking out for your pals and not letting them die face down in the muck, etc.

I don't know if I'd really condone stopping by the old man's place and helping myself to a rug, but some situations do warrant drastic measures.

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 06:51:30 PM »
Here is the definition from Answers.com

a?bide (ə-bīd')

v., a?bode (ə-bōd') or a?bid?ed, a?bid?ing, a?bides.

v.tr.

   1. To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See synonyms at bear1.
   2. To wait patiently for: ?I will abide the coming of my lord? (Tennyson).
   3. To withstand: a thermoplastic that will abide rough use and great heat.

v.intr.

   1. To remain in a place.
   2. To continue to be sure or firm; endure. See synonyms at stay1.
   3. To dwell or sojourn.

idiom:

abide by

   1. To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules; had to abide by the judge's decision.


I've always considered to abide to be to obey. Specifically to obey the supreme being, whose will is often tough to grasp. This may be a little deep for dude philosophy, so if you are into the whole brevity thing, just think of abiding as to Abide by the Golden Rule, and do what you can to fight evil.

In dudeism, abide becomes some sort of eastern thing, so it can even be said that The Dude Abides by the Tao

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 02:52:20 PM »
Takin' her easy for all us sinners...
Any man who doesn't know how to cook deserves every bad meal he ever gets.   -Richard "Dick" Leary   (1930-1997)

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 01:08:51 AM »
Fuckin a

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 11:19:37 PM »

abide-  if you dont know what it means, then you probably dont abide.

two types of people in the world..

1) those who abide
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2) those who listen to the eagles


    and i hate the fucking eagles, man
fucking dog has fucking papers

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 09:55:57 PM »
But you can't hate Joe Walsh.
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 03:30:36 PM »


yes i can, and do. 

i will not abide another eagles reunion, especially if its during league play
fucking dog has fucking papers

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 12:53:09 AM »
even away from the Eagles? "But seriously folks", james gang ..
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 02:43:33 PM »
So giving up instead of facing conflict is Dudeist? Well if Kevin is reading, I submit this:


I quit EggXpert
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2008, 12:19:49 PM »


yes i can, and do. 

i will not abide another eagles reunion, especially if its during league play

Even if you have a beeper?

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 01:03:39 PM »
When you abide you just just take it easy dude, and you forget about the fucking toe.
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008, 08:24:54 PM »
When you abide you just just take it easy dude, and you forget about the fucking toe.

For sure, man, can't be bothered with that shit.

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 03:41:01 PM »
When you abide you just just take it easy dude, and you forget about the fucking toe.

So are you saying the Dude was being un-Dude when he was worried about the toe?

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 04:17:27 PM »
No, i think he was right, but finally the fucking toe was a lie.
Dime Sandra.¡¡Que ridiculo!!

 

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