Making it real

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. I'm going to tell you what I think about you even if it might hurt you. I just gotta be honest.

    1 vote(s)
  2. I just want to do what I am called to do and stop tryin to impress people with silly rubbish

    7 vote(s)
  3. If you don't like it I'll shove a carrot up your nose

    0 vote(s)
  4. I hate tuna noodle casserole. There I said it. I feel so much better now.

    1 vote(s)
  5. If a poor bassists asks how they play I will tell the truth but try and be diplomatic.

    1 vote(s)
  6. Whatever Jimmy says

    1 vote(s)
  7. I don't let anyone see weakness in me. Then the will disrespect me.

    0 vote(s)
  8. Get over your self

    1 vote(s)
  9. It always best to cover your Ram's bottom.

    0 vote(s)
  10. "I was a victim of soicumstance." (circumstance)

    1 vote(s)
  11. "Don't try to lay no boogie boogie on the king of rock and roll."

    7 vote(s)
  12. other

    2 vote(s)
  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Found out "making it real means different things to different people. As for me making it real means not being a pretender. I want to own up to who I am and not try and pretend to impress others.
    The other day, I was praying and meditating. Heard the garage door open and knew my wife was home. I looked around to make sure I had the right books open to impress her. Really? May seem like a small thing but living life with an attitude like that is too much work.
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Personal preference. When my sig. other speaks up about stuff, I roll that out and keep doing what I'm doing. Just living my life. Get used to it. Leave me alone.

    Took me forever to get to that point. Too much work for nothing. Pleasing others.:bored::eek::poop:
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  3. Is there a distinction between that and ''keeping it real''?

    That is a admonition against B.S. If someone spins bull droppings you can say ''Keep it real.'' or ''Keeping it real, ..." and follow up with the facts.
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  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I was going to say that. I have a low tolerance for BS, so keeping it real is the best policy.
  5. WhtMtnGrv

    WhtMtnGrv Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Crestline, CA

    Are you asking what “making it real” means to us?

    Or are you asking what “making it real mean” means to us?

    Because I’ve never heard of either of those.

    If what you’re asking us what does “keeping it real” mean, then to me it means owning your opinion/convictions, and being truly honest with others regardless of how you may be perceived by them.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  6. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I like my TNC with a side of carrots.

    Also whatever Jimmy says.
  7. I never heard ''making it real'' either, hence my earlier post.
  8. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    “Keeping it real”???

    Old guys using kid slang and screwing it up...... ;). :bag:
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  9. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Making it real, or keeping it real, or $#!+ just got real, indicates a convergence of your impression of reality and the actuality of reality.

    (Also P bass with flats and tort :smug:)
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  10. Have have never heard the saying. I will assume it means “keeping it real” when and if I choose to vote.
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  11. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Keeping it real means it's really real right now and you're keeping it that way.

    Making it real means it's really not the real you want reality to really be so you're going to really work to realize a new real.

    And whatever Jimmy says
  12. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I’m inclined to say “going to get real” - where the stakes are high if something goes wrong. That doesn’t happen often.
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

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  14. It's all good.
  15. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    One of the rationalizations i used for drinking was i wanted to be what everyone thought i should be and the conflicts in living that way caused me to lose myself. One of the best things i did when i got sober was resolved to be totally honest at all times even if that honesty was brutal. I quickly realized that policy worked on me but i needed to be a bit more compassionate with others if my truth conflicted with their reality. I have accepted that while omission may be dishonest i can live with it if doing so will spare someone else's feelings that really has no need for my opinion. As for me being what everyone thought i should be? These days i’m me, scars, flaws and all. If you don’t like me that’s your loss not mine. I don't act an ass and i try hard to be respectful to whatever degree is warranted by the situation, if that’s not enough then i accept that and move on. No grudges no hate no judgement. Life is good.
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  16. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Mean to me? Not much at all. When someone uses that expression I often suspect they are about to do or say anything but.
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  17. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    It's a phrase I'm not familiar with. But then, I'm not much of a socialite and I don't keep up on the latest "hip speak". So I'm going to watch this thread and maybe learn a thing or two...
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  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I reject your reality and substitute my own.
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  19. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Where’s the option for “It means non-GMO carrots”??!!
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