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Community Pulse - January 20, 2023


What are you glad to have done once but don't ever want to do again?

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Solomon Ssenyange

Chemical engineer

I visited Serengeti National Park during the Great Migration. I saw lions, zebras, buffalo and crocodiles. It was absolutely thrilling. But seeing animals getting killed by other animals was very unpleasant, and something I never want to witness again. Nature is not kind, which is why human beings need to be kind to one another, regardless of the differences between and among us.

Bryce Lombardi


I don't ever want to get married again. I really hit the jackpot when I married my beautiful wife. Our life together is so great, and we have an adorable baby boy. I would never want to be married to anyone else.

Vivek Balasubramanyan


Many years ago I tried balut, which is the contents of a fertilized, unhatched duck egg. I ate the whole thing, including the feathers. It was tasty, for sure, but not tasty enough that I'll ever eat it again.

MaryEllen Lombardi and Franklin


I once went on a helicopter ride over a volcano in Hawaii. It was so exciting, but I felt carsick the entire time. Because it was such an uncomfortable experience for me, it's something I really don't want to ever do again.

Lisa Crane

Sales clerk

I don't ever want to be pregnant and/or give birth, ever again. It was the most excruciatingly painful experience of my life. I'm thrilled to have my son though, so I'm glad I experienced all of that once. My husband and I thereafter adopted two delightful little girls from China. It's so wonderful to have and raise these children without ever having had to experience the pain of childbirth to get them.

-- Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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