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Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #121
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Travelover, wow, thank you for the link to the other thread. Now we're getting down to the deeper levels of my secrecy. Reading the cautionary tales told by imoldernu just confirmed the things I've always been "afraid" of on the internet. Only it's less about hacking and more about being spied on. I'm a very private person and the thought of sharing pictures or personal information identified with my real name on places like fb or linkedin is completely against my hard wiring. I am amazed at how everyone, everywhere seems immersed and maybe even addicted to these sites. But, then again, I've also never seen an episode of American Idol, so I'm used to being the odd man out. Anyway, don't mean to hijack my own thread by commenting on the other thread's topic. For me, I think both are rooted in my same pathology of privacy. Thanks again for the link. I'll have to pop over to "other topics" more often.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #122
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Yes it does. You will make no converts. People have to decide to do it on their own. They will just think you are lucky. It doesn't apply to them.
It is sad that so many people chose to be slaves but that is the way it is.
I am unable to make my children understand even though they can see my results. They would say "It was different back then."

I was different.

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #123
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I was different.
Well, at one point you were dead. But then you came forth.
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #124
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Funny, but we never feel envy or have to face enquiring questions from our siblings and other relatives. They surely feel that we have quite a bit saved up and that was that.

But then, we are lucky that everybody in our extended family is gainfully employed. My sister and her ER'ed husband are doing pretty well too, and I suspect even better than we do. They have recently spent a lot on travel, and I am happy for them. My brothers also make good money, but they want to spend more and not save as much as we did, and that is their choice.

In my neighborhood, there are some people in their 40s and 50s who do not work, and just putz around during the day. They may wonder a bit about me, and I them, but that was that.

In short, I never felt any envy, and never had to really explain anything to anybody.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #125
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In short, I never felt any envy, and never had to really explain anything to anybody.
And that's a beautiful thing........

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