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Old 11-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #61
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"Wise one"?!? That emoticon should be named "Curmudgeon" or "Geezer"...

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I bet Mehlville couldn't compete with Ricardo's 60 year old pec's either. Pretty impressive I dare say in that movie.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #62
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You're never going to avenge yourself on these people if you keep living your life according to their boundaries.

You don't have a character defect. You have a problem. Get help for it.
Nords' answer might be a bit blunt, but I think he's pretty close.

I have never agreed with the whole idea of "living well is the best revenge", simply because if you were truly living well you wouldn't be thinking in terms of revenge to begin with.

Don't worry about them, and focus on someone far more important - you. Enjoy your life. The desire for revenge will occupy your head and eat away at you.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #63
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"Wise one"?!? That emoticon should be named "Curmudgeon" or "Geezer"...

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I used to think that too. But that apparently was not the case. From movie website IMDb:

It has been widely debated that Ricardo Montalban's chest was actually a prosthetic piece that he wore during the film. In the director's commentary in the special edition DVD, Nicholas Meyer is quoted as saying that it was, in fact, Montalban's actual chest and that he was a very muscular man who worked out. During publicity for the movie, during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Montalban explained that he was able to achieve the look seen in the film by doing push-ups. "A lot of push-ups."
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #64
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Certainly not, but do they see you as serious competition for scarce workplace goodies (promotions, awards, perks)? If so, and if everyone still likes everyone, then you have achieved workplace Nirvana.

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I'm with you LOL. I enjoyed my colleagues at work (and miss them and keep in touch with some of them). Since I was in a senior consultative role and had plateaued in my career I guess I was less of a "threat" to the younger hard chargers, but more importantly, our firm had a culture of teamwork based on a rising tide lifting all boats.
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I'm with you LOL. I enjoyed my colleagues at work (and miss them and keep in touch with some of them). Since I was in a senior consultative role and had plateaued in my career I guess I was less of a "threat" to the younger hard chargers, but more importantly, our firm had a culture of teamwork based on a rising tide lifting all boats.
I enjoyed most of my colleagues at work throughout my career. Anyone who dislikes all or most of their co-workers either has a problem themselves (you're the one everyone else hates working with) or a very small and poorly chosen workplace...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #66
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+1.

The times I remember is when there's a blizzard or pouring rain on a Monday morning and think, back in the day I'd be fighting the bad weather to get to the hostile environment of w*rk. But now, I all comfy and FIRE'd. That's good enough "revenge" in itself .
I agree with EasySurfer. I can't wait to be "all comfy and FIRE'd" myself. Looking at my "pile" I will soon have enough for 3SWR, will pull the plug really soon. Maybe in 2013 instead of 2014.
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For the OP try this: . You appeared to be trapped in a mindset.
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I agree with EasySurfer. I can't wait to be "all comfy and FIRE'd" myself. Looking at my "pile" I will soon have enough for 3SWR, will pull the plug really soon. Maybe in 2013 instead of 2014.
Maybe ahead of schedule? That a surprise of the nice kind .

In otherwords, you might need to look for a countdown clock sooner than later!
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Marita, thanks! I did not see this post until today, for some reason.

I can tell that you, Ally's son, and some others here truly do appreciate Moby Dick! So few of us do. Seems like the mention of this book most often elicits a groan from others.

The quote that I use as my signature line is the first sentence of Chapter 32. I have never seen it on a quotations website or book; it is a sentence that sprang out at me when I was reading Moby Dick myself many years ago. This quotation has meant a lot to me in life at various stages, as I launched upon one endeavor or another. Now, to me, it is about retirement.
I always liked The Masthead: "But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover."
But every chapter has a quotable period.
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I always liked The Masthead: "But while this sleep, this dream is on ye, move your foot or hand an inch; slip your hold at all; and your identity comes back in horror. Over Descartian vortices you hover."
But every chapter has a quotable period.
Pretty scary, hovering so high over the sea like that, on a gently rocking ship!
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And perhaps, at mid-day, in the fairest weather, with one half-throttled shriek you drop through that transparent air into the summer sea, no more to rise forever. Heed it well, ye Pantheists!
Makes me glad that when I went to sea, I did not have to risk my life up there watching for whales.
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How about just shaking it off and moving on?
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