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Old 04-15-2013, 01:48 PM   #41
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Looks like "Freedom" is the most mentioned cherished thing, in one form or another.
I agree with that. Freedom to do whatever it is that you want to do whenever you want to do it.
My Freedom is what I cherish the most.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #42
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #43
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Freedom and the choice to do what I want when I want.

I still get up early and head to the pool not to a job. The morning is such a nice time of day and I'm a morning person. In the evening I pretty much like to stay home and enjoy the evening. Gardening is best done in the daylight also and not in the dark.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #44
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freedom from work-related pressure and stress ... freedom from people I don't respect telling me to do things I'm not interested in.
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I was walking for exercise the other day ... briskly walking along, head down, bent on getting in a good walk when it suddenly occurred to me WHY am I rushing so?? I slowed down a bit and looked around and had a truly sobering moment that YES this is why I retired...to ENJOY my free time, not have to worry about being somewhere, and how nice it was to just be outside in the afternoon on a sunny brisk Spring day.
A pleasant stroll can indeed be delightful. But when you're out for exercise, try to keep the pace up or you won't realize any significant cardio benefit!
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #45
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Not ER yet, but I think I will cherish everyday being a Friday or Saturday! ! - Nomad
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #46
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I cherish that freedom!
I have always been my own man but I cherish the fact that I am no longer accountable to someone else by those actions.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #48
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I go with freedom.

time freedom. time is my own. no--have to be here or there by the clock.
I despise the clock!

Not there yet, but that is exactly what I am striving for right now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #49
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Freedom from the annual United Way campaign and the associated coercion, harassment, public shaming and other forms of pressure to "voluntarily" pledge what some idiot has unilaterally decided would be my "fair share" to that middleman pseudo-charity.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #50
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Freedom from the annual United Way campaign and the associated coercion, harassment, public shaming and other forms of pressure to "voluntarily" pledge what some idiot has unilaterally decided would be my "fair share" to that middleman pseudo-charity.
At MegaMotors we were intimidated into pledging to United Way and US Savings Bonds, but no one cared if you canceled the pledge after the numbers were counted.
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Which demonstrates how phoney the whole exercise is. No one really cares about the underlying charities that ostensibly benefit from the fundraising drive (less the United Way's commission, natch); it's purely about appearances.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #52
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Lets get back to what we appreciate...
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #53
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Being able to spend each moment of every day exactly as I choose.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #55
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Perhaps my post would have been more suited to the "Worst Part of Your J@b?" thread, except that I'm already FIRE'd (and very happy about it!).
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