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Old 02-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #81
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #82
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Interesting thread. Not a lot of new, groundbreaking ideas though. It really is as simple as Aesop's fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper", IMO.
Thankfully we are free to live as we choose. You can be the ant or the grasshopper or something in between. I can respect the decisions made by each individual.
I don't really understand why there are such strong opinions about which way is "right" and which is "wrong". It seems we should be content to let others choose how they want to live and we can only hope to be afforded the same respect.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:18 PM   #83
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It seems we should be content to let others chose how they want to live and we can only hope to be afforded the same respect.
Typically, this forum does not operate with that philosophy.

There are a number of exceptions, of course!
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Interesting thread. Not a lot of new, groundbreaking ideas though. It really is as simple as Aesop's fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper", IMO.
Thankfully we are free to live as we choose. You can be the ant or the grasshopper or something in between. I can respect the decisions made by each individual.
I don't really understand why there are such strong opinions about which way is "right" and which is "wrong". It seems we should be content to let others chose how they want to live and we can only hope to be afforded the same respect.
Most of us have strong opinions on any number of subjects, this included. But IMO having a strong personal opinion does not equate at all with disrespect for the strong opinions held by others.

The very fact that we have joined this forum suggests that most of us are in the "save for winter" camp. But unlike the ant, sometimes we like to sing a little in the summer too. It just a matter of optimizing the two for the short time we have
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