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Old 11-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #21
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #22
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:24 PM   #23
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:19 AM   #24
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #25
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:56 AM   #26
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:19 AM   #27
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #29
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:25 PM   #30
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:38 PM   #31
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I really like this one but I am thinking about a different word to use than "quitting". Reason? I think most if not all people here worked really hard for a long time and accomplished much during their working careers while keeping the goal of ER in mind. Can't really call that "quitting" in my mind.

The best alternative I have come up with so far is "basking".
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #32
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:41 PM   #33
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The best alternative I have come up with so far is "basking".
Or "Freedom."
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #34
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"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:49 PM   #35
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Or "Freedom."
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Or "Freedom."
Much better

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Old 10-05-2011, 04:31 PM   #37
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #39
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #40
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