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Re: Perception Distorted by Prosperity
Old 02-22-2005, 01:04 PM   #21
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I've heard that it's always a good idea to carry a six-pack around in your kayak.

No, No. The purpose of going kayaking is to forget about the trolls. You don't need to worry about trolls when you are kayaking. You just float right by them.
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Re: Perception Distorted by Prosperity
Old 02-22-2005, 01:28 PM   #22
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Make it a four pack of those big guiness cans, and if I get an edge strike we're golden.
You're talking about the ones with the plastic ball inside (cats love those). They whoosh pretty darn good.

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Old 02-22-2005, 01:37 PM   #23
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Yep thems the ones, and dogs like to carry them around as well, I think to keep them away from the cats.

My dogs like kayaking too.

I wish this forum had an "ignore" function. My built-in one fails every now and then.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
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There was a guy named Nas90skog who used to post over on the Motley Fool board who often said something that I thought was pretty smart, and from time to time I try to call Nas90skog's advice to mind. He used to say: "It's only a discussion board."
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:52 PM   #25
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Years ago the Old Milwaukee/Miller beer ratio as in number of cans of each sold at a fisherman's bar down the road was an indicator of how well shrimp season was going.
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This has made me realize how prosperity distorts our perception of a quality life. I think that managing our expectations may be a bigger challenge than most budgetary issues turn out to be. If not, there is always YellowTail.
Even though prosperity may improve quality of life (life style and the physical conditions in which people live), it does not buy us happiness since we continue to want more and more. Our quality of life may suffer if we can continue to take on more debts.
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:38 PM   #27
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One of the guys at work just came back from a week in the Dominican Republic. After hearing his stories about how poor most folks were down there it reinforced my belief that we are very lucky to be living in this country.
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