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Old 10-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #61
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:28 PM   #62
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I'm in the security camp. They say that anything that can be fixed with money ain't really all that bad. Having more money widens the scope of things that can I can fix.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:45 PM   #63
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It allows me to look at myself in the morning and not see a slave.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:47 PM   #64
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I don't think integrity is quite the right word, Onward, but I understand your point.
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:39 AM   #65
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I don't think integrity is quite the right word, Onward, but I understand your point.
Perhaps "authenticity" is closer to the mark?
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:24 AM   #66
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Options.
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Different words I guess for the same meaning

Options = Freedom
Freedom = Independence
Independence = Possibilities
Possibilities = Flexibility

And all these may mean Intelligence, which is nice TED | An equation for intelligence by Alex Wissner-Gross | KurzweilAI
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:34 AM   #67
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Independence, with security/options/flexibility close seconds.

I enjoy having money because it makes me less dependent on others... I guess I've just been one who never liked having to ask for things. Along with seeing my parents sacrifice for me growing up, my resolve was to never have to go to them (or others) in need of money.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:39 AM   #68
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Good answers, everyone.

I saw money as a means to buy my way out of things, particularly misery when it came to reducing and eventually eliminating the long and awful commute I had in my years of working by reducing and eventually eliminating my weekly hours worked.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #69
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Good answers, everyone.

I saw money as a means to buy my way out of things, particularly misery when it came to reducing and eventually eliminating the long and awful commute I had in my years of working by reducing and eventually eliminating my weekly hours worked.
Be sure to carry your Freedman Papers with you at all times. Ever see 12 Years a Slave? You could be back in a cube.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #71
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:59 AM   #72
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I suppose this is not surprising on an ER board but nobody listed social status.

Even when I was a child (many years before reading your money or your life) I was thinking in terms money = time I needed to work at a job.
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Money, it has been said, "is the sixth sense that allows you to enjoy the other five".
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:51 AM   #77
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You have 80 odd years on this planet if you are very lucky. 20 of those years you can barely wipe your butt and 40 of those years you spend working to get enough money to enjoy the remaining 20.

Money is time.
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Money is a means by which we accumulate purchasing power until there is some good or service needed or otherwise worth purchasing.
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