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Old 06-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #41
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I don't think it's selfish. For instance, I have a mtg friday with a guy who wants to buy my company stock and effectively replace me. His former company is going out of business and he will be out of work. How would I be selfish by providing him a means to keep working? Almost everyone that retires provides a job for someone else.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #42
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I wrote a longer rant on my blog about this article and among the responses was one from the author. He says he intended this as a Devil's advocate piece and wrote a nice comment. I don't know if that was really his intent, but he was good natured about my comments. Even if he was playing Devil's advocate, there are people who feel that way. They may not state it as blatantly as Financial Samurai, but they think that way. I suspect the author, Sam, worries about the things he wrote in the article even if he doesn't advocate them.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:36 PM   #43
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But on the flip side, isn't it also a bit selfish for people to WANT you to work longer, simply so they can benefit off of you?
Not if they claim their selfish needs are just societies needs. Claim you owe something to society, rather than "you owe something to me" and it sounds like a good thing. You don't really think all those people out there claiming we should raise taxes and spend more money are really looking out for the common good do you? They're protecting, at least in part, their slice of the pie.

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He says he intended this as a Devil's advocate piece.
I thought that was somewhat obvious. Although, as I mentioned earlier, I agree with a few points that were made.
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