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Old 01-24-2007, 01:09 PM   #21
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Come on, you know that isn't true. You are not channeling JG, are you? I find it interesting how many successful people say anyone can be successful like me if they just applied themselves. Tell that to the young people I know who hang out at the Lifehouse , battling demons of child abuse, mental illness and drug addiction. But hey, they can be FI if they only applied themselves.
Yet there are a LOT of folks who have had a bad lot in life that found a way to make it work. I am a victim of child abuse myself, but I guess I lucked out on the mental illness and drug addiction part............ :P

There are several times I could have thrown up my hands and given up, but I didn't. I think MANY people on this board can say the same thing. I realize there are cases where "normal" doesn't apply..............
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:38 PM   #22
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Yet there are a LOT of folks who have had a bad lot in life that found a way to make it work. I am a victim of child abuse myself, but I guess I lucked out on the mental illness and drug addiction part............ :P
FinanceDude: Child abuse is no laughing matter.

However, in a recent post where you were almost "giddy" that John Galt was returning to the board, I think your mental health is in question.
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Accumulate all of those credit cards you receive. Pile them up so you have a great potential credit amount. Play one card off against another, transfer balances, borrow to pay the minimum payments. When you get sick and can't handle it anymore ignore it all. They can't get anything from you if you don't have it.
Ah, the modified John Galt maneuver, minus sucking money out of the wife and then dumping her.
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FinanceDude: Child abuse is no laughing matter.

However, in a recent post where you were almost "giddy" that John Galt was returning to the board, I think your mental health is in question.
Well.................I went to several therapists to get over the child abuse part. Child abuse takes many forms, not always physical or sexual...........it took me many years to move beyond it...........I guess I realized it because I had a habit of feeling guilty when good things happened to me as a result of hard work............repressed guilt was at work........

Once I was able to forgive, I was able to move on, and remove the shackles of mental confinement..........

As for JG, the dude cracks me up.........if 50% of what he says really happened actually did...........that is funny as hell. If NONE of it happened, it's even funnier.............either way, perhaps I am a rare person who is so EASILY AMUSED............
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Somewhere in between zero and 50% is probably reasonable.

I particularly liked the part where he claimed to have owned a hunting club to impress the gun owners over at raddrs board, none of which seemed to be particularly impressed with anything he said.

His wife says he never owned anything like that at all.
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Somewhere in between zero and 50% is probably reasonable.

I particularly liked the part where he claimed to have owned a hunting club to impress the gun owners over at raddrs board, none of which seemed to be particularly impressed with anything he said.

His wife says he never owned anything like that at all.
So what's her forum name? "johngaltislying"?
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Come on, you know that isn't true. You are not channeling JG, are you? I find it interesting how many successful people say anyone can be successful like me if they just applied themselves. Tell that to the young people I know who hang out at the Lifehouse , battling demons of child abuse, mental illness and drug addiction. But hey, they can be FI if they only applied themselves.
Reminds me of something I read ...

"Poverty and hardship build character; prosperity and security destroy it."

The determination of the inner city "poor" kids I see far exceeds those I know in suberbia. All are "richer" than they know.
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