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Old 03-10-2006, 09:34 PM   #41
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Excellent point about health. I was always told that the first true digit of your net worth is best represented by your health; you can accumulate and attach as many financial zeros as you desire to that first digit, but without it, you're still left with 0. Without your health, being rich doesn't mean much.
agree that health is number One but not 100% true for everybody. There are millions of healthy people are broke and wish that they are better off. i heard somewhere that 70% of divorce in US are related to finance...

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Re: why do you want to be rich???
Old 03-10-2006, 09:50 PM   #42
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Yep, the vast majority of divorces are due to financial issues or over sex.

I guess if you're paying for sex, you've got no problems.
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An older, wiser friend of mine once said: It's not shameful to be poor. But there is nothing honorable about it either.

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Richness is a state of mind.
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I think being "rich" is an illusion. If you have $5 million than you think rich is $50 million. If you have $1 million then you probably think $5 or $10 million is rich.
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I think being "rich" is an illusion. If you have $5 million than you think rich is $50 million. If you have $1 million then you probably think $5 or $10 million is rich.
It's all relative. Compared to Bill Gate, almost everyone is poor. Comparison is the cause of most unhapiness. The constant strife for more will keep us dissatified with what we already have.
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Therefore, being rich means being happy with what you have.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:18 AM   #48
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Thanks, Enuff2Eat.

I totally understand the "politically cool" comment you made. I've seen what you're talking about and don't like it. Too many fakes out there who just want to be heard and seen.

I really do like giving money away. I just get a kick out of it.

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Compared to Bill Gates, almost everyone is poor.
But we have better haircuts, and I'll bet not one of us married the woman who was the project leader on one of the worst software products ever...
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Therefore, being rich means being happy with what you have.
I like the saying,"Happiness is wanting what you have, not having what you want." *
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But we have better haircuts, and I'll bet not one of us married the woman who was the project leader on one of the worst software products ever...
Maybe he married her so she wouldn't head up any more software projects. Just a thought.

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This is one of the most intelligent paragraphs I've read. Kudos setab.
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"I think being "rich" is an illusion. If you have $5 million than you think rich is $50 million. If you have $1 million then you probably think $5 or $10 million is rich."

I think I heard this on NPR--people were interviewed and asked if they thought they were rich. The interviewer started with people who made $100,000 a year. Those people felt they were making just enough to get by. Then people making $250,000 were interviewed. They were making barely enough to survive. The final interview was someone making $500,000 a year. Guess what? They were barely making ends meet. None of the interviewees described themselves as "rich."

Maybe that's another reason why I liked JG, even though he was often a pain in the ass--he kept saying you didn't need $1,000,000 or any large sum to retire and feel independent and free. You just need enough, and the wisdom to know when you have enough.

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And a wife that works and pays all the bills that you dont mention until people force your hand.
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I think I heard this on NPR--people were interviewed and asked if they thought they were rich. The interviewer started with people who made $100,000 a year. Those people felt they were making just enough to get by. Then people making $250,000 were interviewed. They were making barely enough to survive. The final interview was someone making $500,000 a year. Guess what? They were barely making ends meet. None of the interviewees described themselves as "rich."
The problem is that people spend more as they earn more and continue to raise the bar (or threshold) of comfort or wealth. It's never enough for them.
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Over 40% of people have a harder time planning for retirement than raising children.

And over 70% of people would rather have a financial advisor to provide financial planning services than doing it themselves.

When it comes to finances, there are a lot of clueless people out there.

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Capitalism thrives on the premise that we can never be satisfied.* We always want more and what we have is simply not enough.* *Our economy depends upon mindless consumerism.* An insatiable appetite for consumer goods and a need for the next best* product will always leave us frustrated. We're constantly chasing an illusion* that by merely purchasing the latest gadgetry* will somehow make us happy. Unfortunately, we will never attain true happiness until we learn to be content with what we currently possess.

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I want to pimp my ride!


Edit The more I think about this phrase the less I understand it. If I said I wanted to pimp my ho, that would mean something totally different. What if said I wanted to pimp my dog. What does that mean?
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It really should be "primp my ride" but pimp my ride sounds cooler.
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Unfortunately, we will never attain true happiness until we learn to be content with what we currently possess.

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Well said. I keep a saying taped to my desk, which I clipped out of the newspaper many years ago. It is attributed to Ghandi, which in part says, "Do not pray for what you desire; pray to loose the desire".

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