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Old 09-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by vickko View Post
Do you feel guilty about ER?
- should still be w*rking, contributing to society?
- having too much fun, life shouldn't be this good?
hmmmm...a very good question. i saw a similar question back in April 2007 when i first FIREd. and i'll be darned if i remember my answer.

- today's answer: don't feel guilty for even a nanosecond

- contributing to society? i always have done volunteer work, regardless of having a paycheck or not.
- having too much fun? is that like asking "are too many mushrooms on the pizza?"

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Old 09-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #62
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I just took a look at Whitestick's post in Health and Early Retirement...His wife is very ill with a rare form of cancer. When I think of things like that, there's not a chance in **** I will feel guilty about ER. He's 60, don't know how long he's retired, but now faces the prospect of helping her deal with serious illness, or possibly worse, along with the accompanying loneliness. I know that these things eventually happen, but I sure would like to spend a few years with my sweet DW, enjoying each others' company, before life takes its inevitable toll. Will I feel guilty? No Way!


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Old 09-23-2008, 06:58 AM   #63
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I feel guilty about holding a job that some younger person would like to have. I'm looking forward to the day that I step aside and let them take over the position.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:44 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by hankster View Post
I feel guilty about holding a job that some younger person would like to have. I'm looking forward to the day that I step aside and let them take over the position.
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