Re: Fear or Love; What motovated you to RE?
Yes, for me, too, it is fear of missing out on the rest of my life. Who wants to spend it in workday/workplace drudgery??
If you haven't already, run up to Blockbuster and rent "Holiday", 1930's film with Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn. He is a self-made man who only wishes to stake himself with enough dough to pull out early -- but he is sidelined by engagement to a rich girl who only wants to pile up more and more. He fell for the wrong sister. Anyway, one of the best exchanges is when he describes how he plans to take a Holiday - he "wants to save part of my life for myself. But there's a catch. It has to be part of the young part. You know, retire young, work old. Come back when I know what I'm working for." .......
Well, we've positioned ourselves so we won't have to come back into work (unless things REALLY go wrong around here, and GWB is doing the best he can to ruin it for all of us for a long time to come - don't get me started).
But I love the philosophy of this old movie, and it makes me realize that I am as young as I'll ever be again, and I've got to have these decades for my dreams while I can.
"Our life is closed, our life begins.
The long, long anchorage we leave.
The ship is clear, at last...She leaps!
She swiftly courses from the shore...
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!!"
Sailin' Away........Starry Night
The best things in life aren't THINGS!