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Old 07-30-2009, 12:05 AM   #21
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and you are also single !
And I'm also eyeing a 5th wheel just about 2 steps up from being homeless.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:31 AM   #22
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Maybe not. It does seem to prevent becoming a millionaire, though.
Very funny, Ed. And very close to the truth too!

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Old 08-07-2009, 09:11 AM   #23
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I am intensely curious as to why/how he led the life he did....
I think the human psyche is very plastic...and that you can train yourself to take pleasure in virtually anything

for him, his thing was money, and spending on rent and all the rest seemed a waste

he was also likely mentally ill, or psychologically or emotionally incomplete in some way, and could not cope with normal social attachments - not to say he was necessarily unhappy

the lesson I draw from this for myself, is to be reminded that money is merely postponed consumption, and that money is for life, life is not for money...and that prudence may become avarice....

and as the wise man once said, all those silos full of grain will be enjoyed by someone other than yourself.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #24
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I don't know, I'm beginning to think less is more. Things require time and effort to repair, clean etc. I live in a small cabin with not much storage space. I look around and think I've got to get rid of more THINGS! I think the most interesting time in my life is when I took off a year and traveled with a backpack when I turned 40. I'm watching my neighbors move right now. The stuff they are moving seems ridiculous. Most of it, they could dump. But they are an extended family and I am single. So there you have it. I think I could understand this man. Mentally ill? From the article doesn't sound like it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #25
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I don't know, I'm beginning to think less is more. Things require time and effort to repair, clean etc....
Totally see your point. I tried to spend a gift certificate today, wandered all over the store but couldn't find anything to buy; wanted to spend it ASAP for fear the store will go under for lack of buyer interest. Then went to a nearby store and bought some stuff that I did want with my own money. I'll have to go back to store #1, now that I know their complete inventory, maybe in a different mood.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:39 PM   #26
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This story baffles me.
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less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
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I don't know, I'm beginning to think less is more. Things require time and effort to repair, clean etc. I live in a small cabin with not much storage space. I look around and think I've got to get rid of more THINGS! I think the most interesting time in my life is when I took off a year and traveled with a backpack when I turned 40. I'm watching my neighbors move right now. The stuff they are moving seems ridiculous. Most of it, they could dump. But they are an extended family and I am single. So there you have it. I think I could understand this man. Mentally ill? From the article doesn't sound like it.
I have met all types and tried most of these options out myself, and I am sure that sleeping on the grounds of the centre by choice while trading a $4m portfolio is derangement...its just one step too far beyond the still sane Thoreau in the woods scenario which you are doing.

you might find this to be entertaining

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Thanks for the info Kroeran. But I wouldn't say I'm living like Thoreau. I live in the mountains in So Cal which is pretty crowded. But there is a lot of dust here and things get really really dusty. I didn't notice it while I was working but now I think it's incredible. So fewer things less cleaning etc.
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