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Old 07-31-2008, 02:13 PM   #41
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Though I have occasionally been bored, I don't ever recall thinking "I wish I was at work"...
... let me see ... bored or w*rking .... bored or w*rking ...
Nope ... being easily entertained, I can honestly say, I have not been bored either.

However, for those ofyou who need the stress fix or whatever it is you think you need, feel free to continue to w*rk ... I do want my shot at collecting SS. ... and thank you.

Life is GREAT!
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #42
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"Yet boredom is more than a mere flagging of interest or a precursor to mischief. Some experts say that people tune things out for good reasons, and that over time boredom becomes a tool for sorting information an increasingly sensitive spam filter. In various fields including neuroscience and education, research suggests that falling into a numbed trance allows the brain to recast the outside world in ways that can be productive and creative at least as often as they are disruptive."

NYTimes 8-5-08

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:38 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Moemg View Post
Take a class , find a project , go to the gym daily , make new friends , try out new recipes , take a trip , remodel a room , clean out your closet , read ,shop , go to the movies , take a walk , visit a friend , have a nooner , organize your files , go to the beach , find a hobby , plan a trip , help someone , sell on ebay , organize your pictures ,clean out your spices , go for a bike ride , plant a garden , learn to cook Mexican food , make home made pizza , join an investment club , volunteer
With a few modifications this is pretty close to what I did in the first 6 months post-w*rk. Some of the stuff never seems to go away (cleaning out stuff, organizing files, selling stuff on public boards, planning trips, taking trips, motorhome maintenance and upgrades, etc.) while some stuff seems to have gotten lost in the noise...going to the gym, doing volunteer work, reading, etc.

All in all, I will take this life to a full time w*rk life any day.

Remember, it is supposed to be fun. If you ain't having something else. You only go around once in this life so have fun while you can.

If you don't know what is fun then you have some fundamental issues to deal with or ER will be a very very long road.

Find the little kid inside you and let them out. Kids know how to find fun in everything...adults bury this ability but it is still there. Go find your inner kid and let her show you how to have fun again.

Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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