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Old 08-10-2006, 12:06 PM   #21
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...My biggest nemesis regarding FIRE is myself.* I get restless and want a change.* This is the first lateral move I've made, so I'm hoping it pans out.* I'm hoping the "hang in there" mentality will get stronger as I get closer to the finish line and I can bear the boredom.
I'm with you.* I get bored to tears some days, but then I think "overall, it could certainly be worse.* You are getting closer to freedom everyday.* Just hang in there."* But by the same token, why not keep the eyes open for other/better opportunites.* But then again, the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.... and so it goes.
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Re: Blowing the chance to ER
Old 08-10-2006, 12:45 PM   #22
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I understand where you guys are coming from. I get bored to tears at my job on a regular basis. That's one reason why I'm glad I found this forum...gives me something to do and people to talk to to make the otherwise boring day go faster! If nothing else though, I figure that every hour I work is another ~$7.50 into my 401k. Plus whatever other investments I might make over the course of the month...
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I'll reemphasize what I think Jared was trying to say (but not so nicely), and just say that any solution that just has one wishing for "tomorrow" is a bad solution. * *I think one has to find happiness today, while at the same time working towards FIRE. * As long as someone is investing, diversifying, and saving routinely, then you're always getting there. *But I also have empathy for the person that considers himself unhappy during the necessary working years.

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I could have stayed "safe" for another 9 years, but I was very bored. My biggest nemesis regarding FIRE is myself. I get restless and want a change. I'm hoping the "hang in there" mentality will get stronger as I get closer to the finish line and I can bear the boredom.
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I understand where you guys are coming from.* I get bored to tears at my job on a regular basis.* That's one reason why I'm glad I found this forum...gives me something to do and people to talk to to make the otherwise boring day go faster!
Having experienced "exciting", I like boring. I like boring a lot.
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:11 PM   #25
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Oh yeah, I realize, "boring" can be good sometimes. "Exciting" isn't always a good thing.
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I would love to be bored instead of constantly overworked like I have been for the last 6+ years. What field are you in? Maybe I should consider a switch.
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Oh yeah, I realize, "boring" can be good sometimes.* "Exciting" isn't always a good thing.*
Isn't there a Chinese proverb that says something to the effect of "May you live in interesting times"?
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:45 PM   #28
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That's an ancient chinese curse.

Retirees are often asked, "Don't you get bored?"

A lot of folks get bored at work too.

Sometimes people say they'd rather be bored at work and get paid for it.

What do you do with the extra money? I guess you could save it for retirement...
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My job goes from the mundane to the frantic...it all depends on who shows up in the lobby that day.

I am not engaged in the Mega. corp. political scene nor the current raves of the latest HR BS program of the month. It takes a lot of self control to get through management meetings without losing my lunch. I am retired in place it seems at times. I am here for a paycheck and to feather my nest while things are still floating without direction and to mark time until DW can retire with medical benefits and her well earned small pension....gas money for the RV.

Yes I am bored most of the time but I am still contributing and am still sought out for what I know and for what I do. It has some rewards beyond financial but after 32 years of the same old same old...it does get stale.

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