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Old 06-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #41
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As I read Peter Orszag's Bloomberg piece, I kept thinking: Nowadays working prevents people from smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and participating in some other interesting habits, so when the roadblock presented by working is removed, maybe folks flock to unhealthy behaviors.

Of course, folks around here would not fall into any of those habits and would be going to the gym almost every day.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #42
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As I read Peter Orszag's Bloomberg piece, I kept thinking: Nowadays working prevents people from smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and participating in some other interesting habits, so when the roadblock presented by working is removed, maybe folks flock to unhealthy behaviors.

Of course, folks around here would not fall into any of those habits and would be going to the gym almost every day.
And your point is?
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As I read Peter Orszag's Bloomberg piece, I kept thinking: Nowadays working prevents people from smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and participating in some other interesting habits, so when the roadblock presented by working is removed, maybe folks flock to unhealthy behaviors.

Of course, folks around here would not fall into any of those habits and would be going to the gym almost every day.
In my case, entertaining was half the job. Drinking, big unhealthy meals, late nights, and jet lag were a constant; it's how we did business. Much healthier now!
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I thrive when I am socially engaged, etc. I still like to make money with my online business - it's like playing a game. As long as it's fun, I'll still do it.

But, there's a huge difference between that and being chained to a job that is toxic re: unhappy people and having to go to work every day and pretend that I like it.

I am active, but the joy comes in the freedom I feel with choice.
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I generally disagree with anyone who whines about any negative aspect of FIRE. We FIRE when we want and because we can. Personally I would disagree with anything Bloomberg said. If he stated the sun rose in the east I'd know there has been a polar shift. The best thing I could say about him and his opinions is he is the south end of a north bound horse.
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