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Old 12-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by W2R View Post
...And, I don't feel in the least bit guilty. I earned my retirement, in spades, and it is now mine. If the author of that article doesn't like my attitude, he can just sulk in a corner as far as I'm concerned.

Midpack, thanks for the article. I don't think anybody was referring to you when they reacted negatively to it.
+1 to both points. I have to keep reminding my Type A self that I have EARNED my ER.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #42
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Well, one of the thrills of ER is that I'm not doing any of the bunch of stuff that I should be doing.
Hmm - somehow I doubt that - you seem to post at your blog quite regularly even when you are away.....but then you did say you wanted to sell it eventually and have recruited other eager beavers to post for you

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #43
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Hmm - somehow I doubt that - you seem to post at your blog quite regularly even when you are away.....
WordPress lets me schedule posts in advance, so it mostly depends on how productive I am with my time.

I've had an offer on the blog, but apparently I'm not quite ready to sell yet. I'll take another look at it in June.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #44
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From the piece:
Are you a Type I who needs to use more of your leisure for meaningful activities? Or, are you a Type II who needs to give up feeling guilty about doing activities just for pure enjoyment?
Hmm... haven't figured out the question. Kinda like:
"Do you walk to work or carry your lunch?"

I love life, and am grateful for the freedom to do as I wish. IMO, Meaningful and Enjoyment are synonymous when one cares about others.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:15 AM   #45
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Midpack, this isn't the first time you've lamented that forum members aren't following the path you expected after you posted something. You need to come to grips with the fact you can't herd cats...
Ironically- Recently had to sit through a mandatory lecture at w@ork on "Professionalism" given by (pardon my judgmental tone) a dorky holier-than-thou academic psychologist. His opening included a video on herding cats- implying that this audience of middle-aged professionals with advanced degrees were cats in need of herding.

Can't wait 'til ER so I can refuse to be herded
(No offense to any ER posters intended, and yes I did check out Midpack's link- but only because I felt like it )

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