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Old 08-15-2017, 07:49 PM   #41
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Join the Navy. problem solved!
Yeah....if he doesn't like being around other people he'll absolutely love living in a berthing compartment on a destroyer!
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:42 PM   #42
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Yikes! Some of these responses are a bit harsh.

Yes, a lot of people don't like working, but I have had jobs that I actually liked. It took me several tries to find one I liked, though. I have been miserable at some jobs and there have been some that I liked more than others. You have many years of work ahead of you, so just saying that you should suck it up and be miserable probably isn't the best path. It also may not be necessary. Try to identify what you're good at and what you like and dislike about your job and other potential jobs and see if there is a potential alternative career for you to explore. It may just require tweaking what you're already doing. As an introvert myself, I can see how it might be hard for you to talk to other people about careers, but it's worth the effort.

In the meantime, planning for ER will not only lift your spirits, but be financially productive. It might make you feel better to plot out financial plans for the next decades to get to ER. (I think $20,000 is great for someone your age. I was in debt at that age.) Spend some time learning here and reading books. Just make sure you aren't totally giving up the present for the future.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:43 AM   #43
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If you have not proved yourself as the best 21-year old welder on the floor, demonstrated by recognition from supervisors and peers, there's no need for counseling. Another post recommended the Navy, a great option. Before bailing on a great, FIRE building skill, try welding through your anger and gain that recognition from others in the same field. When it comes, explore options with a mentor, because I can (almost) guarantee a few things: you chose welding for all the right reasons; you have the maturity and discipline to achieve FIRE despite the funk of your current situation; if you leave welding without having pushed yourself through, you will return to it in the future, perhaps as a side-hustle; nothing you switch to away from welding will get you to FIRE sooner; and, if you add specifics to your quest for FIRE, this crew will help you sort through the funk. Hit the gym, burn off the negativity, and ramp up your focus to FIRE - you've got this!
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:27 AM   #44
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If you have not proved yourself as the best 21-year old welder on the floor, demonstrated by recognition from supervisors and peers, there's no need for counseling. Another post recommended the Navy, a great option. Before bailing on a great, FIRE building skill, try welding through your anger and gain that recognition from others in the same field. When it comes, explore options with a mentor, because I can (almost) guarantee a few things: you chose welding for all the right reasons; you have the maturity and discipline to achieve FIRE despite the funk of your current situation; if you leave welding without having pushed yourself through, you will return to it in the future, perhaps as a side-hustle; nothing you switch to away from welding will get you to FIRE sooner; and, if you add specifics to your quest for FIRE, this crew will help you sort through the funk. Hit the gym, burn off the negativity, and ramp up your focus to FIRE - you've got this!
WOW! Where were you when I was 26?
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:51 AM   #45
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If you have not proved yourself as the best 21-year old welder on the floor, demonstrated by recognition from supervisors and peers, there's no need for counseling. Another post recommended the Navy, a great option. Before bailing on a great, FIRE building skill, try welding through your anger and gain that recognition from others in the same field. When it comes, explore options with a mentor, because I can (almost) guarantee a few things: you chose welding for all the right reasons; you have the maturity and discipline to achieve FIRE despite the funk of your current situation; if you leave welding without having pushed yourself through, you will return to it in the future, perhaps as a side-hustle; nothing you switch to away from welding will get you to FIRE sooner; and, if you add specifics to your quest for FIRE, this crew will help you sort through the funk. Hit the gym, burn off the negativity, and ramp up your focus to FIRE - you've got this!
Interesting first post, weino7! Now can you head over to "Hi, I am...." and introduce yourself?

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Old 08-16-2017, 12:13 PM   #46
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Ok, next post. New to this so who am I responding to?
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:16 PM   #47
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try welding through your anger
More, please! I don't know if you're for real, but I'm entertained! Nothing wrong with the post...just entertaining to me!
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Ok, next post. New to this so who am I responding to?
You'd be responding to the first post in this thread:

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...ml#post1293567
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:21 PM   #49
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Ok, next post. New to this so who am I responding to?
Well, your first post was either to a bot or a spammer, or someone so discouraged they haven't even logged back in to view the responses. But please feel free to stick around.

The suggestion was to start a new thread in Hi, I am... - Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community to introduce yourself.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:44 PM   #50
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So I shot my wad on a bot? Hmmm, not bad.
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So I shot my wad on a bot? Hmmm, not bad.
Not a bot. Could be someone who stops by, posts once, and then moves on. It happens. Could also be he took the advice of the early responses and is now diligently working to improve himself.

Our main interest here ie early retirement. It's what brings us together. If he's interested in that, he'll be back. What brings you here?
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:43 PM   #52
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Ok, next post. New to this so who am I responding to?
If you want to be clear about precisely to whom you are responding, you simply hit the "quote" button on the post of interest. It will open a new reply window with their text already filled in between QUOTE indicators. You can prune the text between those indicators as necessary to further refine the precise language to which you are responding. Then, after the close QUOTE indicator, type your reply.

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Old 08-16-2017, 05:35 PM   #53
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Yes, I was suspicious of weino7's first post, because it came out of the blue and was very prescriptive. I immediately thought that two spammers (Iwantfire and weino7) were collaborating. I remain to be convinced otherwise.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:26 PM   #54
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Not a spammer nor bot, just a geezer looking to help young'uns stretch towards their American Dream. I dove in here, doing what I do on Fb, commenting without caution. If the OP/others like or engage, like y'all have already, I guess it's worth the scrutiny. I will commit to reviewing posts from hereon, as I wouldn't recognize a bot a spammer. Later.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:43 PM   #55
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OK wieno7, it seems you are a real person. Welcome.

I still think the OP of this thread is highly suspicious, though.
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