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Subject:  Re: How I Live on More Than 22K Per Year Date:  7/31/2000  4:37 AM
Author:  Homericus Number:  14247 of 749395

There's a balance here... finding the right level of sacrifice now, while maintaining a high quality of life and providing for the future. Just my take.



I feel the same way. Growing older and confronting one's mortality does put a new spin on appreciating the present. And if that and the mirror weren't enough of a reality check, having an 87 year old mother who regularly sings with sly gusto "enjoy yourself, it's later than you think" will impel one to try and keep somewhat on track.

So with these forces as my tail wind, I do try, while attempting to secure my future, to make sure I experience and appreciate the even more elusive today.



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