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Subject:  Re: FIRE Plans on hold Date:  8/18/2005  4:54 AM
Author:  TheBreeze Number:  3520 of 5245

Most FIRE wannabes are trying to get out of their oppressive work situations to pursue something that really matters to them. They feel the solution is to first get a pile of money and then go pursue their dream. The jury's still out on whether or not that works.

To paraphrase some people's approach: "I really enjoy doing XYZ and find it rewarding, but you can't make much much money at it, so I'd have to work 45 years before I could 'retire.' Instead, I'll work 35 years at a higher-paying job I hate, so I can retire and then volunteer at XYZ for ten years."
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