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I've had periods where I was working myself to death. Saving lots of money, but doing harm to myself.

Trading unnecessary spending for more time away from work is a choice that more people should probably consider. We tend to get 'way too good at working after a while, and work can become the easy thing to do, but can become harmful.

This is a really profound statement. I'm working like a maniac at the moment (I'd say a dog, but I don't think dogs work this hard) - saving tons of money, and still enjoying the work.


I recognize this is not healthy in the long run, and plan on scaling back - probably about five years from now. I don't want to be working this hard in my 50's. Being a barista sounds good for those years.
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