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Author: markr33 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 61309  
Subject: Re: Blue Collar Early Retirement Date: 2/6/2007 3:17 PM
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<<Good point for discussion. Is saving for ones retirement a good thing and something that should be encouraged and lauded? Could the actions of a person who has saved adequately for retirement be considered "superior" to the actions of a person who has not saved for retirement?>>

Sure. But it's only one aspect of a person. I may be smart, but I eat poorly. I may work hard, but I rarely call my parents.


Of course it is only one aspect, but I thought that that particular aspect is the main topic of discussion on a retirement discussion board.

SP may be frugal, but he is bereft of compassion.

I doubt this is true of someone who is generous and volunteers his time to worthy causes like SP does.

Is he superior or inferior to a person who manages money poorly but cares about other people?

I wasn't talking about superiority of people, I was talking about actions and behaviors. Even if it were appropriate to discuss the superiority or inferiority of particular people here, we hardly know enough about them to make such judgements.
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