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Author: ResNullius 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 381  
Subject: Re: Pulling the trigger Date: 2/2/2001 9:57 AM
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So, even though my happily retired father would tell me it's Ok to do whatever I want, I sometimes still struggle with that lesson I learned as a child.

The lessons we learned as children were intended to prepare us for the cold, cruel world of financial responsibility. Having satisfied the financial needs of your family and secured financial independence, you now can turn your attention to some of the other lessons you learned as a child, but have forgotten as an adult--how to enjoy life, without the focus of your universe being the attainment of income through employment. Since no purpose will be served by continuing to attain income through employement, you will be free to pursue whatever else might further your growth as a human being, as opposed to your growth as an income producing machine. It might take a little time to find peace of mind, but when you do, you will know that you have arrived in the promised land. It sounds like your dad already has arrived. My dad worked until the day he died, which is something I shall never forget, and which is why I decided to leave the rat race when it no longer served any useful purpose for me to remain in the maze.
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