Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0

Personally, I'm not big on paying other people to entertain me. I look for ways to entertain myself at low cost.

The key here though is not picking making someone else's activities your own, but to look into yourself to find out what makes you tick and what activities you need to be happy, and find ways to satisfy those needs at low cost. If you do that, you can then lead a high quality, satisfying life at low cost.

Ding ding ding!!!! You sure rang the "truth" bell with that, as far as I'm concerned! We're cut from a similar mold, lad.

If only people could or would stop trying to "run with the herd", look at themselves, look INTO themselves, and ask "What do I really enjoy and want to do?"

Mind you, that does NOT mean being "selfish", necessarily, as you know full well. In fact, it may mean doing a lot of volunteer work, or paid work, or maybe nothing much at all. If you're retired, and happen to love fishing, for example, then go fishing! All day, if you like!

The point is, "Know thyself".

Oh, and VOTE today -- regardless of how you choose to do so!


Your post deserves to be repeated, Vermonter. Anytime you can whole heartedly endorse an idea of mine, I figure we're on the right track of finding some wisdom.

And speaking of fishing all day, remember Golfwaymore, who included the number of fish he'd caught each day?

I remember numbers like

Golfwaymore (89)

Golfwaymore (136)

and so on. I think he would echo your sentiments as well.

Perhaps us aging geezers have more of life figured out than a lot of younger people are willing to recognize.

Seattle Pioneer
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.