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"The more you spend on pain meds, back braces, shoe inserts, therapy and doctors, the
more likely you might need money from any and all sources. Kinda like food, shelter and all of that stuff." - Howie52

Yeah, well if you got a hard physical job and have to do physical labor and your boss is a jerk and you are 55 years old and you wake up every day in pain, your back hurts, your knees hurt, your neck hurts, and your shoulder hurts you don't feel like unloading trucks and picking up boxes and cleaning dog and cat manure and your boss has told you that you aren't allowed to say "no" to the 47 Veterinary researchers that your work for - then you get on the internet and find intercst's retireearlyhomepage and start doing the numbers and see if you can make it work because there is no escape.

It reminds me of the scene in the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" where Richard Gere is doing pushups in the mud and he tells his drill instructor "I got nowhere else to go! I got nowhere else to go!"

I Got Nowhere Else to Go - An Officer and a Gentleman

You got to figure out how to make things work even if it's not as plush as what you might have hoped.

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