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Originally posted by Mactire
Sounds like you're in a real terrible position. Congratulations.
Originally posted by Mactire
I'm sorry, fella, but your thread reads more like a boast than a crisis.
If you've achieved everything you want in life and now find yourself staring down the end of a barrel with no clue as to what you should do, then you're not as fullfilled as you claim.
Being a millionaire, there are limitless things you can do to invest your time and money in; travel, educate, donate, etc.
If you're through with your hopes and dreams, create some new ones.... help somebody with theirs.
You could ditch everything and start from scratch, see if you can do it again, better, faster.
70% of success is "right place/right time", but some people, no matter how intelligent or qualified will never be in that special place at that special time and will spend their lives in misery because they know they have what it takes, but no connections or help to get there. You could be that person. I don't mean to come across as a cold hearted ass, but I just can't warm up to the 'woe is me millionaire archtype'. I've seen too many talented people stomped in and never given the time of day to feel sorry for the guy that [admittedly] has everything.edit on 5-5-2011 by Mactire because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by ExCommando
Sounds like with all of your "apparent" success, it may not be all that successful.
I have those waiting gaps at night for a few hours after the sub goes down, but as soon as the sun comes up i know what to do and where to go.
Get out more often.
Go see things, even if it is just a field. you will find something new everyday.
I would say have a kid and sink yourself into parenting but, i dunno these days.
Hope it helps.
Originally posted by 11dead1
thats all on the outside now you must cultivate the inside
your mind and spirit although probably rich can grow far beyond your wildest dreams
becoming rich and successful and taking over the world are nothing compared to what you can do with your mind and spirit
Originally posted by awakenone
Have you considered Philantrophy? The meaning and action behind it will unfold so many levels of your development that having a materialistic outlook would become meaningless.
If you look for that package deal. It is not going to be in this plane of existance, but in the divine.
If you have acomplished all that you seek to do in this reality. Then acomplish finding your true identity and then you will see, all is but a dream.
Originally posted by BioStatistic
I have no idea what to tell you. Not all of us have the ideal existence you do. I work full time and go to school full time, and maintain my home alone. I don't have a perfect fiancé and I'm not a self made millionaire. Im not an all American hero and I don't have a mansion.
Maybe you're coming to the realization that materialism doesn't satisfy your true needs. No one can tell you what things you need to learn or what you should do. That's entirely up to you. We are all here to learn our own lessons.
Originally posted by Ultraman2011
At the end of day, once you have reached and achieved the things that matter to most of humanity--food, love, safety and financial security, there is always a urning and something more. A question remains: "Is this all there is?'
I am in a job where I interact with a great deal of people during the day, and I am find this feeling very prevalent with middle aged men. They seem lost to a degree. They have kids, raised them well, bought a house etc, but now they look forward and don't know what their purpose or point is.
I have had similar thoughts. I guess when you look at it sadly, many people seem to throw the towel in. The get engrossed in golf as the purpose to life, or watch reality TV.
I guess at the end of day, we are hear for a short period of time, and have find something that brings us a sense of fulfillment and purpose. What is that? For each of us we have to look within to see what nourishes us and brings us purpose.
I think that for many of us, doing something that makes a difference to others, and makes the world a better place is the answer. I have contributed to kids camps, helped raise money for homeless people, and tried to find ways that I could leave my mark.
You have the financial means to help people, and the smarts to put yourself to good use.
I think you have to find a passion and cause that you can assist in and find a way to make an impact.
Originally posted by anon102
Well you have the resources and born with the determination to move forward. So, I really really really do not understand what is keeping you.
You could meditate perhaps or read some philosophy. I dunno man, I'm on the lower end of the social ladder so I really can't figure you out.