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Originally posted by pstrron
I am sure some will say that the yacht is rather selfish because of there cost. However, it's not about traveling to exotic locations and basking in the sun while sipping piña colada's. It's about taking doctors and nurses to remote locations accessible only by sea and providing care to those in need. The yacht allows you to stay on station while providing support and supplies for the doctors and nurses. That is a dream that one way or another I'm going to fulfill.
Originally posted by havok
reply to post by Droogie
I wish I didn't work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship.
Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.
Such a true statement even today.
I see men, like myself, everywhere striving to make ends meet.
All the while, giving up dreams, their family, and their very existance.
Just because money is needed to survive in this world.
Truly pathetic, but shockingly accurate.
We can change this ideal, but the television dictates lives now, so....
Originally posted by Droogie
Thanks for your replies, it really made this thread worthwhile. It seems we are most concerned about living life true to the 'soul' rather than the ego, somehow, that is quite relieving. I guess what this thread has shown up until now, is that we share something profound that transcends the everyday BS. And that in the end, we really do share much the same values in life, the things that really do matter. The next guy or girl in the street is likely not that much different from you, we just get distracted with all the divisiveness that saturates the everyday life.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
All of those things are perverted by living in a society.
You cant live the life you want because society doesnt want you to. Either through taxation, legislation, popular opinion and taboos, society forces the individual to assimilate.
Following your dreams leads to socially imposed roadblocks of its own in shunning, disapproval, scapegoating, and more extremely blacklisting, property confiscation and imprisonment.
You could sum up that list of 5 regrets and boil it down to "I regret having lived among you assholes."