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Originally posted by winofiend
I feel sorry for the people who live to work. As in, they spend their entire lives working a job that pays well, only to go to sleep, wake up and repeat the same thing. Maybe sleep in on a saturday, but sunday is all about thinking of monday.
I'm absolutely dirt poor. Couldn't buy a cup of coffee right now if I wanted to. I have loads of coffee beans if the instant runs out, ha. And a cheap turkish grinder I purchased years ago, which makes the perfect cup of mud.
But I don't really miss having money. I never had a lot, always had just enough to cover my vices and get petrol - petrol which I used to drive to and from work, and all the places in between For work. I never used my car just for me.
I almost had a life once. Damn it was hard work being 'something' that was supposed to fit in. For a pay packet and the joy of having no expectations of anything apart from more work.
I could live in a shanty hut by the beach, and make use of the things I've acquired over the years in preparation of any day it becomes an inevitability. But so far health and circumstances keep me tied to this place.
And the fact that the government simply criminalises anyone not paying taxes or being a drone worker, which sickens me, leaves me no choice but to participate to some extent in this criminally insane world.
And then I read about people going off the grid, and they show pictures of their underground cave-house, or the shipping containers they've converted into a plush roomy two story home.. and I think, how many years of work did they have to suffer through to get to that stage.
Reminds me of that old adage, which I can't remember properly but goes along the lines of a white man speaking to an Indian and telling him he needs to work. The Indian says "Why?" and the white man says "So you can buy a boat to fish." and the Indian says "and?" and the white man says "Then you can buy a house and live in it." and the Indian says "and?" and the white man says "And then when you're old you can retire." and the Indian says "and?" and the white man says "Then you can enjoy life." and the Indian says "But we have all the fish we need and we have a hut to live in and we already enjoy life, right now."
Having said all that if I won the lotto tomorrow, I'd not complain.
They say that money doesn't buy happiness.... but as Alan from Two and a half men says "Well I wouldn't know, as I don't have either." lol
edit on 21-4-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DaTroof
OK, I'm gonna point out a couple things.
1. It's not about you, you have 4 children. Provide a future for them, lazy ass. What a great role model you are to give up on trying something hard because it's easier to just sit on your ass. Weak.
2. Working from home was never your dream. Don't give me that. Working from home became an ideal option for you once your laziness took over your work ethic.
3. I'm probably just as poor as you, but I'm still able to enjoy life and take personal time to treat myself and my family by working hard. "Die broke" is something I believe in, but only after you've covered all the bills and loved one's needs. Sometimes that means working more hours or 2 jobs, or looking for a better paying job. It's the game we all have to play. Sitting on your butt and rationalizing it by saying that was your dream all along shows me exactly how you talked yourself out of everything you had. Lazy.