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if money was no object.

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by Brian84, 23rd Jul, 2015.

  1. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    Similar thing? What if time on earth was limited?
     
  3. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Watts said some truly brilliant things in his time. This is one of them.

    I first heard this in a longer lecture a while ago and it struck me like a lightning bolt.

    I like to revisit it, so thanks for sharing. I'm going to repost this in the YouTube thread I made too. It's well worth sharing.

    It reminds me a lot of another YouTube mashup from a talk, which is equally powerful:

     
  4. Jessproperty

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    Time to book a holiday! :D:D
     
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    Do we live with the fear that if we let go and enjoy the moment that we may let to potential for hapiness in the future slip, ie not invest enough in the future. Seems like a fine balance sometimes.
     
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    Good topic.
     
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    I love these concepts. :). I took lesson from some guru (maybe Kyosaki?) I read eons ago who taught me never to say "I can't afford that" but rather "how can I achieve that"

    so no..money has not been an object for the last 20 years or so. No we do not have a huge income...in fact we live on way less the average wage each. but yes we are careful how we spend and make sure every dollar works hard.

    Together we work out what we want and it just "appears". SOOOOO often, we seem to ask for something and an opportunity presents itself.
     
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    I'd give all my wealth away to be 20 years old again.
     
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    I would have time to live: more exercise, more time with my kids and wife, work more on my garden, play more World of Warcraft, read more, more time for my music (I'm a singer), I would be able to work on some fun and interesting software projects, do some volunteering, travel more. I know I would never be bored or idle.
     
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    buy a vineyard in San Gimagano, grow grapes, make cheese, and soak in not being in rat race!

    Day Dreaming.. let;s get back to work!

    :):):)
     
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    You don't have to give away one cent,when you wake up each morning and think what you were like when 20,just transfer those skills to your age group and as age is only a number that tells you what you should do,not what to do..



     
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    Nice idea but I'm talking about reality and the limits your body imposes on you due to ageing.
    I guess the hypothetical question is how much of your wealth would you pay if you could turn back the clock. If you could only go back 5 years would you still give it all away? How about 10 or 20?
     
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    Do pro bono work to give back to the community. Make the world a better place.
     
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    If money was no object I would likely be giving a lot to charities as an anonymous donor and contributing my time to these charities as a volunteer - I wouldn't care if I was just doing the filing, mailing letters or even cleaning out the cat cages at RSPCA. I'd likely lead a fairly simple but comfortable life and spend more time enjoying the small but special things in life with the knowledge that I'm able to make a positive change in the world.

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    This week, I met a couple of guys training to be missionaries. In their home countries, the rich people have forks to eat with.. They aspire to own nothing and trust God. If money was no object I might give away all my possessions and follow them.
     
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    Steven can you direct me to this thread. I've searched but can't find it. "Living the dream" is something that is on my mind a lot lately. These video's might just push me over the edge. Thanks.
     
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    I would be spending my time volunteering with environment/animal/justice groups! Well, more than I can already!
     
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    None. I have a 2 and 4 year old that mean everything. (And my body is doing fine at 35).