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Old 06-09-2010, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are all slaves trying to buy our freedom by working for 60 some odd years so that we can retire?

I love every part of my life except for working, and that sure as hell finds a way to take up a lot of time.

Am I on my own with this one?
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ouch, you just ruined my outlook on life. And im only 20
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree. I guess we both took a wrong turn somewhere because i always look crooked at people who say they 'love their job'. yup. a wrong turn.
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for the record, i don't hate my job, but i don't love it.

Isn't it an awesome feeling when your shift is done?
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We are all slaves trying to buy our freedom by working for 60 some odd years so that we can retire?

I love every part of my life except for working, and that sure as hell finds a way to take up a lot of time.

Am I on my own with this one?
We're only slaves to ourselves bro.

Thing is, the choice is there. You can work wherever you want.

Just make sure it's something worth your time and spirits. Something you can look back on after 60 years and not regret it.

Maybe that's a pipe dream, I dunno, but my pops loves his job and to this day [55 years old] the guy works 13-14 hours a day.

Madness...
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i godda say i used to love my job but now I'm starting to dislike it. Sometimes I do feel like you two but just godda trek along i suppose.

Godda change it up I guess after all this quote makes perfect sense

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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its about recognizing self worth and moving forward form there.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I agree. I guess we both took a wrong turn somewhere because i always look crooked at people who say they 'love their job'. yup. a wrong turn.
Well I'm not that old, I'm 27 and "successful" I suppose. It's lame though!

It's not too late for me to try another path but I've looked around, everything I would consider attainable (I'm a positive but realistic guy) is just as bad!

Let's break down, for me, in theory an average day:

7:45 AM- Get up, do my morning routine and get to work.

6:00 PM- Make it home from work, go to the gym

8:00 PM- Now I am home from the gym. I consider staying healthy important, but I do not enjoy working out. This to me is still "work" I just don't get paid for it.

8:45 PM- Make/Eat dinner.

Then there are always chores and other things that you have to do around the house. By the time I'm done that It's like 10 PM.

Let's say I want 7 hours of sleep. Which isn't Marvellous but I can survive on it and still function properly on a longterm basis.

That's means I have to be ASLEEP by 12:45. I have to get ready for bed around 12:30.

So basically, I get 2.5 hours out of a 24 hour day to enjoy my own personal pursuits.

This is living?
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We are all slaves trying to buy our freedom by working for 60 some odd years so that we can retire?

I love every part of my life except for working, and that sure as hell finds a way to take up a lot of time.

Am I on my own with this one?
how can our civilization exist without doing work?

even if you want to strip your life away and separate from the rat race.... you still need to provide yourself with food and shelter..... which requires a great deal of hard work.

so, you must work..... the challenge is to find something you enjoy, or at least don't mind doing.
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where do you fit your 30 posts per day into that logistical maelstrom?
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I agree. I guess we both took a wrong turn somewhere because i always look crooked at people who say they 'love their job'. yup. a wrong turn.
those people are always lying or they're on anti depressants and are high all day at work
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We're only slaves to ourselves bro.

Thing is, the choice is there. You can work wherever you want.

Just make sure it's something worth your time and spirits. Something you can look back on after 60 years and not regret it.

Maybe that's a pipe dream, I dunno, but my pops loves his job and to this day [55 years old] the guy works 13-14 hours a day.

Madness...
I agree but at the same time there is a problem with it. I HATE working, no matter what it is I have come in contact with.

Let's say for arguments sake, I change jobs to something I do enjoy more. I would expect that would result in a MASSIVE paycut for me.

So now instead of having more free time when I'm older, I change that in for a less shitty day to day now. I don't know that I like that trade-off.
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Well I'm not that old, I'm 27 and "successful" I suppose. It's lame though!

It's not too late for me to try another path but I've looked around, everything I would consider attainable (I'm a positive but realistic guy) is just as bad!

Let's break down, for me, in theory an average day:

7:45 AM- Get up, do my morning routine and get to work.

6:00 PM- Make it home from work, go to the gym

8:00 PM- Now I am home from the gym. I consider staying healthy important, but I do not enjoy working out. This to me is still "work" I just don't get paid for it.

8:45 PM- Make/Eat dinner.

Then there are always chores and other things that you have to do around the house. By the time I'm done that It's like 10 PM.

Let's say I want 7 hours of sleep. Which isn't Marvellous but I can survive on it and still function properly on a longterm basis.

That's means I have to be ASLEEP by 12:45. I have to get ready for bed around 12:30.

So basically, I get 2.5 hours out of a 24 hour day to enjoy my own personal pursuits.

This is living?
get married.... have kids. then your selfishness with go away.
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damn reni, that's a long day.

I'm home by 3:00 most days so at least my job has good hours - i'll give it that.

I think the other thing that can't be forgotten is the pay. Obviously most of us put up with a job that isn't our passion in life because of the pay. I'd say my work pays me pretty good for what i do. Hence i stay.
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Well you're simply lazy is all buddy, thats ok though, it's part of being a man!
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As men, we look for meaning in ourselves and the things around us. That's a curse sometimes, especially when you've just started working and see 40 years ahead of you. For me its about the people you meet and the experiences you share. As long as I dont hate what I'm working on, then I'll be okay
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the hard part is not the working, it's the amount of working. i like my job, and i'm proud of what i do, but spending nearly every day doing it is a tough go.

i love this quote from thomas edison:
opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

we are taught to find work in traditional ways (an employer, or self-employed as part of the rat race), and our system makes it difficult to do otherwise.

the lead guy in my band is a commercial real estate agent. his work basically sucks, but he spends about 20-25 hours per week doing it, makes his quota for the year by early fall and basically takes the rest of the year off. he has a small place, no car, $50000 worth of recording gear and 7 sweet, sweet guitars. that's what he cares about. that's a good strategy if you can handle being a cold-caller and being good at it.

and you can always just jet to somewhere troipical, open up a small resto and live a quiet life.

but most of us want ps3's and fast cars, and to get that you gotta toil away for a long, long time or get lucky quick. such is life in our system.
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how can our civilization exist without doing work?

even if you want to strip your life away and separate from the rat race.... you still need to provide yourself with food and shelter..... which requires a great deal of hard work.

so, you must work..... the challenge is to find something you enjoy, or at least don't mind doing.
Hey I'm not saying i have an answer, if I did I wouldn't be writing this post. I am hoping someone else does.
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