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by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: what about the 50 mil lottery?
Replies: 17
Views: 1657

<t>I wouldn't change much.<br/> I might spend a little more on the land I plan to buy to build my retirement cabin. Something with a better view or a private pond or some such that costs $750k instead of the $40-60k I plan on spending. But the house itself wouldn't change at all, still small and eas...
by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are humans meant to do...
Replies: 29
Views: 3298

<t>@slacker<br/> I like the gist of what Wallace is getting at, particularly about rejecting power and embracing real freedom of mind.<br/> And people can certainly write valuable stuff without having first-hand experience. In fact, in some things I value the logical and theoretical over experience....
by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are humans meant to do...
Replies: 29
Views: 3298

<t>We're all going to grind back to dust some day, all our bodies and all our works. -All our thoughts forgotten. I contend that most people can't handle that. And the desire to "leave a mark", to have heirs, to "make an impact", is all a vain attempt to fight that inevitability. Enjoying the presen...
by mikeBOS
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Crossing a picket line?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

<t>I wouldn't do it. Think about it. If the company is treating its employees bad enough that they are willing to risk their paying jobs, in this economy, and stand out in the cold in the middle of November all day long, for no money, so that the world knows about it, how great a job could it be?<br...
by mikeBOS
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mike is here
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

<r>@B I agree, good attitude<br/> @akratic Only the second best??? <E>;-)</E> That's actually quite a compliment, thanks.<br/> @zork I imagine that often.<br/> @AlexOliver I sold the land after I left NM. I had 1 acre in the middle of nowhere, only cost me $500, and that wasn't even a very good deal...
by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE Objections
Replies: 94
Views: 14052

<t>I've had so many negative reactions from discussing ER that I now just have a blanket policy of not discussing it. It's hard to do, because it's fun to talk about your future plans and successes with people, especially when they start talking about theirs. But I just keep my mouth shut and nod al...
by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mike is here
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Thanks guys 8-)

by mikeBOS
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Shadow Scholar
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Looks like good can good way to git frea calludge learning if your desprit.

by mikeBOS
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mike is here
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

<r>Hello All,<br/> I'm a long-time reader of Jacob's. Been perusing the forums since they started. Thought I'd register so I can chime in here and there <E>8-)</E><br/> I'm 26, finishing up law school, trying to avoid having to get a job after graduation by setting myself up for a quiet life of part...