Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lazy, fat and unhappy
Somehow I've reached this point of being on this cruel life teeter totter... one side of me just wants to do nothing and coast and if you squint your eyes enough, you can see the other side of the ride and its the ambitious version of me that still wants to hit the 10's, as in digits. That's right, ahole things he can be a billionaire. I need a little bit of luck, either I live long enough and let the numbers compound to 10 digits or I scale what I am doing and get there short of two decades.
The family has all been sick, the magnetic virus attracting 2 year old to thank; the summer has been hot; and been waiting around for some earlier buyout offers to fall to me. Regardless, the last two months, I've done very little. Kinda know what retirement would be like now. I'm really bored. A few potential real estate deals that I am sloowwwly working on. Young MC would tell me to bust a move. (Did I just date myself?) One of the buyouts looks like it will happen. Doesn't move the needle much, more of the same small crap. Interesting because the owner is choosing life over money. I need to learn more from him.
Selfish ease or a life lived serving others. I feel so blessed and feel this deep desire and responsibility to maximize my good fortune so that I can do some good in this world. Time to get going again.
"The pursuit of meaning is what makes human beings uniquely human. By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves — by devoting our lives to "giving" rather than "taking" — we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness."
Millionaire Confidential - Idle hands = Idle Mind. Get to work.
Care to share thoughts on retiring vs continuing to plug away?