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?

7 comments:

  1. Why not transition into doing something that gives your life more meaning? That seems like what you are chasing after anyway. You said it yourself, more money won't bring more meaning into your life, so why continue plugging away?

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    1. Hi Jonathan, thx for the comment. The dilemma is that happiness comes from being selfish (retiring and taking it easy.) Meaning comes from doing things for others. Hard to be selfish and giving at the same time. I feel so blessed to be where I am at, but there is so much guilt. The good fortunate needs to be balanced with the need to do some good in this world. Case in point, I am about to start an escrow company where all profits go to orphanages. Totally passionate about the venture and loving it. But good always gets juxtaposed with the bad. So much hassle and potential problems with an escrow company. Will I do it, YES! Is there a part of me that would rather escrow my butt on a beach, yeah....
      The same ambition that pushes one, never lets that person take it easy.

      would love to hear your story...

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    2. I disagree with your view of happiness, and it's relation to selfishness. Happiness is based on your image (imagination) of your own future. It sounds like you don't see yourself doing anything meaningful in the future, perhaps because you've reached some monetary goal (in your mind) which has always been a definite desire. Meaning in life comes from working towards what you desire. If you achieved some desire recently (a large monetary goal perhaps), maybe it's time to just figure out your next goal/desire. Think about it for a bit and let me know if I'm way off.

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    3. I disagree with your view of happiness, and it's relation to selfishness. Happiness is based on your image (imagination) of your own future. It sounds like you don't see yourself doing anything meaningful in the future, perhaps because you've reached some monetary goal (in your mind) which has always been a definite desire. Meaning in life comes from working towards what you desire. If you achieved some desire recently (a large monetary goal perhaps), maybe it's time to just figure out your next goal/desire. Think about it for a bit and let me know if I'm way off.

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