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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Jsmitty3 » Fri May 07, 2021 3:22 pm

Work to live not live to work


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Unread postby Upatreeinwv » Sat May 08, 2021 1:36 pm

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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Drich » Sat May 08, 2021 10:50 pm

I run a seasonal business. In the fall my customers know to be ready by gun hunting season or be a former customer. Priorities.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Sun May 09, 2021 1:53 am

I have been fortunate to be able to save for retirement pretty consistent since my 20's. And also knew work for just money was not the big goal in life.
Retirement was an age that people end up at.

Turns out that a whole group of younger people have discovered retirement can be completely unrelated to age. The sooner, the better. Light bulb moment for me to discover FIRE .
Financial
Independence
Retire
Early
Manage expenses like a hawk, put spare money to use in the market, etc.
So rather than putting an age to quiting work, place a financial goal in place, meet it and walk away from the rat race forever.
Please let your kids and younger people know that the common routine of 9 to 5 till 65 is NOT a hard and fast rule.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Brokenarrow1980 » Sun May 09, 2021 10:39 am

I collect SSD i have all the time in the world to go out. Trouble is I feel like hot garbage most the time so its hard to get out. Im finding sheer determination and forcing myself to go scouting no less then 3 times a week has put me on legal animals and I even found a shed. I guess its like anything else if you put it high on the list you will find a way to get the necessary work done to reach your goal.
It's all fun and games till someone looses an eye..... then its just fun
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby HunterBob » Tue May 11, 2021 6:06 am

I look forward to a day when I can work less and scout, hunt, and fish much more. Doesn't seem like there is an option right now for me to make a change with a family I am raising and trying to spend as much time as possible with them as well. Living a balanced life is hard to do.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Tue May 11, 2021 8:07 am

I quit-fired from several jobs for hunting no regrets.
Better to be poor and free.

Then rich and a slave to a company that treats you like a hammer when it breaks they just discard n get a new hammer. Life is short better to enjoy it then work it away.

I'm not married or have kids i think if I was my decision would be much more complicated.
Never give up Freedom for imagined safety.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Brokenarrow1980 » Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am

The wife gets upset when I go on a walk about and don't come home till several hours past the time I said I will be home. The hunnydo list can wait lol.
It's all fun and games till someone looses an eye..... then its just fun
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Dewey » Tue May 11, 2021 8:22 am

dan wrote:Work is over rated

I don’t even rank work in my top 100 favorite things I enjoy doing. It rates somewhere between paying taxes and getting a colonoscopy. :lol:
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby MichiganMike » Tue May 11, 2021 8:59 am

It would be awesome if hunting paid my bills.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Tue May 11, 2021 11:32 am

MichiganMike wrote:It would be awesome if hunting paid my bills.


You have made a statement that is often not the true goal.

I would rather not give hours of my life towards creating income. My hunting is being shortchanged by spending time on the job.

These statements are true for me. Are they true for anyone else?
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby dan » Tue May 11, 2021 7:38 pm

Does not matter if your rich or poor, man is never satisfied. We are always striving for a better situation. Even those whom have it made, often dont realize their own fortune. When looking back on my life, its the childhood growing up dirt poor with nothing that were the funnest most exciting days of my life, and I often dream of going back to those simpler days.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby brkissl82 » Tue May 11, 2021 10:14 pm

Dewey wrote:
Boogieman1 wrote:All I know is when I’m on my death bed I will not be reflecting on memories of work or wishing I can punch a time clock one last time.

Fact of life is there is no guarantees. I might kick the bucket tomorrow that’s why I’m gonna have fun today!

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2 of my favorite quotes,

"Nobodys tombstone ever read i wish i worked more saturdays"

"You dont want to be the richest man in the graveyard"
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby Upatreeinwv » Wed May 12, 2021 12:35 am

Gotta love a place that embraces being poor and old school. You don't find that everywhere. There's something to be said about the basic hunt, playing wind and woodsmanship.
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Re: Working or Hunting

Unread postby G-Patt » Wed May 12, 2021 1:01 am

I actually like work because it gives value to my free time and I like seeing cash in the bank. When hunting or fishing, I go hard at it 100%. I'm not sure if I have a bunch of free time, it will feel the same to me or it would be taken for granted. Like others have said, it's really a balance that's easier said than done. When I get closer to retirement age, and the option of hanging it up becomes viable, I'll probably feel very different about that.
On my deathbed, I will receive total consciousness. So I have that going for me, which is nice!


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