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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by x9200 » Tue, 22 Jun 2021 6:54 pm

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Sat, 19 Jun 2021 1:18 pm
Thanks. My view is, it is all relative to our own expectations of what we want from life. There will always be something out there that we can experience, but we haven't experienced. For example, you can go to Peru to see Machu picchu. Or Africa to see the wild life safari. In the end we will not be able to do everything. We will miss out on something or the other. There is stuff we know that worth enjoying and then there is stuff we dont even know that it is worth enjoying. If I never set foot in an aeroplane, I would think I have missed something big. But I have been to business class also and now to it is like what is the big deal. In the end it is all in our mind. You see the Buddhist monks look so happy, because they completely are at peace and beleive spending their time in meditation is the most worthwhile thing to do.

I will give you the best example, there are some Indian colleagues in our team and couple of them have already gone to Iceland to see the northern lights and there are some Europeans in our team and being from Europe, they havent gone and seen the Northern lights. You would imagine, if Northerns lights such a once in a lifetime must see experience, mostly people from Spain, Italy etc are more likely to go and see it than some Indians working in Singapore?

We went for a trip to Krabi in Sept 2019, probably going to be our last budget trip for a long time, lol. During the trip, the best highlight was the elephant ride. My daughter was absolutely awestruck and ever since then is crazy about elephants, she reads about them, she watches discovery channels and everything related to elephants. She is like really into it and now she says her ambition is to become a zoo keeper(she is only 10 years old).

So I dont know what to make of this. If we didnt do the elephant ride in Krabi, maybe she would have never developed that interest. But now we know she likes it. We will try to make a trip to Kerala elephant santuary and also if possible a trip to Africa and my daughter, as of this moment, would be delighted beyond imagination.
No way to have it all that's for sure. I am European and have not seen the Northern lights :) And the reason is when I started have means to travel there were different things I preferred to see first. Now, each time I am back to Europe is like a family and friends visit and I value spending my time with them more than seeing Northern lights.
But again, I don't think it is important to see everything, even to see as much as possible, but it is important not to miss like the whole class of experience. As long as one keeps exploring, new interesting things may happen. Like your Krabi elephants. If one is not open to this kind of exploration, even with heaps of money, may not be able to compensate it later. I think.

It is actually all damn complicated. If you experience something good, you are going to miss it one day. They say ignorance is bliss, perhaps also for that reason? Sometimes I am not sure myself if I was just a very simple guy with my top ambition being a new TV set, armchair and a few cans of ABC stout each day, if I were not more happy :) So yeah, the monks, there is surely something about them. It's like to be open and not being ignorant but not to be vulnerable from what this higher level of (self)consciousness brings to one.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:15 am

x9200 wrote:
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 6:54 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 1:18 pm
Thanks. My view is, it is all relative to our own expectations of what we want from life. There will always be something out there that we can experience, but we haven't experienced. For example, you can go to Peru to see Machu picchu. Or Africa to see the wild life safari. In the end we will not be able to do everything. We will miss out on something or the other. There is stuff we know that worth enjoying and then there is stuff we dont even know that it is worth enjoying. If I never set foot in an aeroplane, I would think I have missed something big. But I have been to business class also and now to it is like what is the big deal. In the end it is all in our mind. You see the Buddhist monks look so happy, because they completely are at peace and beleive spending their time in meditation is the most worthwhile thing to do.

I will give you the best example, there are some Indian colleagues in our team and couple of them have already gone to Iceland to see the northern lights and there are some Europeans in our team and being from Europe, they havent gone and seen the Northern lights. You would imagine, if Northerns lights such a once in a lifetime must see experience, mostly people from Spain, Italy etc are more likely to go and see it than some Indians working in Singapore?

We went for a trip to Krabi in Sept 2019, probably going to be our last budget trip for a long time, lol. During the trip, the best highlight was the elephant ride. My daughter was absolutely awestruck and ever since then is crazy about elephants, she reads about them, she watches discovery channels and everything related to elephants. She is like really into it and now she says her ambition is to become a zoo keeper(she is only 10 years old).

So I dont know what to make of this. If we didnt do the elephant ride in Krabi, maybe she would have never developed that interest. But now we know she likes it. We will try to make a trip to Kerala elephant santuary and also if possible a trip to Africa and my daughter, as of this moment, would be delighted beyond imagination.
No way to have it all that's for sure. I am European and have not seen the Northern lights :) And the reason is when I started have means to travel there were different things I preferred to see first. Now, each time I am back to Europe is like a family and friends visit and I value spending my time with them more than seeing Northern lights.
But again, I don't think it is important to see everything, even to see as much as possible, but it is important not to miss like the whole class of experience. As long as one keeps exploring, new interesting things may happen. Like your Krabi elephants. If one is not open to this kind of exploration, even with heaps of money, may not be able to compensate it later. I think.

It is actually all damn complicated. If you experience something good, you are going to miss it one day. They say ignorance is bliss, perhaps also for that reason? Sometimes I am not sure myself if I was just a very simple guy with my top ambition being a new TV set, armchair and a few cans of ABC stout each day, if I were not more happy :) So yeah, the monks, there is surely something about them. It's like to be open and not being ignorant but not to be vulnerable from what this higher level of (self)consciousness brings to one.
You put it very nicely and summed it up well. I dont think I could have put it any better, cheers :)

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm

I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by smoulder » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:42 pm

smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
Seems like he’s married, no kids though.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 3:42 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
Good on him for making his own future and breaking out of the mould.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by x9200 » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 4:11 pm

smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
And any other problems.
I know where is my "enough" but what this guy says it is just not my way. I would probably like to live life like this on a boat and I would be likely happy with it for long time, but then, there are also other things I would like to do and his frugal life style would collide with it.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 8:15 pm

smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
Yeah, the thing I could connect with the most is, where he said, he was making tonnes of money consulting for all the marque clients, yet he was a barber's son. With all the surplus money he was able to make early on, he could then do what he wanted. In his case it was sailing. He gave up his job at the peak, which is the most difficult thing to do, something which he was very good at and here I hate my job. So relatively speaking quitting a job you hate, should be relatively straight forward.

So although sailing is not my thing either, just being able to not have to wake up on time and have to login to my work VDI, is a liberation for me.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by smoulder » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 8:25 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 8:15 pm
smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
Yeah, the thing I could connect with the most is, where he said, he was making tonnes of money consulting for all the marque clients, yet he was a barber's son. With all the surplus money he was able to make early on, he could then do what he wanted. In his case it was sailing. He gave up his job at the peak, which is the most difficult thing to do, something which he was very good at and here I hate my job. So relatively speaking quitting a job you hate, should be relatively straight forward.

So although sailing is not my thing either, just being able to not have to wake up on time and have to login to my work VDI, is a liberation for me.
Sounds like you are starting to prepare yourself mentally for retirement? :)

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 10:32 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 8:15 pm
smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 12:55 pm
I just came across this video about a techie who quit his job at his peak and lived in a boat and sailed the world. Very interesting and inspiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XK5ocXPhTg
All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
Yeah, the thing I could connect with the most is, where he said, he was making tonnes of money consulting for all the marque clients, yet he was a barber's son. With all the surplus money he was able to make early on, he could then do what he wanted. In his case it was sailing. He gave up his job at the peak, which is the most difficult thing to do, something which he was very good at and here I hate my job. So relatively speaking quitting a job you hate, should be relatively straight forward.

So although sailing is not my thing either, just being able to not have to wake up on time and have to login to my work VDI, is a liberation for me.
Hope you’re able to get there soon enough.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Sun, 27 Jun 2021 10:37 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 10:32 pm
Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 8:15 pm
smoulder wrote:
Sun, 27 Jun 2021 1:09 pm


All good with no family (I'm guessing he doesn't have kids).
Yeah, the thing I could connect with the most is, where he said, he was making tonnes of money consulting for all the marque clients, yet he was a barber's son. With all the surplus money he was able to make early on, he could then do what he wanted. In his case it was sailing. He gave up his job at the peak, which is the most difficult thing to do, something which he was very good at and here I hate my job. So relatively speaking quitting a job you hate, should be relatively straight forward.

So although sailing is not my thing either, just being able to not have to wake up on time and have to login to my work VDI, is a liberation for me.
Hope you’re able to get there soon enough.
Thanks :)

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