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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you didn't have to work...

Imagine you have enough money to live on comfortably for the rest of your life, would you still work anyway?

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd make stuff.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would. I think people need to work.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd open up a guitar shop with a small workshop in the back.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hardly any difference between what I do for work and for fun, so I'd probably keep going, selectively.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes but it wouldn't be "work".
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh, heck yes. I'd be building cars and guitars like a madman.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No. I would not work. It will never happen. Managing assets is work. I hope I get there someday.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No freakin' way. If I had enough money, I can think of lots of ways to occupy my time rather than working.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would dabble in engineering, maybe consult. I would get seriously good at guitar and my builds would be amazing.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've heard a lot of people say that even if they won the lottery they'd still work.

BS.

They'd go into work and on the second day someone would say something that rubbed them slightly the wrong way. On the third day they'd get tuna instead of turkey in their lunch order.

On the fourth day someone would ask them for a loan. On the fifth someone would insult them for being at work with so much money - idiot.

One week. They'd be on the deck of a game fishing boat with a rod in one hand and a bourbon in the other.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd still work... But then, a lot folks don't consider anything I do for money now to be "work" in the true sense. The difference for me would be that I wouldn't work when I didn't feel like it, as I sometimes do now.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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id play... and by play id do stuff that would be fun and what some would call work...id also do some philanthropy
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would volunteer somewhere doing something I liked, but I wouldn't have a steady job
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I dont know what I would do, but I sure as hell wouldnt do what I currently do to pay the bills.
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Volunteer at a food bank a couple of days per week, manage my assets, play guitar, putter around the house and yard. I'd find good ways to fill the 9-5 hours.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'd try to make and sell furniture.........hopefully one day when I retire I will find out if this is feasable
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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No way. I will retire the day that I am financially able to.

I have plenty of musical instruments to keep me occupied. Add in a little exercise, a little golf, a little travel, I would never be bored.
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No. Not at what I do for a living now. I would work at getting better at golf, guitar and fishing. Mrs. Backporch and I would travel some. If I found that I was bored with that, I would find something I enjoyed doing and do it. Probably would build a workshop and build guitars. Maybe learn how to build amps. My father worked until he was 80. When we forced him to retire, he was too old and sick to enjoy it. That's not gonna happen to me.
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