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Would You? Could You? And Would You Ever Dare?

It’s a tangible reward which assures us we have some value in society. So it’s an ego boost in a way. Look at the people who go for long periods of time without earning any money. They fall apart as far as self esteem and how they regard themselves, whether they like it or not.

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Exactly - that’s exactly how I feel about money. Self-esteem and value in the society. [Remember how I used to tom-tom the tax certificate? Gave me a real sense of accomplishment and self-esteem.]

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Some people actually go insane if they don’t have any job to do. They become depressed and even suicidal, without realizing that it’s because they don’t do anything that brings any kind of tangible rewards in life.

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As for me, I expect my internet to stay up… sometimes I’m disappointed! :wink:

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Some people actually go insane if they don’t have any job to do. They become depressed and even suicidal, without realizing that it’s because they don’t do anything that brings any kind of tangible rewards in life.

In India, such people keep themselves busy on the social media and blame PM Modi :joy:

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I relate with this on a religious level.

The general expectations part or the internet part? :smiley:

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BOTH! I expect the worst of every situation so I’m mildly pleased when it doesn’t end the way I thought it would.

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I think I signed my highscool yearbooks with this …

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I have this perpetual and constant dream of hitting the road and living as a digital nomad somewhere in SE Asia. Three years ago, a major life change threw everything up in the air and significantly changed my financial situation and I was this close to getting rid of everything remaining and upping and going. I love change and all my previous grand plans which were hedged around stability went to shyte anyway, so it seemed like a great idea. However, my youngest child hated that idea (and still does sadly). She doesn’t want to leave her friends and family, so alas, no adventures on the horizon.

I still crave it though and periodically try to tempt my daughter into a life on the road, but I now seem to be heading in the complete opposite direction - currently looking for a new place to live as my landlord is selling and looking for a long term lease - something I have never done in my life before, as part of me would like to settle and put down roots not have the stress of moving again for a while. Could be my old age :rofl: Maybe a few trips overseas or somewhere else over the next few years will keep my wanderlust and itchy feet happy - or who knows, maybe travel could fuel my longing for adventure and I’ll regret the long term lease.

I guess the thing is - who bloody knows what will happen… Anything could change in a moment and it has and does for everyone, so I’m currently trying to make the most of and enjoy each day as it comes. The old nugget of wisdom about you not being able to find happiness in the future if you can’t find it with what you’ve got right now ya know… Enjoy your ocean view, hot showers and plentiful food and practice gratitude for what you have constantly and you may love it more and find other ways to ease your boredom :smile:

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You’re in Australia, the best country in the world, why would you want to go anywhere else?

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I agree with you 100%. Sorry for my rudeness.

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Yes I know, see this is my constant head battle, I live in an amazing place, I can walk from my house to the harbour, I saw a freakin dolphin in the harbour when I was out for a sunrise walk this morning, maybe 20 metres from us! I am so very very lucky. I can be at the beach in 5 mins and have glorious weather pretty much year round. I live where other people want to come and have their vacation and I am SO grateful for that… but I also love travelling and adventures and have so many places I would love to see.

Taking my kids on an epic year or two long roadtrip would be so amazing! We could explore so many places and importantly, my kids would get to see parts of the world that different to where they live, so would have a much greater appreciation for their home. I am a freelancer, so I could have the freedom to do that and work on the road. Heaps of positives to doing that (except for the fact my daughter isn’t keen :rofl:). But also heaps of positives to living in an amazing part of the world as well, so whichever way I go is a good option - just different options. Most people I know would think selling everything and heading overseas with my kids would mean I had gone batshyte crazy, but I guess its different things for different people…

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Andy,

Yes!

:heart: , G.

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Yes, test it out before you take a 5 year lease on an ice fishing shack in the Arctic circle.

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maybe visit … a bar

I think that is probably a suggestion that will be followed.

It probably is best to go some place warm rather than cold if you are picking up and changing locations. It’s more likely to be a good decision. That’s my theory.

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Living life and taking chances is for me the exact same thing.

What happened to the girl who sits on the park bench looking out to the sea with her pup? Does she still hold seeing you kicking the poo under a bush against you?

I like the idea of putting your gigs on vacation mode and go on a small venture, if it fulfills you and you desire more, go for a more extended adventure. You are a freelancer after all. Pack up your computer and pup and go. When you are old, you will have memories to look back on. Moreover, maybe it will involve two older adults sitting on a park bench looking out to the sea while their pups wrestle on the beach.

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I say give it a go but…slowly test the waters. Take a low budget holiday, live like the locals for a few weeks or few months. Maybe make some connections while you’re there too. ( sublet current place, if you can. The place by the sea sounds wonderful I lived near the ocean years ago) Then if you love it and it feeds your soul, why not take a leap of faith and Do It!

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