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As a youngster did you ever think of the future ?


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If you have arrived at this time of your life and find it satisfactory enough then good on you!

My own life experience has been quite different in background but I too am quite comfortable with my eventual outcome and current situation.

 

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If by 'future' you meant the coming weekend, then yes, but not much after that, My long term planning horizon in those younger days was a little over 7 days. 

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3 minutes ago, Doctor Tom said:

If by 'future' you meant the coming weekend, then yes, but not much after that, My long term planning horizon in those younger days was a little over 7 days. 

Did you read the OP ? It wasn't about planning, it was about how my future would play out, from 8 years old to today 68 years old 🙄

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well, depending upon what you would call 'youngster' - but by late teens my plan was not to have a plan, not to live a normal structured, 9-5 lifestyle... and somehow, with some good luck along the way, I handled the twists and turns of life fairly well... and had a different style life from most that I knew... 

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8 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Could you enlarge on that please and expand your answer!

sure.  book coming out next year right after I no longer need my security clearance.  A lot of casinos will be offering me jobs in their theft and loss prevention department

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14 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Could you enlarge on that please and expand your answer!

Hey, I'm bored to tears now, waiting for Thailand to finally sort out their COVID and travel policies.  It looks like I will work 7 more months to wrap up medical and switch to Medicare in May at age 65.  And I will have some tax things I have to be in the States for in February so its not worth traveling and punching out to Thailand just yet.  I'll bear down and take the money on this new Gig for now starting next week.  Killing me not to be hanging out and walking about Pattaya, or touring other parts of Thailand.  But Thailand still needs to open up some more before my trip # 16

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Really? Sorry I don't really think 8 year olds dream often about their future.  Maybe about when their next tooth will fall out.

2 divorces, British government pensions, bad back and knees all sounds not good.

Was that your 8 year old dream?

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2 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

my back can't take more than 10 minutes standing in the shower,

Hope you can afford a nice bathtub or even a jacuzzi : )

Jokes apart, I haver always dreamt being in the limelight...it didn't work. Maybe this post will me bring closer to my goal, or not 😃 

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6 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

As the title implies, as a young child, maybe 8 years old back in the late 50's I would often lie in bed at night and dream of the future,

Yeah for sure...sometimes my sister & I would talk/imagine what it was going to be like in the year 2000

Maybe like the Jetsons with flying cars etc 🙂

 

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I cant remember ever thinking or planning for the future.

I was always too busy thinking about eating and paying the bills !

Pretty much living week to week, month to month The common theme was "what ya gonna do now" !

 

Honestly,I'm surprised I made it this far. I guess all I could say about it was "I managed", I survived and had some interesting twists and turns along the way.

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I was 6 years old in 1958. I remember asking my mother if I would live until the year 2000, which seemed impossibly far away. When she replied with a smile, that I probably would, I asked if she would, she replied I hope so. Sadly, she did not. She passed away at 58 in 1988.

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8 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

What about you?

I thought and planned for my future all the time,

When I got there my wife promptly divorced me (if I wasn't earning, she didn't want me) and got most of my assets. So much for carpet slippers and grandkids!

Wish I'd just spent all I made and lived in a rented house.

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I think I lived in the best years of mankind. When I was young I lived for the day and possibly next week. I was too busy playing marbles. When I got a little older I was too busy trapping muskrat in the woods behind my house. Making good money selling the pelts to Sears Roebuck in New York. Way Way in the future I may have thought about of buying my first car.. 

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I remember in my teens, early 70's, wondering if I would be alive in the year 2000.

 

I also remember thinking to myself at that time that if I got a job making $5/hour I would be set for life.

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9 minutes ago, rwill said:

I remember in my teens, early 70's, wondering if I would be alive in the year 2000.

 

I also remember thinking to myself at that time that if I got a job making $5/hour I would be set for life.

That $5 an hour made me laugh, what was your final hourly rate & were you set for life ?

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Yes - birthdays, which I now prefer to ignore, Christmas, which I no longer celebrate, and school holidays, which I no longer have.  Now, at my advanced age, I am simply grateful for each new day.

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When I was a youngster I started to know what I wanted my future

to be, I was not reading comics , but atlases and adventure magazines

like Wide World Magazine, etc..

 

I wanted to travel the World, see exciting things, retire early, so I knew

I would have to start saving money , at about 12 was out selling eggs,

potatoes, and firewood (sticks), around the houses with a barrow, fast forward,

through hard work and luck in business , retired at 42 , I was in a business 

that enabled me to travel to many countries around the World ,

 

I have had a good life, so far, at 76 must be nearing the end, but looking

back don't regret a thing, it's worked out just about the way I wanted it

too all those years ago, only 3 places I would like to visit before I pop off,

but this covid thing has screwed things up, so Madagascar, Machu Picchu,

and Easter Island  may not get done, but if you do everything,nothing to

look forward to.

regards Worgeordie

 

 

 

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