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I'm ready to retire
« on: September 26, 2013, 03:30:13 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 03:32:06 AM »
Grow up, Achronos.

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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 03:46:49 AM »
I felt the same way and they gave me medications to help.  :police:
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 07:09:30 AM »
Grow up, Achronos.
This thread has aged you another 10 years LOL
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 08:16:16 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.
I'm 34 and I'm right there with you.  I want to just spend the rest of my life tending to my vegetable gardens and sitting on a rocking chair on the back porch.  Maybe with a pipe. And a glass of scotch. And a couple of rocks to throw at kids who cut through my yard.

*sigh*

that would be the life.  :P
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 08:29:01 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.
I'm 34 and I'm right there with you.  I want to just spend the rest of my life tending to my vegetable gardens and sitting on a rocking chair on the back porch.  Maybe with a pipe. And a glass of scotch. And a couple of rocks to throw at kids who cut through my yard.

*sigh*

that would be the life.  :P

It's dull. Been there, done that. ....crept for the pipe and rocks, although I would like to direct a few at the crabby old woman behind us.....

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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »
I wish I could get spousal unit to retire, so he can get the joys of househusbandry and I can go out and do things.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 08:46:00 AM »
The novelty soon wears off. Retirement is okay if you have hobbies, such as DIY, gardening, writing or studying. Sitting round on your backside is simply the way to make those piles grow and grow, ouch!  :-*

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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 08:49:22 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.
I'm 34 and I'm right there with you.  I want to just spend the rest of my life tending to my vegetable gardens and sitting on a rocking chair on the back porch.  Maybe with a pipe. And a glass of scotch. And a couple of rocks to throw at kids who cut through my yard.

*sigh*

that would be the life.  :P

You're kids. Both of you.  :P

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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 08:49:40 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.
I'm 34 and I'm right there with you.  I want to just spend the rest of my life tending to my vegetable gardens and sitting on a rocking chair on the back porch.  Maybe with a pipe. And a glass of scotch. And a couple of rocks to throw at kids who cut through my yard.

*sigh*

that would be the life.  :P

It's dull. Been there, done that. ....crept for the pipe and rocks, although I would like to direct a few at the crabby old woman behind us.....
On a more serious note, I would really just like to be in a position where I could just quit my job and go do something more fulfilling in life.  There are a ton of volunteer activities that I would like to be involved in, but work gets in the way of that.  :(
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 09:16:18 AM »
I know how you feel, Achronos. I want to retire as well to a small but comfortable home somewhere on an otherwise uninhabited island and take lots of books with me.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 09:17:00 AM »
I know how you feel, Achronos. I want to retire as well to a small but comfortable home somewhere somewhere on an otherwise uninhabited island and take lots of books with me.
I picture you more as a stylite.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 09:18:43 AM »
Since I am much closer to retirement than any of you young whippersnappers, I feel uniquely qualified to give my opinion.
When I see ads for an "active senior lifestyle," I am repulsed. I envision a "sitting-on-the-porch-reading" senior lifestyle. Though the way things are going it's more likely to be "sitting-on-the-porch-starving" lifestyle.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 09:32:09 AM »
25 yo and I feel like I've done all I can in this life.

Send your regrets.

Sounds more like you're ready for death than retirement.  Poor baby  ::).  "Even" retired people can do things in this life.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 12:34:45 PM »
I drive by an "active senior" community.  They have nice houses and great amenities.  My wife and I are trying to convince her parents to buy a house and just let us live there.  Imagine all those nice old ladies wanting to bake you stuff all the time, because their grandkids are too busy to visit.  I would be fat in a month.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 03:06:28 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2013, 03:11:48 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I can offer my services for a small fee.

#capitalism
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2013, 03:13:15 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I can offer my services for a small fee.

#capitalism

You offer people your wrists for them to slit?  #capitalism, indeed.  I hope it pays well. ;D
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2013, 03:14:24 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I can offer my services for a small fee.

#capitalism

You offer people your wrists for them to slit?  #capitalism, indeed.  I hope it pays well. ;D
There is no retirement in the suicide business.  8)
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Re: I'm ready to retire
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2013, 03:58:18 PM »
Maybe you should think about monasticism or joining the clergy. Definitely a lot more fulfilling and intense than retirement. And if you are 25, you are old enough to be ordained a deacon, provided you can fulfill the other requirements.

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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2013, 04:02:55 PM »
Maybe you should think about monasticism or joining the clergy. Definitely a lot more fulfilling and intense than retirement. And if you are 25, you are old enough to be ordained a deacon, provided you can fulfill the other requirements.

And there's always the FFL.  ;D
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2013, 05:29:31 PM »
What is the FFL?

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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2013, 05:32:56 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I would have already done that if I knew I had to work for the rest of my life.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2013, 11:28:28 AM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I would have already done that if I knew I had to work for the rest of my life.

There won't be much of "rest of your life" if you do it right.


Note:  FFL stands for the French Foreign Legion.  Or Federal Firearms License, depending on who you ask.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 02:27:43 PM »
Imagine all those nice old ladies wanting to bake you stuff all the time, because their grandkids are too busy to visit. 

Nonsense. They'll all be too busy playing tennis to bake anything at all.  ;D And btw, none of my mother's friends bakes or even cooks at all.
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 02:35:52 PM »
I might slit my wrists if I ever retire.
I would have already done that if I knew I had to work for the rest of my life.

There won't be much of "rest of your life" if you do it right.


Note:  FFL stands for the French Foreign Legion.  Or Federal Firearms License, depending on who you ask.

Either one might be appropriate, in his case. ;D
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Re: I'm ready to retire
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 02:38:42 PM »
Imagine all those nice old ladies wanting to bake you stuff all the time, because their grandkids are too busy to visit. 

Nonsense. They'll all be too busy playing tennis to bake anything at all.  ;D And btw, none of my mother's friends bakes or even cooks at all.

That's actually quite depressing.
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