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Old 17-10-2013, 06:37   #16
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I strive to consider my sailboat akin to Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond or a motorhome moved by wind across the living ocean at one with nature.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

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64' Shuttleworth, owned by Dave Hutchinson.
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Nicely done video with some decent sentiments. There is merit in following your passions and gifts for fulfillment. What is not mentioned is the basic human condition and that society needs to be moral and just to allow people the liberty to follow their passion.

With personal liberty come personal responsibility, sadly in this day in age people seem to be happy to hand over their liberty in exchange for not being responsible.

Oh, and currency means nothing really, it just acts as a place holder for what you produce of value. I guess Money represents time to me, hours of my life producing I will never get back. Time has more value in the end.
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I watched the entire video. It is a nauseating example of me, me, me. It holds in disregard the sacrifice of the elders and our parents who have strived to give the opportunity for a better life. While the video is mostly scenes of the city it dismisses those who built that city. It was not the well heeled who built that of which we are the benefactors. No, it was those who sought a better life for themselves or held to the grand hope of the future who built that cityscape. Who here can truly say that what they have is begotten from nothing and all by their own accord? The answer is none of us. Allen Watts by this measure is an idiot. If you should stand tall it is on the shoulders of those before you. So stand tall that they may realize their efforts were not in vain so they may be proud in obtaining their goals for you.
Wow, talk about disenfranchised.

The point is not that it's all about me; in fact, it's quite the contrary. Indeed it is all about us. The argument is that there can not truly be an "us" if there are no souls bold enough to follow their calling. Of course one must make sacrifices and hustle at times, but the trick is also being able to recognize opportunity.

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Nicely done video with some decent sentiments. There is merit in following your passions and gifts for fulfillment. What is not mentioned is the basic human condition and that society needs to be moral and just to allow people the liberty to follow their passion. With personal liberty come personal responsibility, sadly in this day in age people seem to be happy to hand over their liberty in exchange for not being responsible. Oh, and currency means nothing really, it just acts as a place holder for what you produce of value. I guess Money represents time to me, hours of my life producing I will never get back. Time has more value in the end.
Well said!

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Old 17-10-2013, 08:16   #21
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You can have something from out of my parts bin ;-)

And if price were no object, I'd see about getting the Shuttleworth converted to galley-up, 'cause I don't think it is, right?


I was just trying to make this thread relevant to multihulls, since it's in the multihull fora. Here's another:

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Re: What if money was no object?

That's a Shuttleworth? It looks like a LeRougue.

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Re: What if money was no object?

If money were no object I'd still have and live aboard Seaweed. She's perfect (except for the things that need fixing) and... well, I like her. That's not to say that I wouldn't have her shiny, add two more solar panels, more batteries, an AIS and most important of all to my happiness quotient: a watermaker.

Still, the diesel is bought (installing this coming week if all goes according to plan) and really, how fortunate I am to be living the life I desire with just a touch (or more!) of decadence for good measure.

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This life is not about the money in your bank account. It's about embracing what is at present and working toward making things better. I'm happier now than ever and laugh at my former self who placed importance on Stuff. Now that the clutter is gone the relief and joy is palatable. Truly I have a hard time understanding why everyone doesn't do this boating thing. It really is the best!
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:59   #25
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Re: What if money was no object?

naaaw.if money were truly not an object i would fix this formosa to be perfect, haul out inclusive, and then save aside a tiny amount of dough for future haulouts and such, then give the rest away so i could live in peace without the bs of dough and having too much of it.
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That's a Shuttleworth? It looks like a LeRougue.

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Na, the first pic I posted was a Shuttle. The second is a Barramundi, which I believe is indeed a le Rouge.


But then, maybe if money were no object, I'd just hot-rod the **** outta my own tub
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Re: What if money was no object?

Dammit Win 7 again and Mark Cole. LOL
Robbed me of another treat from Tami's parts bin.
Trying to work my way up to his boat. LOL
I agree with what all the others said about peace, serenity and worldly possessions.
I still find money very useful though, I tried poor when I was young, didn't like it much.
Money is not the root of all evil, the lust for money, AKA greed, is however a big player in the evil stakes.
Money is not related to happiness, attitude is related to happiness.
Personally, I'd rather be happy and have money than be happy and have none.
I feel no shame in this Dr. Phil, should I feel shame? ...Dr. Phil? are you still there?
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Re: What if money was no object?

Still haven't watched the entire video but what I gather is that if you follow your dreams you can afford a ..... GUNBOAT?

I need to tell my friends daughter that. She just got a degree in philosphy.
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That degree in philosophy would have cost a heap of money? I see money as an enabler, the trick is how to define when you have had enough enabling methinks.
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If money were no object, I would sail my current boat until I outgrew it.....
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