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Old 14-10-2013, 03:52   #1
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What if money was no object?

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Old 14-10-2013, 05:54   #2
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Re: What if money was no object?

He left out the part about needing and making a little cash in order to get started.... and convincing your partner/wife to agree to the same idea.

Otherwise, a nice thought for the day.
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Re: What if money was no object?

Shouldn't this be in the Off Topic forum? It seems out of place here. I didn't
watch the entire vid. Did they even mention multis?
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Old 14-10-2013, 10:23   #4
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Re: What if money was no object?

yes there is a gunboat towards the end of the clip
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Re: What if money was no object?

I took off at 27 to sail the world on Kurt Hughes first trimaran, 28 years later I never sailed the world but I now own 2 great trimarans and a large racing catamaran. I collected so much stuff I can't get away, I am trying and I like to think that I am close. You can't take the money with you when you die but you do take the experiences. I would consider helping anyone live the dream if they are dedicated enough. Stephen
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Old 17-10-2013, 01:35   #6
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Re: What if money was no object?

nice sentiment Stephen. good luck following the dream !
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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.
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Re: What if money was no object?

tune in ,turn on and drop out!.........
and if you can make enough money out of it to survive all the better!
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tune in ,turn on and drop out!.........
and if you can make enough money out of it to survive all the better!
Timothy Leary is dead.

There are always the outliers. It seems the general population here seems to desire to take up that life. At that time when most succeed in that endeavor you become one of the statistical probabilities. This poses a problem for you as you are no long on the shoulder of the curve.

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Timothy Leary is dead.

There are always the outliers.
leary only proposed one type of hedonism that was anti-establishment.

seems like hedonism is the prime motivator in western society these days,even for wage slaves.............

world socialism is the answer, there is plenty to go around if it were not for a few greedy capitalists
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Re: What if money was no object?

As a Miss almost there, ready to do the dream, not because money was no object but instead early on we agreed on a dream, that life was too short not to live with passion and purpose and then went about trying to live a worthy life. All without standing on the shoulders of others.

I tip my glass of red to you Monty for reminding us that life is good and in fact not about money but doing and being true to one's self.


If money was no object, I would sail away with my husband, write stories of the adventure and be a story teller of others tales & life in general as I went about my business of being the best me that I could be.
Wait - Pop the cork, pour the champagne this day is coming soon!

Yet for now I do days I don't enjoy much, I work stupidly hard and toil well into the night - why you may ask - I answer it is for the dollar but this dollar holds great value and a tight schedule.

Wasn't this the point of the video, trying encouraging our young to a live a life with purpose not just to make another dollar?

This is what I have told my children re living a life worthy How To Be | Miss Catana

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PS I might go up a size in Catana to 47 but then again maybe not....

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Timothy Leary is dead.

There are always the outliers. It seems the general population here seems to desire to take up that life. At that time when most succeed in that endeavor you become one of the statistical probabilities. This poses a problem for you as you are no long on the shoulder of the curve.

GREED my friend is the root of all evil!

there are many here who have shouldered the curve........only to have their pensions,savings,stocks and bonds plundered by the ruling and monied classes.

why! it is the old old story of those that make the rules don't have to live by them!

and then you wonder why there is apathy in western society!

to the barricades,comrades!
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Re: What if money was no object?

well yeah I saw that video as inspirational and the kind of advice I would give my son or anyone I loved or cared about. I wouldn't feel like my son was sponging off society by following his dreams, quite the opposite. The point of the vid is not to reject society, go on the dole and surf all day, it's (to me) to follow your passions and the money will come naturally. Not to follow the almighty $ like too many kids are taught.
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I agree with Alan Watts and the message of that short clip. He's with Tim and they both shared valuable insight and contribution for Truth seekers.

The rat race in perpetuity, teaching generations to repeat the money loop is "all retch and no vomit." Cities, commerce and industry may or may not be intrinsically bad. Evil is that which kills spirit. I find envy and greed, jealousy and the others surface when I'm in them. They drive my insatiable desire for more. My subsequent action - driving, buying and using to keep pace has destructive roots - pollution, deforestation, overpopulation, economic disparity and so on.

Suburban life feels vacuous to me, lonely and desperate for substance. Even with respectable titles and accolades - contemporary life is difficult. Addiction, scandal and violence reflect volumes of socio-cultural psycho- spiritual dis-ease.

Thank goodness for visionary cruising writers who have demonstrated and shared one facet of being with infinite inherent possibilities for expression and discovery besides earning and spending, producing and consuming. Being in wild nature, integrated functioning ecological systems wherein I am acutely aware of my frail existence and in awe of the cosmos - this is where and when I feel fully alive.

And screw guilt. Healthy shame keeps us motivated to self actualize. No need to hide and bite.
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