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Old 06-05-2007, 02:29   #16
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:10   #17
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Hmmmm, just think of the money you save in not having to send Cards and presy's at those required times.
So were you considered "from the wrong side of the tracks" Andy. ;-)
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My favorite quote

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions". (and so called advice)
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:57   #19
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i have a standard reply about the danger " i put the kids at more risk every time we get in the car!"
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Old 06-05-2007, 20:14   #20
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The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Old 06-05-2007, 21:03   #21
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I agree with all of the above. Tell 'em to fk off.

If they argue with you, say this:

"Even if you win the rat race, you're STILL a rat."

That ought to do it.

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Old 06-05-2007, 22:17   #22
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"Even if you win the rat race, you're STILL a rat."
Yeah!

And to add to that " No matter how well you dress up the pigs, they're still pigs"

That 18th birthday is what legaly seperates one from their parents. Take advantage of it! If they didn't convince ya'll how to live then, it's too late now. Or just maybe, their way is not the right way!
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Old 08-05-2007, 18:44   #23
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I would have to say who care how you live "your" life. The people who are worried that you are "wasting your life".
What is wasteful, enjoying everyday to the fullest by living out your dream to sail the seas and having some kind of adventure or story to share, or working 40-50 hours a week to pay the mortage, and the car payment?

I say the hell with em if they don't approve of your life just simply say "I wasn't hoping to make you happy with my life."

Really who is to say anyone is wasting their own life. Unless of course you get the Harvard degree and decide that "would you like fries or a shake with that" is your new qoute.

I have realized that too many peoepl worry about others more than need be, worry about yourself and that is all.
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Old 08-05-2007, 18:52   #24
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How have you handled disgruntled family?
I sure would not take them along on a cruise. There is no one meaner, nastier, and more cruel than your family. They know the right buttons to push too.

You make decisions and you may always have doubt and you might be actually wrong. I don't think you need any help from your family in that respect.

It sounds like advice from your family may not be in your best interest. You don't have to hate them to ignore them and that just might be all you get or all you need.
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Y'all need to send Dr. Phil a pair of size 13 Topsiders and an invitation to come aboard for a live show.<G> Heck, he might enjoy getting out of the studio.

Or, invite the family out to experience sailing and then toss 'em overboard, Fox will pay good money to televise the swim ashore.<G>
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If my family has doubts about our dream of buying a boat, they are intelligently keeping quiet about it. But one college buddy has given me a ration of cr@p about retiring early to travel. He told me I'm wasting my life. "You have so much potential, you could be finding a cure for cancer!" Um, okay. That's noble. But given that I have a degree in engineering then worked in publishing for 15 year, it's not really likely, is it? And all this from a guy whose highest calling is to manage the people who produce the next gee-whiz camera at Logitech. Better cameras for the rats to take pictures of their race...

Nah, I'm not p.o.'ed at him
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A long time ago I learned that what other people think of me is none of my business, and I focused on doing what was important to me. Life is an inside job that works best when I start from the inside and work my way out. When someone tells me that I shouldn't be doing things that are important to me, and that I'm wasting my life, they are really saying that my dreams don't count in their scheme of things. My dreams aren't important, and instead, I should live dreams that make sense to them. These people are Outside-Inners because they are taking their outside dreams and trying to cram them down my throat, and that doesn't work. It's the recipe for anger and frustration, and is a terrible way to make a life.
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Dude that is awsome. What a great quote. You must be a happy man.
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Really who is to say anyone is wasting their own life. Unless of course you get the Harvard degree and decide that "would you like fries or a shake with that" .
My sister got a Harvard degree and now she sells used sailboats. How's that for wasting your life?
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My sister got a Harvard degree and now she sells used sailboats. How's that for wasting your life?
WOW. And from my time in the high end world of seeing who controls the country (venture groups with Sandy Weil's money, etc...) Every last one of them was Harvard educated. That degree is the ticket to the very pinnacle of society. Interesting that she chose happiness over the other life - I think she made the right choice.
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Some people here at my work think I'm crazy for wanting to cross the oceans again. To set sail and leave the daily grind of life. Others think it's cool and one can see the lost inspiration in their eyes when I talk their ears off about my dreams.

Life your life, it's YOUR life, not theirs. Family members may not understand for whatever reasons, but having travelled the world already, I can attest to this very strongly, that the best education, the best memories come from making new friends, in new countries.

All the posts were awesome, and I fully agree. Don't worry or let those who don't understand, or get on your arse regarding your dream, pull you away from your own goal and desire in life!
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