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Old 21-05-2016, 16:14   #46
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Re: "This is how the terminally ill and suicidal behave!"

I haven't really ever heard regrets from those that have downsized. I'm sure there are some out there that never particularly enjoyed it, but I can't say I've come across an article or or an example of such. Of course being biased toward my future lifestyle choice I seldom search out the opposite until just now

I will just ignore all those for now and continue with my plans. The great thing and worst thing about humans is that we don't always agree.

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Old 21-05-2016, 19:07   #47
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Re: "This is how the terminally ill and suicidal behave!"

The thought occurred to me a year or so back that it's a significant milestone in a person's life when the focus shifts from accumulating more stuff to getting rid of it. In my 20s, I lived for about 6 months in a tent and had neither the pot or the window. I remember that time now as about the happiest of my life. Starting with a baseline "Be Prepared" Boy Scout mentality coupled to a liberal helping of OCD, I ended up with a whole lot of stuff. I am reminded of the Buffet song "A Pirate Looks at Forty" with the line "I made enough money to buy Miami but I pissed it away so fast...never meant to last". I recently bought a 44'er in San Diego and am currently back in Illinois working on sorting a houseful and 2 storage units full of crap into piles which have a downward progression: Sell first, then giveaway what won't sell, and finally scrap what's left. The seller and I did an "Offshore Delivery" to avoid my having to pay CA sales tax. That means by mid-October I must be out of CA waters. I've spoken to an auctioneer and if he deems my crap worthy, he will haul it all to his sale barn and send me a check when the dust has settled. At least I am hoping that's how it all works out. When I leave here heading to SD, it's a one way trip, I won't be coming back. Books seem to be the biggest problem. Not a lot of people interested in books these days, at least around here.
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