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Old 08-03-2009, 18:05   #1
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Plan for tomorrow, live for today

The economy is one thing that makes me take another look at short term and long term trade offs regarding cruising.

I've also know two people about age 20 each who just recently passed away long before any of us should. I just attended the service of one who lost a long fight with a very rare cancer. The other had been e-mailing me about a project she was so excited about and then just stopped. I just learned today it was because she just didn't wake up one recent morning.

A lesson for me is that while we should always plan for the future, all we ever know for sure is what we have now. If cruising is something you really enjoy, don't put it off too long. I'm more of a fan of the go simple, go now than ever before. Enjoy life's experiences and share them with those you can while you can. Don't be reckless and have no regard for the future, but don't put things on hold for ever in hopes of a future that may never come to be.

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Old 08-03-2009, 22:14   #2
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A Dollar for the Future, a Dollar for Now

Well-said, Dave.

Carpe diem.
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Old 08-03-2009, 22:44   #3
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Nautical, your last word says it all. I wish more people would use it. PEACE.
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Look, people get things stuffed around in their mind. This is reality: You could be dead in an hour.

Why is it only us in the modern world that seems to think this is not possible? It is and its reality.

My Mum (Mom to Americans) is over 80 and she always says to us "If I ever die..."
GET WITH THE PICTURE! YOU WILL DIE!

We all will die. Some of us tomorrow, some of us after we have had a wonderful time, some of us just before the wonderful time started.

Lets stop bull$hitting ourselves. You can live for everyone else or start living for your own life.


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Old 09-03-2009, 00:00   #5
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Nautical, your last word says it all. I wish more people would use it. PEACE.

I disagree. We have to fight for a good life.

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we should fight for a good life but should be peaceful in our living.........
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Absolutely Nautical62. You are so right. I have been dreaming of what I wanted to do for years. Now, that I am on the verge of doing it, I realise that I simply cannot do what I previously wanted (not in full), simply due to my age and health. But I am gonna have a damn good try.

When I look back and analyse what would have happened if I had just gone off and done it when I was younger, I feel that I have wasted so much of my life chasing possessions that I never really appreciated nor wanted, but had to have because peer pressure said so.
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