Author Topic: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd  (Read 5766 times)

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 12:44:12 PM »
This is awesome- thanks so much for sharing!

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 04:05:32 PM »
I liked that one.

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 11:45:57 PM »
Nice :)))

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 04:13:27 AM »
Enjoyed it thanks

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 10:51:11 AM »
Never thought that I might have much in common with Jon Stewart...but do you see the happiness and contentment oozing from his pores? I know of what he speaks.

I like the fact that he seems especially grateful that he can now build a unencumbered relationship with his land...manure and all. I especially found the reporters insistence that he must be missing his career to be funny and a bit sad.

The story his wife tells about him just standing in one spot, basking in the quiet simplicity and new freedom of his life...I KNOW THIS FEELING. Just yesterday I adopted a similar pose while I was prepping my garden for the winter...the sun broke from behind the clouds and I just closed my eyes and stood there with the warmth on my face for a few minutes. It was so quiet and my thoughts wonderfully uncluttered.

Perhaps stories like this in the media might take the ideals that we admire on this forum and take them into the MAINSTREAM.

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 11:30:11 AM »
I liked the video.

I resonated with the part about seeing excitement in the creation and development of an idea, but that the maintaining of the idea or project was more mundane.

I also liked how he talked about his time flexibility. I think that's one of the worst parts of the 9-5 grind...no control over your day.

And like Jon S (our Jon S-now, not S-tewart), the relaxed look on his face was priceless.

Kind of weird that our own Jon S and Jon Stewart retired at around the same time. Coincidence?
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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 11:42:45 AM »
Thanks for posting this, lhamo - can't wait to show it to my husband!

Doesn't Jon looks soooooo relaaaaxxxed?!

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 11:50:51 AM »
It's perfection to me. To live a creative, productive life for a number of years and then, when the project is over, walk away to a more relaxed life kind to earth, family, and society. I'd love to see a society in which we're only doing yucky manual labour while we (a) love it, or (b) are young and still figuring out our creative contribution, then moving on to creative contribution, then FIREing.

I could understand the reporter. When you're still in the other life, it's just hard to fathom not needing or missing it. When she switches over, she'll go, "Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh... This is what Stewart was talking about!! He really didn't miss it!!"

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 12:18:44 PM »
Never thought that I might have much in common with Jon Stewart...but do you see the happiness and contentment oozing from his pores? I know of what he speaks.

I like the fact that he seems especially grateful that he can now build a unencumbered relationship with his land...manure and all. I especially found the reporters insistence that he must be missing his career to be funny and a bit sad.

The story his wife tells about him just standing in one spot, basking in the quiet simplicity and new freedom of his life...I KNOW THIS FEELING. Just yesterday I adopted a similar pose while I was prepping my garden for the winter...the sun broke from behind the clouds and I just closed my eyes and stood there with the warmth on my face for a few minutes. It was so quiet and my thoughts wonderfully uncluttered.

Perhaps stories like this in the media might take the ideals that we admire on this forum and take them into the MAINSTREAM.

I was thinking of you when I watched it, too.  You should invite him out to kayak/garden/forage.  Send him the orca sex video as enticement. 

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 02:04:34 AM »
Send him the orca sex video as enticement.

Coffee-spit!:)  Surely that video will seal the deal.

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2015, 08:35:32 AM »
Before we get carried away by the simalarities between the two "Jon's"...I'd glady trade his net worth for my ability to view orca genitalia. :)

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2015, 10:25:17 AM »
I'd glady trade his net worth for my ability to view orca genitalia. :)

What is it that the kids say these days, "You win the internet today" or some such

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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 12:21:50 PM »
Before we get carried away by the simalarities between the two "Jon's"...I'd glady trade his net worth for my ability to view orca genitalia. :)

I don't know about that...I think orca sex viewing surpasses Jon Stewart's net worth in the Front Porch Test.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=The+Front+Porch+Test


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Re: Jon Stewart gets it -- the glory of being FIREd
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 07:48:48 PM »
This was splendid.  I look forward to the day when I'm mayor of my smoothie shop.

I was intrigued by his sentiment that he felt that he had "completed" what he came to do and that he could no longer see how he was adding value to it.  He had a peaceful sense of closure about his decision.  He seemed to be living in the moment.  I'd love to read more about his days, even if it involves shoveling shit on his farm.  Excellent!

I'm going to meditate on this idea for awhile (seriously).  I want to be able to walk away and feel at peace with my decisions.