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totoro

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how to live
« on: May 22, 2013, 09:47:06 AM »
If you haven't watched this yet it is worth it.  Puts everything in perspective I think.  At the end of the day for me FI is just about the ability to spend more time with the people I love.  That's my goal now too.  Relationships are so much more than money.  I cried for Zach and his family, but I also thought they were pretty lucky to have each other for the time they did. 

http://www.upworthy.com/this-kid-just-died-what-he-left-behind-is-wondtacular-rip?c=fea

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Re: how to live
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 10:43:40 AM »
Thanks, I've not seen this before. It is immensely touching. What an amazing kid.

What Zach said...
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You don't have to know you're dying to start living.

I have felt this quite acutely this year, when someone I knew also passed from cancer. And it's one of the reasons why I would like to take a sabbatical, even if it will delay FI.

totoro

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Re: how to live
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 10:53:01 AM »
Yes.  I think this is what I need to work on these days.  I like "optimization" and FI and these things come easily to me.  Where I lack is social connection outside of my family and a few best friends.  While this has been enough, I think I can do better by focussing more on what makes the people I love happier and making it happen... and then extending out further from my comfort zone.

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Re: how to live
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 03:53:33 PM »
Wow. Powerful stuff.

DocLago

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Re: how to live
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 04:16:50 PM »
That was great, thanks a lot for sharing.

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Re: how to live
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 05:58:11 PM »
Thanks. I hadn't seen that before, but I'm glad I did.

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Re: how to live
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 07:29:21 PM »
Brilliant video, thanks for posting it.