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Old 12-07-2017, 08:24 PM
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... do something you love and make an "ok" living, or do something you despise and be totally rich and set for life?

No in between.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:25 PM
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Do something I love and make an ok living I'm pretty sure.
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Depends on how much time off you get.
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If duration of the get rich scheme was tolerable (only a few years), I would go that route all day long.
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Something I love . Life's to short to be miserable . In a dream world something I love and be totally rich
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I guess you know my answer . . .
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Do what I love
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I did a job for 17+ years and I didn't like it. I only took the job because it paid so we'll. I quit the only job I ever liked to take the job that I never liked.

The job I didn't like gave me the ability to do & buy stuff I never would have had the money for with the job I did like.
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Nice to have options but money ain't everything.
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This book will help you explore the question...

https://www.amazon.com/What-Love-Mon.../dp/0440501601
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Nice to have options but money ain't everything.
Which becomes abundantly clear when you start having to do something you despise.
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I do what I love and make an ok living. Been smart with money and modesty successful with some investments.
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I'll take the $$$.

All jobs eventually suck no matter how bad you wanted it. In most instances turning something "you love" into a job eventually results in you hating that thing you thought you loved.

In the end most folks end up working for the $$ and you might as well make a ton of it then a little.

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Hell, I'm married, give me the money.
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Life has always been compromise....
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I don't need a ton of money to be happy. I have a job that doesn't feel like work and It has paid my bills for 30 years with a little left over.
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I don't need a ton of money to be happy. I have a job that doesn't feel like work and It has paid my bills for 30 years with a little left over.
I don't either but my dependents, hangers-on and creditors sure do
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Not sure to be honest.

If I did what I loved I would have little time to do the other things I love let alone the money to do them.

But I took a higher paying job that I don't really care to do but the time off matched to the money made allows me to dab into all the things I love and the things I love the most are my children. So I am willing to do something I don't necessarily care for for a decade or two to give them the best life/future I can. I don't plan to die anytime soon so after this part of my life I have no problem going back to what I loved to do and hopefully this time period gives me a little extra during that lower paid period.
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I'd rather do the job I love.

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a pilot. To save the money for flight school, I got into trucking.
Was in the trucking/transportation for 20 years and hated every minute of it, but the money held me in. A couple years ago, I sold my business to pay for flight school. I will never make the money as a pilot that I did in trucking, but I am so much happier now. Wish I did it years ago.
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
I'll take the $$$.

All jobs eventually suck no matter how bad you wanted. In most instances turning something "you love" into a job eventually results in you hating that thing you thought you loved.

In the end most folks end up working for the $$ and you might as well make a ton of it then a little.
^^^^^^^
The very reason I have no interest in doing a guide service, even small-time/part-time, as part of a semi-retirement.

I fear I'd lose loving the relaxation of going out in the morning, watching the sun come up and the thrill of a screaming drag all for listening to someone whine about how cold it is or wet or whatever just to cover gas and some simple expenses.

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