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Old 09-28-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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So, the original poster started a thread saying, basically, that she is interested in hearing some positive stories from people - to be specific, "What's good in your life today?"


What does she get, in addition to some posts which actually answer the thread title question? She gets a bunch of mean-spirited negativity. Color me disgusted.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Well, I for one, am thrilled to no longer be working

Being an introvert, I can read for hours, cook for myself or not, hang out with my cats, watch the wildlife that abounds in my area...study WW II, biographies, enjoy being outside....take a nap occasionally...watch TCM old movies, etc.

I am doing what I want to do with this time. Can't say I don't have a few worries but mostly I feel good about tomorrow.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I don't have to go into an office and face Pollyanna.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I sure am happy. I enjoy the discussions here on the retirement forum. Even the ones off topic.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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we have been having nice steady rains and the soil in my raised beds looked so inviting, so I planted spinach and butter lettuce seeds. Did it in the light rain. Nice and cool out there. Quite a change from the 108 degree days we had a few weeks ago.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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For now I have come to the conclusion I wouldn't be as happy retired as I am now working so I am just going to keep on working.

I will keep working until I don't want to anymore. One, two, five or ten years? I dunno, whatever.

The good side of this is I am at the KMA stage of life with employment. KMA is Kiss My *ss which means I only work because I want to and when I don't want to I will walk away.

If retired means you do what you want to do then I guess you could say I am retired even if I am working.
You don't have a life outside of your job? You really wouldn't be able to fill your time without needing a job? Or do you just need the money?
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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You don't have a life outside of your job? You really wouldn't be able to fill your time without needing a job? Or do you just need the money?
I think it was pretty clear that Nicet4 indicated that he/she didn't need the money and I read no indication that he/she didn't have a life outside of his/her job. How did you read that into his/her post? You must be seeing something that I didn't.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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For now I have come to the conclusion I wouldn't be as happy retired as I am now working so I am just going to keep on working.

I will keep working until I don't want to anymore. One, two, five or ten years? I dunno, whatever.

The good side of this is I am at the KMA stage of life with employment. KMA is Kiss My *ss which means I only work because I want to and when I don't want to I will walk away.

If retired means you do what you want to do then I guess you could say I am retired even if I am working.
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You don't have a life outside of your job? You really wouldn't be able to fill your time without needing a job? Or do you just need the money?
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I think it was pretty clear that Nicet4 indicated that he/she didn't need the money and I read no indication that he/she didn't have a life outside of his/her job. How did you read that into his/her post? You must be seeing something that I didn't.

We can pretty much bet money that whenever someone says he wants to keep working, there will be some sort of attack, the attack implying that there is something wrong with that preference. This is ridiculous.


Suppose someone said they wanted to bowl five days a week. Would there be a similar attack? I don't think so. Bowling is an activity. Working is another activity. There is nothing wrong with preferring to continue to work. Some jobs are interesting and enjoyable.


I get it that some people hate their jobs and can't wait to stop working. But why do those people feel threatened by others who have a different outlook and preference to the point where they have to write posts such as Charlygal wrote above? Thanks for the good response, January1.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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We can pretty much bet money that whenever someone says he wants to keep working, there will be some sort of attack, the attack implying that there is something wrong with that preference. This is ridiculous.


Suppose someone said they wanted to bowl five days a week. Would there be a similar attack? I don't think so. Bowling is an activity. Working is another activity. There is nothing wrong with preferring to continue to work. Some jobs are interesting and enjoyable.


I get it that some people hate their jobs and can't wait to stop working. But why do those people feel threatened by others who have a different outlook and preference to the point where they have to write posts such as Charlygal wrote above? Thanks for the good response, January1.
This is the internet. I don't know you and I am certainly NOT threatened by any random post. Work all you want. It means nothing to me. I was just asking a question since many retirees struggle when they find out they really aren't a person outside of their job. Good luck.
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Good Grief! I don't know which is worse: Those who criticize or those who criticize those who criticize.


Give it a rest!


I am VERY happily retired. I don't have much money but my needs are few, so they are met. I sleep when I want, walk the dog when I want, watch TV when I want, eat when I want, quilt when I want, do pretty much what I want when I want.


It doesn't get any better than that.
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