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Old 02-27-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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On the contrary, I'd pay a hefty sum (not everything, of course) to be 5 years older!
I'm with you!

In five years, I plan to be retired, collecting my ex's generous pension, and living as far away from Montgomery County, OH as I can possibly get.

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Old 02-27-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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No but I'd use my money to live! I'm also 68.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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heck no.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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In this podcast, Letting Go - Freakonomics Freakonomics

David Rubenstein, the previous CEO of Carlyle remarked

"My biggest concern is Iím now 68 years old, and actuarial tables being what they are, itís unlikely that Iíll live another 68 years, and maybe not even another 38 years. So I wish I had all the resources I have, the access, the willingness to get to do the kind of things I can do, and the ability to the kind of things I do when I was 37. I would give away all the money I have today, every penny, if I could be five years younger."

Would you also give away all your money to be 5 years younger?

No way....
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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Do I have to work those extra five years?

Actually, it's only money and time that have allowed me to stop working, so, no. Don't see much difference in five years of work!
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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Ok Jesus was asked by a Rich Man what he had to do to get into Heaven? Jesus told him sell all he has, give the money to the poor and follow Him. The Rich Man left sad because it was just too much.


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Old 02-27-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Do I have to work those extra five years?

Actually, it's only money and time that have allowed me to stop working, so, no. Don't see much difference in five years of work!
OMG, five years of not working has been very important to me. I've been retired 8 years, and I've loved retirement so much. It released me to enjoy life more.

I do understand that CEO David Rubenstein is keenly feeling his mortality, and valuing his life, and feeling what time he has left.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I don't make little mind games like this. You can't trade money for time. I am 62, my brother died last year at 68, mother lived to 78, dad passed at 62. Grandma at 82. It is a crap shoot.

I am blessed to have today, not guaranteed tomorrow. I will live as I do now, not worrying about how long I have to be on this earth.

Live today, that is all you have.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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No way. For five years? Make it twenty five and weíll talk!
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Honestly, if Jesus Christ came down and said to me that I could start my life all over again, I would have to take a pass. I've pretty much enjoyed every minute of my life, have had a lot of successes and failures, my health has been pretty good, and I have been blessed with two wonderful sons that I cherish more than anything. I also have a head full of wonderful memories that can not be taken away from me by anyone.

I have zero complaints, life has been very good to me, and if I go tomorrow, I will not have any ill feelings about it. So no, I am very happy being right where I am today.
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