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Old 02-27-2018, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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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?
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:52 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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uhmm, 5 years ago my hubby was still alive so I would say yes just to be with him again but no to just being 5 years younger.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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68-37=5

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Old 02-27-2018, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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he's wishing for the abilities of age 37. He's willing to give all his money to be 63 (5 yrs younger than his admitted 68).


Would I do it? nope.
If I gave all my money to be 5 yrs younger, I'd have no money and 5 more years to spend what I didn't have.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I would give it away to be 37 again, but knowing me, I would work hard to get it all back again. That makes me tired just thinking about it, I’ll stay where I am.

And for five years? That was yesterday, literally a blink of the eye, no thanks.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Five years? That would make me 26. I don't feel 31. Most people think I'm in my 20s, not 30s. I'm about where I thought I'd be if I was 26 if someone asked me "where do you see yourself in five years?" when I was 21.

I'd like to go back to being 18 again.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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he's wishing for the abilities of age 37. He's willing to give all his money to be 63 (5 yrs younger than his admitted 68).


Would I do it? nope.
If I gave all my money to be 5 yrs younger, I'd have no money and 5 more years to spend what I didn't have.
Thanks, I missed that last line. Who in their right mind at 68 would give up all they have earned just to go back to 63? Hell I wouldn't do it to go back to 37. Or any age for that matter.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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What Money????
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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What Money????
lol!
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