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Old 12-12-2018, 03:21 PM
Location: Eastern Washington
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Originally Posted by ohio_peasant View Post
This is how I would abridge my list... for retirement, and for life overall.

As I keep reiterating, without cynicism or smarmy attempt at pith - the whole goal of my life, is to eschew and disavow goals. I want to be at peace with whatever IS, training myself to reject anything more. This however has been an impossibly ambitious goal.

Sounds like something out of Pelevin. Chepayev and Emptiness.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by katharsis View Post
For my husband and me -- we have the same goals -- it would have:

1. Enough money to support us until we die.

2. Living in the location we want in the kind of house we want, and living there until we die.

3. Good food and wine, and the ability to enjoy both.

4. Good mental and physical health until we are 80, and mostly good health after that until we die.

5. Enjoyable pastimes.

6. No bothersome or annoying relatives or neighbors.

7. Contentment with what we have -- with no anger, bitterness or resentment about what we don't have.

And all of this to be followed by a peaceful and painless death.

What would your "happy retirement" be?
Mine would be -
1) parents either in a LTC home or with competent in-home care or...( I am not spending my retired years caring for them - already burned out on that)
2) retaining my good health until I leave of good ol' "old age"
3) finances in the order that I have planned for (meaning I can travel and do most anything I wish)
4) seeing my son finish college (sheesh!) and settle down with a nice gal, not too far away!

If I have those things, I think I will be quite happy.
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