I appreciate the ruthless honesty expressed here. Sages have been saying this for ages which is why many remain detached from the world and its meaningless activities and pointless pursuits.
:) wish I was a sage.
The mind is spacious enough to hold both sage and fool. I'm more ignorant than wise, but aspiring to be less stupid.
Hope you find strategies to promote that end. For me, its breath work (eg Wim Hof Method), exercise, meditation (yoga nidra or guided body scans are best to relax), progressive muscle relaxation, hobbies. May your choices bring your mind peace.
...and I really, really hope not to lose everything in stupid purchases. It is a kind of shock, not to be in debt anymore. From other side I wonder, if am I turning in a kind of Ebenezer Scrooge. Time will tell.
What a progress!
That's awesome, Paul & inspiring. On the same trajectory. No debt, saving, trying to maintain the discipline.
I've been very lucky to keep my job in these times. And, since now I have less options to spend money, well, it accumulates faster.
Agreed. I think that may be a reason I, too, was able to pay off debts and save.
Or you won't. Something else could happen.
Future is really unpredictable, still, some things are more probable than others.
lol. that's an explosive combination, Paul.
I'm old, like 56 old, AND mentally ill. So, here's some wisdom from the future. You just don't know that - no matter what the past record looks like. Hang in there. Even if Sunday does suck, Monday is coming. ♥
Thanks, Chameleon. Yes, miracles happen and I've had most wonderful moments coming out of nowhere.
'All is vanity,' declares the preacher in Ecclesiastes. He could just as well have written, 'All is pointless.' 'All is illusion,' say the Buddhists. 'All is Maya,' say the Hindus. Vanity, illusion, pointless...
I want clarity, not diversion, illusion, meaningless distraction, pointless entertainment.
Ecclesiastes, only part of the Bible I find to be meaningful.
Gives a kind of clarity and ability to plan forward and see the past too. Some measure of control, maybe, or, at least awareness of money flow.
At some point I was actually waiting for bills to come, it was almost fun :)
That's a wonderful discipline. We can keep track of where the money goes. What we can measure, we can manage.
Glad you can sleep better - does make a difference
Actually I feel lost when I've slept really well (7.5 hours, imagine that...) I am rested, I think, now what? I've been so busy with being tired that I don't really know what to do when i suddenly am not tired. These things need a time to get used to
Indeed. Having a job or a viable business in this climate is a blessing.
That's great news, Paul!
Glad you are feeling better, paul!
Good to see you around again and glad you're feeling better
Thanks, pandas :)
Loneliness hurts, to be honest. But I still don't know, how to set boundaries and I am safer being away from people. I tried to be with people. Very expensive AND I still was alone.
Long distance relationship by any chance? I'm just out of one. Very lonely and expensive
I don't know how to be in any kind of relationship. I'm just grateful for being mortal.
I can lose 50 kilograms and still be fat. Good. That will take most of my remaining life. Not much after that, I think. Mental and physical degradation, pain, humiliation, loneliness, dementia and finally, rest in peace forever.
Congratulations on the no debt thing! That's awesome! You should be so proud of yourself!
Covid weight creeping up, so is the debt. But both are manageable once things b
Well done on the debt Paul. That's a Biggie
Debt free as well. Relieved. Following Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps program. Now building up emergency fund & investing.
Netflix has become my true love 🎥
I'm not ready for it yet. Now, when I'll retire, that will be it. Netflix till I die.
I'm afraid to have it.
Too bad you're not in the US. We got stimulus payments from the IRS this year because of the pandemic.