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LOL I don't drink now, have not for 20 + years. The wife can not so I don't.BUT I have a refrigerator stocked with beer and wine for the kids when they come home. (and neighbors when they come over)
Personally I prefer the city life to a rural, country life. I like the buzz that comes out of the nightlife and all the young blood that walks the streets. I could get a penthouse but then it would just be like a luxurious apartment, no privacy. No way to have midnight rehearsals with your band or let your precious puppies explore. Of course I'd work hard. The music industry is filled with people who get fame off tv or because of their looks. True fame comes from starting at playing at the clubs, entering artist expos that have talent agents swarming If the country keeps going down the BS route I might move to Germany or Austrailia, unfortunately where its cramped.
If b o can be CIC you can go all the way to the top. (but you will have to work for it)
I used to feel the same way as you, but one day you just change your outlook on things.Nearly 30 years ago I had my fill, bought a motor home and was headed to Alaska, but still needed a bit more time to settle things before I left for the trip, so one night, parked on the foothills above Sacramento, I was looking at this ranch below, I decided to drive down and ask if it would be OK to park on his spread somewhere.I drove down, this big woman walks out and yells watch ya want, I explained my situation, she said hang on.She got her husband, he came up, tilted his cowboy hat, never looked up, said, ya ever ran cattle?I said nope, ya ever milked a cow, nope again.... ya a fast learner, I said you betchya!He said pay is $1200 a month, park your ride over yonder and come on in for dinner.Now that's what I call hospitality. I worked for a couple of years with them as a cowboy. After being on a 10.000 acre ranch, there was no way I was going back to the city, so I bought 10 acres of land up in the Sierra Nevada range, raw as Hell ,and parked my motor home and the rest is history.If I might give you some advice, find a nice chunk of land, sit on it a few years, if you decide to sell it, you made a good investment, if you decide to stay on it, you won't regret making the investment when you were young.Besides, it gives you a place to take chicks for a cheap weekend date.
Wow how long ago was this?
Mid to late 80s. But I wouldn't have changed a thing, it was a tough journey, scrimping pennies here and there to build my home.But challenging oneself is a great character builder. I could go on for hours with stories, but I wouldn't want to spoil it for you, go out and make your own adventure, it's what life is all about.
Its success stories like these that America was once (and could still) built off of.
Let's just say I live a very comfortable life without bills.I don't know, maybe if I liquidated everything I own, but it's all from years of careful planning, from building my home and having no help, just me, keeping costs to a minimum, going totally solar, so no electric bill, though I do buy 500 gallons of propane every couple of years.I prefer the simpler life in the wilderness.Anyone can do it, it's called sacrifice, and I really mean sacrifice. If you'd met me on the street, you'd probably have put a dollar in my hand and said "you poor man".
It was always my dream to find raw land and prove to myself I could do it like the early pioneers, even discovered gold just like James Marshall when I was cleaning out my reservoir, but that's a whole nother adventure. Nothing like challenging yourself, whether it's hiking in the wilderness for a month, or scaling a mountain, it's great to test you limits.I couldn't build my house the way I did 25 years ago, today they want permits and they only give you so much time to complete it, making it impossible for a man to do it on his own.There should be a law against interfering with a mans dreams.Oh wait, there is, it's in our Founding documents. As if that was ever an impedance to Govt.
Also known as living below your means, common sense, and responsibility. The opposite would be living above your means, racking up debt, and being irresponsible. Or, if you live in Washington D.C., governing.
Now you are talking my language!I lived in the fast paced life of the NE, business owner (75 hrs. per week avg), build my own home, had a family with HUGE parties 3-4 times per yr. Had plenty of money in the ole safe. I HATED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!Had Massive MI, wife took money, left me with kids of 4 and 9. Best thing that ever happened. Lost 100 lbs. sold everything I had and bought 4 acres(I know not a lot) in the Mountains of WNC. with a small stream, woodstove, hunt for food, grow my veggies and trade off with a few others, raise my own chickens for eggs, turkeys for the holidays, guineas to keep bugs down and goat now and then. Once my youngest is done with school and moves out I will no longer even need electric.If not for my daughter at home(still in HS)I could live on $200.00 a month including property taxes and truck ins. It'a a wonderful life!