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I'm about to turn 66 and am in a very similar position and have a very similar perspective. I trained as an economist with all the usual academic credentials, and pioneered several analytical techniques in a certain branch of finance. In my late 30s I realized that the senior executives were only interested in their own remuneration. Damn the employees, damn the customers and damn the shareholders. This realization chaged my life. Divorce was inevitable as my wife at that time was very immersed in the trappings of wealth and income For the last twenty years I have followed my heart in all matters and have never been happier. I have no retirement savings, no healthcare and owe massive amounts to the IRS. I have never been happier. I now fully understand that we are divne beings having a human experience and that is anchored in free will, love and wisdom. 🇺🇲💜🙏

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Martin- as for the lighting complaints...haters gonna hate. Wankers!

Very succinct way of putting it all out there. I too, have never owned a home and own my car. I live paycheck to paycheck but it allows me the luxury to be the most (not best) educated person in just about any conversation because I have all the time in the world to do research. I'm a therapist and work with these "most" educated people society deems "successful." Sadly, this demographic is only group of people who can afford to pay me. They know nothing about what's really going on in the world.

Cheers mate!

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Good point Martin. I have no pension and no mortgage and I am now free. At 63 I have what I need and am on 30 acres and have chickens and ducks and a garden. I am learning composting and all sorts of homesteading skills. I intend to pass my knowledge to my children and grandchildren who live on the family compound with us. My goal is to teach my grandchildren the apple doesn’t come from the grocery store. Be self sufficient. I spent 27 years in telecom as well, catering to high end clients, putting in carrier hubs with OC3-OC48 which was a high bandwidth back then. I hated the corporate world and all the games and the stress. Their games were another form of enslavement. They constantly raised expectations and budget numbers to the point one had to work endlessly just to satisfy upper management whom was always out golfing or getting their nails done. You are spot on as we are slaves coming and going and live life on a hamster wheel till we exit the control. I left telecom 20 years ago and became a PI and loved every minute of it working for myself. Now I am retired. I love my new childhood with my feathered friends. My only regret is not doing it sooner, however, when the student is ready.....the teacher will appear. By the way, the color of the light behind you is not the focus. It’s your message. If the commenter was listening and not looking, the color is irrelevant.

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Your tiny little studio is delightful! Please tell about that ladder and maybe library?

YOU are delightful - thank you for the encouraging, enlightening daily updates. God bless you Martin!

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Your last sentence says it all.

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You got out from under The Load earlier than I did at age 70!!! ;-)

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I’m glad you wrote this. I’m side tracking but I got triggered. This is like a poltergeist in my brain at times. “Creating new dangers” has to be well thought out.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxIVzpkkuvQ

I thought you might enjoy the fundamentals of understanding the commercial nature of our existence - for those of you who've not yet touched upon it.

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