- Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:25 am
I live a simple life.. and i've done way more to expand my fishing knowledge and experiences than I have my retirement portfolio.. but I do enjoy being able to go to the grocery store, or farmers market and not worry about how much money I have in my pocket, only what I want to buy and eat.. I like having the expendable income to buy toys for fishing and hunting which in turn expand my reach to explore and experience the world around me.. I also work very hard to make that money (though i've chosen a profession that still allows me plenty of off time).. and I know that one day I won't be able to work as hard as I do now, and that money that keeps on rolling in now, will eventually stop.. When that day comes I'd like to know I have some stashed away to allow me to keep living the life I want, and doing the things I like to do... and when I need a doctor I like the thought of paying my own bills... it's not someone elses fault the way I treat my body, and when it starts breaking down, its not their responsibility to fix me... Though in this great country they would..
I pride myself on self reliance.. I know how to fish, hunt, kill, grow, clean, store and prepare my own food.. I can fix alot of shit on my house, cars, boats, and other gear without taking it to a mechanic.. I Like standing on my own two feet... I look at money in those same terms... Unless the zombies rise up, the lord comes back, or we get nuked.. money is gonna be needed..
So with all that said.. I applaud your free nature MT, and think we would get along splendidly.... but I think completely disregarding smart money habits and fiscal responsibility is dangerous for everyone....
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl. - Hemingway
Leonardo DiCaprio wins at life! - Row vs. Wade