I bet my left ### and half my right....If I'm wrong I'll be broke like 99% of the population. But if I'm right I'll be wealthy like the 1%.
When I was young I was depressed all the time. But suicide no longer seemed a possibility in my life. At my age there was very little left to kill. It was good to be old, no matter what they said. It was reasonable that a man had to be at least 50 years old before he could write with anything like clarity. The more rivers you crossed, the more you know about the rivers – that is, if you survived the white water and the hidden rocks. It could be a rough cob, sometimes.
Yes that's what I meant but you wrote it well, thanks. If there is always more road, another bend what's the point of planning early retirement? Plan to advance, by all means.die before you get old, eh? What's "old"? I suspect you'll keep pushing the goalposts back each year and each decade as you age. Old will always mean something further along the road, behind a bend, out of sight. And so it should. Ageing is another word for "surviving," which is a good thing. It comes down to part luck, part skill.
Ever read any Bukowski?
He wrote seedy, sometimes depressing tales about alcohol and wasted lives.
Anyway, this is from "Women".
I believe only the bone lazy feel the urge to retire 20 years after coming of age. There is a hell of a lotta life and time after this false "maturity" date.
So spoke Devo76.
The video may be nine years older than Devo (just a guess) but I am willing to bet that none of The Who just walked out into the surf (or blizzard) on their 40th in spite of their wish expressed in this song. They will have discovered, and so will Devo, that life does not have a "use by".
The concept of the crash through or crash is not new either but as an investment principle it reeks of urgency. I believe only the bone lazy feel the urge to retire 20 years after coming of age. There is a hell of a lotta life and time after this false "maturity" date. Intellectually, possibly the best! so rather than plan for a psychologically bland future by taking excessive risks in your best years, why not plan for more than monetary wealth and allow more time for compounding to work it's magic without that excessive risk?
Once you get over 50 you start to look at things a bit different i know i did,and it does not seems that along ago the 1970's they made some good music "The Who",being retired is nothing special i have that way for over 10 years now all it does is open a whole lot of new doors most of my mates from the auctions are in the 60-75 range and most have young Asian Ladies that handle the money and do the paperwork so age is not a worry to them..willair..