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rb

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »
Maybe I'm just an introvert  but I think being Tom Brady level famous would be terrible. Every minute of every day you'd have to be "on" which would get old fast.

I love the wife and kids I have, and have more money than I need. What possible benefit would there be to being famous?
I agree with what a lot of people have said here. But out of convenience I'm quoting yours post. I'm an introvert as well. Networking sessions make me cringe. So I think being famous and "on" all the time would not be enjoyable at all.

I have way more money than I need. And I get to have that without a bunch of 300 lb dudes wanting to bash my head in on a regular basis. There's nothing that I want that I cannot buy. I'm not at MMM type I get nice things, drive nice cars, etc. Like rkbabang I don't need anyone to comp my meals and my clothes. I have money to buy my own.

The craft thing I get. I have a competitive attitude. That's probably the reason why I continue to work and why I keep trying to learn and get better. I personally cannot understand people who do not work to get better and perfect their craft, whatever that may be. More so when those are people that are not happy where they are in life. This is not limited to just professional activities. One can always become a better parent, lover, friend, spouse, etc.


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Re: So fed up
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2018, 10:02:35 PM »
I'm definitely interested in being the best I can be at my chosen activities. Happily, nothing that I spend time on is likely to end up with me being famous, even if I were to be very very good at it.

For the board, that includes investing.  It seems to me that even if I could generate returns similar to WEBs partnership years for the rest of my life, and while my IBKR balance would be really high, I don't see how that would result in being famous. Unless you started giving interviews or managing public money as long as you stayed below 5% holdings you could stay anonymous.

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2018, 01:17:21 AM »
Have you not ever dreamed of being the best at your sport or craft?

And if you are fully happy today with what you got, then why do you invest money? Just because you like doing it? Why don't you spend all of your time instead doing what you enjoy best, family, etc.?

Time is our most precious commodity you know and I see money as a tool to get more time. That is the biggest benefit of wealth IMO. Then all the goodies won't necessarily make you happier but, why would they hurt?

Definetly want to be the best but that's just my because I enjoy beating others. :)

I'm not fully happy today because I do not have the 50k/y income from investments yet. Though I definetly agree with you, once I do I will retire and spend all my time with family, friends, travelling, playing more sports and video games. I am investing today to get that time.

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2018, 06:35:38 AM »
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rkbabang

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2018, 08:01:55 AM »

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 10:05:03 AM »
On the flip side, here is Ryan Leaf's story. For every Tom Brady there are many more Ryan Leaf stories. I am grateful to have not put all my eggs in one basket, even though some, with way more talent than I have, accomplished so much.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ryan-leaf-nfl-biggest-draft-bust-turned-life-article-1.2624679

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Re: So fed up
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 10:25:25 AM »
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