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    Where I work I can actually ask for a reduced work week as part of some system-wide cost-savings program you can elect to participate in. I have not done this because a) I'm new here and b) I save 33% of my pre-tax salary in my retirement accounts. My plan is to work full time for as long as I enjoy it, allow my boyfriend who is 14 years older than me to retire next year if he wants to (I'll put him on my health insurance), and then once he can get medicare or otherwise is no longer hyperventillating at not having a full-time job anymore, then maybe I can think about slacking off on my own career a little bit. At this point, despite having saved at least 25% of my salary in retirement accounts, my retirement accounts don't amount to very much. I kind of think with the way the world economy is going I made a mistake trusting in this system. I should have bought land instead.
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    I got out of the rat race in 1997 and haven't looked back. I work as a pregnancy & nutrition coach via Skype & phone & love what I do.

    I basically followed my passions and now I get paid (very well) for sharing what I've learned.

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    No, I really do not really know what else I could be doing, as I am not really talented or anything like that, I am not a risk-taker, and I had worse jobs than this one, so I do my desk job, earn my pay and hope that we can retire and travel/relax as soon as we possibly can. I don't really believe in that fulfilling job thing & have no illusions about framing or owning a wee shop or whatever or that I can work from home (I can't work at home)....
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    I love too many things to try to make any of them a career. I love to write, so I'm keeping a blog, as a writing exercise and for my mental health. I love photography, but I'm not consistent with it to make it into any kind of profession, not even taking into account the $$ required to invest in the initial supplies (flashes, lenses, camera bodies, other equipment) to be a pro. I love doing computer tech support, right now I'm a Help Desk Specialist. I like the idea of running my own local support business, but so far I haven't had the motivation to get that to steal my weekends and weeknights. I don't think this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, but as long as I can learn and grow with whatever I'm doing, I'll be happy enough.
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    I just started a site called runandbang.com where I am developing my passion for Call of Duty and other First Person Shooter video games.

    I do not know where this will lead but at the least it is a creative outlet.

    The idea behind is that there is some thinking, philosophical element behind playing video games and as the average age of the gamer slowly creeps higher, I expect a more receptive audience for this view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return of Dado View Post
    I just started a site called runandbang.com where I am developing my passion for Call of Duty and other First Person Shooter video games.

    I do not know where this will lead but at the least it is a creative outlet.

    The idea behind is that there is some thinking, philosophical element behind playing video games and as the average age of the gamer slowly creeps higher, I expect a more receptive audience for this view.
    I think the average age of a gamer creeping higher is an indication of the outlet that a first person shooter gives to the gamer. It's the same as our fascination with silly zombie movies, we need to express our violent urges to shoot some fool in the face or sneak up behind them and and put a shank in their kidney. Hence the zombie craze, that's protecting the world while killing people that are less than human. Good idea on the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
    our fascination with silly zombie movies
    Zombies are a metaphor for anti-intellectualism in North American culture.

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