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Re: Stress

Post by herofan » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 am

Someone was recently talking about things they enjoyed in life, and it got me to thinking. The things I enjoy most in life once a comfortable living has been met is peace, being as stress free as possible, living life without seeming like I’m in an rush all the time, spending time with family stress free, and such things as that. I love those things much more than a new automobile, fancy house, or any other material things I could own, so why bust my butt trying to always have more stuff when that’s not what I equate with happiness in the first place?



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Re: Stress

Post by bball » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 am

herofan wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 am
Someone was recently talking about things they enjoyed in life, and it got me to thinking. The things I enjoy most in life once a comfortable living has been met is peace, being as stress free as possible, living life without seeming like I’m in an rush all the time, spending time with family stress free, and such things as that. I love those things much more than a new automobile, fancy house, or any other material things I could own, so why bust my butt trying to always have more stuff when that’s not what I equate with happiness in the first place?
You summed up my philosophy pretty well. Administration has approached me 5 times over the last 16 months for promotion. I respectfully decline each time. The added income would not justify the added stress, aggravation and time away from the people and things I truly enjoy.
It's not just how we equate happiness, but also success. Success is far more than just financial imho.
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Re: Stress

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 am

bball wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 am
herofan wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 am
Someone was recently talking about things they enjoyed in life, and it got me to thinking. The things I enjoy most in life once a comfortable living has been met is peace, being as stress free as possible, living life without seeming like I’m in an rush all the time, spending time with family stress free, and such things as that. I love those things much more than a new automobile, fancy house, or any other material things I could own, so why bust my butt trying to always have more stuff when that’s not what I equate with happiness in the first place?
You summed up my philosophy pretty well. Administration has approached me 5 times over the last 16 months for promotion. I respectfully decline each time. The added income would not justify the added stress, aggravation and time away from the people and things I truly enjoy.
It's not just how we equate happiness, but also success. Success is far more than just financial imho.
Satisfaction is hard to place a price on.
Company did the same thing with me.
I was satisfied, not wanting to move to other locations around the country.
Lifestyle is a huge influencing factor as well, some people are trying to stay ahead of the Jones’s others stuffing the mattresses.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but the lack does buy misery.

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Re: Stress

Post by haase » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:24 am

For me nothing beats being in the boat fishing, we usually go on a trip once a year in the winter out of the country, now days getting older I enjoy going up north for a fishing trip and the wife also enjoys it, so it's a win for both of us.

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Re: Stress

Post by Bestoutwest » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 am
bball wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 am
herofan wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 am
Someone was recently talking about things they enjoyed in life, and it got me to thinking. The things I enjoy most in life once a comfortable living has been met is peace, being as stress free as possible, living life without seeming like I’m in an rush all the time, spending time with family stress free, and such things as that. I love those things much more than a new automobile, fancy house, or any other material things I could own, so why bust my butt trying to always have more stuff when that’s not what I equate with happiness in the first place?
You summed up my philosophy pretty well. Administration has approached me 5 times over the last 16 months for promotion. I respectfully decline each time. The added income would not justify the added stress, aggravation and time away from the people and things I truly enjoy.
It's not just how we equate happiness, but also success. Success is far more than just financial imho.
Satisfaction is hard to place a price on.
Company did the same thing with me.
I was satisfied, not wanting to move to other locations around the country.
Lifestyle is a huge influencing factor as well, some people are trying to stay ahead of the Jones’s others stuffing the mattresses.
I've never really understood the guy that had to make millions and millions, working 80+ hours a week, all so they can eat the most expensive steaks, and fly in his own plane. It comes down to power and being the big shot when he/she walks into a room, but I still don't get it-never will. That being said, I'm glad there are folks like that b/c they do make some pretty big companies that employ a lot of folks. I'm just not that guy. The stress just wouldn't be worth it for me. I'd work 1 year, take the $10M+ salary and bail.
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Re: Stress

Post by herofan » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:48 am

bball, you wrote that success is so much more than financial; I agree so much. Some people can’t seem to separate the two. Some people can’t understand why anyone would turn down a promotion, but I understand completely. I think some people even equate the act of always being “on the job” and “being busy” as successful, even though they don’t actually seem to accomplish any more in life than those who take a less stressful road. They would jump on a promotion in a heartbeat without even thinking of the added stress, but for me there’s more to life than punching a clock.

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Re: Stress

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:39 pm

Bestoutwest wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 am
Caustic Burno wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 am
bball wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:43 am


You summed up my philosophy pretty well. Administration has approached me 5 times over the last 16 months for promotion. I respectfully decline each time. The added income would not justify the added stress, aggravation and time away from the people and things I truly enjoy.
It's not just how we equate happiness, but also success. Success is far more than just financial imho.
Satisfaction is hard to place a price on.
Company did the same thing with me.
I was satisfied, not wanting to move to other locations around the country.
Lifestyle is a huge influencing factor as well, some people are trying to stay ahead of the Jones’s others stuffing the mattresses.
I've never really understood the guy that had to make millions and millions, working 80+ hours a week, all so they can eat the most expensive steaks, and fly in his own plane. It comes down to power and being the big shot when he/she walks into a room, but I still don't get it-never will. That being said, I'm glad there are folks like that b/c they do make some pretty big companies that employ a lot of folks. I'm just not that guy. The stress just wouldn't be worth it for me. I'd work 1 year, take the $10M+ salary and bail.
I am not sure what all turns that gear.
I had a great job working 14 days a month and very well compensated. There were five of us in that position most viewed it as a rung to go higher. Why anyone would want to leave that gig was beyond me for exactly what you described above.
Most couldn’t understand being satisfied in your current career position.
It didn’t limit itself to a single personality trait there are over a dozen personality traits and I have seen most keep striving for the brass ring.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but the lack does buy misery.

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Re: Stress

Post by herofan » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:29 pm

I can relate to what many of you are saying. It almost seems like a different place. It hasn’t been long that people were expressing on here that they didn’t want any free time, they wanted to work all the time, they never wanted to retire, and they thought anybody who didn’t stay busy constantly was just lazy. I’m glad to see that some on here understand smelling a few roses outside the realm of busyness 24/7.

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Re: Stress

Post by Nesikep » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:50 pm

Here's a good 1 hour video on stress, anxiety and depression
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Re: Stress

Post by callmefence » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:16 pm

herofan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:29 pm
I can relate to what many of you are saying. It almost seems like a different place. It hasn’t been long that people were expressing on here that they didn’t want any free time, they wanted to work all the time, they never wanted to retire, and they thought anybody who didn’t stay busy constantly was just lazy. I’m glad to see that some on here understand smelling a few roses outside the realm of busyness 24/7.
I don't think those folks meant everyone was lazy, just you LoL..... mainly in response to your ever present pretentious attitude about it.
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Re: Stress

Post by herofan » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:46 pm

callmefence wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:16 pm
herofan wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:29 pm
I can relate to what many of you are saying. It almost seems like a different place. It hasn’t been long that people were expressing on here that they didn’t want any free time, they wanted to work all the time, they never wanted to retire, and they thought anybody who didn’t stay busy constantly was just lazy. I’m glad to see that some on here understand smelling a few roses outside the realm of busyness 24/7.
I don't think those folks meant everyone was lazy, just you LoL..... mainly in response to your ever present pretentious attitude about it.
That’s what I meant. There was a time when everybody on here acted as though constant work and activity was the only thing life was about. I believe it started when i posted once about a guy who suffered an injury and was paralyzed. He said if he had things to do over, he wouldn’t have spent so much time working, and everybody here lost their mind. lol But in this thread, it appears people see it a bit differently.

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