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November 17, 2008

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TheAndySan

I was gonna comment on the questions, but I decided to made a post answering them instead. Come check it out at http://www.theandysan.com/questions-from-the-financial-philosopher

Thanks for the mind-scratchers!

Andrew

I found some great questions in here the main theme of my thoughts to these questions seemed to be are the beliefs I have about how to live false, and are my actions in harmony with my beliefs.
I found I have some false beliefs “in my head” these might be culture or society based so widespread or commonly held that they are not questioned. Because of these false beliefs I see myself and the world in a distorted way and act in accordance with these false beliefs.

For example I have recently gone from working 5 days a week to 3 days a week to spend more time with my young kids. Some people have said to me they would love to be able to do that but they don’t. They either have a belief that you must work 5 days a week and never question that, or they believe it is more important to spend time with kids than at work but there actions do not align with that belief, or they believe money (income) is more important to them, or a variety of other beliefs.
The thing is I questioned some beliefs around work and how much income I need and my desire to spend time with my kids and an action resulted.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

AndySan:

I read your post with the answers and found them quite interesting; however, I am sure that the greatest value was received by YOU, as it should be...

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Andrew:

I completely relate to your comments...

Lately, I have envisioned myself as a much older person looking back on my life today. The older (and wiser) self tells me (the current self) that most of my worries are not justified or even real and I should focus primarily on the greatest priorities in life, such as my health and my family.

Thankfully, I've been listening to that older (and wiser) self!

I also find value in "consulting" with my "past self," who is always telling me that my current life is wonderful...

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." ~ Epicurus

Thanks for the comment...

TheAndySan

Thanks Kent! I definitely learned a little bit about myself answering those questions.

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