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Friday, October 23, 2009

Being Free

Last Sunday, when we were driving out to the boat, the overwhelming feeling of being free came over me. Rolling along at 70 mph, my mind wandered to a thought: you know, I don't owe anybody any money, I have a boat I can live in, I have zero contractual obligations that can't be nullified with minimal money spend, and I have enough money that we could live without working for a long time. Talk about a sense of comfort and calm. The world got quiet, my thoughts expanded, the kids seemed happier, and a smile grew across my face. The thought put everything right in its right place. That feeling is only possible because we've adjusted our life to a style that consumes less than we create, and we've done so without the feeling of loss.

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