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Choose Your Lifestyle: Leisure or Successful Executive?

Asked by GrumpyGram (822points) May 30th, 2010

Let’s say you’re fifty.You must choose between one of these: no debt, great house, nice husband/wife/so buys your clothes,etc. days spent shopping modestly, reading/tv/pc being with family..OR.. credit card debt, apartment living, single, up at six am, put on designer duds, work in a huge office nine hours 5 days a week and bring in 200K a year?

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Blackberry's avatar

The latter, too much boredom makes life not worth it. I even get bored on vacations.

Seek's avatar

I’ll take the first one. Gives me plenty of time to explore creative pursuits. I have no desire to chase the Almighty Dollar.

Primobabe's avatar

Unless someone’s a true workaholic, can there really be any choice? I’ll take option #1.

By the way, I’m curious why you lump “credit card debt” in with your description of a successful executive. Anyone, regardless of income bracket or lifestyle, can either be buried under debt or be debt-free. Also, if the executive’s earning such a generous salary, he/she might have excess disposable income and plenty of money to buy all the fancy toys; no credit card debt.

GrumpyGram's avatar

@Primobabe Of course you’re right. I don’t know why I did that.

trailsillustrated's avatar

I choose the first one.

Facade's avatar

The first option. I disagree with spending the majority of one’s life working and being away from people you love.

xxii's avatar

Absolutely the first option.

perspicacious's avatar

At this stage of my life, leisure.

Primobabe's avatar

@Facade I couldn’t agree more. Has anyone ever been on his death bed, regretting a wonderful beach day with his children 1972 and really, really wishing that he’d spent that day at the office?

Silhouette's avatar

I am 50 and apart from the bit about shopping you have described my life to a T. I hate shopping and I avoid it like the plague.

Val123's avatar

Well, I don’t see how you could get to number one without going through number two, in some way, at some point in your life…..

@Silhouette I HATE shopping too!

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