M O M O's Macross and Gunbuster cels

What is in your backpack?
last modified: Thursday, August 03, 2006 (3:23:37 PM)
During lunch today I read an article online about retirement. Now you might wonder, what does retiring have to do with me, I am nowhere near the age of 50+? True, most of the cel collectors on RS are not in this agegroup, however, most of us are or will work to earn a living and this lack of freedom in many ways sets the direction of your life from now to retirement.

Everyone is on the treadmill to do the same things: pay the Government which is extremely overbloated and overspending, on things like entitlement programs which work against people assuming self responsibility and their full potential. So many people run around commuting 2.5 hours each way doing mindnumbing "work" with a huge backpack on their back! And what is in that backpack? "The Bank, the Taxman and worst of all: Their Pointy Headed Boss (a la Dilbert)."

I am working towards quitting my current job; MY dream is to start my own business either in animation or finance. Regardless of what paths I eventually choose, I know I will break the oppressive chains of working for someone else and claim my freedom. We all know plenty of people who live check-to-check. IMO these checks keep people buying and filling their apartment and/or home with needless -stuff- (often at the cost of going into debt) that keep my equities growing.

Lastly, I think one of the saddest things in life is to arrive on ones deathbed and finally realize that all the stuff one amasses in a lifetime is just that: stuff, and that they -never- really lived at all.
re: What is in your backpack?Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 3:29:26 PM

Good luck on starting your own business! ^_^ I hope to be able to work in my own animation business one day as well! ^_^

re: What is in your backpack?Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 4:09:57 PM

Good luck with your business route! My dad took that path and has a very successful self-owned business, so I know it works.

And I wholeheartedly agree with your last statement...what is the point of amassing so much stuff when you can''t take it with you when you die? ;) Now I know we are all cel collectors here, and we love our cels, but by god do I know how to go out and live a bit and not push myself into debt for cels! I have a set limit on how much I buy on cels, and if I have to go over that limit, I push that next month''s budget onto it so I have less to spend that next month, but enough to buy it now. Why do I do that? Easy...it''s a hobby, I have other hobbies, and I do like to get out, explore, travel and have fun. I''m a social butterfly IRL and I feel that I''ve lived the most when I''m out doing things...hopefully others will realize that too before they get *too* old and unable to do certain things while they are still young.