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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 02:37 PM
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32. Slightly different meaning of the word life.
But yes within that context. But that isn't the 'life' we are told we should have, and the elite are too caught up in power trips to see the other side of life. And a life should include leisure and time for family, not work work work. You are NOT your function in the world. And you really have to step outside the system to get a real life.
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  -How do you make a living and how do you make a life? eilen  Jul-21-11 01:22 PM   #0 
  - Capitalism makes wage slaves of us all.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 01:26 PM   #1 
  - +1  Deep13   Jul-21-11 01:28 PM   #2 
  - Everyone has a life  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:06 PM   #13 
  - Slightly different meaning of the word life.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 02:37 PM   #32 
  - Bullshit  Rebubula   Jul-21-11 02:20 PM   #22 
  - Blinders are a wonderful thing.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 02:33 PM   #28 
     - Many people believe the word "blinders" simply means  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 03:32 PM   #46 
        - Precisely. (There are people on this board who make Bill O'Reilly appear self-deprecating.)  11 Bravo   Jul-21-11 04:26 PM   #63 
  - agreed, 100 percent....  mike_c   Jul-21-11 02:36 PM   #30 
  - Living has always required work  Abq_Sarah   Jul-21-11 03:23 PM   #43 
  - But the person "worked for" may not have to work. That is where the  jtuck004   Jul-21-11 03:40 PM   #48 
  - lol  dionysus   Jul-21-11 03:41 PM   #49 
  - I'm afraid you didn't get the point.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 04:16 PM   #60 
  - What animal doesn't spend life in search of food?  One_Life_To_Give   Jul-22-11 06:06 AM   #74 
  - I live in a Sweetie-centric universe.  Deep13   Jul-21-11 01:30 PM   #3 
  - Good luck with your new job!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:21 PM   #23 
     - What new job? I'm going back to school as a student.  Deep13   Jul-21-11 04:08 PM   #55 
        - LOL I should say new career! but school is work too. nt  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:17 PM   #62 
  - I was a social worker by education but I made a living taking care  jwirr   Jul-21-11 01:34 PM   #4 
  - I make a living paying invoices.  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-21-11 01:36 PM   #5 
  - Well, your life is what you make it  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:01 PM   #12 
  - I (will start) work as a history professor.  a la izquierda   Jul-21-11 01:36 PM   #6 
  - I like all those things too!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:20 PM   #21 
     - My dogs keep me very grounded.  a la izquierda   Jul-21-11 03:14 PM   #41 
  - Typesetting and Friends  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 01:39 PM   #7 
  - I used to be a typesetter for 30 monthly outdoors magazines.  RebelOne   Jul-21-11 02:40 PM   #33 
     - We do print advertisements for medium to small businesses  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 03:36 PM   #47 
        - Yes, it was wonderful company to work with.  RebelOne   Jul-21-11 04:09 PM   #56 
  - Your post is inspirational. Too many people go through life  lumpy   Jul-21-11 01:40 PM   #8 
  - I've been a mainframe system programmer for almost 39 years and love every minute of it. I've  sinkingfeeling   Jul-21-11 01:41 PM   #9 
  - You're truly ahead of the game because you know there is a difference.  Solly Mack   Jul-21-11 01:44 PM   #10 
  - Thanks. I have been very broke and worried in the past  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:34 PM   #29 
     - I'm in Louisiana now.  Solly Mack   Jul-21-11 02:44 PM   #36 
  - I've always been a writer to make a living.  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 01:47 PM   #11 
  - Wow, MineralMan, same answer!  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:12 PM   #15 
  - Wow. I love writing but am not disciplined.  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:14 PM   #16 
     - Well, one thing's for sure: It's a lousy way to go if you'd like  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:16 PM   #17 
        - That is why I told my son to study and work at what he loves  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:23 PM   #25 
           - Very wise of you to do that. Your son may not be rich, but  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:24 PM   #26 
              - It is like this, when I was young  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:47 PM   #37 
                 - Nothing's certain. That's for sure.  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:53 PM   #38 
  - I make a living writing. I make a life ... um... writing.  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:11 PM   #14 
  - I enjoy writing but have not had the discipline  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:17 PM   #18 
  - Sometimes I still have a passion for it, but mostly, I have deadlines.  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:22 PM   #24 
  - Small world, eh?  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:17 PM   #19 
  - Retired Employee Assistance counselor. Life? My wife, books (lots of books), and cats.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-21-11 02:19 PM   #20 
  - university prof, scientist, artist, and builder....  mike_c   Jul-21-11 02:31 PM   #27 
  - You are quite the Renaissance Man!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:36 PM   #31 
     - that's a long story...  mike_c   Jul-21-11 03:02 PM   #40 
  - I work for my parents' business. I have no life of my own.  Initech   Jul-21-11 02:42 PM   #34 
  - I crunch data and argue about boring things to make a living.  dmallind   Jul-21-11 02:44 PM   #35 
  - I used to negotiate contracts for the Government  ThomWV   Jul-21-11 03:01 PM   #39 
  - I teach to make a living.  LWolf   Jul-21-11 03:16 PM   #42 
  - I'm sorry you are having such a tough time.  eilen   Jul-21-11 03:56 PM   #53 
     - If I could find  LWolf   Jul-22-11 01:05 PM   #75 
  - I'm retired.  H2O Man   Jul-21-11 03:29 PM   #44 
  - Wow! I live in the Northeast  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:05 PM   #54 
     - Yes.  H2O Man   Jul-21-11 09:28 PM   #70 
  - I worked as a cook for about 15 years but I went back to school and now I'm a librarian.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-11 03:31 PM   #45 
  - Lol. I worked in social services for 20+ years and now I'm a cook  cali   Jul-21-11 03:41 PM   #50 
  - That's awesome! I still enjoy cooking - for my girlfriend or for small  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-11 03:49 PM   #52 
  - That sounds fantastic. I'm glad you're doing what you love.  cali   Jul-21-11 06:16 PM   #68 
  - What is your specialty?  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:12 PM   #58 
  - Libraries are the best places.  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:15 PM   #59 
  - I buy and sell ranches and farms.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 03:42 PM   #51 
  - It sounds like a peaceful life  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:12 PM   #57 
     - Plus I get to spend a ton of time on a tractor.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 04:36 PM   #64 
        - There are smaller and mid size cities with accessible country  eilen   Jul-21-11 06:48 PM   #69 
           - I've spent a lot of time on this.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 10:22 PM   #71 
              - I hope you do off topic and continue --  eilen   Jul-22-11 04:53 AM   #72 
  - work in TV  guitar man   Jul-21-11 04:16 PM   #61 
  - I was a medical transcriptionist  InkAddict   Jul-21-11 05:05 PM   #65 
  - I'm a musician.  MilesColtrane   Jul-21-11 05:13 PM   #66 
  - I'm a rock star. And I'm in movies.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-21-11 05:16 PM   #67 
  - Work is an endangered species in the current economy...  JCMach1   Jul-22-11 05:54 AM   #73 

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