Stuff stuff and more stuff..

As I consider my current situation, evaluating where I've been and looking towards where I'm going, I tend to seek out wisdom in different forms. Tonight it's in the form of quotations.

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
    Bonnie Friedman, in New York Times


 I liked both of these. Franklin is classic, and of course his statement is so true. Friedman's I really like actually, for it seems to apply to my situation specifically right now. My job, where I'm living..   stuff I want, always more things on the list...  but the more I postpone adjusting my job situation, the longer I postpone moving, the longer I wait to buy my dual 24" LCDs and mounts, new helmet, motorcycle tires, fork seals, crank case, etc etc etc, ..  ie the longer I let myself be content with what I have now, the better off I really am. Of course my bank balance grows, but in the long run, the more you can hold out and realize that thigs are just things and that it's all so transitory anyway (the next newest whatever comes out and makes your new-old toy boring) the happier you are. Or at least, the happier I am. My old roommate used to always make fun of my old computers that I used, but besides saving a few thousand over the course of my college career, I never felt the need to compete. And that feeling, that lesson, is worth a lot more now than just a few thousand dollars.

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