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Sep 19, 2021 - 7:44pm

I'm looking forward to traveling a lot more. I know that it's a cliche answer, but I'm still in my early 20's and would like to dedicate some time to go to interesting places. Also buying my parents a house, I want to try and do it before 30, 35 at the latest.Β In the short term though, I'm just enjoying my senior year and excited about building a new PC in the next year or so.

Sep 19, 2021 - 7:55pm

A not very philosophical answer - money. I fucking love money and am excited to have the opportunity to make a lot of it.

A more sophisticated answer - Growing up and becoming a father / building a family. Unfortunately, a lot of people in my family had died when I was younger so I never had a huge family like many other people did, and while I don't like to compare my life to someone else's, I would've definitely loved to have a more extensive and closer family. So I am incredibly excited to begin a family and watch the things materialize the way that I want them to, like having a really connected family, etc.Β 

Sep 27, 2021 - 7:56pm

FedReserves

Unfortunately, a lot of people in my family had died when I was younger so I never had a huge family like many other people did, and while I don't like to compare my life to someone else's, I would've definitely loved to have a more extensive and closer family.

This is something I've struggled with a bit myself, I've always been jealous of those larger families that seem so close-knit. Every family has its own struggles, but it would be nice to have something like that.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 1:24pm

It definitely is tough seeing a ton of big, super close knit families with extended member - and then not having that. I've always wanted to have that through my life so I am going to try and create it. I guess the way I look at it is that I have the opportunity to create the change I want and be the rock for a big family. Although my kids might not Β have grandparents or a ton of aunts and uncles, I can at least make the best family with the opportunity I've been given

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Sep 19, 2021 - 8:37pm

I just signed for an apartment closer to my office and will be moving sometime this week so rn that's what I'm most excited about. From a more macro view, I'm most excited about improving myself and becoming a better person. I'm excited to find true happiness and be content with myself. The last time I was truly happy was probably back in elementary school - I didn't care what other people thought of me, and everything I did was because I enjoyed it.

Another thing I'm excited about is I've implemented the following principle into everyday life: do not break your word. It's given me more self-confidence as I know when I say I'm going to do something, it's going to get done. I saw something similar on an old thread here and it reminded me of one of those motivation speeches from Arnold Schwarzenegger. He talked about how he set a goal, and that if he failed to reach that goal because he didn't give 100%, he wouldn't be able to live with himself. Taking pride in yourself and your actions because you want to be proud of yourself and not so others think highly of you is truly a liberating feeling. Thanks for coming to another one of my Ted Talks.

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Sep 19, 2021 - 8:52pm

Yeah if you always do what you say you're going to do, it makes things a lot easier.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 20, 2021 - 1:01pm

Arnold is great to listen to when it comes to motivation. Some people find it cheesy, but I listen every now and then to help pull myself out of a rut.

β€œThe three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” - Nassim Taleb
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Sep 22, 2021 - 10:10am

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I just signed for an apartment closer to my office and will be moving sometime this week so rn that's what I'm most excited about. From a more macro view, I'm most excited about improving myself and becoming a better person. I'm excited to find true happiness and be content with myself. The last time I was truly happy was probably back in elementary school - I didn't care what other people thought of me, and everything I did was because I enjoyed it.

Another thing I'm excited about is I've implemented the following principle into everyday life: do not break your word. It's given me more self-confidence as I know when I say I'm going to do something, it's going to get done. I saw something similar on an old thread here and it reminded me of one of those motivation speeches from Arnold Schwarzenegger. He talked about how he set a goal, and that if he failed to reach that goal because he didn't give 100%, he wouldn't be able to live with himself. Taking pride in yourself and your actions because you want to be proud of yourself and not so others think highly of you is truly a liberating feeling. Thanks for coming to another one of my Ted Talks.

"2 things in life I won't break - my word and my walls." iykyk

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Sep 22, 2021 - 4:51pm

Follow through and doing what you say you will is lost on this generation. Unfortunately, I've experienced too many flakes. Self-centered assholes for the most part. Good on you dude

Sep 20, 2021 - 12:48am

Just had my first kid, a son, and it's been the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. I thought everyone saying it would be life changing is bullshit, but it's not.

Now I'm just panicked about how I'm going to make enough to give the little guy the life he deserves, while actually being there for every moment so he knows what I look like.

My dad never missed one of our games, events, performances, whatever. We weren't the most well off, and there was a lot of struggle, but I'll never forget seeing him (and my mom, but she wasn't employed) at everything and how much it meant to me.

It's been a weird feeling of uncertainty, needed to vent a bit -- but to answer your question, spending time with my wife and kid and watching him grow up.

Sep 27, 2021 - 2:47pm

Five Star Man

Now I'm just panicked about how I'm going to make enough to give the little guy the life he deserves, while actually being there for every moment so he knows what I look like.

The uncomfortable truth is that these are competing priorities (unless you get paid to spend time with your own kids, which ... I'm not even sure what that would be).

I'mΒ notΒ saying that these goals are mutually exclusive. You'll make choices about trade-offs, just like everyone else, and you might decide that not being there forΒ everythingΒ but forΒ most thingsΒ because you have additional responsibility at work is worth it for the pay bump and what that represents for your son's quality of life. You might decide just the opposite. Or you may decide that in the short-term, it may be worth it to missΒ lotsΒ of family time, because it gives you a pathway later on to have both a high income and the flexibility to spend time with your family.

If I had it all figured out I'd tell you the answer. I don't. My best advice is to listen to yourself and your family - it doesn't matter what someone else does for their job or how much money someone else needs to be happy or how much time someone else needs with their family to feel fulfilled. They're not you. You do the math so the equation balances the way you need it to, not how it should balance for anyone else.

"Son, life is hard. But it's harder if you're stupid." - my dad
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Sep 20, 2021 - 2:28am

Looking forward to being able to live wherever I want again + a bit of travel before kids.Β 

Sep 20, 2021 - 1:10pm

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 20, 2021 - 11:49am

Coaching Girls Softball

Sending my 5 kids to college.

Travelling North America in my RV with my wife when I retire.

Building my two businesses (and hopefully selling one)

Smiling more.

Helping out young people more.

Namaste.

D.O.U.G.

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Sep 20, 2021 - 11:27pm

I'm pretty excited to stabilize. By this I mean: I think schooling and early career is kind of like a game where we're building our skills up to the point we can really start playing. The optionality of what my friends and I can do to enrich ourselves (not necessarily just monetarily but spiritually, experiences, etc.) as a result of our upfront effort is going to be very exciting.Β 

Sep 21, 2021 - 1:05pm

My current girlfriend is over 21.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:42pm

So awesome.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 21, 2021 - 12:41pm

So you're excited about the journey.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 21, 2021 - 1:57pm

Just setting goals and reaching them. Celebrating the little victories, spending time with friends and family, creating wonderful memories. Making a positive change in the world before my time comes - not sure in what form this will manifest itself, but I've got time to figure it out, and I'm just going to enjoy the journey until then.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 11:10pm

I'm excited about reading all the books I want to read, but I'm pretty sure I won't finish them before I die unless I can upload my mind to a machine or something.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 4:36am

BONK yeah so nationally that may be true but for each city and prefecture there is a separate older age of consent

Sep 22, 2021 - 4:35am

One of the things I am looking forward these days is learning cryptocurrency. my brother will drop by on Saturday to share his knowledge about this digital asset. He always leaves me impressed by how much he has made with it. That makes me want to learn about it too. Checkout learncrypto. com where I learn cryptocurrency

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Sep 22, 2021 - 4:38am

I am really looking forward to continuing to learn the guitar. I've had time lately to play my Schecter more and I'm committed this time to be methodical and learn the theory, scales, and chords. Not just riffs.Β 

Sep 22, 2021 - 4:11pm

Yeah, I'm excited about eternal life too.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 22, 2021 - 1:49pm

Long term - One day to actually have the time/flexibility to backpack through more of Europe, South America, and SE Asia. Literally only thing I care about saving for.Β 

Short term - Next month I'm going to a huge college football game/tailgate to get FACED w the boys.Β 

Sep 22, 2021 - 2:08pm

I recently graduated high school and have been busting my ass on two jobs trying to save up for college on my gap year. Decided to reapply to better schools than the one I deferred from so I could have a better shot in banking. I'm doing everything in power to get into banking, and am excited to see how it turns out. If I work hard enough to make into banking, make it through banking, I will finally have saved enough money to be generous with myself and my family. I'm excited, and nervous, to see whether or not I can do it.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 3:52pm

Other than the whole making a fuckton on WS while embracing hedonism, I hope to explore myself more spiritually and understand different notions of religion and the afterlife more.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:18pm

I'm excited right now about saving some money and setting myself up financially for the future. Pretty lame answer but the median salary where I grew up was like $25k, so I feel rich already and want to take advantage of it. Longer term financial goals involve buying rentals in my hometown since its very cheap with good cash flows and use that stream to help my parents be set hopefully a bit earlier than traditional retirement age. Think I should have my retirement nest egg ("coast fire") set up after ~2 years of IB to leave to somewhere cheaper too. Non financial goals is to travel more at some point now that the issue is more about the time rather than the money and to focus more on relationships after too. Being a first year analyst isn't the most "exciting" time but hopefully there'll be some delayed gratification by helping me get closer to my other goals.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Sep 27, 2021 - 1:31pm

Pretty dope had that 1-2 hours of party before an insane few hours of unreal lucidity - felt like a therapy session on steroids, everything just came out with no shame no judgement, could really see some things clearly. Looked at the stars too was pretty good. Didnt fuck though was talking too much for that

Shits my fav everyone should do it more world would be a better place

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