What's the end goal?

Been doing some thinking about life lately; trying to figure out what's the end game of all this. We're all working so hard, but what's the point?

There's a part of me that wants to buy a 500 sq ft. house in a small town, get a membership at the local golf course, and just call it a life. That'd be enough for me. Sure, there won't be much novelty, but at least I'll have full control over my life. It won't be a glamourous life, but I'll have everything I need, and most importantly, I'll have absolute freedom.

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Apr 24, 2021 - 12:56am

the end goal is to step getting titty fucked by my MD

Apr 24, 2021 - 12:39pm

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Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Apr 24, 2021 - 12:47pm

I agree with grass is always greener. If you think about it, what possible reason do you have to not quit when, according to you, the alternative equals absolute freedom? Leave then. 

I think the best way to achieve both is to live a frugal life and aim to save/invest as much income as possible and retire from finance in your 30s/early 40s and dedicate yourself to pursuing your passions. The alternative is retiring now, broke, having no money to pursue anything else. 

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Apr 24, 2021 - 1:19pm

This sounds awesome

What’s past is past and can’t be undone. It has led to the circumstances we now face. All we can do is recognize our circumstances for what they are and make the best decisions we can, “given the givens.” - Howard Marks

Apr 24, 2021 - 2:31pm

famejranc

What is the best small town in Florida?

South Beach

"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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Apr 24, 2021 - 3:37pm

Ecclesiastes 3

New International Version

A Time for Everything

3 There is a time(A) for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,(B)
    a time to kill(C) and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent(D) and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil?(E) 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.(F) 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.(G) He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom(H) what God has done from beginning to end.(I) 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

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22 I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work

"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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Apr 25, 2021 - 5:16pm

Something like that would actually be it for me too, especially if it has a deck/backyard type thing to chill in the summer and have a bbq every once in a while.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 6:49am

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