Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How to Stop Facebook from Ruining Your Retirement

November 16, 2016
USA Today: Why Facebook could ruin your retirement

Fellow retirees and pre-retirees will post pictures of their travels and adventures to exotic places — the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, Nature’s Valley in South Africa, Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands, and you — not wanting to miss out on all the fun — might want to do the very same and then some.

What say experts about keeping up the with Joneses?

The sooner you decide to stop keeping up with the Joneses, the sooner you can escape cubicle hell. And if you have successfully escaped, then why risk going back?

My sister has been to Machu Picchu. My brother has been to Machu Picchu. I have been to Poo Poo Point (trailhead's 8 miles from my house). It's all good.

Envy? No. Thankful? Yes, that's exactly what I feel.

Sergeant Apone gets it. Every meal is a banquet.

If you laugh/scoff at the banquet, just keep in mind that there are 795 million people in the world who do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.

Thanksgiving's nearly here. Looking forward to eating cheap freshly cooked turkey (69 cents per pound on sale). Being envious makes one sad. Being thankful makes one happy. I will be very thankful. Not a hard choice, in my opinion. :)


Unknown said...

At least that cubicle dweller had a personal printer! Oh the luxury....

Sign on a small business at the NC Outer banks last summer: "No cubicles inside."

Stagflationary Mark said...

"No cubicles inside."

Sign inside: "Looking for motivated workers to install our cubicles. They're out back, in the alley, by the dumpster."

Ha! :)

mab said...

Being envious makes one sad. Being thankful makes one happy.

Well said!

Mr. Slippery said...

Wait, can you be thankful that others are envious?

Stagflationary Mark said...

Me Slippery,

Yes, and you can also be envious that others are thankful.

Reporter: "Some claim that you aren't very thankful. Care to comment?"

Mystery Person: "Nobody is more thankful than me. I am the most thankful person you will ever meet. Just ask Sean Hannity."