H-Town wrote: ↑Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:30 pm
You gotta explain that for me.
Also - why stopped eating beef/pork if you haven't done before you win the game? Not trying to push back. Just wanting to get some perspective.
We love road trips - so definitely not feeling bad at all about taking my car all over the country. We crossed 500k miles of road trips and counting (Yes- I keep track of those things).
I've just been trying to optimize my life. Most of my life, that has meant optimizing my wealth accumulation. After I passed the 4% SAWR point, I was like, "what else can I optimize". So most of these things are like being healthy, learning new things, being a good example and that means living sustainably. I translate that sustainable part to having a low carbon footprint, which is easy to calculate.
I heard this great quote from David Rubenstein on freakonomics podcast recently,
RUBENSTEIN: I would give away all the money I have today, every penny, if I could be five years younger.
DUBNER: Just five years, really? That’s quite an arbitrage.
RUBENSTEIN: Oh, I asked Bill Gates that, and I said, “Would you give away all your money if you could be five years younger?” And he said, “Well, geez, I don’t know maybe – could I do 10 years?” So he was negotiating a bit, but, you know, clearly, you know, why would anybody not give away all their money to be able to live five years longer. Life is so pleasurable, even if you’re not wealthy, you know, money doesn’t necessarily make you happy. Some of the saddest people I know are the wealthiest people I know. And some of the poorest people I know are some of the happiest people I know. You know Thomas Jefferson said, “Life is about the pursuit of happiness.” But he didn’t tell us how to actually get happiness. And it’s the most elusive thing in life, is personal happiness. Very few people achieve it. I think I’m personally happy. But you know I think I was happy before I was wealthy, so you know, I don’t know that the wealth has made me happier.