What do you consider to be the greatest achievement of your life?

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What do you consider to be the greatest achievement of your life?

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Investing or otherwise. Or perhaps I should say, primarily or investing (otherwise).
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There are many, family wise, job wise, education wise

But the one with the furthest impact, I think, was to buy into the FIRE concept (even before that phrase was popular and at a time when it was not clear at all that it would be possible to achieve). It has created a level of security and stress reduction that nothing else has. It opened opportunities that would not have been around otherwise and insulated me from panic based on job loss, age discrimination, viruses and the crazy world in general

I do not think there is anything else that truly represents freedom in the American sense of it ...at least the FI portion of it.
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Finding my wife in graduate school at the University of Hawaii and her having our 4 sons in three years. These 45 years have gone by so quickly. 🥰
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30 some odd years ago i was a starting linebacker and team captain for a prominent division one college football team. I partied hard and had no purpose in life, other than living for today. Oh, and stuffing running backs at the line of scrimmage.

A series of nagging injuries found me popping fistfuls of pills (opiates) daily. I was found passed out on someone’s property one morning, and promptly arrested. After a short stint in court mandated rehab, I discovered the joy of learning. I learned how to study. I found a new passion. I finally had a reason to live. I’m almost positive this is the single reason I had a successful career in public service.

My greatest achievement? Finding sobriety at such a young age. AND having empathy for others going through the same struggles. Once I discovered I could live a life without narcotics, everything else just took care of itself. It was such a blessing to get help at such a young age. Most addicts were not as lucky as me. I’m sorry about my strange ramblings. Nothing to see here. Move along 8-)
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4 touchdowns in one game.
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johnegonpdx wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 1:31 pm 4 touchdowns in one game.
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JakeyLee wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 1:31 pm 30 some odd years ago i was a starting linebacker and team captain for a prominent division one college football team. I partied hard and had no purpose in life, other than living for today. Oh, and stuffing running backs at the line of scrimmage.

A series of nagging injuries found me popping fistfuls of pills (opiates) daily. I was found passed out on someone’s property one morning, and promptly arrested. After a short stint in court mandated rehab, I discovered the joy of learning. I learned how to study. I found a new passion. I finally had a reason to live. I’m almost positive this is the single reason I had a successful career in public service.

My greatest achievement? Finding sobriety at such a young age. AND having empathy for others going through the same struggles. Once I discovered I could live a life without narcotics, everything else just took care of itself. It was such a blessing to get help at such a young age. Most addicts were not as lucky as me. I’m sorry about my strange ramblings. Nothing to see here. Move along 8-)
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