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Ok here is a thought to ponder. At what age do you get to the point where you look yourself in the mirror and say to yourself "When am I going to get back to what's real and stop wasting time and money on things that don't count"? "When am I going to get back to who I really am"?

Case in point... Over the past 20 years I have had the good fortune to have several corvettes, several large and expensive BMW's and other expensive toys. All the while still keeping a few Honda Pilots or Element or Accords in my stable. But over the last year I finally decided to get rid of all the expensive and wasteful vehicles and go with what is smart and what is real. I just bought a new Honda Crosstour and realized that this car rocks and that it isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg when I have it serviced, unlike my BMW's. When I look at how much I am going to be pocketing instead of shelling out I just want to smack myself upside the head and say "WTF". So this week I am selling my 7-series and my convertible BMW and I feel fantastic. What the hell took me so long to see the light. It just doesn't matter anymore WHAT I am as opposed to WHO I am.

So I ask you fellow forum bloggers at what age do you begin to see the light and realize what is real and stop living the image and start living the dream of being at one with yourself?

Let me know your thoughts.
 

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I haven't had the opportunity to own what you have owned yet. :) I'm thinking though, when I reach 35, I just want to be content with what I have at that time.
 

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Hey Voiceover I know what you mean about just being content with what I have. I thought I was there when I was 32 but now that I just turned 50 it has a whole new meaning.
 

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Wife and I are in our mid-forty's and we're content.

We are on the Board of Directors for the Crossfire International Car Club and currently own two Crossfire's, but I had a third. Now looking to get another one, again, so maybe we're not do, Yet!!! Also have a 63' TBird which is undergoing a full restoration.

I'm sure the time will come, but for now, we're happy with where we at. :D
 

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spiral dynamics

Sprial Dynamics is a pretty cool theory that builds on past theories of human development.

I don't know if you're into this kind of stuff......but you asked a question and this theory is your answer. Makes for some pretty cool conversations, at the least.

With your bmw and corvette stage, you were, for example, in the orange category....;pursuit of materialistic wealth. Green stage comes after that and we "spiral" to various levels depending on the situation.

Definitely not an age thing; an obvious factor though.

Anyways, sorry if I bore you!
 
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