Who is not living their dreams and why

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bishop, May 7, 2017.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I always like to think I am I hunt fish trap camp been around the world a few times on a government dime seen places that most haven't there are things I want to go do and will sooner or later right now my dream is a elk hunt with my traditional bow and atlatl
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I want to be a pirate........ but my wife won't let me. [js]
  3. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    I want so bad to achieve my 6th million, seeing as how I have failed miserably at the first 5.
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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    No section for who is? ;)

    Job I like...that pays well
    Wife that kinda likes me and is supportive
    A couple good dogs
    No debt
    Good fishing and hunting just down the road
    Good neighbors
    Can it get much better?

    Been over a lot of the world, and though there are some amazing sights it just doesn't beat being home.
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Guess I'm living my dream, just too stupid to realize it.... :rolleyes:
  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Promise to buy her a pirate wench costume..

    Been thinking about the OP sitting in my chair with my mason jar. TV's on, but just for background noise.
    As I think and sip, yes I am living my dream. I am a very fortunate man. Blessed even. When I was young, all I wanted was to be a Cowboy. Still am in some ways, although the days of broncs and bulls are in my past. I have been given a talent for mechanical things. I was able to turn that into a good career, took advantage of the chance to travel along the way and have worked on every continent at one time or another. Been to a lot of places, met a lot of people and have had a hell of a good time along the way.
    A number of years ago I was seriously injured in an oil rig explosion. Spent 9 months in hospital, burn units and rehab.
    I promised God and myself that once I got through it all I would find a quiet place, buy a piece of ground and just live life.

    That's what I do.
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  7. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Y'all have admirable concepts.
    All I want to do is pass along my childhood memories to my Grandchildren without my children mucking it up. I can't even explain the generational or conceptional differences, so when your children rightfully say that thier children can't watch a pg-13 movie with Grandpa until they are 14, and Grandpa hasn't a chance in Hell of living until the Grandchildren are 14, what chance is there of Grandpa living/sharing His dreams with his Grandchildren?
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I'd be a pirate too...but me buccaneers keep letting me down. ;)
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, as you ALL Know, We are living our Dream... AlaskaChick is getting her GradKid Time, this month, and I am enjoying some solitude... before the Summer Folks show up... Two weeks left before the Hoards arrive... then noise & Dust until September... then Peace & Quiet, again...
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  10. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I am
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Hell, that's easy Mate. G-pa's trump Parents every time.
    Is it not said that a child should obey their parents?
    You are your child's parent, correct?
    Tell them to go off and do stuff while you impart wisdom upon your Grandchildren
    Yer kids will get over it...;)
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  12. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    It is not a dream if it is reality ;)
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  13. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I do not have a dream or vision of a life different than the one that I have lived. If I were given the opportunity to do it over, no thank you. I am satisfied with the person that I have become. Do I have problems? Sure. Are there things that I am less than happy with? of course. Could I use more money and free time? Well, yeah. Would I trade lives with anyone else? Not a chance.
  14. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Living the life I was meant to, despite all the serious dangerous things I did and still do, and that is also a part of the life I am meant to live! A life of dreams vs a life well lived, I will take the life well lived
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  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am in transition so I am not living my dream and will not be for a while. A few things have to happen before I pursue the life I desire.
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Wanna be treasure hunter here, I like burying stuff and then finding it later!

    I would like to find my Grandmothers gallon jar of Morgan silver dollars!
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  17. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I wanted to go to Alaska .
    Dad served in the army in the Aleutians, Cold bay to be exact , though things have changed since then I'd like to live there as enjoy the territory like he did .
    More than that I enjoy observing wild life and breathing the free air and the sounds , wolf song, and the wind .
    Cold is home to me .I grew up in the mountains and loved the winter time most.
    The thing about cold is you know that eventually your going to be some where getting warm again.
    I understand the Russian sweat lodges and their purpose , want to build one there . (if i go)
    Personally I enjoy swimming among the fish, rather than fishing , I like fish too but it's more fun being in the water. I like hunting too but only for food, not for fun . Even if i kill a rattler, it's dinner, not a trophy.
    I also like meeting people and learning from them .
    In a place like that, people have come from all over the world ,and bring their life experiences with them. Much like here.(SM)
    There are several reasons I haven't gone , the most significant is financial, but more than that, I have to deal with all the stuff dad and brother left me , literally tons of stuff/antiques /equipment . that, and I've got chickens so I'd have to pawn off the flock to some one else.
    Also I am taking care of a friend who's future is looking pretty dim ,so I'm not abandoning them, for something selfish.
    it is selfish dream , but a dream never the less.
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  18. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    It's not a selfish dream Bro.
    You are taking the path less traveled by putting other's needs in front of your "wants". Not many would do that, and for what it's worth-good onya. Here's ta hoping you get to live that dream eventually.
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  19. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    10 acres on a private lake. Sold the Lure company for a nice monthly payment and the wife is on ssd. Im heading out Pike fishing in an hour. I always dreamed of a life like this. now? Its reality.
  20. kepman

    kepman Monkey

    A great thread with an interesting title, especially the 'why'.

    I believe I am. I left my home country and the corporate world some 13 years ago, travelled a long while, lived and worked in a few countries in various trades and finally settled a few years ago on the coast of Cambodia. I bought a plot of land up in the jungle, which is where I now live, off-grid, tending to my organic veggie garden with my wife and 4 great dogs.

    The 'simple life', for me, has proved to be a thousand times more wholesome and rewarding than I ever imagined it would be.
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