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When I was 16, if someone had offered me the life I have lived, and am living, so far up to my 50s, then I would have grabbed it without a second thought.

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I am now living alone, been married twice, but am not altogether unhappy with my own company.  I don't have to skirt around things or be careful that I don't step on a significant other's toes.  Women? Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em!

 

I often take time out to remember and reflect on the good times I have had in my life, as they are easy to forget among the welter of life's challenges which have come along.   As life has gone on I have been steadily trying to improve myself financially, educationally, and career-wise, having been born into an extremely modest family just after WWII.  A lot of the challenges which came along were because of business ventures and property dealings I went into; some good, some bad, but great experiences, nevertheless.  I have made and lost a lot of money on numerous occasions, all such events attributable to the good and bad decisions I have made, and no one else.

 

Along the way, I have traveled a lot of the world, had terrific adventures,  many of which people would find hard to believe, owned and driven some amazing cars, had numerous liaisons with the opposite sex, and achieved many of the things I wanted to, to put on my metaphorical cv.  Not wishing to vegitate in my so-called "golden years" (whoever thought up that ridiculous expression?), I am deep into writing a novel and hope to have it published, one way or another, by Easter next year.

 

The happiest part of my existence was when I lived in "darkest Africa" for a number of years, close to the Victoria Falls.  What gives me enormous emotional satisfaction and happiness today are the 4 wonderful children I have, which I am proud to call mine.

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1 hour ago, Denim said:

 

Hmmm....to get around all these fluctuations the girls in Le Cyrcee or Mikado didn't wear panties. 

 

Those were the days

Happy days!

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3 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I never had a new looking car till now. I always had old dungers that I fixed up mechanically but kept the gold diggers away- worked like a charm.

 

Long time ago when I was young I had a brand new red Porsche Cabrio for a weekend. I enjoyed the car and it was interesting to see how some people reacted. But I have to admit I didn't have any gold diggers chasing me.

And after that weekend life returned back to a normal car and all was alright. I guess that was about the moment when I decided it's nice to drive a Porsche but I wouldn't want to work extra time to be able to really afford one.

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I can say that if the Reaper appeared now and said "times up", I would not be disappointed despite past mistakes - and there's been a few. I try to live by the premise that wealth comes from experience and not riches as im not going to remember the days i spent at work when im on my death bed. 

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Life's been good,done just about everything I planned out,

when I was about 12,it's still good and hope it never ends,(it will,just hope no pain)

I have been very lucky.

regards worgeordie

 

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5 hours ago, villagefarang said:

My wife keeps getting better, but we have only been together 22 years so perhaps time will tell.

OP asked about "your" life.  But nice to know the wife is getting better  555

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Good and bad, like most people. If I can leave this world without having caused too many other people grief I will be happy enough. If I leave my wife set up financially, even better.

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Long story short. I had a read only tough up bringing with not enough positive role models and hence I was off the rails until I decided at 27 to turn my life around. 
In 6 years I went back to school, Re-skilled anf got myself a career, bought my first million dollar home and travelled the world. 
I had 3 very respectable attempts at not making it past 35 but here I am @ 42 living in Thailand without a care in the world.  
Life is fantastic, wouldn’t be dead for quids 

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Highs and lows. Pretty good overall. Thailand a definite plus, even after losing a bundle of money here in the 1997 financial crash. Married 30 years to my lovely Thai wife. Loyal, beautiful, and a great cook. Comfortable town house in Bangkok, and a super country place in Rayong province. Still very happy to be here.

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27 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

It may not buy you happiness ,but by god it can make you comfortable in your unhappiness😀

Very true statement, but its better to be unhappy with loads of cash, than no or little! 

 

Everything is an illution, and whats gets your endorfines to flow, is what makes you happy at least for a little moment of time. 

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