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February 19, 2019 at 10:22 pm #19025OBJuanParticipant
Recently I had the opportunity to hang with a few Dudes in a local bar/ steakhouse. I noticed the two younger folks in the group ordered Porterhouse steaks and top shelf alcohol . When I ordered a rib eye steak and a draft beer they chuckled. Finally, one made the comment , ” You only live once” and ordered another drink. When the check came, one of the young guys stated, ” I got this” and he pulled out his credit card. I pulled out my wallet and handed him cash for my dinner.
As we were walking to our ride , the young guy asked me why I didn’t let him buy my dinner. My explanation went like this, ” I ate my dinner, I paid for my dinner, now I can forget about it. You ate your dinner, you charged your dinner on your credit card, you’ll be thinking about it all month until you pay it off.”. I added, ” I’m 62 years old and I retired at 49, you’re what , 26? Between, credit card bills, car payments and any student loans, when do you plan on retiring? Stop signing for stuff and pay cash, life will be simpler “.
February 20, 2019 at 3:46 am #19043RevRuss11Participant
Nice! How did he respond to your advice?
Congrats on early retirement!
March 28, 2020 at 9:32 pm #48801RabbithornsParticipant
January 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm #72695Jona_tParticipant
OBjaun…..While I respect a Dude for wanting to pay his way through this life. I myself would have allowed the young Dude to cover the tab. Some lessons are best learned the hard way. I would gladly share what I have with whomever sits at my table so I believe others should be allowed the freedom to give and share at said table.
Dudes that offer u money should be allowed the inner pleasure of giving freely of their abundance. Learning to receive graciously has been a long time coming for me. I learned this all from an elder Dude years ago and I have always needed to this teaching.
Hope this is still concidering Dudism as a state of Abiding there in…..
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