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Old 05-06-13, 07:18 PM   #26
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A touring buddy of mine is 66. I am 54. He can easily kick my butt in the saddle (and out of it too, he is like 5'7" and all muscle). I am in the best shape of my life. While my buddy is in much better shape, I can still do things now that I could not do 20 years ago. Granted that 20 years ago had I started to get myself in shape it would have happened a lot quicker but I didn't.

Several years ago I was inspired by an old man sailing a Laser. It was off of Antigua. I don't know if you ever sailed a Laser before but it is not an easy feat. I looked at him and said I wanted to be that guy when I get older, I want some young punk saying "hey look at the old guy", referring to me on a Laser.
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Old 05-07-13, 05:55 AM   #27
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Though I've never done an extended tour, it's something I'd like to do. As to your question about having money your old age, my justification is that you're going to stop working at some point and have to live off the money you've saved up. Why not "retire" for one year when you're younger, whether you're 25, 35, 45, or whatever? You'll probably get as much, if not more, enjoyment from that one year sabbatical than when you "really" retire.

You'll miss out on some income and even if you work an extra year you'll lose on the time-value of money. But life is about more than having money in your old age. "You can't take it with you", they say.
That's the way I looked at it when I took time off starting at age 34. I would not trade the experiences I had during my time off for the money and career advancement I sacrificed. It's not even a close call. I recommend doing it if you can make it work. It takes sacrifice, but in the end it will likely be worth it.

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