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The Ups and Downs of having Free Time.
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I didn't see a post like this so I thought about making it.

If mods find this as a duplicate go ahead and chop it up!


Anywho.

What are your Ups and Downs with Free Time?

With my current job I have insane amounts of free time, enough that friends and classmates are jealous of just how much I have compared to them.

While this is great in the fact I can get almost anything done. Once I am done, I have nothing to do. I just sit around trying to figure out something to do, and sometimes I can't find anything at all too do and end up insanely bored.

It's funny all my friends wish they had as much free time as I have, but I don't think any of them realize just how utterly boring it can get when day in and day out all you have is free time.


So it's kind of open ended in the question... What do you do in your free time? Why do you wish you had more free time? If like me and you had literally all day every day to yourself do you think you'd go crazy (yes I do think i am a bit crazy)? Pretty much anything to do with free time!
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I was lucky enough to go into an early retirement. Been that way for over 2 years now. I wouldn't go back to the daily grind for all the money in the world. Now I get to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and on my own terms. I bought into the American Dream way back in the day. Then I woke up. The only condition I set for myself was that I must continue my education...until the day I die. So I read most of the afternoon, spend the evenings with my wife, and play my games and watch anime until the break of dawn. If I ever get tired of it, I can always go back to work. But I'm no longer in the business of making someone else wealthy. If I do work again, it must be something that I'd be willing to do for free. Until then, I'll let corporate America play it's games and I'll play mine.
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dirty_soap_dish wrote:

I was lucky enough to go into an early retirement. Been that way for over 2 years now. I wouldn't go back to the daily grind for all the money in the world. Now I get to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and on my own terms. I bought into the American Dream way back in the day. Then I woke up. The only condition I set for myself was that I must continue my education...until the day I die. So I read most of the afternoon, spend the evenings with my wife, and play my games and watch anime until the break of dawn. If I ever get tired of it, I can always go back to work. But I'm no longer in the business of making someone else wealthy. If I do work again, it must be something that I'd be willing to do for free. Until then, I'll let corporate America play it's games and I'll play mine.


Do you play Go?
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Pros:
Time to sleep

Cons:
Have nothing to do but sleep
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I had so much free time in my Middle School and High School years, It was a routine of wake up in the morning, check to see if my online buddies were on, if they were it would be playing games with them until midnight. (My local friends are also in my online group to If they were not I usually would walk around town and see if my Acquainted friends were running about.

Now it's working 8 hours a day for 5 days a week, have a club I go to every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Weekends usually watching anime or reading manga. If not just walking around town with my buddies.



dirty_soap_dish wrote:

I was lucky enough to go into an early retirement. Been that way for over 2 years now. I wouldn't go back to the daily grind for all the money in the world. Now I get to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and on my own terms. I bought into the American Dream way back in the day. Then I woke up. The only condition I set for myself was that I must continue my education...until the day I die. So I read most of the afternoon, spend the evenings with my wife, and play my games and watch anime until the break of dawn. If I ever get tired of it, I can always go back to work. But I'm no longer in the business of making someone else wealthy. If I do work again, it must be something that I'd be willing to do for free. Until then, I'll let corporate America play it's games and I'll play mine.


My God your the person I want to be. lol. but seriously I want to retire before I'm 40 (Looking pretty plausible right now), The with all of my free time I would learn how to write properly and how to draw. Then slowly but eventually I will become a famous Graphic novel Artist/Writer. Cause I got a load of great stories in my head that I want to share.

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Yes, but I'm not very good at it.
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Perhaps you should re-phrase that to, "My God, you are in the situation that I want to be in." Believe me, you don't want to be me. Be you. It's much more satisfying.
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Pros: I can do whatever I want, whenever I want.

Cons: I don't want to do anything.
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Pros: Flexibility in my schedule (I suppose that's the same as doing whatever I want, whenever I want), I do my best artistic work when I have space and time to work.

Cons: Often too lazy to do things when I have too much free time. I do a lot of, "Oh, I have plenty of time, so I'll just do it later."
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I'm 17.. college, I have as much free time as I spend on not studying.. which is a lot, cause I'm really reluctant when it comes to studying, damn my stupid brain!
So I guess I would say..

PROS: I get to watch anime, do stupid stuff, organize my pc folders (cause I love to do that..spent about 6 hours today doing just that, ugh)
CONS: Don't study enough, doing stupid stuff, getting nothing done and yeah-.-
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I'm not in college, but my high school homework is already overwhelming.
What's free time?
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Pros: Got all the time in the world to do anything that legal


Cons: Too lazy to get as of the couch
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Pros:

1. No need to worry about anything.
2. Sleep all day stay up all night.
3. No hard work.
4. Relaxing.
5. I can do nothing and be happy.

Cons:

1. BOREDOM EATS YOUR SOUL UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT!!!!
2. You'll realize you have to break away from your laziness.
3. You need to have a social life.
4. Reality isn't easy and people are annoying but you have to deal with it.
5. Doing nothing isn't good for the mind and body.


Just my opinion.
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Pro:

1. Creative time
2. Build time
3. Test time

Con:

1. You need to have a social life.
2. Less Monies !!! D:
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dirty_soap_dish wrote:

I was lucky enough to go into an early retirement. Been that way for over 2 years now. I wouldn't go back to the daily grind for all the money in the world. Now I get to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and on my own terms. I bought into the American Dream way back in the day. Then I woke up. The only condition I set for myself was that I must continue my education...until the day I die. So I read most of the afternoon, spend the evenings with my wife, and play my games and watch anime until the break of dawn. If I ever get tired of it, I can always go back to work. But I'm no longer in the business of making someone else wealthy. If I do work again, it must be something that I'd be willing to do for free. Until then, I'll let corporate America play it's games and I'll play mine.


Sometimes I feel like I am retired, my job is done from my home, and my job is nothing more than a glorified babysitter/caretaker, which, since it is my handicapped sister, I have been doing for the last 18 years, though for the last 4 I actually get paid to do. My only restriction to doing what I want when I want is if my sister is home and neither of my parents are home yet, cause I need to take care of her. But while she is gone or my parents are home it's free time for myself.


qualeshia3 wrote:

Pros:

1. No need to worry about anything.
2. Sleep all day stay up all night.
3. No hard work.
4. Relaxing.
5. I can do nothing and be happy.

Cons:

1. BOREDOM EATS YOUR SOUL UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT!!!!
2. You'll realize you have to break away from your laziness.
3. You need to have a social life.
4. Reality isn't easy and people are annoying but you have to deal with it.
5. Doing nothing isn't good for the mind and body.


Just my opinion.


I wish I didn't have to worry about anything, but taking care of someone who is handicapped is a life full of worries.

But I can agree to all the rest of the pros.

That first con is pretty much my life... same with the second actually...

3rd is the only con I don't have problems with since I still keep in constant contact with highschool and college buddies and we all hang out occasionally.


pandrasb wrote:

Pro:

1. Creative time
2. Build time
3. Test time

Con:

1. You need to have a social life.
2. Less Monies !!! D:


I love your pros because it makes me realize how much time I have, and put, into my game creations, though my knowledge is still slim so I don't make anything great...

Luckily I don't have that last con either... since I have the stay at home job.
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