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    He had me at 300k...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    To those in college or just starting a career: You don't have to make the really big bucks to have a great life. The key is to avoid debt like the plague, be thrifty, work hard and play hard. If you're careful with money you will retire a multi-millionaire earlier than most and live more than comfortably even if you have only earned an average income.
    I'm quite worried about the debt I'm going to accumulate, but going to medical school has been my dream forever and I really want to help people with psychiatric illness. It's my dream job and it's not about the money, and I'm really honest about that. But the amount of money I'm spending on education worries the hell out of me.

    Anyway, OP, you're a tool.

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    With making so much money,Why not just buy a condo or little shack by the beach for second home.

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    mike Tyson was 5'11 an knocking out dudes a foot taller

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    excellent points all of you made and I hear you.

    occasionally I do drive three hours, surf, and then drive home. It is hard and my balls shrink greatly.

    I am suprised by the objections of the income I pull... or maybe that I mentioned it. Sorry, it was tasteless, you are right! I am, however, proud of it. It took a lot of work to get there. and sacrafice. and more work. and work

    I think I object to the fact that locals think they have more rights just because of proximity or something like that and usually it is all talk.

    i dunno - i still think it is a decent thread. a bit counter culture but I do like to press the opposing view.

  6. #26
    i won the lotto and i slash locals tires and pillage their womens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eppeldaa View Post
    I think I object to the fact that locals think they have more rights just because of proximity or something like that and usually it is all talk.
    locals DO have more rights, not b/c they live closer, but b/c they tend to put more time in at a given spot. they learn its quirks, its moods, how it handles different combos of wind, tide, swell direction, swell period, etc...they walk the beach when it's flat & watch the sand shift in different ways & then watch how that change affects the new swell. they clean up the trash left behind by the mobs of tourists at the end of the season, & surf there all through the winter, more or less alone, when everyone else forgets about it. it's that time put in at the spot that makes one a local, not the location of one's house.

    long story short, your made a choice, same as everyone else that surfs. you chose to live inland & pull down big $$$ now, giving up time in the water to do so. i made the opposite choice. less pay, but more time in & on the water. you really sound bitter about it. i'm not really sure what the point of this thread was.

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    awaaaay we go!

    ....and awaaaaay we go !
    ....... right off the rails, at just about the 'Eppeldaa' rejoinder.

    This thread has just morphed into what could be the most convoluted, across-the-spectrum gig in the history of the site.
    I'll sit back & enjoy now.
    Last edited by yankee; Jun 1, 2012 at 02:58 AM. Reason: redundant wording

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    Instead of calling someone a local how about the realization that there are communities where you visit and these so called locals are neighbors, relatives and friends. They have developed relationships and learned to live together after years of compromise both in and out of the water. And although knowone ownes the ocean the people that live in a particular place do have a higher stake and equally higher interest in the area, thats why they live there. If you lived inland and had a small community park where neighbors got together and had a pick up game of basketball everyday at 3 oclock, can the arguement really be made that anyone can show up (from another neighborhood) take over the court, displace the neighborhood people, change the rules etc just because it is public property? This and get all worked up that the "locals" arent exactly happy to see you and might have an issue with the sudden change of the social dynamic. For some reason the the idea that the ocean belongs to everyone gives people the right to invade it and forget that it is somebody's back yard or at least their community playground.
    Last edited by Zippy; Jun 1, 2012 at 08:01 PM.

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    great example zippy... off topic but do you live in Va beach