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    For those who follow YMOYL, what one point grabbed your attention first?

    For me it would be the concept of not basing my identity on what I do for money. That was an instant kaboom! for me, meaning that I was interested in knowing more. What grabbed your attention first? Rob

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    Mindful decision-making with each purchase.

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    Each thing I buy represents segments of my life energy. A stash of cash represents freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Each thing I buy represents segments of my life energy. A stash of cash represents freedom.
    This one resonated (and still does) very strongly for me too, IL. Rob

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    Realizing that I could invest the cost of the shiny-item-of-the-day instead, and have a perpetual income stream.

    Is that $5 latte really worth 25 cents a year, *forever*? Nope.

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    Yes IL, G and Bae the same with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Each thing I buy represents segments of my life energy. A stash of cash represents freedom.
    This one for me, too. And lately DW (who has not read the book) was introduced to this concept and has bought into it.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    "Making a dying."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    "Making a dying."
    This one, too, very much so. These three words resonate very deeply with me, also. Rob

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    My real hourly wage...what an eye-opener! Linking that to cash = life energy has been a complete game-changer for me. Truly, YMOYL is one of the most life-changing books I've ever read.

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