I try to avoid the subject but every once in a while something happens that makes me think about it again.
Yesterday I did my Taxes for the year. I was later than usual because time and energy just never converged. Finally I forced the issue. Turns out it was beneficial because I will be getting $1700 back. Noice!
The requisite thing for the common person to do would be to feel that that money came from nowhere and is ripe to be spent. Of course I am smart enough to realize that it is hard-earned money returned back to me and not magical pennies from heaven. There is obviously the urge to spend it and that’s what brings up the main subject. If I was to spend it, what do I want?
I really can’t think of anything I would waste $1700 on. I have no special desire for anything material that I don’t already have. There’s no point wasting it on some kind of physical item that would interest me for 5 minutes then be forgotten like a child with a new toy. I don’t need anything. I don’t specifically want anything.
The things I want cannot be purchased with mere money anyway. They are more spiritual I guess. My list of wants include:
- Someone to play with. (Golf, Volleyball, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Hiking)
- Someone to work with. (Welding, Woodworking, Electronics, Yardwork)
- Someone to be a nudist with me.
- Someone to look at me.
- Someone to touch me.
- Someone to care.
Well that’s interesting! I guess they all have something in common, don’t they? “Someone.” Funny how a list can put a pattern on things. I love lists.
What a bizarre thing the human brain is. It wants what it wants and you can’t do anything about it.
So what of the $1700? Money in the bank, Baby! I’ll put it towards my early retirement plan. Add that to the list.