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I remember a topic way back when in ST that I found very interesting and telling of those who replied. The concept was: Here are 10 factors/priorities/interests that are present in most our lives; now prioritize them according to how important they are to you and how much time and effort you devote to each.

 

My education or my job

My finances and material possessions

My religion

My spouse/partner

My children

My other relatives

My friends

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My own happiness

My ideology and political views

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I can't find "Playing NOLF"

Is this list right? B)

 

PS. I need to think about this hmmmmm

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1 My children

2 My own happiness

3 My education or my job

4 My ideology and political views

5 My religion

6 My other relatives

7 My friends

8 My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

9 My spouse/partner

10 My finances and material possessions

 

 

Who else will be that brutally honest?

 

 

I remember a topic way back when in ST that I found very interesting and telling of those who replied. The concept was: Here are 10 factors/priorities/interests that are present in most our lives; now prioritize them according to how important they are to you and how much time and effort you devote to each.

 

My education or my job

My finances and material possessions

My religion

My spouse/partner

My children

My other relatives

My friends

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My own happiness

My ideology and political views

 

 

Is that your list in your order, Spacko?

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I imagine this list will vary depending on ones age, marital status and the likes...My list is as follows....

 

My children

My spouse/partner

My other relatives

My friends

My education or my job

My finances and material possessions

My own happiness

My hobbies (music, movies, traveling, fishing, whatever)

My religion

My ideology and political views

 

 

20 years ago, this list would have been MUCH different...At the risk of sounding like a preacher, but as you get older, your priorities change, or intensify.....Coming from a big family (My maternal Grandmother was one of 12 & my Father was one of 11 - and I am from a family with 6 kids) Family has always been important to me, since it was a constant growing up...

 

One final thought - Be kind to your children - after all, they will determine what "old-folks" home you will live in :P

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You know you've been a community a long time, when you recognize a topic from 2 years ago :P

Think this was back in [sT] dayz...wonder what I put then...anyhow..(cracks Knuckles)

 

My children

My spouse/partner

My other relatives

My finances and material possessions

My education or my job

My own happiness

My friends

My hobbies (music, movies, traveling, fishing, whatever)

My ideology and political views

My religion

 

Religion is last not due to any atheistic belief, just that I never practiced a specific religion whole heartedly.

 

My friends are my friends, and the ones I have will be my friends for life. I don't have as much time (as I know have a family, and NOLF :) ) to hang out as much as I used to, but they know i'm there for them and vice-versa.

 

I always have had a pre-occupation with being financially secure. Probably an unhealthy one. It's a constant fight to live in the present, and not always thinking about what will happen a year from now, or 10 years.

 

Nice re-topic Spacko...hadn't thought about this one in a while!

 

 

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Independent' date='Apr 6 2006, 01:23 AM' post='46480']

1 My children

2 My own happiness

3 My education or my job

4 My ideology and political views

5 My religion

6 My other relatives

7 My friends

8 My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

9 My spouse/partner

10 My finances and material possessions

Who else will be that brutally honest?

Is that your list in your order, Spacko?

 

Yow, that is brutally honest. And no, that was just me listing 10 options. Thought I'd wait a little bit with mine.

 

In fact let me try to do this right now:

1. My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

2. My own happiness

3. My other relatives

4. My work or education

5. My finances and material possessions

6. My friends

7. My ideology and political views

(Of the last three I have neither (yet), so they're not really part of my list)

8. My religion

9. My spouse/partner

10. My children

 

Not so brutal I suppose, but I feel it's pretty honest. I'm a lone wolf and I live mainly for myself this far in life.

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I ended up having to break it down in two different ways. One in order of how much time and effort I spend on them and the other as to how much I value their importance. You'd think they should allign, but they don't for me, I spend way too much time doing things that I hold no major importance for.

 

Time and effort spent:

My children

My spouse/partner

My hobbies (NOLF)

My ideology and political views

My finances and material possessions

My other relatives

My own happiness

My religion

My friends

My education or my job

 

Order of importance to me:

My children

My spouse/partner

My religion

My other relatives

My ideology and political views

My own happiness

My finances and material possessions

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My education or my job

My friends

 

Before you think me uncaring of friends, I simply don't have any (who aren't online). I married my best friend, we moved away from all my childhood friends, we don't socialize, and I'm too picky about who I let into my inner circle so it's quiet around here. It's rather sad how important I consider religion yet I spend no real time on it. That's the problem with knowing you can always ask forgiveness, you tend to abuse it some.

 

 

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My spouse/partner

My children

My other relatives

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My religion

My own happiness

My education or my job

My finances and material possessions

My ideology and political views

My friends

 

My partner comes before the children bcs we are together the whole life...

and hopeful we still together when childs away....live their own lifes...

also no friends here...same reason....they far away...far in the past

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I don't know, I must be wierd....I still hang out with my friends since childhood..They have been my best friends for the last 35 years...since I've been 6 years old - I'm 41 for those of you with math problems :P

 

I suppose it helps that I bought a house 4 miles form the one I grew up in....But every year we all still go away on vacations together - we rent a ski house in Vermont, 10 family house, and its all me and my friends....and for the last 3 years, I go to the Jersey Shore inJuly with 3 of those families..

 

I consider them as close to me as my own family....

 

I guess thats why I had them high up on my list....

 

 

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ok, the real order of what i dedicate my most time to goes like this...

 

My friends

My education or my job

My finances and material possessions

My religion

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My own happiness

My spouse/partner

My other relatives

My children

My ideology and political views

 

Where i would LIKE it to be...

My religion

My friends

My education or my job

My own happiness

My hobbies (music, movies, travelling, fishing, whatever)

My other relatives

My spouse/partner

My finances and material possessions

My children

My ideology and political views

 

 

obviously children are near the bottom for me, cuz i dont have any yet.

and my political views and stuff are last, cuz i really hate politics and could care less...

 

my finances and material possesions are really high for me in my life, but i dont want them to be, b/c they shouldnt.

i should be throwing God and my religion higher on my list, and making a few things less to me...

but i am a strong believe in friends and family.

Friends are probably the greatest thing someone can have, so they will always be really high on all of my lists.

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