Get a Life - style

@p1kef1sh (45647)
July 31, 2008 3:28pm CST
What does the term "Lifestyle" mean to you? Is it fast cars, private jets and exotic holidays away from one of your many homes or something much quieter. Is it directly money related or something else?
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I haven't won the lottery...YET!!! I can't afford fast cars, private jets, nor exotic holidays; so I have to go for the finer things in life...like the love of friends, my family, good health, sunrises, sunsets, appreciating the finer things in life. NOT coveting what my neighbor has.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
Darn it. Those friends, health etc. Who needs those things?! You'll just have to work harder and get luckier. LOL. I agree with you completely. A lottery win would be great - I'd spend it on meeting my myLot friends amongst other things. But greater still is the love of my family and friends and the glories of nature that surround me here.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
1 Aug 08
You're one lucky man!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I am LadyM I am. I am surrounded by so much love and laughter. Without leaving myLot I can be lifted, kissed and cuddled, have my legs smacked, told what a twerp I am and sent to bed like a small boy. I love all of it. There are people here that I have never met who mean as much to me as any friend that I have ever had in my whole life.
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@nannacroc (4049)
1 Aug 08
It means style of life, dear, haven't you got a dictionary? My lifestyle dream is to have my monsters around driving me nuts and enough money to pay the bills. You can keep the cars, jets, etc. being in a loving family is the only lifestyle for me. You've done it again, you're a very bad influence on me.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
Good. Someone has to bring out the soppy side! I have several dictionaries, but it's worth pretending that I haven't just to see you go all gooey! Chocolate finger or Brownie crunchy thingy?
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@nannacroc (4049)
1 Aug 08
Chocolate finger please. I didn't have a soppy side until I started talking to you. Maybe we should fall out.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
Here you are. [Passes finger]. Fall out? What about? If we do, who is going to ensure that occasionally you remember that you are wonderfully soppy and silly person? I see it as my Civic duty to torture you so. But if you can think of a good enough reason to fall out; be my guest and start a row. Be warned though. I don't shake off that easily!!
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Aug 08
well i guess the way i understand it is on how we live our life..or the status of our present life..are we the type of person who likes to be always like to be on the go or a jet setter type or the conservative type..who likes simple things in life so on and so forth..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I think so too Vanities.
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@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
1 Aug 08
Hello, P1kef1h you must see John chapter one versicle 15 thru 16.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I read it Focjop. Seemed to be about baptism. Did that about 50 years ago.
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@Mickie30 (2636)
31 Jul 08
It is about my family and my daughter. It is about serving God and being a good citizen. It is about doing the best I can every day with the dissability that I have and trying not to worry about those who judge me for not going out to work. That's what my lifestyle means.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
That's a lovely explanation. Thank you.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Aug 08
Geez louise it's too late at night to answer this properly. LOL To me lifestyle is the manner in which I live my daily life. The little routines, the type of place I live in - house and/or community - stuff like that. To me it's never been a matter of money. I've been broke in the conventional sense most of my adult life and yet to 'outsiders', my 'lifestyle' was upper class. That was because of the way I conducted myself, the contents and appearance of my home (all antiques I'd been collecting for years) . I was told so many many times "I didn't belong" because my 'lifestyle' was too far above the area I lived in. What a crock. Where I live now has changed my lifestyle considerably. The community, the house, the way little routines have changed and new ones developed, is all foreign to what I am used to and yet I've adapted and would rather be here than anywhere else except England of course. Lifestyle to me is the day to day way you conduct yourself and your responsibilities within the boundaries of the community in which you live. Money is the basis of your lifestyle unless you make it so. And those that are fueled by money into a 'jet set', 'celebrity' whatever lifestyle are not living, they're role playing and that makes their 'lifestyle' a pretty empty useless thing in my book.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
Very eloquently and accurately put Sparky. Money is important, but not an end in itself. Too many people think that if the y are financially rich they will be happy. Then, when they get there, they discover that they're not after all. Family and friends are my number one priorities. The other stuff can follow behind.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Aug 08
In my perfect world, no matter what you're job, everyone would get the same salary. Prices couldn't rise on anything without a demographic referendum and taxes would be stable and evident to all in the use they were put to. Government would truly be 'by the people, for the people' and nothing else. But then I studied waaaaay too much Karl Marx when in uni, so I'm kinda warped! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I seem to recall a social experiment in Russia that started in 1917 that subscribed to that ideal. But it was just as corrupt and false as any other system. Mainly because it was run by humans and they are notoriously unpredictable, corrupt and fickle!
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@ruby222 (4848)
4 Aug 08
Private jets?fast cars?.well today I would hev settled for an internet connection!!my AOL has been of all day,and only after six phone calls do I discover that the settings have changed foe some people,so my router had to be reconfigured,but after much ado,we have done it,I must admit I hate following all the instructions over the phone!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Aug 08
AOL Ruby. Does that stand for Actually Off Line! I'm not good with over the phone instructions either. Although I have found that quite often it's because I don't listen properly! I'm pleased that you're back though.
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@ruby222 (4848)
5 Aug 08
Good one Piky,but lol it was a job and a half!!it took about six phone calls and eventually late last night I managed to get the new settings for the Netgear router!!I have thought of changing internet providers,but I wouldnt know who is best,my son has Virgin,the extra super dooper package with the very high speed,he says its wonderful,and I used to have BT Broadband but that was a little more expensive.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
5 Aug 08
I have Orange and I want to change but I'm contracted with them for another 6 months. I shall just have to be patient.
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Seeing as I have no money, it isn't about that. LOL I guess it's just about getting by the best I can and finding some joy and happiness in everything I do. Pretty simple really. :)
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Aug 08
So far as I can see Skinny you are succeeding in spreading joy and happiness. I just hope some of it is coming back at you.
• United States
5 Aug 08
You know lately- it really is coming back! :)
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
1 Aug 08
It is something else. it isn't about money,fast cars,or how many homes I can get or have. Lifestyle to me is to have something that will last when the money,cars, are gone. it means stability. I know I am crazy and it is silly to think that way. It is having what I need as opposed to all that I want.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
You are not crazy or silly Becky! I don't think that you have to have money etc either. Love is the main thing and a general contentment is way more worthwhile I think.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
2 Aug 08
For some Money does represent love. Because some associates love as getting all that they want to have and big houses and fancy cars they are just replacing love with objects though.I guess it takes not having money to appreciate when you do have it, to not take for granted that they are always more where it came from sitting in a bank somewhere. Reminds me of the Show the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. They have so much money and objects the ybought with the money but sometimes that isn't even enough to make people or couples happy. Look at all the famous actors and actresses they have alot going for them and some as high as 20-30 million per film they do but they aren't happy. So as you sid contentment is the key to happiness and love and a "lifstyle" everyone envys.
@littleowl (7157)
31 Jul 08
Hi p1ke lifestyle to me means the way someone lives their life..their choices in life..what they do and want to do..not neccessarily to go on holidays fast cars etc unless you have the money to do it lifestyle is a choice of the way you live,how you want to live and to do it without having condemnation or having to justify yourself for the way you live..littleowl
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I think that's it Littleowl. Live life the way that you want to.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I believe that "Life style" could mean different things to different individuals. Now I don't live an expensive life style myself as life styles go. I believe you can live in a style of good family values as well as how you choose to live your life. You can live an ethical and moral life which would be good. Sometimes there are poor people but they don't have to live poorly. It is all in the way you look at it I suppose.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Aug 08
I know exactly what you mean. Just because you don't have too much money, doesn't mean that you cannot be rich in love etc. Thank you.