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Dick_B

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Is the question do we contribute to Society or the economy assuming there is a difference?
Whenever we get back from a vacation and get our Discover bill we know we have contributed to the economy of wherever we visited.
We contribute to Society when we get home and do our various good deeds in our area.


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Dick_B wrote:

Is the question do we contribute to Society or the economy assuming there is a difference?
Whenever we get back from a vacation and get our Discover bill we know we have contributed to the economy of wherever we visited.
We contribute to Society when we get home and do our various good deeds in our area.


Hummm. Pertinent question. I took his statement to mean something along the lines of: Those who can contribute to mankind in a positive way have an obligation to do so. Visions in my mind were involvement in church activities, ladeling soup at soup kitchens, contructing homes for the homeless, giving proportional $$ to charities, volunteering to read to old folks, etc, etc. You know, basically selfless activities.

I hadn't considered some of the responses I've heard. Some of you justify my thoughts although honestly, I don't really need the justification. I'm not changing my plans. I'm just curious how you individually feel. We tend to lump ourselves together even though the only thing we really have in common is the type of box that surrounds us from time-to-time. It appears we're somewhat unified in the "we stimulate the economy" realm.

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I'd get out the BIG ERASER and wipe that person's name off my want-to-know list.


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mowermech wrote:

"Do RVers Contribute to Society?"

By the time we retire, IMO, we have made all the "contributions to society" that any reasonable person could expect (and possibly more). To say that a retiree owes even more "contributions to society" is, IMO, sheer idiocy!

Even if you do no more than eat, sleep, and excrete waste, you are "contributing".

Tell the fool to go suck eggs!


Was ready to reply and saw this..... Ditto what was said here...

Who is this fool who thinks he has to judge.....?


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A lot of RV'ers do, but I've seen some who probably don't. There are good and bad campers in every lot.

As for the comments that guy made to you, it seems he was way out of line and overstepped his boundaries. You handled it well, I think I'd have to have snapped a comment to him, something along the lines of that isn't your business what I do when I retire. The way I see it, retirees earned that priveledge and even if they do nothing else they are not in the wrong.

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That question should be ask in Florida, with out RVer's, transplants, and snowbirds what would Florida do????? Happy Trails....

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"Those who can contribute to mankind in a positive way have an obligation to do so."

Says who?
After 34 years of "contributions" to my country and State, I don't feel I have any further "obligation" to contribute. However, with amateur radio activities furnishing communications for various activities in the county, I do give back some, now and then.
We won't discuss the government's obligations to fulfill the promises made to us so many years ago...


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I think most people contribute to society in some form or another. The people who lived off other people's money during their working years will probably continue to do so in their retirement, whatever that is. But, if you believe you can find something good in everyone, even those folks can can some redeeming social value; at least I'd like to think so. And no, I don't feel guilty at all about being retired and enjoying whatever years are left for me.


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I read the OP, and it kinda reminded me of an incident years ago: a woman asked what my wife did for a living, and I said she stays home raising our two small kids. She sneered and said something to the effect that she's not contributing . . . whatever. A slacker, I guess.

Like others have said, what's it to them???

RVing contributes more, I think, then my sitting around at my stick home, waiting for better weather so I can get out there and travel and spend money!

The best part of retirement? I'm not responsible for anyone, anytime. No hiring, no firing, no meeting a payroll, no unreasonable customers. I'm barely responsible for myself!

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