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The millionaire baseball pitcher who lives in a 1978 beat up van

We have seen much stories of millionaire footballers, basketball players that couldn’t hold on to their vast wealth after playing but its nothing quite like the story of Toronto Blue Jays baseball pitcher Daniel David Norris.  For someone with the talent not many has,  and to sign on a lucrative deal, he should be buying whatever that he dream of when he was young.

Instead he decide to buy his dream home: a 1978 Volkswagen Westfelia camper van.

I have seen much of these kind of life if you follow Kirsten Dirksen youtube channel on sustainable living. Never imagine someone as high profile as this, and usually its a publicity stunt.

But it seems this guy listens to his parent’s lessons on the difference between what you need and what you want.

To him this is easy, that is why he does it and frees his brain to concentrate on what really matters: His game.

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I was taught the word discipline means knowing very clearly what you want and working towards it.  To some it seems what he does is rather drastic yet we can say the same of those folks who is able to funnel 50-80% of their income to wealth building. They understand to a degree what they need to be disciplined in.

How do you go about saving that much? What do they do that for? To punish themselves? Perhaps they are just misunderstood.

They don’t really need that much to be satisfied.

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Sunday 22nd of February 2015

This guy just reminded us no matter how much you have, you actually need very little of it to live. So don't worry too much about your retirement as long as you live simply within your means, all day long, all years around. At the end of the day you shall or will leave behind something for the "world" when your time is up. Shalom.


Sunday 22nd of February 2015

hi uncle temperament happy cny to you. yes, i find it interesting the parents idea for him, what he really values (the outdoors) really overrides the stuff that we are typically bombarded.

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