FHN - You are quite welcome! It's never too late to be happy/happier!
Heaven - At one point, I had also joined a pool at work for the lottery. Alas, I didn't win. LOL Fortunately, I really like the job I have, maybe even love it. But honestly, it's not what I love to do.
I like the question you ask yourself at your future 80th birthday (and the nylon and wool answer ). Waking up to TTATT has made me feel like I have more opportunity in life to do what I want to do, what I enjoy. In the past, I only thought I was just supposed to live a self-sacrificing life, not look for a good job. But there is no guarantee that that will bring you joy, especially if it's not in your heart. Right now I am the happiest I have ever felt. I think I need to give more attention to the things I love doing though. That's why the video made me think.
Anyhow, I wish you the best in your future, especially retirement. Hang in there and keep your dreams/desires alive!
FA - How about PowerBall??
BA - Yes, exactly! I haven't quite abandoned all the meetings yet, but I have been able to enjoy some things I otherwise wouldn't have for fear of missing a meeting. Sometimes, I even miss a meeting to work overtime at my awesome job!
XYZ - Completely agree. There are plenty of things that need to be done and someone has to do them. But what I get from the video is not to let those things overtake you. Especially if you are no longer a JW, as BA brought out, some of that time can be used for you and what you enjoy. But really, it is a personal choice on how much time someone wants to devote to what makes them happy. Yet it is important, despite the other important things. Does that make sense? LOL
d - I agree that it is not easy or perhaps realistic. But the idea, at least to me, is not to give up on hapiness in hopes of one day achieving it. There is a positive message in it. Not everyone has the ability to do whatever they want, but there is a measure of control that they are responsible for.
blondie - Solomon was a dingleberry (if you believe his story ). I definitely don't believe money buys hapiness. But it is a factor in life of something that has to be acquired to live. So if getting it didn't matter or wasn't so important, I would love to do what I love to do. It doesn't take much to please me and I've never desired to be rich. But I would rather be with the ones I love and again, doing what I love, than at a job I love.
Thanks again for all for the comments!