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...and I remembered how, at least in the early nineties (okay, maybe late eighties), it was said that you were making an appropriate income if you were earning your age. In thousands, that is... I realize that inflation might have adjusted this a bit, but I was thinking about the fact that I only managed that once in my life, and it didn't last too long.

And then I thought...the thing with that formula is that it assumes that your salary is somehow negotiable, but that your age is not. So then I thought, what if your age was negotiable, but your income had to be pegged to your age? Obviously, in this system, nobody would be terribly wealthy. But, say you could choose to be any age from, say, 18-80, and that would determine your income. You would be subject to age appropriate health probabilities, and so on. So, if that were the case, what would you choose?

Date: 2009-01-14 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cubby66.livejournal.com
Is "dead" an option?

Hmmm... I had to think about this one a bit. I'd probably opt for age 30. Not much of an income, but still young and resilient enough to work around it. Maybe.

Was that equation for "earning your age" even accurate in the 90s? I first heard it as a line in a movie from the 70s. And I've been on both sides of that equation, like most of us.

Date: 2009-01-18 04:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] idlerat.livejournal.com
Lolz.

I am earning my age for the first time in my life. I know I don't make enough, but I squeak by thanks to the apartment falling into my lap...

As to the question, if it's just physical, I'll go for circa 35. I don't really want to be stuck in my pre-analysis personality, for want of a better way of formulating it, but I could really go for the size 8 and the more youthful aspect.

(Also playing into this is the experience of seeing the HDGF seeing pics of old friends on Facebook. Everyone seems to have fallen off a cliff around 40. Except you, my dear sloth, the ever lithe.)

Date: 2009-01-18 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twotoedsloth.livejournal.com
Yeah, I think I also would go for latish 30s, and a couple of roommates.

Re: litheness... I blush.

Date: 2009-01-14 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cubby66.livejournal.com
PS: is today your birthday?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Talk about earning your age.

Date: 2009-01-15 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twotoedsloth.livejournal.com
yeah. thanks.

Date: 2009-01-15 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fishwhistle.livejournal.com
Was anyone ever admonished to "act your income?"

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