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No, that is stupidity. Who would sell their house to fund a game? A dumb*** would. Put your lively hood in jeopardy over what? A video game?

LOOOL

Rather be poor and happy, than rich and miserable.

Also, who's to say he put his lively hood in jeopardy? I could sell my house and go rent an apartment or room from a friend and save $1,300/month. That would be a decent chunk of change to be able to put toward something else such as a making a dream come true. I've honestly thought about doing just that several times before. Who really needs an entire house to themselves? I'm here ( awake ) maybe 2 hours a day, the rest is spent sleeping, not like I get to enjoy it that much aside from the weekend.

The only thing that would be in jeopardy would be my ability to walk around the house naked... in peace thumb.gif
post #32 of 100
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You guys are blood thirsty ahaha. Look, if he is living by himself and is ready to assume the outcomes of his actions, sure. I still think he's doing the wrong thing but I have no right to tell him what he can or cant do. This has nothing to do with "achieving dreams". This is talking about making rational decisions. However, if this man has a child or wife, or any other responsibilites and is selling the home shared with others, then I stand by my statement.

Wives aren't really a responsibility. They're usually capable of taking care of themselves... and you make it sound like he'd have sold the house without his wife's approval.

Most people capable of creating video games aren't exactly stupid, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt before bashing his plan as idiotic. Not to mention, he's not exactly throwing his life away or gambling everything. He sold his house to provide money to live on while he finishes the game. I'm sure he's living in an apartment or something.
 
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Rather be poor and happy, than rich and miserable.

Also, who's to say he put his lively hood in jeopardy? I could sell my house and go rent an apartment or room from a friend and save $1,300/month. That would be a decent chunk of change to be able to put toward something else such as a making a dream come true. I've honestly thought about doing just that several times before. Who really needs an entire house to themselves? I'm here ( awake ) maybe 2 hours a day, the rest is spent sleeping, not like I get to enjoy it that much aside from the weekend.

The only thing that would be in jeopardy would be my ability to walk around the house naked... in peace thumb.gif

Actually I think a court case ruled that you can still be naked inside your house even if you can be seen from the street. So yes, even people in big cities can feel that peace.

As far as selling your home to fund a video game, who knows when he bought it? It is possible that he bought when the market was poop and managed to turn a profit on it. Could be he bought foreclosed, fixed it up and is now selling it.

Just because you are selling a house that doesn't mean you are losing money.

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Maybe he knew a divorce was coming so he decided to sell off and risk his assets before losing them anyway? biggrin.gif

But being serious, I wish this guy the best of luck. If his desire to do this is really that strong, he shouldn't be playing the "what if" game with himself at some point down the line.
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I don't care about the house, but the trailer for the game is a complete fail. I hope he figures things out.
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I wouldn't sponsor him until I found out if he also cancelled his cable, smartphone plan, paid all his debts, etc. I hope he doesn't have a family. In the end he might have created a great game, but if he didn't take care of his children and wife, or still has debt, that game is very insignificant. Hopes and dreams are great, but they are never more important than taking care of your family.
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Wives aren't really a responsibility. They're usually capable of taking care of themselves... and you make it sound like he'd have sold the house without his wife's approval.

Most people capable of creating video games aren't exactly stupid, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt before bashing his plan as idiotic. Not to mention, he's not exactly throwing his life away or gambling everything. He sold his house to provide money to live on while he finishes the game. I'm sure he's living in an apartment or something.

You make it sound okay if he did sell it without her permission. His childish ambitions aren't more important than her comfort. Assuming he is married of course...
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Awesome props on the dedication, though I hope the game is good/delivers. I will not just buy it/fund it because he is on hard times.
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No, that is stupidity. Who would sell their house to fund a game? A dumb*** would. Put your lively hood in jeopardy over what? A video game?

LOOOL

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Put your lively hood in jeopardy to follow your heart and do what you really want to for a living? Possibly make a better life for yourself? Sounds like a gamble a sane person might take.

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Rather be poor and happy, than rich and miserable.

Also, who's to say he put his lively hood in jeopardy? I could sell my house and go rent an apartment or room from a friend and save $1,300/month. That would be a decent chunk of change to be able to put toward something else such as a making a dream come true. I've honestly thought about doing just that several times before. Who really needs an entire house to themselves? I'm here ( awake ) maybe 2 hours a day, the rest is spent sleeping, not like I get to enjoy it that much aside from the weekend.

The only thing that would be in jeopardy would be my ability to walk around the house naked... in peace thumb.gif


Before this goes any further... it's livelihood, not lively hood.

A lively hood is a covering for your head that is full of energy and spirit, and if he has one of those he should probably see an exorcist.
A livelihood, on the other hand, is subsistence; a means of support for your life.
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assuming he is married with kids, then its a selfish move IMO

 

but if hes single and chasing his dreams- hey why not, i think it was a huge risk (x2 huge risk after watching that trailer-yikes) but it was his choice- hopefully a choice he made without any regrets

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