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Chasing Success

Many years ago when I was a young man new in the corporate world met a fellow that was just about to retire. I remember he was super old like 55 or something (I am 50 now) and had a plan to hike the Appalachian trail. I do not recall his position with the company but I am sure it was not an executive level or anything like that. 
Learning that I was a new parent, he decided to give me some advice on how to have a happy career and retire early. He told me a story about a highschool friend of his at a recent reunion that had given him a hard time about not having climbed higher on the corporate ladder. 
“I congratulated him on his career success and then asked him a few questions” 
“How many times have you been married?”
The answer was 2
“How many kids do you have?” 
The answer was 3 with two from the first marriage and 1 from the current
“Do you pay alimony and child support”
“Do you see your kids every day?” 
"No, my first wife has remarried and lives in a different city&qu…