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Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?

Yes
7 (14.9%)
No
12 (25.5%)
No, how could you even suggest such a thing
17 (36.2%)
Yes, but now I can't give it up
11 (23.4%)

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Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:58:05 PM »
Thoughts? I've gained a lot, but still think I would have been better off without it. And I can't give it up.
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 06:00:17 PM »
Wow, what a tough question.

Outside of the actual time I've spent (wasted? invested?), my life is objectively better for having found DDF. Between F class tickets, experiences, business opportunities, and friendships, hard to say otherwise.

That said, I wonder if I had taken all the time I've spend on DDF/DDMS/travel/churning/etc and focused it on something else if I would have been even more better off...





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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 06:01:33 PM »
Thoughts? I've gained a lot, but still think I would have been better off without it. And I can't give it up.

why do you think you would be better off without it? how much time do you spend on the forums? of you mean DDF specifically or DDMS as well?

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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 06:03:22 PM »
Wow, what a tough question.

Outside of the time I've spent, my life is objectively better for having found DDF. That said, I wonder if I had taken all the time I've spend on DDF/DDMS/travel/churning/etc and focused it on something else if I would have been even more better off...
eloquently stated my thoughts as well. But the new relationships found here definitely tipped it in favor of option #3

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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 06:03:51 PM »
why do you think you would be better off without it? how much time do you spend on the forums? of you mean DDF specifically or DDMS as well?
Time spent on the forums. No harm in DDMS
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 06:24:57 PM »
Thoughts? I've gained a lot, but still think I would have been better off without it. And I can't give it up.
Definitely can be a huge investment of time, but I think most people come out ahead between the knowledge gained, money saved, the relationships made, etc.

There are surely worse hobbies out there!
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
There are surely worse hobbies out there!

This is definitely true, and a good point.

I could very easily have spent my time watching TV, snorting coke, or engaging in a myriad of other non-productive or destructive activities that would make the time on here well-spent by any measure.

But, by the same token...
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 06:33:30 PM »
Time spent on the forums.
Is this the problem ?

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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 06:45:41 PM »
H*ll  no!!!
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 06:47:20 PM »
There are surely worse hobbies out there!
Glad I'm not the only one who's considers it a hobby
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 06:49:00 PM »
Definitely can be a huge investment of time, but I think most people come out ahead between the knowledge gained, money saved, the relationships made, etc.

There are surely worse hobbies out there!
It is definitely addictive. And while I have learned things that might have saved me some money, that savings pales in comparison to the time spent. So financially it's probably very bad.

However, the friendships and relationships I've made/gained, are priceless.
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 06:58:16 PM »
Is DDF taking time you would be spending somewhere else?
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 06:59:00 PM »
Is DDF taking time you would be spending somewhere else?
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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Knowledge, and probably savings were great. Not exactly worth the time spent, though.  :(

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Re: Would you have been better off if you never found DDF?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 07:16:39 PM »
1. Did you lose time from work or school due to DDF?
2. Has DDF ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Did DDF affect your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after going on DDF?
5. Did you ever go on DDF to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6. Did DDF cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After leaving DDF did you feel you must return as soon as possible to get more DDF?
8. After getting what you wanted from DDF did you feel you needed to return to get more?
9. Did you ever deplete your point stash until your last point/mile was gone?
10. Did you ever borrow to finance your DDF activities?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance your DDF activities?
12. Were you reluctant to use your points because they had better uses outlined on DDF?
13. Did DDF make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
14. Did you ever stay on DDF longer than you planned?
15. Have you ever been on DDF to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to continue your time on DDF?
17. Did DDF cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to go on DDF?
19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by posting about it on DDF?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your time on DDF?

Most compulsive DDF members will answer yes to seven of these questions.

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