Nothing driving this other than a belated desire to affirm that my accumulation of toys does not take priority over those I love. I have learned that how I see this doesn't matter if they don't see it the same way. I'm conflicted. I would dump everything in a second if there was a real financial need. We're not talking about needs, but wants / desires. This goes back to Economics 101 - opportunity cost. By choosing to do one thing, those resources aren't available for other things. That has left those questioning their position on my priority hierarchy. The source of these funds has primarily been side activities, not the general income stream. But what's ours is ours. Looking backward, I can see the overall magnitude of the opportunities "lost." At the time, none of the aquisitions were huge in the grand scheme of things. But in aggregate over time . . . . . Does this make sense?