I watched a video tonight that cut deep. The question was asked, “How would you enjoy spending your life if money were no object?” Watch the video for yourself.
People have dreams but get jobs to make money to live those dreams. Young people get a good career and get wrapped up in it, then buy a house, have a family, and become so dependent and comfortable with where they’re at. They never break the cycle to do what they really wanted.
Why do people get full time jobs and take promotions? It’s for the money. Why not try living your dream even if you don’t think you’re ready? No one ever thinks they’re financially or emotionally ready for marriage or kids but these are accepted “risks”. Could living your dream be one of those “risks” that end up turning out alright? I read once that “Fears are often only paper thin. All you have to do is walk through it.”
Wouldn’t it be better to live life to the fullest for 5yr and have something to remember than live a mundane life for 50yr? And honestly, I’ve seen a few close families to me go through bankruptcy and somehow today they seem no worse off for it than me. Money holds far too strong of a grip on us.
Full time jobs provide insurance, and it’s thought to be foolish not to have insurance especially if we have kids. Well is it not just as wise to put away money each month for emergencies and scrap insurance? Besides, if something catastrophic happens, insurance gives up and you’ll end up with something you can’t pay anyway.
Insurance is so we can give our kids a better chance at a future. But what kind of future are they really going to have with us setting the example that they’ll follow of getting a job and working our lives away doing something we really don’t enjoy?
Take the plunge. Don’t settle for this society’s phesod of freedom. Freedom lies among a select few who are brave enough to go after it. I use to be one of them and I plan on joining the ranks again.