Balancing the unbalanced

This was supposed to be a short note saying that It’s not worth explaining myself. Yet, it already expanded into 2 different notes.

When I hear people talk about “balance” and “enjoying life” it doesn’t make sense.

They say things like:

  • “Don’t be so cheap”;
  • “Spend some money”;
  • “You never know when you’re going to die”;
  • “You’re going to regret not spending it”;
  • “Don’t work so much”;

And the list goes on.

I see it in the group of friends, workplace, and in my family.

Statistically, it’s more probable you reach tomorrow than dying. Heck, even retirement age is more probable than death.

So, what happens then?

I’ll tell you what happens.

People don’t have money or income sources.

Then they take jobs they hate to get money. I’m in this stage at the time of writing.

Then people spend their money on things to make them feel good and forget the job they hate.

Can you see the problem? Most people can’t!

Dining out, buying a new car, going on vacations that’s all stuff that sucks life off people. But they think they’re having fun and enjoying life.

I’m talking about people with only 1 income source and depending on the salary to pay the bills. Not millionaires or people with multiple sources of income spending money on those things.

What kind of balanced life is this?

I don’t want this “balance”. I want my life to be anything but balanced. So I’m going all-in on building the future I always wanted, doing what I love.

And that, my friend, includes making sacrifices. So, I’m sacrificing what I don’t want to get what I want.

In the end, it’s all a bunch of small bets that are stacking the odds in my favor.

I can’t imagine having to work on a 9 to 5 job I hate deep into my 60s. Can you?

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