Don't Rage Quit Ever
Says this cat right here... In other words, don't be so rebellious and diabolic!
Well, I'm glad I didn't because I couldn't imagine the stress of not having steady cash flow these days. I honestly don't know for how long I can put up with the politics. It turns out my tolerance for BS is getting lower as I get older.
I still have a job fortunately and I guess I should start doing what everyone else is doing around here - putting some of my wage back to crypto. I always say oh when I reach this amount of savings I'm gonna start putting back the rest into crypto. And then I don't for some reason. I've been in this space for years I should start trusting our digital currency more.
I mean it's the ultimate dream right? To be able live off crypto and have some sort of passive income so we're no longer at the mercy of those who control us. The truth is it is just hard. Sure, we only follow those who were able to make it but then what about the rest who didn't make it? There's this thing called "Survivorship Bias" when we tend to overlook the stories of those who were not successful in anything that they've tried in life (For ex. becoming financially independent or crypto wealthy). We are not always given the whole story and this distorts our understanding of the world.
It's easy at any moment to give in to my emotions and "just quit" out of rage or out of being fed up, and then later on regret what I did especially when the bills start to pile up. Well, the reality is that I've saved enough "f**k you money" to be able to feel that I'm not stuck. But then you know, I am stuck. I guess this is what people had been telling me in the past. Once you have a proper job and start earning some decent amount, it would be hard to get out of it. I chose to be stuck because the all-too-comfortable and the all-too-secured are just too good to pass up.
So yeah, maybe I am one of those who has this survivorship bias for so long. I've been ignoring the reality and have been focusing on fairytale stories of successes whether in crypto, finance, business or whatever. It just feels good to believe and to have this hope that we too can make it. And I feel like I've been consuming too much crap from the internet and all these self-help books that brainwash you into thinking, hey you can too. Just close your eyes and think positive. And viola, things will magically fall into your hands.
Here's the thing, we all have different realities and perceptions. We grew up in different environments that ultimately shaped us. Some still live in the past trauma that overall affects our decision-making and attitude on things. This is not a hopeless resignation it's just acknowledging the reality that some of those success stories don't work for most of us. The climb can be really hard and torturous and now I feel like, why do I even have to climb and keep up anyway? It is exhausting. I came to this point where I'm just grateful to have what I have. If I can have more, then I would be thankful but if not, I won't exhaust myself anymore. I will just go on, be helpful, kind and make the most of my life for as long as I can.
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Fantastic words you finish your post with. Its that; 100%! Now add the idea of making wise investment, either in crypto or other segments. Not thinking, it needs to grow in value quickly, but much more with the idea of growing it over coming years and longer. Include here and there some risky investments with possibilities of super rewards. I believe, in such a way, you set yourself up for 1) a nice and happy life 2) the possibility of reaching financial freedom. That said, also picture yourself being 100% financial freedom, having enough money to spend a uber luxurious life. Ask yourself, what will make you happy when you are in such a situation? When I ask myself that question, one of the outcomes is that I can't see myself doing nothing. I even can't believe I would stop working. Maybe I won't continue working for the same company anymore, but I can't see myself not working in the sense that I don't have obligations. Essentially, I like to continue working with other peeps, which in itself already gives us some obligations, since the other peeps expect certain things from you, whatever that is. Anyways, I think you found yourself a good spot "I came to this point where I'm just grateful to have what I have. If I can have more, then I would be thankful but if not, I won't exhaust myself anymore. I will just go on, be helpful, kind and make the most of my life for as long as I can."
When I was younger, I thought oh it must be nice to stop working and just do whatever I want to do (travel, beach life, parties, etc.). It turns out, as I get older, I do like working too. I can't imagine myself doing nothing or not having some purpose. I can't imagine having that too much freedom of planning and filling up my empty days. I know it is hard because I experienced this at some point in my life. There is no fulfillment and feelings of satisfaction. No meaning. I realized that I need to contribute to the world too, or just by being good at what I do. I guess we choose our own cage.